3D-Action is a project with the goal to be a catalyst that increases awareness and knowledge about additive manufacturing and its benefits for small and medium-sized companies in Västra Götaland region.
Depending on sector, the driving forces for the industrialization and adoption of additive manufacturing will be different. It can be sustainability, shorter lead-time, innovative product solutions, light weight designs, part consolidation, decentralized manufacturing, and digital warehouses.
The threshold for entering additive manufacturing can be overwhelming, but through 3D-Action small and medium-sized businesess can get guidance and support from the beginning to ensure a start on the right level and in the right direction.
3D-Action is setup in three major activities involving:
The total project budget is about 16.1 MSEK, funded by Tillväxtverket (TVV) via REACT-EU and the European Regional Development Fund, and Västra Götaland region (VGR).
The 3D-Action is a standalone project, but connected to the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing (AM Center), through the shared infrastructure and personnel. This will ensure a strong and sustainable support to the small and medium-sized enterprises in Västra Götaland region, where research results are shared and directly disseminated to different sectors and organizations via the 3D Action project. In addition, this will ensure to create a co-creation environment by connecting the members of the Application Center of Additive Manufacturing to various small and medium-sized enterprises.
During the winter of 2021-2022, 3D-Action arranged three digital breakfast seminars on the theme "Discover the possibilities with additive manufacturing". Here, various companies have shared their experiences of additive manufacturing, opportunities as well as challenges. In Swedish.
Västra Götaland Region
Coordinator, project manager
2 år, 2021-2023
Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden, RISE Research Instistutes of Sweden AB, Västra Götalandsregionen, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, RISE IVF AB, Industrial Development Center West Sweden AB, Göteborgs Tekniska College AB, IUC Väst AB, IUC Sjuhärad AB