Dream it, Design it, Do it

General description

The past few decades have been a revolution in technological terms all over the world and across all fields; and things that seemed impossible back in the day are suddenly part of our daily lives. If the idea of creating a three-dimensional object by putting together several layers of material (following a computer model) seemed surreal in the eighties, it’s been pointed out as one of the possible industrial revolutions of the present.

From rapid prototyping to biomolecular printing, additive manufacturing has found numerous applications: how did Airbus rapidly create about a thousand components for its new aircraft? 3D printing - how are coral reefs being regenerated in Bahrain? 3D printing - how will astronauts repair tools on a space mission? 3D printing.

Sooner than you might think, 3D printing will take over. What do you say you come forward to the avant-garde of engineering and start designing yourself? Sure, you’ll need a good environment to get inspired… but look no further because one of the most eclectic global cities is awaiting you with open arms, for you to get lost wandering along its streets full of history, art and charm; illuminated by the bright Mediterranean sun, and warmed up by our sincere and hospitable Catalan smiles.

BEST Barcelona is ready for you. Are you ready for this?


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Industrial Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Applied Sciences , Mechatronics , Materials Engineering , Mechanical Engineering
Content and topics:
Introduction to 3D printing: materials, technologies, techniques, applications and possible ways of improvement.
Learning goals and objectives:
At the end of the course, participants will have an overview on 3D printing and its applications, having the ability to 3D-print their own designs.
Examination type:
Final presentation of a project.
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answers to the questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel during the course and 'masia' during the weekend trip (catalan name for typical house in the countryside).
Participants will get 3 meals per day prepared by the organisers. At least one of them will be hot. There will be also coffee breaks between lectures.
Days in Barcelona: mainly on foot and public transport. Weekend trip: we normally book a bus which takes participants to the weekend trip house and back to Barcelona.