Circular sprint is a virtual one-week design sprint 

for PhD students and industry professionals

to learn and implement Circular Design by using 3D-printing as a tool.

 

Join us to find solutions for real-world challenges brought by our partner companies and add your input towards a more sustainable future.

The event is highly recommended for PhD students and professionals working in fields such as product design, engineering, logistics, sustainability and consumer psychology.

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WHAT IS CIRCULAR SPRINT?
 

CIRCULAR SPRINT is a one-week hackathon that addresses Circular Economy in a multidisciplinary and project-based manner. The event challenges PhD students, professional designers and companies, coming from a wide background, in combining Additive Manufacturing technologies (AM) and Circular Design (CD) to address specific design problems or challenges related to the implementation of a more circular economy.

Participants will be divided into multidisiplinary teams and matched with real industry cases and partners selected by the organizers. The teams will be challenged to deliver a valuable circular concept and a tangible prototype solution for a client company in a short time span of 7 days.

  • Online lectures

  • Online break out sessions to support problem-solving activities

  • Remote access to 3D printers is provided for prototyping

  • Professional CAD software from Autodesk is accessible during the event

WHY A CIRCULAR
SPRINT?
 

"Eyes set on a climate neutral EU

 

The European Green Deal is a pursuit and a roadmap towards a completely climate neutral EU before the year 2050. The goal is to restore biodiversity and cut pollution by utilizing resources more efficiently and by shifting towards a cleaner, circular economy.

Additive Manufacturing, often refered to as 3D printing,  is identified as key technology to improve maintenance, recycling, reparation of products thus making them more circular. During CRAFTH Circular Sprint companies and participants will have a chance to become aware of what these are, and how they can be utilised to innovate products and embed circular thinking into design process and business practice.

THE PROGRAM
 
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REMOTE PROTOTYPING

We strive to make your concepts tangible. 

 

Additive Manufacturing equipment in Kortrijk (BE)

  • Filament based: Ultimaker, Stratasys FDM, Mark Forged Mark 2 Fiber reinforced FDM

  • Resin based: Objet Pro 30 Polyjet, Formlabs Form 2 SLA

  • Powder based: Sinterit Lisa

  • Metal 3D printing in collaboration with external partners

Additive Manufacturing equipment in Aalto (FI)

  • Filament based: Ultimaker

  • Resin based: Formlabs Form 2 SLA

Additive Manufacturing equipment in TU Clausthal (Germany)

  • Filament based: Ultimaker

MEET THE COACHES
 

Francesca Ostuzzi 

UGent (campus Kortrijk) - Design Nexus research group

Francesca holds a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering Technology from Ghent University and a Master degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Both teaching and research activities focus on the overall topic of design for sustainability, meaning the design processes and outcomes aiming at triggering more sustainable futures

COMPANY CASES

Honda Access Europe

For the European market some Honda customers like to customize their cars by replacing standard car components (ex. Mirror casing) by genuine accessories with a different look and feel.

The mirror cases of the car are replaced with different mirror cases. How can Honda make these parts circular? Is it possible to 3D-print new mirror cases out of the old ones?

 
BEST PRACTICES

3D PRINTED ADD-ONS

#DESIGN FOR ATTACHMENT #HACKING SOLUTIONS

Teenage Engineering developed a number a freely available add-ons to hack the IKEA frekvens speaker range. Enthousiasts can download the ready-to-print model, a photo and assembly instructions. 

Teenage Engineering also shares which filament and printer they used to print the component as a reference. 

This is a great example of how to add functionality to a mass produced item and increase the emotional value of a product. 

 
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
TECHNICAL PARTNERS
 

Contact us

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Mail

hello@crafth.eu

Marksesteenweg 58

8500 Kortrijk

Belgium

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