Partner CERTH/ITI participated in the second International Conference on Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing (ProDPM ’21) on 27-29 of October 2021, organised online by the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPL). The aim of this conference was to provide a major international forum for the scientific exchange of multi-disciplinary and inter-organisational aspects performed by academics, researchers and industrial partners in order to exchange ideas in the field of digital and physical manufacturing.

CERTH/ITI, under the iPRODUCE project, presented two recent works based on the Greek cMDF use case scenarios.

The first paper, titled “3D Printed Smart Luminous Artifacts” was presented by Dr. E.M. Pechlivani, who demonstrated a robust methodology approach to encourage co-creational Do-It-Yourself activities by implementing low-cost Additive Manufacturing technologies to a systemic innovative design. The methodology approach enables educators and non-professional users to create their own customised smart devices, reinforcing Design Thinking and introducing the concept of Smart Manufacturing under the growing trend of personalisation and socialisation.

The second paper, titled “The Mechanical Performance of Additive Manufacturing Silica Lattice Structures”, was presented by N. Kladovasilakis. This study investigated the mechanical behaviour of 3D printed ceramic lattice structures using Stereolithography. Six lattice structures were manufactured using Silica (SiO2) resin and the resin material was evaluated through nanoindentation testing and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), which revealed that the porosity of the material was high, leading to degradation in basic mechanical properties. In addition, the mechanical response of each lattice structure was extracted and the scaling law was calculated in order to express the relation between the mechanical properties and the relative density.

8 November 2021
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Samuel Almeida
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