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BVN and UTS invent robotic 3D-printed air cooling system

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

Karlsruhe University delivers advanced engineering and technical training with METHOD X 3D Printer

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

The Training Course is Taking Shape!

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!

State of Art IO2

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

SAMANTHA partners celebrate the fourth meeting online

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

The SAMANTHA project is now part of the E.N.T.E.R. platform

E.N.T.E.R. is a specialised company in the dissemination and implementation of EU projects. Their purpose is to support other European partners and companies in the marketing, promotion and dissemination of European projects and their results. As part of the information dissemination benefits of the platform, E.N.T.E.R. is very useful for the task of finding partners for future collaborations between companies and associations from EU Member States. The SAMANTHA project is already registered on the platform with another 250 projects from… Read More »The SAMANTHA project is now part of the E.N.T.E.R. platform

Circular Economy and Additive manufacturing

Nowadays Plastic waste has become a problem for our planet. We are witnessing seas, forests and cities polluted by this dangerous waste. There are many inventions that use plastic waste to create new objects or even new materials. These studies refer to the world of design and industrial engineering, in which through continuous research, experts in these fields try to give green solutions to pollute our planet less. In the context of addivie manufacturing, it is necessary to highlight the… Read More »Circular Economy and Additive manufacturing

How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

The project CRAFT4.0 aims to facilitate access to additive manufacturing technology to traditional manufacturing sectors, including furniture and habitat. The main objective is to improve the digital skills of artists and artisans who want to train and acquire new skills in digital modeling and additive manufacturing, as 3D printing. A training program will be developed to acquire technical knowledge (2D / 3D CAD, Blender 3D, Tinkercad 3D Modeling, etc.) and also skills of strategic nature (entrepreneurship, marketing, use of ICTs… Read More »How to use digital modeling and additive manufacturing in traditional sectors: CRAFT4.0 case studies

A 3D printed house!

In Germany, the first 3D-printed residential house is currently being built in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Beckum. Its construction is being funded with €200,000 and its completion is planned for March 2021. The project uses a new type of portal printer, the BOD2, which can be operated by just two people with software assistance. A print head moves on three axes on a permanently installed metal frame and is monitored by a camera. A special nozzle precisely applies a… Read More »A 3D printed house!