SIADD – Innovative solutions for quality and sustainability of ADDitive manufacturing processes

Additive manufacturing (AM) is expected today as a highly disruptive technology in the global manufacturing industry. AM processes allow unprecedented design degree of freedom, for example, in terms of geometric complexity, materials, and properties of producible products. AM can make the entire production process fully automated, while retaining extremely high flexibility and lowering reconfiguration times and costs. Additionally, AM processes allow to reduce the waste of the material and repair worn components conventionally unrepairable, which makes them very competitive when working rare or precious materials (metals, ceramics and ceramics/metals).

Many aspects of manufacturing with additive technologies are still unexplored: studying them and acquiring the relative applicative capacities represents a considerable competitive advantage, since the development potential of the additive is almost unlimited for the production of complex geometric products

SIADD – Innovative solutions for quality and sustainability of ADDitive manufacturing processes, project co-funded by MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) within the PON Research and Innovation 2014-2020, aims to increase quality and manufacturing sustainability (economic, environmental) of some additive manufacturing processes of metal, composite and multi-metal / composite materials.


DTA, AvioAero, Elfim, Enginsoft, HB Thecnology, Ingenia, Novotech, Umbra Group.

CNR (National Research Council), ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), University of Salento, Polytechnic University of Bari, Polytechnic University of Milano, Kore University of Enna,

The total investment planned for the project will be over 7.5Meuros, of which more than 50% is co-funded by the partners.

On 12 December 2019, at the DTA scarl, was held the kick-off meeting.