3d Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Design Factors secured funding from Science Foundation Ireland for Stratasys Connex 500 multi material printer. The group use the equipment to support their research across several projects while also undertaking contract work in colaboration with  industry.

Design Factors has a specific interest in using the technology to create flexible replicas of body anatomies using 3D reconstructions from MRI/CT patient scans. The 3D printer is also used to support several other product develop projects in the group and across the Univeristy. More details are available by visiting www.additivemanufacturing.ie or by email at  3dprint@ul.ie.


Principle Investigator
Adam de Eyto Portrait
Technical support
Eamonn Curtis
Research Assistant

Design Practice & Education

We are actively engaged in research for design education, continuing professional development and design practice.

Design for Health

Our user-centered work in health and wellness focuses on humanising technology that benefits both patients and clinicians.

Design for Sustainability & Society

Our research projects take a design led approach to framing and tackling societal, environmental and consumption issues.

Human Factors in industry

Our research on work related musculoskeletal disorders examines occupational health and industrial ergonomics.