Both financially and technologically, 3D printing (additive manufacturing) has turned into an actual alternative to traditional manufacturing methods and processes, even for manufacturing SMEs.
In Denmark there has been a growth in initatives, centres, and specialized companies working with 3D printing and related services. They help dealing with the most urgent issue when it comes to 3D printing and additive manufacturing; manufacturing companies, especially the SMEs, lack the competences and knowledge needed to start using 3D printing in production.
This was a key message at the MADE Open Lab about metal 3D print, held at the new Center for Industrial 3D print in Aarhus. The aim of the Open Lab was to clarify the possibilities with metal 3D print and demonstrate specific business case from Danish companies with 3D print in metals.