Master’s Degree in Direct Manufacturing Offered

By on August 9th, 2012 in learning


We’ve learned that the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona now offer a Master’s Degree in Direct Manufacturing and New Materials for product design. 
The new spanish-language program begins this October, when study in “New Materials” begins. This is followed by study in “New Production Processes” in March, leading to the degree completion by July. 
According to the description:
The current trend/situation, however, is to define the industrial use (new product) and then to select, and optimise the possible treatments the material should undergo, or even to design and develop the most suitable material for that use. The design process of new products starts with the design of the material and the production process. Consequently, knowledge of Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) technology as a way of producing final-use products is of interest to cross over the limits of conventional industry and convert ideas and concepts into three-dimensional forms for later printing. New materials, new relations with nature, Additive Layer Manufacturing, and computer-aided design give rise to innovative and revolutionary production. 
Via DM+mat and ELISAVA (PDF) (Hat tip to Xavier)

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!