In January 2018, 11 companies started two seamlessly aligned Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs). The group has grown to 18 partners by June 2019. The JIPs goal is to develop a guideline for the qualification of spare parts produced by Additive Manufacturing technologies, and an accompanying economic model, to be used in the Oil & Gas and Maritime industries. Recently, the JIPs have been extended till December 2019 to gain learnings from a 2nd round of part production and to allow maturing of draft guideline through the use by the partners.
On behalf of Alfa Romeo Racing, Sauber Engineering, like the F1 team part of the Sauber Group and using the technology, have ordered its 4th multi-module, 4-laser MetalFAB1 Productivity system