A Technology Roadmap was developed to support the Tooling industry in the identification of critical development axis for the next five to ten years. The Tooling industry supply-chain, academic and research groups and governments were involved in its development, having jointly identified and prioritized the technologies needed to support strategic R&D, marketing and investment decisions.
In this context, the next graphic presents an overview of European Tooling Technological Road Map, foreseeing the major challenge areas for the Tooling Industry, on the short, medium and long term.
The evolution of the initial road map, through its further refinement during the last phase of EuroTooling 21, based mainly on the identification of references to specific types of Tools and on the aggregation of topics, lead to the identification of thirteen (13) topics as strategic development issues for the European Tooling Industry, under the 7thFP:
Areas for Cooperation: 2020-2030