European machine tool industry group CECIMO outlines steps to advance 3D printing in EU

European machine tool industry group CECIMO outlines steps to advance 3D printing in EU

CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, has published the “European Additive Manufacturing Strategy,” which specifies a number of areas that Europe should focus on in order to reap the benefits of 3D printing technology. The 20-page document lays out a strategy that will help Europe move into the future while further integrating additive manufacturing. Among the focus areas that require improvement are skills and education, intellectual property rights, standardization, and financing. “With the rise of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies on the shop floor, industry entered a new round of innovation," writes CECIMO Director General Filip Geerts […]

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