3D Printing in European Manufacturing

3D Printing in European Manufacturing

European scientists working on the Kraken Project in Zaragoza in Spain are looking into how and to what extent 3D robots (a hybrid between a robot and a 3D printer) can improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the European automotive and construction industry.

Researchers say the technology has been designed to make the manufacturing of industrial components 40% faster. The robot can create small or big metal structures to an accuracy of 0.1 millimetres thanks to a laser scanner and developers say the technology can easily be scaled up.

Scientists say the system requires 90% less floor working space than other existing technologies and it is pretty much ready to get on the market.

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Dr. Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions in the field of data science, reasoning with natural language semantics, and natural human computer interfaces, creativity enhancing applications, and research infrastructures for the humanities. Previously, she was a Business development Manager and a Knowledge Management Expert specializing in ontology engineering and linked data management at a world leading technology provider. She was instrumental in the successful winning and knowledge modelling of large data integration and management projects such as the Semantic Knowledge Base for The National Archive of the United Kingdom and Research Space for the British Museum, as well as European FP7 projects such as Europeana Creative and Multisensor. Her work focuses on the design and development of data integration infrastructures which allow efficient querying, access and navigation over linked data. She has managed the building of the official experimental Europeana SPARQL endpoint holding Europeana semantic data. Mariana holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and teaches semantic technologies and multimedia at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. She regularly reviews books and articles for ACM ComputingReviews.com and has authored books and scientific articles in linguistics and semantic technologies. She has successfully lead international interdisciplinary teams and projects carrying technological risks, driven and managed change in engineering and operational contexts in North America and in Europe, and acquired the ability to leverage marketing requirements with knowledge intense technological solutions.

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