Dr. Andrés Díaz Lantada
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Product Development Laboratory
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
6, 13, 20 July 2017, h. 14.30
Room A27, School of Engineering, Largo L. Lazzarino 1, Pisa
Objectives: The course is aimed at presenting the benefits of systematic product development following the CDIO (conceive-design-implement-operate) approach and at providing participants with a set of methods, resources and cases of study linked to: i) creativity promotion tools including useful techniques for generating ideas and other integral methodologies such as TRIZ and lean canvas; ii) design processes oriented to 3D and 4D printing and to taking advantage of their capabilities towards smart bioinspired devices; and iii) multi-scale and multi-material manufacturing technologies for the creation of biomimetic systems and original biodevices.
The course includes the following seminars:
1. "Creativity promotion in systematic product development processes with the CDIO approach. Case study: Optimizing a hand prosthesis." - 3 hrs. 6 July
This seminar will provide a brief introduction to systematic product development methodologies, which help to promote the straightforward design and fabrication of innovative devices. The more relevant creative design stages and related creativity promotion techniques will be detailed and applied to a real case of study, so as to understand how creativity can be fostered along engineering projects.
2. "Introduction to 4D printing of morphing actuators and shape-shifting devices. Case study: Conceptual design of a 4D printable bioinspired robot". - 3hrs. 13 July
This seminar will present the state-of-the-art of 3D and 4D printing and describe main alternatives for the creation of innovative products based on the possibilities offered by the more relevant 4D printing approaches. Different types of devices and actuators taking advantage of advances in this field will be presented. Finally, lean canvas will be presented as design method and adapted to the innovative design of bioinspired robots, which may benefit from the geometrical possibilities offered by 4D printing.
3. "Introduction to advanced manufacturing technologies for complex geometries. Case study: Conceptual design of a multi-scale organ-on-chip. Interactive group design projects". - 4 hrs. 20 July.
This seminar will illustrate how different advanced manufacturing technologies can be combined for the generation of multi-scale and multi-material biodevices aimed at interacting with human cells and tissues for biomimetic modeling. The design and manufacture of complex bioinspired geometries for tissue engineering devices with enhanced functionalities will be described. Again, lean canvas will be used and combined with creativity promotion tools for the rapid design of innovative lab- & organ-on-chip concepts.
Course given by: Dr. Andrés Díaz Lantada, Associate Professor
Affiliation: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Product Development Laboratory, E-28006 Madrid, Spain.
Research Interests: Prof. Díaz Lantada is actively researching in different areas related with product development, specially focused on the design of innovative medical devices, by combining rapid prototyping and 3D printing technologies, computer-aided design & engineering tools and active materials for improving diagnostic and therapeutic applications of biodevices. Recently he is aiming at exploring novel ways of interacting at a cellular level with the help of advanced design and manufacturing tools. Currently, he participates as UPM Principal Researcher in the EU Project “ToMax: Tool-less manufacture of complex geometries” (Factories of the Future) and as UPM Principal Researcher in the EU Project “UBORA: Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for innovation through Education” (Support to policy and intl. coop.).