MIT Short course on Additive Manufacturing (15-19 July 2019)
Andres Osorio participated at MIT’s Short course on Additive Manufacturing, held at the beautiful city of Cambridge. This is the 2nd short course that Andres takes at MIT. However, this time the topic is at Phystech’s core business: additive manufacturing.
There is no need to repeat everything that can be said about a course at one of the Top 3 Universities in the World. Same can be said about the lecturer John Hart. Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP); MechE Maker Czar and co-founder of Desktop Metal ( https://www.desktopmetal.com/ ).
During those 5 intense days, we covered in dept, the theory behind additive manufacturing and focused on the challenges and expectations of this rapidly evolving technology. We visited two companies in the Boston area that are using AM/3d printing: the first prints dental supplies. The second was Desktop Metals. It manufactures 3d metals printer systems for industrial applications using extrusion technology. Their printing system is more affordable than the big laser metal printers for instance.
We shared with colleagues from all over the US and the World experiences. We worked in teams on a final project, to apply design considerations – such as Generative Design with Autodesk Fusion 360 software – to solve a simple but yet challenging problem. As a matter of fact, the conclusion of the course took place at Autodesk high tech offices at Boston.
In overall, it was a great experience and a truly great opportunity for Phystech and its members to be able to participate in this short course edition.