May 2, 2024

The 3.9 million AMAze project aims for boosting the overall production capacity of Additive Manufacturing facilities through developing novel solutions for post processes automation, quality control automation, traceability of parts, and data management.

Additive manufacturing is increasingly moving from individual printers to production lines and printer farms. This will increase the importance of software and automated solutions. Many automation solutions are available for the production and printing phase, but no solutions are specifically addressing post-processing automation. Finnish companies are tackling this change through the AMAze project (Additive Manufacturing Post-processing Automation), where the solutions being developed aim to be among the first to market.

The companies involved in the project are Valmet, a developer of process technology and automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries; 3D Formtech, an AM service provider focusing on industrial plastic and metal components; Materflow, an industrial component manufacturer of 3D-printed plastic and metal parts; Advian Sofware Oy, a software company developing a modular Edge AI platform and Edge AI applications for industrial use; and Fastems Oy, a leading provider of CNC automation solutions.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) investigates the use of automation and data solutions in post-processing for additive manufacturing and looks for environmentally sustainable solutions for powder removal.

The two-year project has a budget of €3.9 million. It is financed by Business Finland and the participating companies. AMAze is the initiative of the FAME Ecosystem, which brings together the organizations of the whole Additive Manufacturing value chain. It is part of Valmet’s Beyond Circularity R&D program.



Project press release in English and Finnish.

More information:

Mrehan Elshehawy, Project Manager, DIMECC Ltd., mrehan.elshehawy(at)dimecc.com +358 40 840 0201