Creative Students Science Club

As part of the Creative Students – Rapid Prototyping and Numerical Calculations Science Club at the Łukasiewicz – PIAP students and doctoral students can conduct research and pre-implementation studies using rapid prototyping, numerical calculations and 3D scanning techniques.

Main goals:

  • Creating models and prototypes using additive techniques
  • 2D and 3D design for manufacturing products using additive techniques
  • Numerical calculations using finite element method and multibody system method
  • Using 3D scanning as a tool to create digital spatial models, product quality control and dimensional analysis
  • Additive process testing and modelling
  • Optimisation of component and mechanism design
  • Manufacturing process planning, including auxiliary tool design
  • Combining manufacturing techniques
  • Robotisation of additive techniques
  • Scientific publications

How to become a member?

Any student or doctoral student of a Polish or foreign university with technical or exact sciences degrees can become a member of the Creative Students club. A candidate, showing creative thinking skills and a desire to use advanced design, numerical calculations and manufacturing techniques must undergo an internal recruitment.

Send your application – a CV and a short cover letter including a reason you want to join our club by email at or directly to the club tutor, Maciej Cader, PhD Eng at

Why apply?

Creative Students membership will give you a chance to develop an innovative approach – both to the theory and practice – to solve the technical problems using the latest technologies. The members will learn to use the latest tools in design, numerical calculations and manufacturing and gain practical knowledge of CAD/CAE systems, industrial additive and 3D scanning techniques. The members can take part in various research and commercial projects carried out by the Laboratory of Rapid Prototyping and Numerical Calculations at Łukasiewicz – PIAP.

The members can publish the results of the studies in joint publications, including scientific publications. The management team of the PIAP Mobile Systems Centre, where the laboratory is located, has agreed to publish the results of any studies using ANSYS software in social media and present the results at all events the Creative Student members will take part in.


Maciej Cader, PhD Eng, tutor of the Creative Students Scientific Club

Manager of the Laboratory of Rapid Prototyping and Numerical Calculation ( providing comprehensive research and commercial services using rapid prototyping, additive techniques, 3D scanning, design and numerical calculations. Head of the first Polish industrial grade 3D printer project. He conducts research studies on additive techniques-oriented design and optimised implementation of those techniques in machine part manufacturing using advanced calculation systems based on numerical methods.

Author and co-author of several publications, patent applications and four patents – two Polish and two international patents (38 European countries).

He obtained his doctoral degree at the Rzeszów University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. He completed his master and engineering studies at the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. He did his postgraduate studies at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin and received the title of Research and Development Manager.

Privately, he is an enthusiast of new technologies and astronomy.