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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Brecher
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.10.2016 to 31.05.2020
EU contribution:
3.761.402,55 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723440.  


A Productive, Affordable and Reliable solution for large scale manufacturing of metallic components by combining laser-based ADDItive and Subtractive processes with high Efficiency


The overall objective of PARADDISE project is to rationalize, to structure and to make available to the stakeholders of manufacturing value chain the knowledge and the tools for combining two antithetical processes: Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Machining (milling and turning). The project will develop expert CAx technologies, smart components and monitoring and control systems tailored for the hybrid process in a cost-effective way and with structured knowledge about LMD process. The PARADDISE solution will offer a synergetic combination among: i) the high flexibility for the designs and for the materials to be used, the high material efficiency and the high savings in material resources and its associated costs of the LMD operations; and ii) the high accuracy, the high robustness and the high productivity of subtractive operations.


  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Ibarmia Innovatek S.L., Spain
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • GKN Aerospace Norway AS, Norway
  • Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin, France
  • Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain