Montanuniversitaet Leoben (project coordinator of I AM RRI) is well-known as one of the best Universities in Austria undertaking high-quality research focused along the “added value chain”, from the extraction of raw materials and their preparation, material & product development, production processes, manufacturing, building components/plants up to recycling and deposition.

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest non-university research institute. Among the European research institutes it is a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. As an ingenious partner to industry and public institutions, AIT is researching and developing the technologies, methods and tools of tomorrow – paving the way for the innovations of the day after tomorrow.

Ortho Baltic Implants is a trademark owned by the company Baltic Orthoservice, in market more known as producer of custom-made assistive orthopaedic devices under the name of Ortho Baltic. In 2012 the company invested in additive manufacturing technologies and expanded its made-to-order services to the design and production of patient-specific joints, cranial and spinal implants, bone plating systems, dental & jaw restoration implants and patient-specific surgical guides.

CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat), headquartered in Orbassano (Turin) with other branch sites in Italy, was established in 1978. As a focal point for research activities of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), CRF has the mission to:

  • develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials, processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the competitiveness of FCA products;
  • represent FCA in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions;
  • support FCA in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property.

DeskArtes Oy was founded 1991 and it is located in Helsinki, Finland. DES is one of the major AM/3D Printing software vendors worldwide. DES has 4 employees and over 30 distributors around the globe. DES co-operates with the main 3D printer manufacturers for development and sales of specialized software for 3D data manipulation (fixing, coloring and print preparation).

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, TEC is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,300 people (225 PhDs) and with income of 100,2 Million € in 2016.The whole team at TEC has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry.

Grado Zero Espace S.r.l. is a design and prototyping SME that started its activities at the end of the ‘90s within the ESA Technology Transfer Programme. The company is specialized in advanced materials and manufacturing (including generative digital technologies), sensors and sensing/monitoring technologies, development and integration of “smart” systems (including innovative typologies of wearables for the IoT and Human Machine Interfaces), life cycle engineering, product innovation and ToT.

Interesansa is the legal entity for the RAPIMAN inititive.RAPIMAN is an international network that includes both the providers and potential users of Additive Manufacturing technologies.

  • The owners of AM machines use RAPIMAN to offer their free machine capacities, enabling the potential users to choose from a wide variety of available technologies
  • All network members have a free access to the latest information and technologies from the AM field.
  • The network functions as a large service unit, with a lot of different technologies available.
  • Members can choose from all the technologies available within the network
  • Members can check info on the website, use several software tools or ask for help from national coordinators in order to find an optimal solution

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is ranked in the UK’s top five and the world’s top 30 business schools. It is accredited by the three leading international accreditation bodies for the business school sector, a signal of quality held by less than 1% of the world’s business schools. LUMS undertakes outstanding work in the area of research, education and business support. Their strength derives from the close alignment of these three elements and from the continuous feedback that it receives through interactions with the business community.

Lithoz GmbH is a R&D driven SME which develops and distributes AM-systems for photocurable materials, mainly ceramics, composites, and biophotopolymers on the basis of the patented LCM technology. This technology is capable of structuring a broad range of photopolymers, including ceramic filled resins. Lithoz covers the whole process chain from the material development over the material processing to the development of the hard- and software, making them to a strong partner for R&D projects.

Materalia is a French competitiveness cluster leader for cooperative innovation in materials and processes. It brings together companies, laboratories and higher education in order to foster and building-up collaborative and innovative projects. MAT focuses on the industrial markets of automotive, aeronautics, medical and energy and works on the challenges posed by the materials of tomorrow: greater efficiency, lighter materials, functionalities and sustainable development, additive manufacturing.

Nordland Research Institute ( ) was founded in 1979. NRI is a limited company with Nord university as a major shareholder. NRI conducts cross disciplinary research on welfare policy, entrepreneurship and innovation, environment protection and sustainable development, with expertise on innovation, regional development, culture, tourism, risk management, climate change, land use and natural resources.

Delft University of Technology Delft is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive university of technology in the Netherlands. With over 19,000 students and 2,500 scientists (including 400 full professors), it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing. The University collaborates on a structural basis with other international education and research institutes and has partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, industry partners and companies from the small and medium business sectors.

Tampere University is created in January 2019 by the merger of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology, which are joining forces to create a new foundation-based university. At the new University, technology and social sciences come together in a unique way. Our research groups and projects conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries. Tampere University conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research.  The strategy for 2016–2020 is entitled “Technology for the benefit of people and the environment”. Cooperation partner is the Faculty of Management and Business - Industrial Engineering and Management.|


The voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre in Düsseldorf, an additive manufacturing centre of excellence, started operations in April 2016. The centre focusses on Powder Bed Processes especially of metal powders.  voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre focusses first of the use of own powders and the development of parameter for these materials of the current machines.