The rapid prototyping via digital fabrication is an intensive and hands-on training designed to teach participants the principles and techniques of digital fabrication applied, and practical applications of 3D printing technology in the field of digital fabrication. This training provides participants with a deep understanding of the 3D printing processes, materials, design considerations, and post-processing techniques. Through a combination of theoretical lecture and hands-on exercises, participants will develop the skills necessary to leverage 3D printing technology for prototyping and speeding up their production purposes.
The main objective is to understand the fundamental concepts of digital fabrication and the role of 3D printing in the manufacturing industry. Become familiar with different types of 3D printing processes including fused deposition modelling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA) and (MSLA), and selective laser sintering (SLS). Learn the properties and characteristics of various 3D printable materials and their suitability for different applications. 3D models will be available to use as a demonstration, participants should have basic knowledge of 3D modelling. Preprinted models will be given away at the end of the workshop.
Trainer’s name and status: Marios Charalambous graduated from Frederick University with a BA in Interior Design and has been noted on various occasions as the highest academic achiever (Best Academic Performance 2012-2013). Together with three other designers, Marios formed ‘Draw Collective’ in 2013. This is a group of like minded designers who design products, furniture and offer interior design services and solutions tailored to meet client needs. Marios offers a fresh perspective to design by avoiding current market trends as far as possible by seeking new sources of inspiration for his unique designs and furniture. In addition, he has also set up his own ‘Studio and Lab’ in order to further develop and prototype his furniture and product design ideas, experimenting with different materials and in house machineries, such as laser cut, 3D printing and CNC. Alexis Charalambous is a Mechanical Engineer by trade, but he is also meddle in carpentry, electronics, programming, and data analysis. During his studies he got involved in many different teams and programs, such as the formula student team FRTUCY and the Environmental and Animal Welfare club. Also, he researched the detection of failures in photovoltaic systems. In his free time you will find Alexis in his workshop where he likes to fabricate prototypes and then blueprints to offer to the world (@justmakeitstudio).