Add Opportunity
Instructor: Kivi Sotamaa, Adjunct Associate Professor

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” Bruce Lee

This seminar focuses on design as a method for exploring new applications and business potentials of Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and nanoscopically structured fibrous cellulose. The seminar participants developed workflows, design applications, and business models based on the characteristics and manufacturing processes related to 3D printed fibrous Nanocellulose. The aim of the seminar was to introduce students to the cutting edge of digital design and manufacturing, and as a group, to go beyond that edge in order to create new design innovations, that can influence and drive the ongoing technical and scientific research. The seminar began by exploring and mapping out the technologies, and their possible areas of application, and proceeded by executing a number of case studies, developing work flows, and culminated in the production of 3D printed prototypes.

Students: Brian Barnes, Jacob Bloom, Derek Buell, James Currie, Timothy Harmon, Ryan L Hong, Hongkai Li, Steven Matti, Roshanak Mostaghim, Peter Nguyen, Tas Febres-Cordero, Andrew Raffel, Adam Rude, Nicholas Solakian, Marie Trabold, and Zhuoran Xu.

The seminar was done in collaboration with ADD and supported by Solid Concepts.


Kivi Sotamaa