Research Articles

dissemination & sustainability

TecHUB 4.0
research agenda

Intellectual Outputs will be disseminated through scientific conference presentations, live demonstrations, professional workshops, industry reviews and state of the art articles.

Conference and Journal publications are targeted for sustainability of the intellectual outputs and project results.  The role of 3D Printing in in the educational process and the development of entrepreneurial skills will be investigated.

Other subjects like blended learning and creative thinking will also be addressed.


The 16th Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference
4th – 5th April 2019, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
Multivariable Regression Analysis for Optimised Mass Calculation of MEX 3D Printed Parts

1University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2Lancaster University, Engineering School, Lancaster, United Kingdom
3National Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology “Ana Aslan”, Bucharest, Romania


Since its introduction in the early 1990s Material Extrusion (MEX) has become the most popular additive manufacturing technology for a variety of applications. One of the reasons of its popularity amongst users is the affordability of the equipment, materials and the open source software. Given the large variety of combinations optimisation of MEX process parameters can be quite elaborate. The paper provides a method for optimisation of mass calculation using  multivariable regression analysis. Layer thickness, printing temperature and printing speed were considered the independent variables for a two level factorial experimental program. DOE was used to plan 12 sets of programs, out of which four were found to have  significant models. The four models were validated through measured and calculated responses.

KEYWORDS: Optimised Mass Calculation, Regression Analysis, Material Extrusion, Design of Experiments

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The 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education
5th – 7th June 2019, Sibiu, Romania
TECHUB 4.0 - Technology and Entrepreneurship Education for Bridging the Gap in Smart Product Development
M.E. ULMEANU1, C.V. DOICIN1, L. Roșca2, A.E.W. RENNIE3, T. Abram3,
P. Bajdor4

1University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
3Lancaster University, Engineering School, Lancaster, United Kingdom
4Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland


Additive manufacturing is a worldwide trend and has been successfully adopted in a wide variety of domains. With applications ranging from automotive, aerospace, military, consumer goods  bioprinting and even wearable electronics, the need for trained workforce in additive manufacturing is in high demand. Academia all around the world is adapting to this new trend trying to develop new strategies in delivering suitable competences to their undergraduate, masters’ and PhD students. Such an initiative is the Erasmus+ project TecHUB 4.0 which brings together four complementary universities from Romania, United Kingdom and Poland. The main goal of the project is to bring together professors, industry specialists, researchers, managers, and entrepreneurs to deliver, using methods based on modern teaching technologies, especially on the use of web-based platforms and digital technologies – e-learning and interactive platforms, their knowledge to the young students wishing to become entrepreneurs in the additive manufacturing area. 

KEYWORDS: Blended learning, Entrepreneurship, 3D printing, Digital technologies, Smart products, Business development

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