The Netherlands

nlResponsibles: Egbert-Jan Sol and Geert Huizinga
Secretary of the Dutch Manufuture Platform
Egbert-Jan Sol
Geert Huizinga
Website contact:

1 – General Information

TP Name



Contact person (coordinator)

Geert Huizinga

Egbert-Jan Sol

Geert Huizinga

2 – Coordinating institution

3 – Technical objectives

Not yet defined. Objective of Manufuture.NL is to strengthen the Dutch Manufacturing Industry in its competitiveness. For enabling this Manufuture.NL has the following mission:
– Activate the Dutch Manufacturing Industry to in a natural way come to research and innovation
– To tune activities of Research institutes, educational organisations, government and industry to enable research innovation in the industry.
It is the vision of Manufuture.NL that the future of the Dutch manufacturing industry is in the application of labour-extensive en knowledge-intensive design and manufacturing systems to realise products with a high added value

4 – Relevance to nation economy

The Dutch manufacturing industries comprises 13.000 companies of which 99% are SMEs. In total 370.000 employees are active to enable a turnover of 75 Billion Euro’s

5 – Sectors within the TP

All manufacturing related sectors with an accent on application in high end metal and plastic processing. So from design to complete product.

6 – ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP

– New, added-value products and services: Yes
– New business models: Yes
– New advanced industrial engineering: Yes
– New emerging manufacturing science and technologies: Yes
– Transformation of existing R&D and education infrastructure to support world-class manufacturing: Yes

7 – Research & Development activities

At EU level:
Internationale research programma’s

Integrated Project
Custom Fit: Design & Manufacturing of Customized Products
EuroTooling21: Mould & Die technology for the 21st Century
PolyCond: Development & processing of Conductive Polymers
Launch Micro: Micro Machining Manufacturing
Custom IMD: Customized Implantable Medical Devices

Collective Research
Fastool: Fast Tool and Die manufacturing
HIPERMOULDING: High Performance Mould and Moulding Processes
T-ForM: Predictable Thermoforming
Prod4Plast: Simulation for SMEs for plastic moulding processes
MagForge: Innovatie Forging of Magnesium Automotive Components
KnowEDM: Knowledge Based Design & Manufacturing of EDM electrodes
E-Mold: Adaptive Moulding Processes

At national level:
Nationale research programma’s
Integrale ProductCreatie- en Realisatie (IPCR): Intelligent Mould Slide Design Support
Precisietechnologie (PT): Active High Precision Machining, Micromotion Plastics, Micro Milling
Materials Production / Light metals metallurgy: Weld seam performance in extrusion, Verbetering oppervlakken Magnesium extrusie, High Performance Tooling for Magnesium extrusion
Programme for High Tech Systems: Research Programme Inkjet Systems, Research Discipline Precision tooling technology
Doefinanciering: 11 lopende projecten binnen HTMS
TNO MKB Plan 2006: 10 lopende projecten binnen HTMS

Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
Not yet available but in progress

8 – Stake holders


9 – Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):

Not of interest

10 – Interactions with other NRTPs

Not yet done

11 – Special national programmes

Smart Industry –

Vraaggestuurd Programma High Tech Manufacturing Systems

12 – Funding instruments

Integrated Projects, Collective Research, Co-financing programmes, Stimulation Programmes etc.