3D Printing a Sustainable World

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The finalists will be announced on 4th November, and voting will open during Science Week from 11th to 15th November.

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What does sustainability mean to you?

  • Efficiency?
  • Recycling?
  • A better way of living?

One thing is clear: our planet needs bright ideas and new ways of thinking, consuming and living.

Over the summer, people have been submitting their ideas for ways to use 3D printing to promote sustainability. During Science Week (11–15 November), voting will open to decide which idea the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, will turn into 3D printed reality.

Register here to be kept up to date when voting opens: You will be able to ASK questions to finallists and cast your VOTE for the winner.

Teachers, read more information on taking part with your students during Science Week 2019: They will be able to ASK questions, and join live CHATs with the finallists and 3D printing researchers, before casting their VOTE for the idea they think should win.


About I-Form

I-FormThe I-Form mission is to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing. I-Form brings together a nationwide pool of expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing.

I-Form is applying exciting developments in digital technologies to materials processing, to improve understanding, modelling and control, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish manufacturing on the world stage. Read more…