Thu, 26 March, 2020
A new call has gone out from the partners of the H2020 AMable Project. The call is looking to collect challenges related to care and response to Covid-19; be that a specific product, machine or tool. The AMable partners will compile the challenges sent in and ask for solution ideas using additive manufacturing and these ideas could then be funded.
AMable, of which TWI is a part, usually works to provide funding and technical guidance to SMEs to develop additively manufactured products across all industry sectors.
However, a change of focus means that AMable are currently seeking SMEs and mid-caps with specific product challenges related to Covid 19 response and care, as well as those that can support with manufacturing.
TWI is actively supporting the effort to solve these challenges to ensure quality and help get vital products such as ventilators into use as quickly as possible.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, allows for products to be created on demand and AMable is asking for people to come forward with ideas for products that can help in the fight against the coronavirus.
These suggestions will be made publicly visible so they can be assessed by medical professionals, production engineers and all others that need to rise to the current challenge. These ideas can be submitted directly to the AMable team here.
There will also be financial support for individuals and companies who propose solutions for the prioritised challenges.
Those interested in receiving news and updates on the activities can find them through the AMable newsletter or via the project’s social media channels.
AMable is supported by the European Commission under Grant Agreement #768775