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Disruptive 3D printing technology for metalworking SMEs

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "3DMP" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.5. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced manufacturing and processing)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials)
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
4. H2020-EU.2.1.2. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2017-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    PROGEMEC SRL IT (CASSINO) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Progemec is an Italian engineering services SME that provides consultancy to metalworking and mechanical engineering companies. Progemec identified the void in the supply of 3D metal printers for metalworking SMEs: there are no cheaper alternatives to high-end €500K selective laser sintering machines. To address this void, Progemec created a prototype that reuses a standard metal inert gas welder (available at almost any metal shop) and converts it into a fully-fledged 3D metal printer.

Progemec’s 3D metal printer is designed to be affordable (priced in the range €15-20K which is comparable to other metalworking equipment and services at €1,5-2K year) and long lasting, with substantial improvements in electronics and slicing & printing controlling over the prior projects developed in research projects.

Progemec is targeting a portion of a 400,000 market of EU metalworking SMEs who are usually highly specialized, and work with small batch productions (few to several hundred pieces). The 3D metal printer will allow them to work with higher degree of customization which was not economically feasible with traditional manufacturing methods, and remain competitive on the global scale.

In this 6-month Phase 1 project, Progemec will further assess market potential and research how to create sales and distribution channels to complement its existing direct network in metalworking industry for successful commercialization of 3D metal printer, opening the road for growth as a product organization.

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