April 22, 2022


The DREAMS (Database for Radically Enhancing Additive Manufacturing and Standardization) project pushes the Finnish 3D printing to the international top level by year 2024. The project creates an open material database containing information collected from thousands of 3D printed metallic test pieces.

 Additive manufacturing (AM) is used more and more in Finland every year, but its utilization can still be significantly increased. The young sector suffers from lack of standardization and material-technical differences when compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

The DREAMS project will create a comprehensive and open material database by researching about 10 000 metal test rods that will be manufactured from different metals with different 3D printers and using different methods. The data bank will compensate for the lack of industry standards and facilitate the utilization of 3D printing of metals in the most demanding applications, which will also be studied in the project.


DREAMS is led by DIMECC Ltd and it is the first major RDI project of the FAME ecosystem (Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem) established in 2020.

The DREAMS consortium includes Citec, Elomatic, Etteplan, Lillbacka Powerco, Patria, Raute, Vilpe, Wärtsilä, the University of Oulu, LUT University and the University of Turku. The 6 Million EUR project is funded by Business Finland and the participating companies.


More information

Mrehan Elshehawy, FAME, Project Manager, Ecosystems, mrehan.elshehawy@dimecc.com, +358 40 840 0201


Read DREAMS press release (in English) (in Finnish)