Report on Shaping 7 Summer School

The Summer School on “Rheology Applied to Additive Manufacturing” was organised by ECerS and the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 13th September 2019.

The aim of this school, held prior to the Shaping 7 conference, was to create a forum that brings together students, professors, and industrialists, going beyond the fundamentals of rheology for ceramic materials by applying them to different additive manufacturing techniques. 

There were 65 registered participants from 15 countries (Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine).

High quality courses were given during the school by:
Fabrice Petit (Belgium) – An introduction about Additive Manufacturing Techniques
Rodrigo Moreno (Spain) - Rheology of ceramic suspensions
Gary Messing (USA) - Rheology for Additive Manufacturing of Textured Ceramics
Hélio Jorge (Portugal) – Industrial Projects in Additive Manufacturing - Case study: rheological developments and studies of alumina pastes for robocasting

During the school, a presentation of ECerS and the JECS Trust was also made by Francis Cambier as well as a presentation of  the Young Ceramists Network by Maria Canillas.