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Material efficient supply chains through decentralised 3D-printing

The MATER-AM project aims to propel the transition towards resource-efficient, resilient and, circular supply chains within the framework of Swedish export companies. Through Additive Manufacturing (AM), the project aims to develop digital spare part distribution, built on decentralized, demand-driven production and circular material flows.

The MATER-AM project focus on the following research areas:

  • Prototype and calculate the values of distributed and material efficient supply chains with the SPARSAM methodology (developed in the SPARSAM projekt) for spare parts.
  • Automate the SPARSAM methodology by developing a prototype of a part selection tool for AM-value calculations in different supply chain scenarios.
  • Investigate export regulations related to digital global goods export and regional production.

The goal of the project is to deliver prototypes, value calculations and a proposal of a system demonstrator that together with the industrial partners and an extended consortium, will validate the values identified during this project. The system demonstator will also demonstrate the values of digital distribution of products combined with a decentralized production and circular material flows.


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Project start


July 2024

Total budget

1 686 800 SEK


Ericsson, Volvo Technology AB, Alfa Laval, PLM Group, Chalmers University of Technology




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Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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