3D printing

The 3Ducation project

  • Posted on: 28 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This project was conducted in two schools by the P2P Lab (a research hub focusing on open source technology and the commons) in the city of Ioannina, Greece. Students experimented with 3D design and created objects with features that would enable blind people to use them. Then using an open source 3D printer the odjects were manufactured. The designs were also made available under creative commons licenses.

Links to the blog of the project and the relevant academic article may be found on the website of the P2P Lab.


On the effects of prohibiting dangerous files on the Internet

New South Wales (Australia) recently enacted a new legislation to regulate gun control with the Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. It is the first of its kind in that it tries to control digital fabrication of firearms, it aims: "to create a new offence of possessing digital blueprints for the manufacture of firearms on 3D printers or electronic milling machines".< href="http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/bills/docref/5bb4f02b-1f1e-48b2-aa93-955574e699f6"> Source (PDF)

Vittorio Satta




Vittorio Satta holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and a Master Degree in Management Engineering at the University Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC of Castellanza, Varese (Italy). He's in charge of the Learning and Education Activities for the MakerBot Innovation Center, placed in SmartUp - LIUC.

Horizon 2020 and Digital Do It Yourself: social, technological and cultural impact

A general introduction to the DiDIY project, that answering the H2020 call for a "Human centric digital age", has been designed to be highly interdisciplinary and will look at organization and work, but also training and research, ethics, legal aspects such as the protection of intellectual property and - not least - creativity.








SmartUp – Laboratorio Fabbricazione Digitale (the laboratory of LIUC – Università Cattaneo focused on rapid prototyping technologies, 3D printing and additive manufacturing) is going to give a presentation on “New materials and new services for Additive Manufacturing” on September 30, 2015 (from 14.30 to 16.00) at Politecnico di Milano - Campus Bovisa.

What next in 3D technology: from formal design towards descriptive representation

Low bandwidth technologies favoured sparse, formal representations of the real world: from musical notation, to line plans of buildings. With increasing storage and computing power, these will be supplanted by more detailed, "descriptive", representations that are beyond human power to directly produce and understand.