After more than two years, the consortium of SAMANTHA project partners met in Palermo on 8th October for the fifth transnational meeting of the project. This time, the CEIPES hosted them and gave them a warm welcome in the city of Palermo. SAMANTHA aims to develop a new training programme that includes high-tech T-shaped skills for a successful implementation of additive manufacturing (AM) within the curricula of highly qualified staff and is a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, Key… Read More »SAMANTHA PROJECT PARTNERS MEET IN PALERMO AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF ONLINE MEETINGS
In the last few weeks, the SAMANTHA project team has been busy entering its learning content for the online training course into the learning platform, which will be open to all interested people. Soon, the first pilot course with learners from the Habitat and Toolmaking sectors will be ready to start! The SAMANTHA course has exciting topics in store. The subject-specific learning modules deal with: Introduction to AM AM Printing Technologies design & modelling software production process & machines for… Read More »Get ready for the SAMANTHA Training Course!
Specifically designed on the VX1000 for investment casting shells and cores In a joint tailoring project, Japanese ceramics expert AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd (AGCC) and voxeljet AG have qualified the high-performance ceramic material Brightorb for 3D printing. In addition to potential applications in the production of structural components and works of art, the material is particularly suitable for 3D printing of highly complex molds and cores for metal casting. Brightorb was developed on a VX1000 with a build volume of… Read More »AGC Ceramics and voxeljet develop new Brightorb ceramics for 3D printing
A USB hub is a device that expands a single Universal Serial Bus (USB) port into several in order to have more ports available to connect devices to a host system. USB hubs are often built into equipment such as computer cases, monitors, keyboards or any other similar device. If such a device has many USB ports it usually stems from one or two internal USB hubs because in other case each port would need its own independent USB circuitry.… Read More »TECOS DESIGNS NEW HOUSING FOR USB HUB’s
BVN Architecture and the University of Technology Sydney have teamed up to design what they say is “the world’s first robotically 3D-printed air-diffusion system”, called “Systems Reef 2”, or SR2. SR2 reinvents air distribution: replacing steel with recycled plastic, square corners with aerodynamic curves, and large vents with fine pores. The building sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions and SR2 tackles this problem head on. It offers a 90 percent reduction in embodied carbon when compared to… Read More »BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system
Founded in 1878 and located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Hochschule Karlsruhe, University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) has a long and rich history rooted in research and engineering education. Through its robust technical and academic training, the University prepares students with critical skills to excel in their careers. HsKA is well-equipped with high-tech design, engineering, and manufacturing equipment, including 3D printing technologies. The Additive Design and Manufacturing Lab, situated in the Faculty of Economics, provides students with access to various polymer 3D… Read More »Karlsruhe University delivers advanced engineering and technical training with METHOD X 3D Printer
In the last weeks and months, the activities of the partnership have focused on the elaboration of the learning content for the SAMANTHA training course. Highly informative texts were created for the AM-oriented modules as well as for the transversal learning content. In the future training course, those text documents can be used as a downloadable resource for supporting the learning process. But developments will not stop at that level. At the moment we are in the middle of enriching… Read More »The Training Course is Taking Shape!
The concept of T-shaped skills based on the insights of IO1 was placed in the centre of our vision as those abilities of the workforce in the Toolmaking and Habitat sectors are strongly needed. The vertical bar on the T represents the depth of related skills and expertise in a single field, whereas the horizontal bar is the ability to collaborate across disciplines with experts in other areas and to apply knowledge in areas of expertise other than one’s own.… Read More »State of Art IO2
The fourth transnational meeting of SAMANTHA project was held online in March, and focused on monitoring the finalization of the course training materials and the forthcoming activities On the 15th of March 2021, SAMANTHA fourth Transnational Meeting was organized on-line. It was planned to be held in Barcelona, but due to COVID-19 emergency, partners could only meet virtually to inform and discuss about the project progress and to properly plan project next activities. SAMANTHA project aims to support companies of… Read More »SAMANTHA partners celebrate the fourth meeting online
The IRCRAM 4.0 (International Research Center for Robot and Additive Manufacturing 4.0) is an Italian project, co-funded by Lombardy Region through the ERSF Programme, that will develop innovative solutions in the field of Additive Manufacturing and heavy robotics for the processing of advanced materials for large-sized pieces. The 30-month project aims to develop highly innovative solutions in the robotics sector for large applications, through the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. To combine efficiency and sustainability in production systems (increasingly important needs in the… Read More »THE AM at the SERVICE OF HEAVY ROBOTS INTEGRATED SYSTEMS