CREATE SYNERGIES BETWEEN CIRCULAR DESIGN & AM

A unique learning opportunity and environment for PhD students, professionals and companies in the field of product design, engineering, logistics, consumer psychology and sustainability interested in gaining insights on Circular Design in an intensive and
handson manner.  Gain insights and learn tools that give tangible answers on megatrends like circularity, digitalisation and additive manufacturing.

WHAT IS NEW ABOUT CRAFTH?

CRAFTH Hackathon is a top-level learning experience based on one-week hands-on teamwork of about 30 Ph.D students with diverse backgrounds from all over Europe (industrial design, industrial and material engineering, ICT, and more).

Participants will form teams on day one and matched with real industry cases & partners selected by the organizers.

 

Teams will be challenged to deliver a valuable circular concept and prototype solution for the client company in a short time span of 5 days. Participants will receive both lectures and practical training sessions during the week, supporting their problem-solving activities.

HOW TO APPLY?

Applicants will be selected according to an open call for selection

Deadline for application is (…). Notice of selection will be communicated by (…).

 

Selected students will have to cover their own travel and subsistence costs etc.

THE PROGRAM

The schedule of the week consists of organized events and work time on the challenges.

The provided lectures by professionals, workshops and excursions will contribute towards better understanding of the possibilities of circular economy and provide tools to solve the challenges using additive manufacturing.

Apply before <xx.xx.2020> and be part of the change

The Venue

Welcome to Unesco Design Region Kortrijk city

 

UGent Campus Kortrijk is situated in the centre of a unique and fast growing district of Unesco Design Region Kortrijk city, Kortrijk-Weide. 

The Hackathon itself will take place on the Industrial Design Center (IDC) site. The IDC is the open knowledge center of Howest University of Applied Sciences and Ghent University where industry, research and education meet, make and co-create.

MEET THE COACHES

Participants will be coached by specialists in the domains of Circular Design, Design for Additive Manufacturing & Business modelling for Circular Economy.

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. 

EXAMPLE CASES

3D PRINTED ADD-ONS

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. 


#DESIGN FOR ATTACHMENT #HACKING SOLUTIONS

3D PRINTED SPARE PARTS

Currently approximately 5% of all spare parts are suited for digital spare parts: they could be stored and transported digitally and manufactured based on need utilizing 3D printing close to the end user. 

The 'DIVALIITO'- project develops methods to identify 3D printable parts from company spare part catalogues and accumulates knowledge about 3D printing materials and their post-processing operations compared to traditional manufacturing processes. 

#DESIGN FOR REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

WASTE TO FILAMENT

In one project, a filament extruder was used to make filament from the grinded Coca-Cola crate material. This filament was then used together with a consumer-grade FDM (or FFF) 3D printer to produce experimental material samples and new products from the “waste” material.


#DESIGN FOR RECYCLING #MARKETING AND PUBLIC IMAGE

3D PRINTED METAMATERIAL STRUCTURES

Conventional drum pedals make use of a chain to transmit the power applied on the footboard into a movement of the beater head. The FDM printed metamaterial part can replace up to 5 conventional components  while providing the desired springback for the drummer. In case of faillure, the component can easily be replaced by a part made on a low cost desktop printer. (concept by Bavo Respens)

#DESIGN FOR REPAIR & MAINTENANCE #DESIGN FOR ATTACHMENT #HACKING SOLUTIONS

3D PRINTING WITH BIOMATERIALS

Klarenbeek en Dros researched novel 3D printing filaments based on seewead found in the Northsea. This renawable recourse is farmed in the sea where it absorbs CO2.  At end of life these new materials can be recycled or composted making them circular. 

#BIO-DESIGN

EXTEND PRODUCT LIFESPAN USING 3D PRINTING

The goal of Fabian Grasser's bachelor thesis at TU Clausthal was the analysis of products, in this case external hard disks and a new construction based on the knowledge as well as on the aspects of recycling & remanufacturing. Hard disks from defective laptops were recovered and refurbished using FDM printed casings in ABS and PLA.


#DESIGN FOR REUSE

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