Event description

3D printing is an additive method to create solid 3D objects. It is a constantly evolving technology which, in recent years, has made the implementation of an idea and the creation of a prototype fast and low cost.

The IEEE Greece Section in cooperation with the Biomedical Simulations and Imaging (BioSim) Laboratory of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the IEEE NTUA Student Branch and the IEEE RAS NTUA Chapter organizes a workshop on “Prototyping using 3D printing”. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge to start the creation of their own prototypes, without the need for any previous experience. During the workshop, every stage of the 3D printing procedure will be briefly described, from the 3D design and editing (slicing) of an object with the appropriate printing and material settings, to its final printing.

The issues that will be covered include:
– Presentation of available 3D printers and materials
– Use of 3D design software (CAD) and object design
– File processing with slicing software (Slicer)
– 3D printing of the object
– Troubleshooting during printer usage
– Additional tools and software to control and monitor the 3D printing process

When: Friday 8/5/2020, 18:30 – 20:00
Where: Online with Microsoft Teams

Presenter: Dimitris Karagiannis, PhD candidate, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
Dimitris received his degree in Pharmacy in 2013 and his MSc degree in Design and Development of New Pharmaceutical Compounds in 2017, from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), graduating first in his class. He is passionate about transformative technologies that can shape up the future of healthcare by empowering people to live healthier lives. Since 2017, Dimitris has been working as a Ph.D. student at the Biomedical Simulations and Imaging (BIOSIM) Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens toward the development of an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) platform able to manage patients’ medications in order to improve medication adherence. The platform supports a 3D printed smart pillbox that can notify the patients about the medication to be taken at the correct time, while it incorporates smart functionalities about drug-drug and drug-food interactions based on Artificial Intelligence. Dimitris is the recipient of a Doctorate Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and, recently, he was awarded with a Fulbright Foundation Scholarship in order to conduct doctoral research at the Intelligent and Connected Systems Lab, Columbia University, USA. During his visit, Dimitris will work on the extension of his IoMT platform to incorporate concepts from the smart cities framework aiming at identifying the medical equipment closest to a patient during an emergency condition.

If you are interested to participate, please fill the  application form and submit it by 7/5/20!