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2021
2027

SAMT SUDOE

Spread of Additive Manufacturing and advanced materials technologies for promoting KET industrial technologies in plastic processors and mould industries within SUDOE space

Axis 1: Research and innovation
OBJECTIVE 1B2 :
Developing dissemination of applied research related to essential facilitating technologies
STATE: Terminado
CODE: SOE1/P1/E0043
TOTAL ELIGIBLE COST (€)
994.827,02
AID FEDER (€)
746.120,28
Jaime Vilaplana

PROJECT MANAGER

SECTORS: Industrial technologies (processes, equipment, machinery and components)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Primera
DURATION:
1 July, 2016
30 June, 2019
RESULTS: 0000-00-00
PRIMARY BENEFICIARY:
Asociación de investigación de la industria del juguete, conexas y afines (ES)
OTHER BENEFICIARIES:

2. Cluster Empresas Innovadoras del Valle del Juguete ES
3. Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial ES
4. Centro Tecnológico da Indústria de Moldes, Ferramentas Especiais e Plásticos PT
5. Centre National de la Recherche Scientique. Délégation Aquitaine. Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux - UPR9048 FR

The plastic and mould sector of south-west Europe is facing the difficulties of integrating R+D in its production, which is reducing its capacity to compete on a global scale. The SAMT SUDOE project aims to solve this problem by introducing Additive Manufacturing Essential Facilitation Technology (3D printing) and advanced materials in the companies of the sector. The tools to achieve this will be an international collaborative platform that will connect companies to R+D centres, higher education institutions, and public bodies, and will also develop free-access educational material.

SAMT SUDOE supports small companies in the plastics and mould sector in the adoption of technological changes. The latter faces a set of difficulties among which, the technological update, the difficulties to get involved in R &amp D activities, knowledge retention, global competition, collaboration between organizations through the value chain and the lack of skilled labour.

The SAMT SUDOE project started from a study of the state of the art of the plastics and mould sectors analysing the opportunities for additive manufacturing technologies of this sector. The result is a sectorial roadmap, which establishes future forecasts. On the other hand, a web platform was developed to match ideas of business projects, information and contact between entities. All these actions aimed at expanding the knowledge of SMEs about additive manufacturing and demonstrate the capabilities and applications offered by additive manufacturing technologies.

The results of the project include:

  • A technological roadmap that identifies existing technologies and possible KET technologies.
  • An online collaborative platform for the participation of SMEs in the development of R + D activities and collaboration between organizations through the value chain.
  • Open access educational material.
  • KET (Key Enabling Technologies) demonstrators to illustrate the real applications of additive manufacturing technologies.

On the other hand, SAMT SUDOE has won the Interact Slam audience award in 2019 thanks to a video based on the storytelling technique (video).