Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy

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Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy. / Flores Ituarte, Inigo; Salmi, Mika; Ballardini, Rosa Maria; Tuomi, Jukka; Partanen, Jouni.

Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16. ed. / Morten Kristiansen; Sigurd Lazic Villumsen. Vol. 89 Elsevier, 2017. p. 70-79 (Physics Procedia).

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Flores Ituarte, I, Salmi, M, Ballardini, RM, Tuomi, J & Partanen, J 2017, Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy. in M Kristiansen & SL Villumsen (eds), Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16. vol. 89, Physics Procedia, Elsevier, pp. 70-79, Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 22/08/2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2017.08.002

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Flores Ituarte, I., Salmi, M., Ballardini, R. M., Tuomi, J., & Partanen, J. (2017). Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy. In M. Kristiansen, & S. L. Villumsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16 (Vol. 89, pp. 70-79). (Physics Procedia). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2017.08.002

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Flores Ituarte I, Salmi M, Ballardini RM, Tuomi J, Partanen J. Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy. In Kristiansen M, Villumsen SL, editors, Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16. Vol. 89. Elsevier. 2017. p. 70-79. (Physics Procedia). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2017.08.002

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Flores Ituarte, Inigo ; Salmi, Mika ; Ballardini, Rosa Maria ; Tuomi, Jukka ; Partanen, Jouni. / Additive Manufacturing in Finland: Recommendations for a Renewed Innovation Policy. Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, NOLAMP16. editor / Morten Kristiansen ; Sigurd Lazic Villumsen. Vol. 89 Elsevier, 2017. pp. 70-79 (Physics Procedia).

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