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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 Oct 202029 Oct 2020


The multidisciplinary nature and lack of comprehensive 'materials-product-manufacturing' knowledge of Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) require training to support the future Additive Manufacturing experts. INEX-ADAM, an EU funded project is building a transnational platform to promote FGAM. Brunel University London conducted two-day workshop on FGAM at the University of Zagreb in Croatia with academics and industry professionals. The workshop will strengthen the research capabilities to harness the potential of the FGAM and mitigate the constraints to industrial applications.


Funding Information: The work is supported by the Increasing Excellence on Advanced Additive Manufacturing (INEX-ADAM), an EU funded project (H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning-810708). To know more about the project please visit the website, Funding Information: Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) is an emerging technology that offers a huge potential for novel industrial applications. However, the lack of comprehensive knowledge constrains its progress and promotion (Loh et al., 2018). Design for FGAM requires a multidisciplinary understanding on the functionality of the component, selection of material, identify the AM technologies to build the components, defining and describing the material distribution, gradient dimension and so on (Pei and Loh, 2019). Therefore, the INEX-ADAM platform enables a collaborative approach to create and transfer the knowledge for this promising technology. INEX-ADAM, Increasing Excellence in Advanced Additive Manufacturing, is an EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 scheme. The project is coordinated by the University of Zagreb (UNIZAG) and supported by the Brunel University London (UBRUN), Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH), Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL) and the Technology Institute on Metal-Processing, Wood, Furniture, Packaging and Related Industries (AIDIMME). The principle goal of INEX-ADAM is to widen the participation for collaborative research among the consortium partners and support UNIZAG with technical assistance and knowledge in the field of AM. The project consists of five Work packages (WP). UBRUN is leading WP-2 for synergy strengthening and conducting the data mapping research. The WP-2 outcome will enable a long-term view of synergy strengthening for cooperation in the field of advanced AM. From the mapping study, after measuring the level of knowledge, resources and expertise of each project partner, a high-level plan for knowledge transfer was set out within a predefined framework. A curriculum for training and workshops was proposed by each supporting partner to conduct an education programme for the next work package (Pei and Kabir, 2019). Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press.

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