|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|November 2015 - August 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The goal is a strong consortium for the development of advanced wood-based 3D-constructions including an integrated material and production concept for large scale additive production and the following market introduction. The vision is to radically change the way furniture, construction modules and buildings are produced. We will develop the sustainable material for the future, innovative wood-material for 3D-printing and the production process. The project runs from the forest , via material and process development to design and architecture, all in a circular perspective.
Expected results and effects
A strong consortium who have the engagement and the muscles to develop future materials and additive manufacturing processes. After completing Step 2 and Step 3, the project consortium has increased innovation and new value chains between materials engineering, robotics and architecture which leads to increased value and competitiveness for the bio-based sector in Sweden. The project will contribute to sustainable growth and construction with increased exports of Swedish design and architecture. A successful project will also lead to reduced waste in the construction industry in the future.
Planned approach and implementation
The industrial partners have been approached during stage 1 at work-shops and individual company visits where we have presented our vision and the state of the art within additive manufacturing together with the need and drivers that exist among designers and architects. There will be a final work-shop with all partners to ensure that everyone agrees on the purpose of the project and their individual engagement in the different sub-projects before finalising the stage 2 application. There will also be an international reference group appointed. A web-site has been created.