In addition to well-known advantages in lightweight construction, additive manufacturing has great potential for function / component integration. In addition to reducing the number of individual parts and fewer assembly steps, the advantages here are also lower logistics costs for parts management.
The AM-Network is the national thematic network around additive manufacturing / 3D printing
The AM-Network is an initiative support by the Innosuisse (former commission of technology and innovation, CTI) in the NTN program. Goal of the network is to connect companies and research institutes to foster innovation in joint research projects.