“Complexity is free and manufacturing, customized” breakfast-networking of 3D printing.


per Comunicació CTECNO / 24 novembre, 2015 / Sense comentaris

On Thursday November 19th in the Cibernàrium auditorium in the MediaTIC building took place the event “3D Printing: opportunities and challenges in the design industry.” Inside the Cycle of networking-breakfast organized by CTecno, with the collaboration and sponsorship of Barcelona Activa, the event discussed the added value of 3D Printing and their application in the design industries.

Joaquim Minguella, Director of Learning and Technology in CIM Foundation, was in charge of moderating the roundtable. Minguella stressed that “3D printing allows you to change many parts of the value chain, although it is always necessary to start from an idea to materialize.”

From the user’s perspective, Toni Parera, Project Manager & Creative Director Innou European Innovation Consultancy, said that “the 3D Printing allows objects that are industrially impossible”. Parera argued that in the field of 3D the only limit is the imagination. Furthermore, “the cost in the 3D world have it optimized very quickly, allowing us to perform any type of object, model or prototype,” he added.

From the academic side, Oriol Carrasco, a professor at the European Institute of Design in Barcelona, explained that currently the additive manufacturing is finding the time for expansion and growth, but need to look for added value. Carrasco said that “with 3D Printing we are only changing the technique, but the product function is the same.” He also denied that “3D printing cannot print things instantly, nor do a professional designer of each of us.”

As a representative of a technology center that develops 3D Printing, Josep Lluís Checa, Deputy General Manager & Managing Director Latam in Leitat, cataloged 3D Printing as a digital processing element that provides free specialized manufacturing and complexity. “Additive manufacturing systems will make virtually any object with complex geometry and with a combination of materials of different types”, he defended. Checa also gave value to “the information won’t be in the design but in tangible assets that will set the behavior”

During question time it was urged to differentiate the 3D applications technology and recalled that the 3D Printing sector is still very small. The breakfast ended with the words of René Clusa, chairman of the Council of Ctecno Companies, who closed the cycle-networking breakfast 2015 and invited attendees to the upcoming events of 2016.


You can view pictures of the event at this link.

You can see the video of the event at this link.

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