Centro de Innovación en Diseño y Tecnología


• In the realm of advanced manufacturing it is additive manufacturing (AM) (popularly called 3D printing) that has gained the most attention worldwide.

• Instantly printing 3D parts and entire products from CAD files, anywhere in the world, is changing the way we think about manufacturing in general.

• But how would an industrial society based on this new paradigm operate?

• Is this type of manufacturing scalable to large-scale production? Is it sustainable and green?

• What will the impact of this technology be on the workforce and workforce training?

• What are the ethical consequences?

• We all know examples of products being sold in the United States that are made elsewhere where employees must work long hours with few, if any, breaks and under difficult and often unhealthy conditions.   Will AM change these conditions?



• The main objective of the workshop is to generate a dialogue between industry and academia in the topic of additive manufacturing.

• The workshop should lead to new collaborations and proposals for research and development.



• We are inviting participants from Mexican and US academia and industry to join us in this day and a half event on the Tec de Monterrey campus to listen to distinguished speakers and debate these topics.

• There will be displays, plenty of opportunities to network and to participate in panel discussions.

• In  the context of UC President Napolitano’s UC-Mexico Initiative there also will be grant opportunities for Mexican-US collaborations in this field.




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