Monday 17 January 2022

La Marzocco partners with Pavia University and Fluid-o-Tech in 3D print technologies

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PAVIA, Italy – On December 6, Pavia University inaugurated the new additive manufacturing laboratory 3DMetal@UniPV: the lab is the result of combined efforts between Pavia University, La Marzocco & Fluid-o-Tech.

The latest lab aims at producing metal components for industrial partners and at researching ways to optimize the additive manufacturing process, to offer greater opportunities for designing and making new products.

The opening of the laboratory was attended by La Marzocco’s CEO, Guido Bernardinelli, together with Diego Andreis, CEO of Fluid-o-Tech, Fabio Rugge, Dean of Pavia University and Ferdinando Auricchio, Scientific Director of the Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials Group.

3DMetal@UniPV: the project brings together business and research, aiming at developing competences within the field of metal 3D print.On one side, companies are more and more attracted by Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the great flexibility, rapidity and technological impact it provides. On the other side, universities and research centers are aware of the challenges underlying these technologies.

Among additive manufacturing technologies, metal 3D print is the most attractive to companies operating with advanced mechanics. However, nowadays the cost of such technology is still not entirely negligible and it is difficult for companies to test it on their own.

The project 3DMetal@UniPV joins resources and competences of the companies and the university to acquire a metal 3D printer and to provide partners with a dedicated production line to produce innovative components.

The Partners

Fluid-o-Tech is an Italian company with a seventy-year expertise in the design and development of volumetric pumps for the food, automotive, health and industry sector. With 250 employees, a factory near Milan, Fluid-o-tech has a direct presence in UK, Japan, United States, China and a distribution network in 60 countries. Contacts: Francesca Spinicci

Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials at Pavia University is an academic group ( that earned international recognition thanks to its competences in simulations for engineering applications. Since 2011 it has been researching the use of additive manufacturing through an inter-disciplinary laboratory featuring various technologies. In 2015 it has been identified as one of the five main strategic areas of Pavia University. Contacts: Professor Ferdinando Auricchio

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