TWI LTD firm that has its headquarter in Great Abington, Cambridge, UK. The company has collaborated with Leitat which is a technical institute located in Barcelona, Spain. The partnership aims to develop 3D printing solutions for a variety of sectors.
As stated by TWI, the firm will operate under the TWI Innovation Network umbrella and connect to the 3D Factory Incubator of Spain. This is the earliest of its sort in Europe for 3D printing technologies and of which Leitat is an establishing member.
The agreement will Leitat and TWI partner on competitive bids in high-level materials, information communications technology, nanotechnology, production, and artificial intelligence. The purpose is to plan projects that will result in fresh solutions in 3D printing for sectors such as aerospace, automotive, gas and oil, and others.
Under the collaboration, TWI is projected to bring its expertise in the entire AM worth chain. This includes design and model optimization, performance, prototyping, authorization, and product industrialization.
TWI emphasizes that its Industrial Members can reach to a wide variety of help in additive manufacturing as well as feasibility research, numerical modeling, and topology optimization, process and material selection, experimenting and agreement with appropriate measures.
Leitat states that it will provide its expertise of leading firms, especially micro-SME and SMEs on their path to AM confirmation. This is from testing, experimenting, and metrology, end-to-end solutions form and execution, and to handling manufacturing requirements in additive manufacturing by study and advancement, and coaching and training in related technologies.
The leading role of the institute in the 3D Factory Incubator for additive manufacturing technology discovery also offers additional advantages through its association to the International Advanced 3D Manufacturing 3D Hub (IAM 3D HUB), the best digital discovery hub committed to 3D printing.
“This collaboration agreement will allow Leitat to continue its development at an international level within strategic areas,” said Projects Director at Leitat, Dirk Saseta Krieg. “Leitat has been focusing on AM since the very beginning and we aim to continue strengthening our position with such partnerships,” he added.
“We look forward to combining TWI’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities and in-depth experience of bidding for, and winning, public funding for collaborative projects with our new partner Leitat’s considerable expertise in 3D printing technologies and wider role in the IAM 3D HUB. This will enable us to work in partnership to nurture the development of SMEs working towards Additive Manufacturing adoption,” said Director of Innovation and Skills at TWI, Tat-Hean Gan.