In the scope of the 3DCENTRAL project under its and C02 Community Club sponsorship, the CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences (UAS), represented by its Automation Technology (AT) Degree Programmes, organized a workshop on the current trends and applications in polymer Additive Manufacturing (AM).
The workshop, which was attended by representatives of five universities, one Technology Park and seven companies of various sizes, was moderated by FH Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Lutzmayr, and involved invited lectures from three renowned guests, with a history of involvement in the various AM research fields. These guests were Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gebhardt professor at the Aachen UAS, author of several books on AM and managing shareholder of “Centrum für Prototypenbau GmbH”, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicolae Balc dean of the faculty of machines building at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Igor Drstvensek from University of Maribor and owner of Ortotip, company in the area of rapid prototyping in Murska Sobota in Slovenia.
In the beginning, Dr. tech. Ali Abdallah presented the FH CAMPUS 02 and the 3DCENTRAL project to the attending audience. Then, the guests held short presentations covering topics like using plastic 3D printing for education, non-assembly mechanics, design for AM, trends and limitations in the AM field and medical applications of polymer AM in areas like composite material implants and customized/patient-specific implants. After the presentations, an open podium discussion took place where the workshop participants discussed issues of interest in the AM field with the invited lecturers.
The workshop ended with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ioan Turcin presenting the guests with symbolic gifts on the behalf of the FH CAMPUS 02 and the 3DCENTRAL project, followed by a small reception allowing for bilateral discussions between the guests in a pleasant atmosphere.