Upcoming events

MaP Distinguished Lecture Series on Soft Robotics

Tuesdays from 23 February to 1 June

Zürich, Switzerland

The advancement of Soft Robotics relies on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our lecture series aims to bring together students and researchers with different backgrounds: materials science, engineering, sensing technologies, computational design, and the various domain sciences in which soft robots may find future applications. At this interdisciplinary colloquium, 14 internationally renowned speakers from academia and industry give lectures highlighting current research and frontiers in Soft Robotics.

This course is designed for participants with a background in materials science and/or engineering. 


Online-Webinar «Additive Manufacturing in Photonics-Industry»

June 29th, 2021

Online via Zoom

Additive manufacturing has become a reliable and attractive process-technology for many applications in a wide range of industries. The potential of this technology is now increasingly being discovered and used in the field of optics and photonics. Whether it’s spectacle frames and lenses or technical optics and lens systems, whole new business opportunities are opening up here.
Learn more about the possibilities, the status, the trends and perspectives in this field in our webinar. Find inspiration for possible new solutions and innovations for your business and exchange ideas with potential project partners to start an exploratory ideation project.
Register here for the webinar “Additive Manufacturing in the Photonics Industry”. We look forward to providing you with technology information and realising new ideas with you as part of a joint innovation support programme between the national thematic networks Photonics and Additive Manufacturing.



ZHAW Conference

Applied research & development in additive manufacturing

September 7th, 2021

Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung ZPP
Lagerplatz 22
8408 Winterthur

Additive manufacturing has further established itself as a manufacturing technology in universities but also in many branches of industry. The expectations for industrial implementation are still immense, i.e. reliable results need to be on the table quickly. This creates a field of tension between basic principles that still need to be developed and successful industrial applications. The conference is intended to shed light on applied research and development in the field of “additive manufacturing” and the activities of universities, especially in cooperation with industry, and to provide an outlook for the future.

3D printing in medical technology

September 9-10th, 2021

Bettlach, Switzerland

The aim of the course is to acquire basic knowledge in the field of additive manufacturing in medical technology, integrated into the industrial manufacturing chain of the technology transfer centre “Swiss m4m Center” in Bettlach. In addition, an understanding of normative aspects and quality requirements in connection with 3D printing will be gained.

Program & registration 

AM Expo

September 14-15th, 2021

Lucerne, Switzerland

AM Expo is the competent and most important meeting place for professional 3D printing. Here you will meet leading suppliers, service providers and experts in the field of additive manufacturing.


Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing

September 20-22th, 2021

St. Gallen, Switzerland


Swiss AM Forum 2021 – AI in advanced manufacturing

November 18th, 2021

Zürich, Switzerland

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools and methods are widely discussed for their potentials, limitations and risks in science, industry, but also in society. The Swiss AM Forum 2021 discusses and highlights the potentials of AI in advanced manufacturing technologies such as e.g. additive manufacturing, and other technologies.
The Swiss AM Forum is organized by inspire and under the patronage of the SATW topical platforms “Additive manufacturing” and “Artificial Intelligence” and the AM-Network

Target groups
Target groups are experts from industry and academia as well as more generally people with interests in advanced manufacturing technologies and artificial intelligence.



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