Founded in 1906 from the roots of the Technical School for Engineers created in 1859, has a long-standing tradition of leadership of technical culture. It is one of the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, strongly committed to collaboration with industry. Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical or applied research and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organize services and facilities. Politecnico di Torino has close relationships with international institutions, companies, local government and other types of associations; with more than 150 bilateral international agreements and 40 double degree agreements, Politecnico di Torino has links with the most prestigious Universities in Europe.
Department of Applied Science and Technology
The Department of APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DISAT) focuses on research and education involving the fundamental principles of matter and energy, their transformation and related engineering applications. It does so throughout a wide and complementary range of disciplines: physics of condensed matter and fundamental interactions, nanotechnology, chemistry, materials science, metallurgy, actively pursuing chemical, physical, materials and food engineering spanning from the conception of new processes, to the development of new chemical reactors and process units by modelling and experimental tools, from the optimisation of control strategies and devices to the design of pilot and industrial-scale plants.
The Materials Science and Engineering for Innovative Technologies (SIMTI) research team at DISAT has specific skills in basic research with technological development and pre-industrial innovative materials as well as it pursues the development of a robust and competitive approach to the complexity of the functions and properties required of new materials and overbearing affirmation of the new manufacturing technologies.
Department of Management and Production Engineering
The Department of MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING (DIGEP) is the point of reference in Politecnico di Torino for the areas of knowledge that study the relationship between systems of production of goods and services and the economic environment in which they operate, thus blending engineering approaches with economics and management. DIGEP promotes, coordinates and manages basic and applied research, training, technology transfer and services to the local community in the areas of systems of production, quality management, product design, management and accounting, industrial plants law and economics.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTECH) research team at DIGEP has specific skills in computer-aided design, process simulation and manufacturing; especially in the areas of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Additive Manufacturing (AM), and Reverse Engineering (RE). Our research activities are focused on the application of additive techniques and thus on the analysis of existing processes in terms of process optimization, part quality improvement and new applications or future perspectives from the point of view of final users and new adopters of additive technologies. Two laboratories are available for research activities: the Laboratory of Rapid Manufacturing (RMLab), which has CAD/CAE/CAM facilities and RE systems, and the technological laboratory (LATEC), which has advanced systems for CNC machining, additive manufacturing and 3D printing.