Who we Are

Lead Partner: Prima Additive
Activity Leader: Eleonora Marino, Prima Additive
Functional director: Jean Francois Duroch, EIT Manufacturing

EIT Manufacturing Partners

Prima Additive

Project coordinator
Prima Additive is the division of the Prima Industrie Group that develops, manufactures, sells and distributes industrial systems for metal Additive Manufacturing applications. Benefiting from Prima Industrie's long-standing experience in the field of laser machinery and services, Prima Additive supports its customers in developing innovative applications driven by emerging needs and demand in major industrial sectors where Additive Manufacturing is rapidly evolving. Prima Additive is one of the few manufacturers and distributors in the world to offer the best laser technology for additive manufacturing: Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Direct Energy Deposition (DED). Prima Additive is the business owner for this project. They will drive the industrial feasibility and target for the project, to ensure the customer-orientation and commerciability of the developed solution. They will implement, test, and industrialize the OScaR kit (sensor and software) on their own machines.

SUPSI – Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana

SUPSI – DTI, ISTePS (Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production) employs researchers and engineers with a wide range of expertise for the transfer and application of technology in industrial sector. The Institute participates in a network of national and international centres for supporting SMEs. Key research areas are: Automation and Control, Mechatronic, Industrial Technologies for Additive Manufacturing, Reconfigurable Robotics, Artificial Vision Systems, Data Modeling, Transformation and Flow Management, Production scheduling, Lifecycle management and optimization, Simulation. SUPSI has a solid background in integrating sensing systems into industrial machines and has already worked on scan-and-repair pipeline prototypes in various EU financed projects. It would have a technical role into the development of the project, supporting all the planned steps, in particular: generation of the 3D model of the part to be repaired, support to the design of automated process strategies. Moreover, they will support the dissemination of the results through scientific publication and student training.

Inspire AG

Inspire is the Swiss competence centre for research in production engineering, and as a non-profit R&D institute, a transfer & service centre for related industries. Inspire has long-term experiences in additive manufacturing, since 1996, and in-depth expertise in production machines as milling, EDM or metal AM using DED and wire-feed AM. Inspire will support all work packages, and in particular put a focus on the development of repair tool path generation strategies, on which they have already worked in previous projects. During system testing and optimization, Inspire will assist with its expertise, and support the final validation round.

External Project Partners


AIDIMME is a non-profit entity with private legal personality. AIDIMME is a Technological Institute that, in addition, is registered as an Innovative Business Association (AEI), being an independent association, whose purpose is to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of companies, fundamentally in the field of product design and development, innovative materials, advanced and sustainable supply, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and service processes, as indicated in its Statutes. They will have the role of end users of the solution, exploiting it as service providers.

Pozzo S.p.A.

Pozzo S.p.A. is a company founded in 1911 in Turin that deals with mechanical processing with traditional technologies and with metal additive manufacturing. It carries out overhaul operations, reconstruction of entire units (even with its own designs) and supply of spare parts and new units. This makes Pozzo S.p.A. a leading European supplier and a valued partner of many international companies.


EnginSoft is one of the leading technology transfer companies in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES). Since its foundation in 1984, through their expansion in the sector in the mid-Seventies, to the present day with a global presence, EnginSoft has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. They work across a broad range of industries that includes automotive, energy, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, civil and structural engineering, metals, machining and manufacturing, consumer goods and appliances, healthcare and biomechanics, helping customers to best leverage existing legacy and emerging simulation technologies.