Exhibitors 2018


Profacere - Lego

ProFacere is an academic spin-off that developed an innovative reconfigurable modular machine tool, built on standardised elements assembled like a LEGO. Its architecture, based on a patented screw-nut coupling (WO2017137938), allows to extend the main axis of the machine by coupling multiple bed frames and change the working volume. The frames hold crosstables that can operate simultaneously and permit to integrate different technologies FDM printing, milling, laser scanning, etc.). ProFacere will produce a low cost Lego-like Reconfigurable Machine Tool model for the FabLabs and Makers market. The model, with internet connection for remote control, will be launched after the Maker Faire.
Italy


Profacere - Lego

Team Profacere: Alessandro Bruzzone, Doriana D'Addona, Margherita Monti, Ivan Rosciano, Sonia Borghesi

Alessandro Bruzzone graduated in Computer Science at University of Pisa and in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa. He worked in the technical secretariat of nuclear division of NIRA Ansaldo S.p.A.; successively he was automation system analyst for the steel industry at SYSDATA S.p.A and then a freelance in HVAC and fire prevention systems design. Since 2004 he is associate professor of Technology and Processing System. He gave classes in Manufacturing Planning and Control, Innovative Manufacturing Processes, Materials Technologies. Currently he holds modules in Manufacturing Technology for the Mechanical Engineering in Genoa and La Spezia. Since 2010 he is CIRP fellow member. His research focuses on the functional characterization of the machined surfaces, innovative manufacturing processing technologies, manufacturing optimization and organization. He is co-inventor of the Lego-Like Reconfigurable Machining Center (WO2017137938A1) and of the Modular Bed for Machining Center (Italian application n. 102017000137650).
Margherita Monti graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa in 1985. She worked at Ansaldo S.p.A. in the nuclear components design Department until 1988. She got the PhD degree in Machine Design in 1992. Currently she is assistant professor at the University of Genova and gives classes in Machine Buildings and Machine Design in Genoa and La Spezia. She co-invented the Lego-Like Reconfigurable Machining Center (WO2017137938A1) and the Modular Bed for Machining Center (Italian application n. 102017000137650). Margherita Monti developed a solid know-how in different sectors of Mechanical and Machine Design. Her experience ranges from the Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, to the design of components for the shipbuilding, biomedical and nuclear industries, where she focuses on non-linear behavior and innovative materials. These design skills have been acquired by participating to several national and international research programs.
Doriana M. D'Addona studied at the University of Naples Federico II where she received the M.Sc Degree in Electronics Engineering in 1999. In 2003 she completed her Ph.D. program in Intelligent Technology and Systems for Production Automation at the University of Naples Federico II. After obtaining her Ph.D. title, she received a Post-Doc Fellow contract (2004-2006) to work on Intelligent Computation for Manufacturing Technology and Systems. At present, she works as Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. Her researches are in manufacturing technology, especially technological innovation for Product and Process Engineering, and development and use of intelligent cognitive systems (multi-agent systems) for production automation. She participated in several important regional, national and international projects. She actively attends international scientific conference; she is member of scientific national and international association in the field of Manufacturing Engineering (CIRP, AITEM, IEEE). Doriana D’Addona furthermore gained experience in developing and using multiple agents systems for management and optimization of complex manufacturing processes.

Ivan Rosciano graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa in 2017 with a thesis on the design and manufacture of a numerical controlled plasma cutting machine that he actually built and tested. Now he is attending the last year of the Master degree in Mechanical, Design and Production Engineering. Ivan Rosciano is an enthusiast maker with a deep understanding of the Maker Movements. He holds a solid knowledge in CAD design, materials and numerical control that permitted him to develop and build several 3D printers based on FDM technology. He is co-inventor an innovative Modular Bed for Machining Center (Italian application n. 102017000137650). Ivan Rosciano attends also a specialization course in Innovative Start-up.

Sonia Borghesi graduated in Mathematics, applied curriculum, and in Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics curriculum (cum laude), at University of Genoa with a thesis on the development of multi-agent control for reconfigurable Lego-Like machine tools. Now she is attending the first year of the Master degree in Mechanical, Design and Production Engineering, Mechatronics curriculum, and she teaches Mathematics, Physics, Automation Systems and Electrotechnics at Mediastaff Kant Institute in La Spezia. Thanks to her educational background and personal experiences, she has solid fundamentals in computational, mathematical-models and in computer science.


  F13 (pav. 8) - Ivan Rosciano
 2018

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