Empowering SMEs to adopt Laser Manufacturing!
Laser-based advanced and additive manufacturing (LBAAM) technologies play an important role in digital production and offer important advantages to the companies that adopt them. However, barriers such as high investment costs, complex technology and system integration and awareness hinder their adoption by SMEs.
The EU-funded PULSATE project intends to mitigate these barriers to boost the adoption of LBAAM technologies by SMEs and promote the development of SME-friendly laser-based equipment and solutions. To achieve this, it will set up a Europe-wide network to encourage SME participation in LBAAM innovation. It will therefore connect digital innovation hubs to support a structure designed to tackle the issues currently hindering LBAAM technology adoption. The project’s work will help to increase the competitiveness of European SMEs.