The concept of 3D printing first emerged in 1976 with the development of additive manufacturing materials for prototyping purposes. From then on, unbelievable progress has been made in this field.

Given the importance of this technology in areas such as medicine, the University of Salamanca, through the BISITE Research Group, has launched, once again, its Master’s Degree in Technologies applied to 3D Design and Printing, directed by Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez.

This is a hybrid training course that has two enrolment periods (October and February). Over the years, students from many countries have enrolled in the course. In addition, to help students combine their studies with other academic and work activities, the methodology is based on adapting to each student.

Uses and applications of 3D printing

Over the course of the programme, students will be under the guidance of a range of teachers who are professionals in the sector and are up-to-date on the wide-ranging possibilities of 3D printing. Modules will cover the fundamentals of product development, 3D design and organic modelling, the digitisation of physical products and reverse engineering, and the development of market-oriented products, entrepreneurship and business. In addition, there will be a choice of one of three specialisations: health, engineering or education.

Today, 3D printing is essential for advances in medicine such as the creation of prostheses, used not only to replace limbs, but also to create replicas of teeth or cellular tissues, improving the lifestyle and quality of life of the people who need them. Growing use in this and other fields means that the job market is booming, which is why this Master’s Degree at the University of Salamanca offers guaranteed internships and employment opportunities. Thanks to internships, professionals in the sector can be well prepared for the challenges of their profession.

We invite you to participate in this year’ s course, we have extended the pre-enrolment period until 21 October 2022. You can obtain more information and register for the Master’s Degree in Technologies applied to 3D Design and Printing by clicking on this link.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.