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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Impressive

published on 9.04.2018

3D printing is a technology for manufacturing three-dimensional objects by superimposing layers of material, that is why it is also called additive manufacturing. In the last 15 years it has grown a lot in the industrial field since it allows to develop prototypes cheaper than the usual technique of molds for injected plastic, without limitation of form. In addition, it makes profitable the production of a small number of pieces and even unique pieces. That is why many of its applications are given in personalized medicine. Catalonia has become a global center of activity (hub), since have leading companies in the design and manufacture of 3D printers both industrial and domestic.
The following spoke: Felip Fenollosa, CIM-UPC Foundation director, Yoel Cruz, industrial designer BCN3D Technologies, Jaume Homs, Iberia Sales Manager 3D Printing HP, Emilio Sepúlveda, Co-Founder Natural Machines, Juan C. Dürsteler, director of innovation at Horizons Optital, Albert Mangas, product manager Avinent, Javier Moreno, radiologist at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, ​​and Samuel Sánchez, ICREA, Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).