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From Africa to Finland: One Student's Journey and Importance of Sustainability

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    As a mechanical engineering student in Finland and a CNC machine operator in the metal industry, Muluken Admassu has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities in design, product development, and manufacturing. With his work and studies, he puts sustainability at the forefront. In this session, Admassu will share his journey from Africa to Finland and beginning his engineering work before ever seeing technology advancements. Admassu will also discuss the incorporation of sustainability considerations in his projects and unlocking new technology to go beyond the unexpected.

    Key Learnings

    • Discuss the current state of sustainability in design and manufacturing.
    • Learn about the speaker's journey from Africa to Finland, and the challenges and opportunities.
    • Discuss the challenges and opportunities in advancing sustainable design and manufacturing.
    • Discover how new technology can help us achieve sustainable design and manufacturing—discuss the challenges and opportunities.