Successful AM workshop in Budapest

For the first time, the TECHTRA Technology Transfer Institute organized a series of professional lectures with the participation of more than thirty people in the historic Hilton hotel. During the all-day workshop in English, the potential partners dealing with additive manufacturing technology introduced themselves to each other, and the event ended with a useful round table discussion, where the professional representatives of the participating universities and international companies agreed on short- and long-term joint strategic thinking.

On February 8, the TECHTRA Technology Transfer Institute held its first annual workshop, which focused on additive manufacturing technologies. The event was held in English and was hosted by international HUB manager Lilla Nedeczky and Dr Tamás Markovits additive manufacturing focus area expert. The event took place at the Hilton hotel in Budapest. On the workshop representatives of AMEXCI, Siemens, SAAB, as well as several Hungarian universities (such as the Budapest University of Technology and the University of Szeged) and partner companies such as MouldTech Systems, Knorr Bremse, AQ Anton, Zoltán Bay Applied Research Public Non-profit Ltd.and graphIT Ltd. appeared.

The workshop discussed, among other things, the business model used in Sweden in relation to the local additive manufacturing technology ecosystem, 3D printing technology (both its Swedish and Hungarian models), and the possibilities of connecting to the Hungarian market. TECHTRA’s partners presented their know-how, highlighted the importance of secure data storage, and shared their value-creating principles during production mechanisms and technological procedures. The invited speakers reported on the development and production of modern brake mechanics, control, and air supply products for railway transport, as well as the characteristics of AM printed design.

At the end of the workshop, for the invitation of Lilla Nedeczky, the participants joined a professional exchange of ideas, where they welcomed similar events and highlighted the importance of exchanging experiences. The central message of the professional day was the possibility of collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and experience. The participants agreed that they will continue the joint thinking within the framework of regularized cooperation. TECHTRA’s goal is to organize such and similar workshops in the future, regularly, expanding the scope of cooperation in more and more research focus areas.