Barbieri electronic partners European research and training network Appears

Appears to lead an innovative training program

Barbieri electronic using 3D printing technique
Barbieri electronic using 3D printing technique

Barbieri electronic is a partner of the European research and training network Appears. Appears is a robust European network that builds upon the extensive experience across the partners and is at the forefront for leading an innovative training program.

It is working with a group of young researchers to find a strategic answer to the needs of the international manufacturing industry during the increasingly radical change. It also collaborates with cross-industry partners to develop various research projects and create career potential. Consequently, it will produce models of good practice for training and cross-disciplinary research that can be applied in the arts, science, and technology fields.

The international manufacturing industry is undergoing radical changes in the way items are digitally printed and fabricated. From the home to aerospace, the speed of change has impacted traditional printing methods, which has led to an incomplete understanding of the design and reproduction workflow.

Barbieri electronic explains 3D printing

3D printing is a production method that opens tremendous possibilities for reproducing complex structures for different industries like aerospace, automotive, and medical. And, in this, Appears can help by addressing the problem of printing accurate material appearance.

Barbieri’s chief technical officer, Markus Barbieri, is co-supervisor for three early-stage researchers covering the topics of appearance measurement and ICCMax color management. These experts will develop effective and efficient industrial technology to accurately reproduce the desired visual appearance attributes of materials/objects using 2.5D and 3D printing techniques.


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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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