Generalitat de Catalunya has just announced the investment of no less than 28 million euros to build and develop that will be the Global 3D Printing Hub of Barcelona a new plant of additive manufacturing industry 4.0 which are intended to place the cosmopolitan city Spanish leader in 3D printing in the country. As it could not be otherwise, to carry this exploit out it has pointed out the collaboration of companies such as Ricoh, Renishaw and HP among others.
entering a little more in detail, apparently the project will be carried out within the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. For this purpose a plot of will be allocated more than 10,000 square meters in the Diagonal-Besòs Campus . Thanks to this great investment is intended, as advertised nothing less than the catalan Minister of business, put the Catalan industry at the forefront of European and global industry of 3D printing.
Catalan wants to modernize its industry by investing in 3D printing.
among the main objectives that this Center will find the to try to allow all the Catalan companies to make use of all kinds of printing equipment 3D at the same time that training updated 3D technology. This is expected to encourage innovation and development of the industry for the digital age.
among the major companies that have prominently within the Global 3D Printing Hub of Barcelona we find, for now, HP, Renishaw or Ricoh while that, in terms of academic institutions and research we find names such as Eurecat-Leitat, Institute of Bioengineering and the Fira de Barcelona.
as Ramón Pastor commented Vice President and general manager of HP 3D Printing:
we live in times of change, which will affect the entire industry. This change, which is the digitization of the production, will result in a change of paradigm both in the business world and the social world.