Consortial Projects

Powered by the know-how and resources of 12 R&D partners, ACAM provides unbiased, independent consortial R&D projects to the industry member community. All elements of the horizontal and vertical AM process chain are covered within five tracks: materials, quality, productivity, digital and business opportunities.
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Industry-driven R&D projects

The ACAM industry members jointly define R&D projects on an annual basis. Furthermore, relevant topics are collected during brainstorming sessions at the annual meetings. By leveraging the unique resources of the RWTH Aachen Campus, the defined projects are then conducted by our R&D partners. Comprehensive project findings are made available for the respective consortial partners, while all industry members receive an executive summary.

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Voucher System

Each ACAM industry member receives a certain amount of vouchers worth 2,000 € as part of their membership. Those vouchers are then assigned to desired R&D projects. During the annual meeting, our industry members have the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the project ideas with the designated R&D partner’s project leaders.

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Annual Reports and Meetings

As a member, you take part in the project process from the kick-off meeting until the presentation of results. On this path, there are multiple occasions to have insights on the progress and possibilities to share your thoughts with the project leaders. In the end, you’ll receive the results of your projects, as well as our annual comprehensive report on all ACAM activities.

Lea Eilert
Technology & Project Manager

Phone: +49 241 9426 1026