Last year, a report from the European Parliament pointed out that 3D printing is one of the key technologies for the future development of the EU. It can effectively reduce transportation costs, carbon dioxide emissions, and create a large number of employment opportunities for many companies.
AMable is a project launched by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany. The main purpose is to connect European SMEs to the 3D printing ecosystem they develop and to provide these companies with services ranging from concept to prototyping.
Recently, AMable called for funding subsidies for SMEs to increase their competitiveness through 3D printing technology. AMable will also provide guidance on the design of 3D printing, technology development, business development and education. The project aims to strengthen the additive manufacturing cluster by creating a digital system and provide 3D printing-related training for EU institutions to better meet the industry 4.0 era.
For SMEs, the application of 3D printing technology will help them improve their industry competitiveness and establish core advantages to meet the fierce market challenges.