This month saw the kick-off of the RIS3CAT LLAVOR 3D Community, a partnership of Catalan entities – including IBEC – which will develop projects in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Coordinated by Leitat, and part of the RIS3CAT strategy of research and innovation for the smart specialization of Catalonia, the Community will bring together 31 SMEs, large companies, research centres and universities. Together they’ll work on four projects, ultimately accelerating their development and adoption by the industrial sector to improve competitiveness.
These projects will develop new software tools, new materials, more efficient and versatile production processes, new post processes and surface treatments, and new 3D printing applications.
IBEC’s Elisabeth Engel will participate in one of the projects, QuirofAM, which will produce biodegradable and bioactive 3D printed scaffolds as osteocondral and maxilofacial substitutes.
The LLAVOR 3D Community, whose overall budget is almost € 11m, is co-financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya (ACCIÓ).