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Vienna, October 18, 2023 - Amidst Europe's technology hubs, Austria has established itself as an innovation center for additive manufacturing (AM) and earned international respect. The technology platform AM-Austria serves as a central hub for the Austrian AM sector, connecting various stakeholders and thus promoting interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation in the industry. AM-Austria now invites all interested parties to actively participate in shaping and influencing the future of the additive manufacturing industry in Austria.

Despite its modest size, Austria has gained international recognition for its impressive progress in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). Between 2014 and 2017, the country recorded a stunning growth rate of 1300% in AM patent applications, which was the highest worldwide. Additionally, Austria is characterized by an impressive diversity of AM technologies that excel in terms of quality and innovation. In international rankings, Austria ranks fourth among AM device manufacturers, behind the USA, Germany, and China, but holds the first position in terms of per capita.

AM-Austria: The Technology Platform

At the heart of the Austrian AM sector is the technology platform AM-Austria. With over 70 members, it serves as a central hub, connecting various stakeholders, from experts to users, across diverse fields such as education, research, politics, and media, thereby promoting interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation within the industry. AM-Austria invites all to actively shape and influence the future of additive manufacturing together.

Members not only benefit from extensive support services and a strong presentation of Austrian innovations on the international stage but also have the opportunity to actively shape the thematic and strategic direction through working groups. As the industry's voice, AM-Austria formulates and represents requirements and interests to both the government and the public.

Invitation to Collaborative Design

AM-Austria warmly welcomes national and international organizations with an interest in promoting the additive manufacturing sector in the Austrian market to participate in this interdisciplinary dialogue and collaborate on shaping the future of additive manufacturing together. The platform aims to create a cooperative environment that encourages the development of visions and innovations in the field of additive manufacturing. This collaboration facilitates the establishment of optimal conditions and fosters innovation and progress in the field of additive manufacturing.

Interested organizations are cordially invited to participate in this cooperative initiative.
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Take advantage of the opportunity to personally get to know AM-Austria at Formnext from November 7th to 10th, 2023, in Hall 11.0, Booth C68. 

About AM-Austria

The technology platform AM Austria is a non-profit association that has been committed to promoting and supporting the Austrian additive manufacturing industry since 2018. The platform is supported by the Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), and it pursues the goal of developing Austria into an innovative pioneer in the additive manufacturing field to raise this technology’s enormous potential for this location. With more than seventy members from industry, research and trade, the young initiative is one of Austria’s most active and largest technology platforms.

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