The Science Dissemination Unit (SDU) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing this international workshop, to be held at the ICTP (Trieste, Italy) from May 6 to 8, 2013.
New, low-cost, three-dimensional printing technologies are providing exciting opportunities for research, education and humanitarian projects for the developing world. Using digital models, the 3D printers create or replicate solid objects out of plastic. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and create awareness on the new 3D printing options through demonstrations of a number of available competing technologies, as well as presentations of ongoing research into new applications. Special focus will be given to the applicability of 3D printing to promote appropriate technology for sustainable development, scientific research and education.
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