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Re-imagining the futures of 3D printing in society

Scientific symposium and expert scenario workshop

March 23 to 24, 2021 | Virtual event

This scientific symposium offers the opportunity to discuss the challenges and social trends of 3D printing with leading international experts from the humanities and social sciences. It is organized by the Hector Fellows Peter Gumbsch, A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Martin Wegener in the context of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) together with the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

3D printing changed imagining future production and consumption, technological capabilities and use-cases advance, mature, and diversify. However, these advances mean that the social imagination of 3D printing in society needs to diversify as well. The symposium focuses on debates about the social shaping, political governance and ethics of 3D printing.

In addition to the scientific symposium (March 23 to March 24), which addresses scientists in the field, a public virtual evening event will take place on March 23, 2021. All interested citizens are most welcome to attend this event.

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