The Design and REsearch in Advanced Manufacturing Academy, D.RE. A.M. Academy, is an international advanced training programme organised in collaboration with the University of Naples Federico II dedicated to the topic of advanced manufacturing. The Academy, thanks to an international faculty, aims at the development of innovative skills, which allow participants to become well acquainted with the field of advanced manufacturing. Accordingly, participants will be able to produce original and innovative ideas and projects, which can be applied in the fields of industry, crafts and research, or can be further developed into the business path.
The participants, supported by the teachers, tutors and the permanent team of the programme, will be accompanied along the path that will lead them – starting with their own initial idea – to develop a prototype, experimenting with different methodologies and design techniques and using the sophisticated machinery available at the D.RE.A.M. FabLab.
Participation in the Academy will allow the development of specific skills in four main areas of specialisation:
DHA: Design for Health Accessibility
DFF: Design for Fashion and Furniture
DAA: Design for Advanced Architecture
DCM: Design for Cultural Heritage and Museum Exhibit Design
The courses are organised on an average of 3 days a week from 10:00 to 18:00. The total training hours amounts to 710 hours.
The programme is structured as follows:
1. Fundamentals: Theoretical and practical training on design strategies;
2. Digital Skills: Utilising the best performing software for three-dimensional modelling and computational design. Using CNC machines and Entrepreneurial training;
3. Design Strategies: Testing the different design strategies within the four areas of specialisation envisaged by D.RE.A.M. Academy;
4. Design Focus: Development of specific skills related to the specialisation field chosen by each student;
5. Design Thesis & Prototype: Development of the final elaborate prototype.
Each of the abovementioned parts contains different training modules.
At the end of each module, students should realise their final assignment through which the knowledge acquired by the learner will be tested.