Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) conducted the DEMOorDIE piloting
sessions, spread across the whole weekend of 18 & 19 June in an online format. The training
covered the five different modules (CU’s) created by the DOD project, namely: CU A (Material
Extrusion Overview); CU B (Introduction to CAD); CU C (Design for Material Extrusion); CU D
(3D Printer Operation & Applications); and CU E (Do-It-Yourself). The training has been
delivered by Fotis Stamatopoulos and Panagis Foteinopoulos, both research engineers in LMS and
counted on the support of LMS colleagues interested in 3D Printing. A total of 19 external
participants attended during the two days of training.
Despite the online delivery, participants were extremely active and more than eager to ask questions, either directly or by using the chat box, also they were very keep to participate in open talks during the breaks, especially regarding possible applications of 3D printing in their own field of expertise. This interest also led us to go off book after the end of the 2nd day session and presenting some toolpath simulations using Cura and even some more advanced CAD solutions , like Fusion360. Following the above interest, we also had the opportunity of presenting more advanced parts developed by LMS, such as prototypes of snowboard bindings and medical applications created by MEX printing to fight against Covid-19.