The leading global exhibition and conference on additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial production.
In the world of cutting-edge additive manufacturing (AM) processes, one event has established itself as an annual fixture in the exhibition calendar – Formnext in Frankfurt. It showcases additive manufacturing as a life-changing technology – across the whole spectrum of materials and processes.
Period: 07/10 -10/10
A joint International Conference incorporating the
IASS Symposium 2019
60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Structural Membranes 2019
8th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
Prof. Paulo Cruz and Prof. Bruno Figueiredo will participate in the event and coordinate the Invited Session: "Additive Manufacturing of Architectural Components".
2019 MIT Portugal Annual Conference
Prof. Paulo Cruz participated in the event moderating the Session #4 – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing. Arch. João Carvalho presented a poster of the project KERAMOS - Additive Manufacturing of Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products for Architectural Systems.
eCAADe SIGraDi 2019 Conference
Prof. Bruno Figueiredo and Arch. João Carvalho participated in the session Matter - Additive Manufacturing, presenting the papers "Ceramic Additive Manufacturing in Architecture - Computational Methodology for Defining a Column System" link & "Free-form Ceramic Vault System: Taking ceramic additive manufacturing to real scale." link
ACLab participates in the Material Xperience exhibition
Material Xperience is the leading event for creative professionals focused on material innovation.
Period: 13/03 - 15/03
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Period: 07/03 -08/03
Digital ceramics - Reinventing pottery
Workshop and lecture by Yao van den Heerik.
Period: 03/07 - 05/07
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa
Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal
Ciência 2017 was the annual meeting of the Portuguese science and technology community.
The meeting, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of JNICT and the 20th anniversary of FCT, promoted an open debate on the main subjects and challenges driving the work of the Portuguese scientific community. Ciência 2017 bringed together researchers and invited participants from all sectors of society.
Ciência 2017 was supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and it was organized by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia in collaboration with Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica, and the Education and Science Parliament Committee.
The programme of the meeting was designed in collaboration with the scientific community and includes plenary sessions, presentations, debates, poster sessions and demonstrations.
Prof. Paulo Cruz and Prof. Bruno Figueiredo participated in the event with the communication "Additive manufacturing of innovative ceramic products for architectural systems" and with the following demonstration.
Period: 25/09 - 28/09
HafenCity University (HCU)
IASS 2017: Interfaces - Architecture. Engineering. Science
Today’s challenges in built environment are immense. They require inter- and transdisciplinary skills. At the INTERFACES between architecture and engineering, new strategies and solutions need to be developed. The same applies to the INTERFACES between science and practice.
The last IASS symposium hosted by the German IASS group was held 1996 in Stuttgart with the focus on conceptual design of structures, including responsible and sustainable engineering and a variety of interdisciplinary aspects. The 2017 IASS symposium in Hamburg follows this holistic tradition.
Prof. Paulo Cruz participated in the event with the communication "Ceramic 3D printing – The future of brick architecture" by Cruz, P.J.S., Knaac, U., Figueiredo, U. and Witte, D.
Guimarães | PORTUGAL
1st National Seminar:
Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation in the
Manufacturing of Ceramic Products
The seminar facilitated the meeting of national participants interested in the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of ceramic manufacturing.
Period: 17/11 - 18/03
Casa da Arquitetctura
ACLab participated in the Power/Architecture exhibition
Power/Architecture is the inaugural exhibition of the Casa da Arquitectura that opens to the public the doors of its new facilities, in the renewed Quarteirão da Real Vinícola in Matosinhos.
The Wave Wall is part of the projects selected for exhibition, in the context of how technological power manifests itself today in the design of architectural projects, more specifically by the integration of digital manufacturing technologies.
University of Minho
ACLab participated in the MIT-Portugal Symposium
Ten years after initiating an institutional joint venture between Portugal and MIT, it is clearly evident that the MIT Portugal Program (MPP) has been successful. A new program of research, education, and innovation for 2018-2030 was planned and it was briefly presented, exploring the main drivers, the priorities and the new challenges from all the program stakeholders.
Prof. Paulo Cruz participated in the Round Table II – Smart Industry: from new industrial concepts to the digital transformation.
Period: 02/07 - 04/07
Science and Technology Summit in Portugal
Ciência 2018 was the latest edition of the annual meeting of Portuguese researchers.
It aims at promoting a broad debate on the main topics and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the world of research. The meeting main goal, therefore, is to stimulate not just the participation but also the interaction between researchers, the business sector and the general public.
In the context of the definition of missions steered by the 2030 agenda of the United Nations, based on the 17 Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS), Ciência 2018's programme is organized around sessions to stimulate the debate on the design of the future 9th European Framework Program for Research and Innovation, 2021-2028.
Prof. Paulo Cruz and Prof. Bruno Figueiredo participated in the event with the communications "Ceramic architectural components at industry 3.0 and 4.0" and "Additive manufacturing of innovative and multifuncional ceramic products".
Period: 16/07 - 20/07
IASS 2018: Creativity in Structural Design
Prof. Bruno Figueiredo participated in the event with the communication
"3D printed ceramic vault shading systems".
2018 MIT Portugal Annual Conference
Prof. Paulo Cruz participated in the event presenting the R&D project KERAMOS - Additive Manufacturing of Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products for Architectural Systems.
Antena 1, RTP
Podcast - 90 Segundos de Ciência - Antena 1
Um grupo de investigadores da Universidade do Minho está a desenvolver um sistema de impressão 3D de componentes cerâmicos para arquitectura, que melhorem a plasticidade destas estruturas.
BE-AM: Built Environment - Additive Manufacturing
Prof. Paulo Cruz participated in the event with the communication "Additive manufacturing of ceramic and composite products".
Period: 05/12 - 04/01
Building Digital Ceramics
Building Digital Ceramics exhibits a set of elements developed in the Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab between, 2016 and 2018, to explore the integration of computational tools and additive manufacturing processes in the design and production of ceramic architectural components.
The exhibition presents a significant number of specimens that were used as basis for: testing the optimal plasticity degree of the ceramic paste for 3D printing; evaluating the formal constraints inherent to the layer-by-layer extrusion process; exploitation the use of composite materials. It also includes a set of prototypes that demonstrate the potential of architectural application of ceramic components produced by additive manufacturing (©Photo: Nuno Gonçalves).
Period: 28/03 -29/03
Workshop to explore the additive manufacturing of ceramic and hybrid cladding components and to demonstrate the potential of multifunctional coatings.
In the aim of the MIT-Portugal Exploratory Research Project MIT-EXPL/ISF/0006/2017: KERAMOS – Additive Manufacturing of Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products for Architectural Systems.
April . 2019
Period: 09/04 - 11/04
S2M Conference: Industry 4.0
Prof. Bruno Figueiredo participated in the event with the communication "Paper in Architecture: The role of additive manufacturing".
SHARE | Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products
Presents the main outputs of the project KERAMOS – “Additive Manufacturing of Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products for Architectural Systems”.
The exhibition opened on June 19 and will run until July 1, in the lobby of Building 01 at the Azurém Campus of the University of Minho in Guimarães. It includes a set of specimens and prototypes that demonstrate the potential of the architectural application of ceramic components produced by additive manufacturing and boosts the commercial and industrial attractiveness of KERAMOS products (©Photo: Nuno Gonçalves).
4th International Conference on Structures and Architecture
Prof. Bruno Figueiredo will present the paper: "Self-supporting ceramic wall system: Challenges of additive manufacturing of architectural ceramic components".