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Competence platform for additive manufacturing

COMPASS II is financed by Västra Götalandsregionen to strengthen the knowledge in additive manufacturing along the entire value chain. Increased knowledge and collaboration between industry, academia and research institute is valuable for companies operating in the region, and for research and innovation capacity in general.

Additive manufacturing is a fascinating manufacturing method that opens for unique possibilities. The list of benefits is long, and includes:

  • Unique design
  • Significantly lower material consumption
  • Reduced time from idea to market introduction
  • Unique material properties
  • Digital warehouses

In order to reach the technology's full potential, it is important to have an in-depth knowledge of the different processes and materials. You also need access to the technologies, including their individual eco-systems, so that you may test and verify different solutions. Today, there are seven main manufacturing groups, which in turn are divided into subgroups, depending on the material and energy source. This means that there are around twenty different techniques in additive manufacturing. Considering the flora of methods and materials available, it is often difficult for companies to get started. In order to support the industry in the transition and help them strengthen their competitiveness, the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing (AM Center) was started in 2021. The center harbors deep and broad knowledge in the field, and is a place for cross-disciplinary collaboration between industry, academia and research institute. Together we explore, develop and implement various technology solutions.

The purpose of COMPASS II is to promote that environment in order to secure a long-term competence development for the benefit of both partner companies and other organizations (private and public), that seek help in the field of additive manufacturing to strengthen their competitiveness.

This project will focus on different technologies, such as Directed Energy Deposition (DED), Industrial Robot-based Additive Manufacturing (IRBAM), Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ), Hot-isostatic-press (HIP) och Hirtization. In addition to that, we will also run a number of themes, including digitalization, sustainability, logistics, business models and electrification.

The total project budget is approximately 20 MSEK. The project is funded by Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR).

Summary

Project name

COMPASS II

Status

Active

Region

Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

Coordinator

Project start

Duration

2 years

Total budget

20 000 000 SEK

Partner

Chalmers Technical University

Funders

Västra Götalandsregionen

Project members

Seyed Hosseini

Contact person

Seyed Hosseini

Marknadschef

+46 10 228 47 57

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Marie-Louise Bergholt

Contact person

Marie-Louise Bergholt

Fokusområdesledare för Digitalisering inom industrin / Co-director Application Center for Additive Manufacturing

+46 10 516 60 85

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