11 Academic partners

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Researchers of the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) ∑-lim are involved in AMITIE. ∑-lim merges two Mixed Research Units of University of Limoges and CNRS (French National Research Council): IRCER – Institute of Research in Ceramics (200 members) and XLIM – Institute of Research in Optoelectronics (450 members). ∑-lim researchers are strongly committed to the development of materials and technologies suited for Industry 4.0 and the set up of a global value chain around the Internet of Things. They have been involved in Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the last 20 years being precursors at the European level in AM of ceramics.

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Pr Jérôme CHEVALIER
Located on the premises of the Science and Technological Park of la Doua in Villeurbanne, INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Sciences) is ranked among the top universities of Science and Technology in Europe, pluri-disciplinary and International, at the heart of the European Higher Education Area. MATEIS of INSA involved in AMITIE is a large research laboratory (80 members) dedicated to the study of structural materials. The Ceramic and metal groups have strong expertise in processing, microstructural and mechanical characterization.

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Located in Maubeuge, the Laboratory of Ceramic Materials and Associated Processes EA2443 (30 members) is a research laboratory of the University of Valenciennes specialized in technical ceramics fabrication and characterization with two main application fields: bioceramics and piezoelectric ceramics. The lab has equipments devoted to the synthesis of oxide powders, shaping and characterization of ceramics.

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The University of Erlangen Nuremberg will be represented by the Institute of Biomaterials (Department of Materials Science and Engineering). The hallmark of the University is its presence in all fields of knowledge and science. The University has succeeded in establishing cutting-edge specialisations in research and teaching with an international reputation by creating a close-knit network of interdisciplinary collaboration. By cooperating intensively with non-university research centres and industry, this university, the largest in North Bavaria, plays a leading role in the development of future technologies and concepts.

 

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The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung (BAM) is a scientific and technical senior Federal institution under the authority of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. BAM is the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing. It improves safety in technology and chemistry through research and development, testing, analysis, approvals, advice and information. The Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials division 5.4 of BAM managed by Prof. Jens GÜN­STER, is involved in AMITIE. This division examines the additive manufacturing of ceramic components and the development of additive manufacturing methods

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The University of Padova is a major research university, dating back to 1222. It currently has 13 schools covering a wide range of topics and an enrolment of about 65.000 students. It will be represented in the project by the Department of Industrial Engineering. The department promotes and manages scientific and technological research projects in all fields of Industrial Engineering, including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering, as well as industrial technology transfer initiatives.

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The Politecnico di Torino is a research university made of eleven departments whichcovers a wide range of topics and enrols about 33,000 students. It will be represented in the project by the Department of Applied Science and Technology. This department promotes and manages scientific and technological research projects in all fields of Materials, Physical and Chemical Engineering, including industrial technology transfer initiatives. The Department is responsible for teaching activities at B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels concerning all curricula in Industrial Engineering related to the above-mentioned areas of research. 120 faculty staffs belong to this Department.
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The Imperial College London is among the world’s top university institutions. Today is a globally positioned science-based university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts 11,500 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. The materials department at IC is the oldest and largest department in the UK. It has internationally leading research programmes in the synthesis, processing, and modelling of a broad range of materials (metals, ceramics, semiconductors, glasses, composites, polymers and functional materials) directed to diverse applications such as nuclear, solid oxide fuel cells, aerospace, biomedical, automotive, communications and electronics.

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The “Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya” (Technical University of Catalonia) has the Spanish label of Campus of Excellence (Barcelona Tech). It has facilities for microstructure characterization and for the study of mechanical properties of Materials at different scales in the Center of Nanoengineering. Moreover, in the Centre of Integrated Manufacturing (Fundació CIM) rapid prototyping technologies are available with 3D printing, stereolithography (SLA) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), as well as very powerful computing facilities in the UPC Barcelona Supercomputer Centre (BSC). The research group on Structural Integrity, Reliability and Micromechanics of Materials (CIEFMA) which is directly involved in the AMITIE project has its main expertise in the relationship between processing, miscrostructure and mechanical properties at the micro-, meso- and macroscopic level.

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Through its research and technology monitoring activities and its integration into international networks, the Belgian Ceramic Research Center is a scientific major player in the field of inorganic and non-metallic materials. It has adequate infrastructure and equipments for its missions for which issues range from the most prospective to the most applied with near-market applications.
The research activity of the BCRC is carried out in order to meet the needs and the expectations of the industries from the ceramic, glass and refractory sectors in the broader sense (productors, users and integrators). 

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The Mohammadia Engineering School (EMI) is a part of Mohammed V university of Rabat, Morocco. It is a Polyvalent institution that prepares engineers and high level graduates in more than 10 scientific disciplines. It is represented in the project by the research group ESIM dedicated to mechanical behaviour of Materials, especially fracture mechanics of ceramic materials.

7 Industrial partners

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3DCERAM brings together a combination of expert skills that is unparalleled in the fields of materials and processes dedicated to rapid forming of complex-architecture ceramic objects. The company capitalizes on the many possibilities offered by laser stereolithography, a proprietary technology. 3DCeram developed a full range of services to customers from the selection of the type of ceramic, specifications definition, R&D and fine tuning of the part, through to industrial series production. 3DCERAM technology significantly reduces the development time of a product. 3DCeram is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified.

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Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. It currently employs around 190.000 people, with a presence in 64 countries. It is one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world. The research centre of Cavaillon, France (Saint-Gobain CREE) is one of the three biggest research centres within the Saint-Gobain group. The research group involved in AMITIE is known worldwide for its expertise in ceramic processing, sintering, and characterization.

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NORAKER is a 12 years-old French SME medical device company. 15 employees work in its Villeurbanne ISO 13485 facilities to do research, development, marketing and regulation around synthetic bone substitute and implants for ligamentoplasty. Specialized in bioactive glass containing products, NORAKER possesses already three patents in this domain and commercialises bioactive glass granulates and implants for dental, CMF and orthopaedic surgeries. NORAKER aims to use additive manufacturing to develop innovative bioactive glass containing composite implants for dental, CMF and orthopaedic surgeries.

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ANTHOGYR is an independent intermediate size company with 70 years of experience in dental instruments and over 35 years in dental implantology. Its business is diversified into three sectors: dental implantology, instrumentation, and subcontracting of micromechanical devices for the medical, watchmaking and aeronautical industries. Anthogyr masters its own ceramic production and uses on a daily basis either subtractive or additive manufacturing strategies for its production. ANTHOGYR activities in manufacturing are certified according to ISO9001, ISO13485 and EN9100 standards.

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Dr. Andreas BURGHARDT
BOSCH is one of the world-leading suppliers for automotive and is a leader in the fields of Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Central Research (CR) of BOSCH ensures future innovations for all of BOSCH´s business units. The Department of Functional and Sintered Materials has a long history in the fabrication of ceramic multicomponent functional parts as sensors and actuators and a lot of expertise in the cosintering of different materials.

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H.C. Starck Ceramics in Selb (Germany) was founded in 1985 as “Hutschenreuther Technische Keramik” and was integrated into the H.C. Starck Group in 2001. H.C. Starck Ceramics is a leading producer of advanced technical ceramic powders and parts with specialist know-how in the engineering and manufacturing of high-end complex parts in small series production. The company is one of only a few vertically integrated producers offering both, ceramics from technical oxide and state-of-the-art non-oxide materials, out of one production site.

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Desamanera is an innovative start-up operating in the field of additive manufacturing. They have developed various high quality products that, through craft techniques and processes, are applied to the 3D prints, making the final product unique and exclusive. They are constantly engaged in research and development both in house and through collaborations with universities, public institutes and private companies. Their mission is to associate to their exclusive additive manufacturing technology, the value of multi-year’s craftsmanship skills, to allow maximum creative freedom.