Workshop on Additive Manufacturing

On February 27th, 2019, industry representatives of Assolombarda joined the CompMech Group in a workshop on the last developments in the additive manufacturing field. The workshop, entitled “Manifattura Additiva e Materiali Innovativi: il progetto 3D@UniPV”, have been followed by a visit of the new metal 3D printing laboratory (3DMetal) and of the rapid prototyping laboratory (Protolab).

During the visit, the industrial representatives have been in touch with the new metal 3D printer (Renishaw AM400) and with the FDM printers; furthermore they were able to see several components produced for various industrial applications.

March 7th, 2019

Grand Opening 3DMetal@UniPV

The 3DMetal@UniPV Laboratory will be inaugurated at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr) of the University of Pavia on December 6th, 2018 at 12:00 pm.

The 3DMetal is a new DICAr Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, equipped with a metal 3D printer with powder bed laser melting system (Renishaw’s AM400, Renishaw®).

The 3DMetal@UniPV aims to print metal components with an innovative design and to carry out research activities on devices optimization and additive manufacturing process simulation.

The laboratory is born from the synergy between two manufacturing companies, Fluid-o-Tech and La Marzocco, and the group of Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials (DICAr).

The team: Dr. Gianluca AlaimoDr. Stefania MarconiDr. Simone Morgantiand Eng. Alberto Cattenone.

5 December 2018

Prof. Auricchio @ National Academy of Sciences

During the second annual assembly of the National Academy of Sciences, held on November 6, prof. Ferdinando Auricchio from the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia held the lecture entitled “3D printing: an enabling and fascinating technology. From the science of materials to modeling, from surgery to civil engineering”.

Prof. Auricchio was nominated National Member (in “supernumerary”) in 2018.

The National Academy of Sciences was founded in 1782 on the initiative of Antonio M. Lorgna, mathematician and hydraulic engineer, together with the forty most eminent italian scientists, including Lazzaro Spallanzani, Alessandro Volta, Lodovico de Lagrange, Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich: hence the current name of “Società dei Quaranta” (today “Academy of the XL”).

30 November 2018

3D4MED – 3D Printing for Surgery: A new technology for an effective and customized surgery!

On October 29th, 2018, 3D4MED was inaugurated at Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo of Pavia.

3D4MED is the first 3D printing clinical laboratory in Italy; it is equipped with different 3D printing technologies able to create patient-specific anatomical models for surgical planning, training and simulation, and to develop patient-specific instrumentation and innovative prototypes.

The laboratory was born from the collaboration between the group of Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials, coordinated by Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia, and the Unit of General Surgery II of the Policlinico San Matteo, directed by Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa.

3D4MED team is formed by: Eng. Stefania Marconi, who directs and supervises all the laboratory activities, Eng. Valeria Mauri and Eng. Erika Negrello.

3D4MED Brochure

October 30, 2018

3D4MED inauguration on TG3 Regione Lombardia

3D4MED inauguration on Telepavia.

New Course on “Virtual Modeling and Additive Manufacturing”

A new edition of the course “Virtual Modeling & Additive Manufacturing” started yesterday October 24th 2018 at the Collegio Borromeo of Pavia. 

The course is organized by the Collegio Borromeo, the University of Pavia, and the Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Pavia.

During the first lesson, Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio, supervisor of the course, gave a lecture on “Introduction to the additive technologies”.

Course web page

Press review: La Provincia Pavese

Facebook post Collegio Borromeo

October 25th, 2018


PROTOLAB has joint PLAST2018! The International Exhibition for Plastic and Rubber Industries takes place in Milano Rho Fiera from May 29th to June 1st. We present our research and prototyping activities in the 3D printing area of the Exhibition.

Come to visit us! You can find us at Stand D16Pavillion 22.

We want to thanks 3NTR Company for the collaboration!

June 1st, 2018

Press Review: Prof. Auricchio member of the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze

Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio has been elected National Member of the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, the only national scientific Academy continuously in function since its establishment. It was founded in 1782 on the initiative of the mathematician and hydraulic engineer Antonio M. Lorgna. The founding Members were, besides Lorgna, the forty most distinguished scientists of all over Italy, including Lazzaro SpallanzaniAlessandro VoltaLodovico de LagrangeRuggero Giuseppe Boscovich: hence the current name Society of the XL, Società dei Quaranta.

Article: UniPV news

Industry 4.0, Technology and the Law

The “Industry 4.0, Technology and the Law” Winter School 2018 will take place from Monday 5th to Friday 9th of February 2018 at Collegio Ghislieri. It is organized by the Department of Law, the Interdepartmental Research Center at the European Center of Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT)and the Collegio Ghislieri of Pavia, in collaboration with the Center for Health Technologies (CHT) at the University of Pavia.

Main topics of the Winter School:

  • Big Data: risks and abuses, regulation, potential and concrete advantages.
  • Cybersecurity and industrial information protection
  • Industry 4.0 and smart working:
  • how does the distribution of work change for different professions?
  • Work and tasks: what is the Jobs Act impact in this context? What is the evaluation one year after the opening to the smart working contracts?
  • The new relationship between man and job security
  • What employment policies to put in place to exploit this new revolution?
  • Industrial invention regulation and patent protection, in the era of 3D printers
  • Regulation for the personal data protection data in respect of the new European Regulation

January 22, 2018