3D Printing

Robot Factory met International Centre for Theoretical Physics

International Centre Theoretical Physics – Promoting science in the developing world

Friday June 10, 2016, we were guests of “Abdus Salam” International Centre Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and together with the researchers Dr. Carlo Fonda (ICTP – Scientific FabLab) and Ph.D Javier Antonio Montoya Martinez (Director del Instituto de Matematicas Aplicadas and Coordinador Institutional del Doctorado en Ciencias Fisicas – Universidad de Cartagena – Colombia and Junior Associate ICTP), we met the ICTP Director, Dr. Fernando Quevedo, he told us about ‘mission’ of the “Abdus Salam” Centre.

Already in the last edition of the Trieste Mini Maker Faire, at which we attended, we were impressed by the story of this foundation and the enthusiasm that shines in each of the researchers that we had the pleasure of meeting.

The ICTP, founded in 1964 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP pursues scientific excellence in research and training in a variety of fields. Its research groups are: Physics, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Quantitative Life Sciences, New Research Areas (Sustainability), etc.

From 2014, within ICTP it has arisen a new association, it is very close to the territory, but also addressed the meeting between scientists and promoters of DIY, artisans, young students, etc. we talking of ‘Scientific Fabrication Laboratory’. A scientific FabLab dedicated to creativity and research, with particular interest in all possible applications for the benefit of the whole planet.

Robot Factory has given to the SciFabLab a 3D printer, 3DLPrinter model, namely a stereolithography printer that uses DLP© technology and the ‘CopperFace’ system (small galvanic machine for the metallization of all materials).

We hope that this 3D printer, and also the small galvanic system, can be an excellent support to the activity of scientists, inventors and promoters of DIY, for their projects in science, education and sustainable development.