Research topics from 3DP-RDM feasibility study proposals

As previously mentioned in the post on the close of the 3DP-RDM feasibility study competition, a huge diversity of discplines and approaches were represented in the 34 proposals we received. While for confidentiality reasons we cannot list all of the submissions, the following list provides an overview of the research topics proposed.

  • 3D printed self-assemblies
  • Adaptive equipment for the elderly
  • CAD methods and tools
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Cyber security
  • Data transfer standards
  • Design methods
  • Equipment repairs
  • Material supply chains
  • Micro factories
  • Multi criteria decision analysis
  • Networking systems
  • Novel AM technologies
  • Predictive modelling
  • Rapid manufacturing
  • Security
  • Services
  • Stakeholder protection
  • Total cost modelling

Sectors represented include healthcare, food, aerospace and textiles. Of these, healthcare was the most prominent, with it the application domain in several proposals.

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