I2P aims at modernizing the manufacturing industry by substantially building knowledge on 3D-printing, also termed additive manufacturing, of metal parts. This will enhance the awareness on opportunities and limitations of this promising technique. Accelerated implementation of 3D-printing in production is expected, promoting business, employment and attractiveness in the region. Technical, economic and environmental knowledge will be built and disseminated, via a new cooperation platform and advanced web-conferencing, to many companies, to generate promising ideas. The project is funded by The Kolarctic Programm.