Participation in the online discussion on “Technology at the service of Certification in the post-COVID-19 era” held at the initiative of TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD)

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The President and Director of the Laboratory of Modern Production & Control Technologies of the Department of Industrial Management & Technology, Professor Vassilis Dedousis participated in an online discussion on “Technology at the service of Certification in the post-COVID-19 era” organized by TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD ) on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

In the context of the discussion, the speakers analyzed the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on technological research but also highlighted the changes that the pandemic crisis will bring to the certification industry.

In his speech, Prof. V. Dedousis referred to the possibilities offered by 3D printing in dealing with the crisis. As he said, 3D printing that was used until yesterday to make prototypes has now been extended to make finished products, which has proven beneficial in the midst of a pandemic if you consider the masks for the medical staff that have been made. In fact, this technology, which is maturing according to the evolution of the materials that can be used by prosthetic manufacturing machines, will open up even more possibilities in the future. The reason, as explained by Mr. Dedousis, is that it has the ability to manufacture products of amazing complexity with simple procedures, even products with personalized specifications, such as hearing aids. “In the next few years, 3D printing will enter our lives so much that instead of a home printer of texts, we will have a home printer of objects” he said characteristically, adding that 3D printing could also help with certification, making the process more economical and much more efficient.

For more information as well as the relevant press release from TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) you can refer to

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