In Germany the IGF-project 255EBG/1-3 of the research association VDW-Forschungsinstitut e.V. is supported
by the AiF within the framework of the of the program for the promotion of industrial Joint Research (IGF)
from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and Research on the basis of a decision of the
This research project is also funded from Switzerland by Swiss Federal Office of Energy and supervised by the "Inspire AG für mechatronische Produktionssysteme und Fertigungstechnik".
In Belgium the research is supported by Flanders Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) within the Tetra-Cornet framework
The project is supervised by a user committee of SMEs from all relevant market branches: Toolmaking, 3D printing equipment, machine tooling, software and service providers, and end users. Intensive communication with industry partners ensures the development of industrially relevant and usable results. The results, findings, prototypes and test results are presented to the international public through workshops, practical seminars, publications, website and exhibition at trade fairs.