The PilotManu (Pilot manufacturing line for production of highly innovative materials) project officially started on the 1st of October 2013 and will last for the duration of 4 years under the coordination of MBN Nanomaterialia SPA. Funded by the European Commission, PilotManu is a FP7 programme consisting of 10 consortium partners located across Europe. The PilotManu consortium held its first kick-off meeting at Treviso, Italy on 17-18 October 2013.
PilotManu seeks to lower the barriers to market for the use of highly innovative advanced materials by scaling-up the current research-scale manufacturing facility into an industrial pilot line. This will increase the productivity of the technology enabling the supply of cost-effective and high quality materials which will then be evaluated in several different commercial applications. The project will demonstrate the technological and economical viability of the pilot line by incorporating these advanced materials into coatings, abrasive tools and additive manufacturing applications.
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Professor Paolo Matteazzi, coordinator of PilotManu providing a tour of MBN Nanomaterialia SPA during the kick-off meeting in Treviso, Italy