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The University of Bologna hosts metal 3D printing summer course

The three-day course (4-6 July 2023) will focus on metal 3D printing in construction

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The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna) has just introduced a three-day Summer School focussed on metal 3D printing in construction, which will be held at the university’s Alma Mater Studiorum, on 4-6 July 2023. The course will cost €350,00, and will be hosted by the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering (DICAM). The application deadline is 15 June 2023.

The objective of the Summer School is to train young researchers, students, and professionals interested in new construction technologies – focussed on large-scale metal 3D printing. In particular, the topics will cover the basic aspects such as the characterization of the printed specimens, the guidelines to be adopted for the design, and the structural optimization.

Thanks to the participation of external lecturers from some of the most noteworthy European industries in the sector, participants will also be presented with specific case studies, aspects of modeling, and evaluation of the economic-environmental impact of metallic 3D printing in construction. Finally, thanks to the recent allocation by the DICAM – Technique of Construction research group of a Delta WASP-type metallic 3D printer, located at the LISG laboratory of the University of Bologna, it will be possible to provide participants with a practical demonstration of large-scale metallic additive manufacturing.

The course lecturers include Tomaso Prof. Trombetti, University of Bologna; Michele Palermo, University of Bologna; Giuseppe Venturini, University of Florence; Matteo Bruggi, Politecnico of Milan; Harald Kloft, TU Braunschweig; Filippo Gilardi, MX3D; Filomeno Martina, WAAM3D; and Peter Storey, Autodesk.

At the end of the course, participants will have acquired a basic knowledge of large metal 3D printing, with specific reference to WAAM technology. The participants will have acquired knowledge about the specific properties of 3D printed metallic elements, and how to characterize those properties for the correct structural design. External lecturers will also provide ad-hoc structural optimization techniques for new and existing facilities. The opportunity to assist and participate in the 3D fabrication of a large metal object will provide the opportunity to apply the learned understanding.

More information about the University of Bologna’s Summer School can be found here.

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