Additive manufacturing (AM) is an advanced method of manufacturing novel and complex shapes. The flexibility in design can allow flexible design of unitary processes to unlock the true potential of chemical industries.
Ultimately, the adoption of any novel technology is pushed by the engineers who are designing novel and more efficient processes. The main limitation in the application of AM to chemical industries lies in the fact that the knowledge of such technologies is not part of most programmes of chemists or engineers.
The goal of this summer school is that you get an introduction to what additive manufacturing can do for the chemical industries and some hands-on experience on the design, the printing process and to get a flavour of what has already started in different fields. We expect Master Students and PhD students related to chemistry and chemical, biological and environmental engineering.
The registration of this first summer school will be free of charge. Attendees will have to cover food expenses, accommodation and trips to Prague.
Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v. v. i.
CZ-165 02 Prague 6 - Suchdol
ICPF CAS, v .v. i, Prague, Czech Republic
Dormitory cell with 2 rooms each with two separated beds (Available from 29th August to 1st September 2018). Price 180 – 335 CZK / night / person.
If room is occupied by only one person – additional fee 230 CZK/ night / person. Please write in your registration, that you want a reservation.
Lunch is served at campus canteen, up to 130 CZK/lunch.
Program - August 30th
- 08:30 – 09:00: Registration and gathering
- 09:00 – 09:15: Welcome speech
- 09:15 – 10:00: Fundamentals of 3D printing. Technology overview with real samples. (Petr Bláha, 3DARENA, Prague, Czech Republic)
- 10:00 – 11:00: 3D printing by Prusa Research: present and the future, Jakub Doležal, Prusa Research, Prague, Czech Republic
- 11:00 – 12:00: The basic printing process, Jakub Doležal, Prusa Research, Prague, Czech Republic
- 12:00 – 13:00: LUNCH
- 13:00 – 14:30: The first step in 3D printing. Build your CAD & render. Do your first printout. (FDM, SLA printers, Prusa Research, ICPF)
- 14:30 – 15:30: What 3D printing can deliver to chemical industries?
- 15:30 – 16:00: Break / coffee
- 16:00 – 17:00: Application of 3D printing for the chemical industries.
(Laboratory tour at ICPF with relevant demonstration examples of 3D printing utilization)
Program - August 31st
- 09:00 – 09:30 Pickup, Check your printouts and Discussion
- 09:30 – 10:15: 3D printing comes with advanced modelling
- 10:15 – 11:00: What we need to learn deeper to incorporate 3DP in our CV?
- 11:00 – 12:00: Speaker 1. Advanced 3D printing of ceramic materials. Dr. Martin Schwentenwein Lithoz GmbH, Austria.
- 12:00 – 13:00: LUNCH
- 13:00 – 14:00: Speaker 2. 3D printing of chemical reactors.
- 14:00 – 15:00: Speaker 3. 3D printing for chromatography. Prof. Simone DiMartino. Edinburgh University, United Kingdom.
- 15:00 – 15:30: Break / coffee
- 15:30 – 16:30: Speaker 4. 3D printed catalysts. Dr. Vesna Middelkoop. VITO, Belgium.
- 16:30 – 17:00: Final remarks, picture and delivery of certificates.