Building confidence in additive manufacturing.

AMAZE - Additive Manufacturing Aiming towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production on High-Tech Metal Products - is a collaboration of 26 leading companies and institutions in European academia, research and industry - the largest and most ambitious group ever assembled on the topic of additive manufacturing (AM).

The primary goal of the project is to rapidly produce large defect-free metallic components up to two metres in size, ideally with zero waste, for use in high-tech sectors such as aerospace, automotive, space and energy.

We are working to turn the additive manufacture of metallic components into a mainstream industrial process by improving quality, technology, reliability and consistency, and promoting new innovations in:

  • Materials
  • Product design
  • High productivity AM processes
  • In-process monitoring
  • Post-processing
  • Inspection techniques
AMAZE will create a unique, multi-sector production infrastructure, unparalleled in the world.


  • S. Everton, P.Dickens, C.Tuck, B.Dutton, “Evaluation of laser ultrasonic testing for inspection of metal additive manufacturing”, 2015, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9353 conference paper.
  • B.Dutton, M.H.Rosli, ”Progress in the Generation of NDT Standards for AM”, at NDT 2015, BINDT conference in Telford, UK, 8 September 2015.
  • Dutton, B., Rosli, M.H., Waller, J.M., James, S. and Woolliams, P., ”NDT Standards for Additive Manufacture - a Review of Progress”, at WCNDT16 conference in Munich, Germany, 14 June 2016.
  • B.Dutton,et al, ‘Progress on NDT Standards for Additive Manufacturing’, 3D Print: The Event for Additive Manufacturing, Lyon Oct 2016.
  • S.Everton, P.Dickens, C.Tuck, B.Dutton, D.Wimpenny, "The Use of Laser Ultrasound to Detect Defects in Laser Melted Parts", 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Supplemental UE: TMS 2017 Conference Proceedings.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programmer for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 313781.

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