International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education 2014 – Post Event

ICADRE 2014

The International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE) aims to promote the understanding, use, and education of engineering design in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. The objectives of this conference are to advance research in good design practices, to share practices of design education, and to discuss how good design practices derived from design research can be adopted into design education.

Last week, Creatz3D was at the inaugural International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE) 2014 held at National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Engineering. It was organized by the Professional Engineering and Executive Education (OPE3) and they invited us to be the sponsor and speaker for the event. It ran parallel to the National Engineers’ Day and Maker Faire held at NUS Utown.

Organized by NUS, supported by Creatz3D

Over at NUS, the event tries to reach out to more people in the Engineering Education field on how Design can help to enhance the learning experiences of our future generation. 3D printing is one of the areas where its application can help propel the way students and engineers design and think about engineering solutions in a hassle free manner. With current advancements in technologies, heavy processes may slowly be losing its relevance in terms of bringing new innovations, products, and services in the shortest time. 3D printing can help to address such issues as some of the printers are small and processes are generally clean and simple.

ICADRE saw the invited speakers such as Prof Steve Culley (Bath University), Prof Amaresh Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Science), A/Prof Kevin Otto (SUTD) and Mr. Abinash Nayak (Hill-Rom). In the attendance were Ministry of Education (MOE) and the local polytechnics, as well as some of the secondary schools that are going into using low cost 3D printers for their work in Design and Technology modules. The polytechnics are already riding on the wave of 3D printing. Creatz3D was present to about exploring the potential of how 3D printing technology helping to enhance the learning of Design in institutions.

3D Printed Brain gear
A single job 3D printed interlocking gears model, with no assembly at all.

Creatz3D spoke in relation to the event agenda, revolving about the topic of “3D Printing paving way for Future Engineers”. With recent studies showing a dwindling interest in engineering with the evolution of a business-centric global economy, heavy processes may slowly be losing its relevance in terms of bringing new innovations, products, services, with quick turnaround time. In such case, 3D Printing is set to reach out to the Engineering education field on how design can help enhance the learning experiences of our future generation.

To cultivate the re-interest of the Maker movement, along with community efforts to adopt the DIY culture, more schools are providing value-added 3D printing curriculums, and students are both encouraged and empowered to innovate through the use of additive manufacturing. Learn about the paradigm shift of mindsets enabled by a clean manufacturing technology. 3D Printing is set to bring sexy back to engineering and other various design disciplines.

As the authorized distributor of Stratasys™ 3D printing systems and materials in Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia, Creatz3D has experienced a growth in 3D printing being used in educational sector, and the trend is going strong. In this session, Creatz3D will explore the macro impact that 3D printing has on the future global economy, by nurturing the younger generations to communicate ideas, designs and creations.

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