Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Efficient exploitation of primary resources is a mandatory requirement to attain a more sustainable future. 
One way to achieve this ambitious goal is via the optimization of product geometry, while at the same time producing lighter and lighter mechanical components and structures. Nevertheless, intricate geometries are generally difficult to fabricate using conventional manufacturing methods. Emerging technologies have been developed in recent years to cope with this issue, relying on subtractive, additive and joining concepts. For instance, additive manufacturing (3D printing), solid-state welding, and other hybrid manufacturing processes. 
On the other hand, the study of emergent and advanced materials is of equal importance. Future engineering applications will seek specific material behavior to boost their efficiency and reliability, covering several structural and functional properties which are mostly neglected in current design procedures.
Our dedicated courses extensively cover aspects of sustainable manufacturing, as well as materials for sustainable industrial manufacturing processes.