3D Printing Where and How: 3DP-RDM network event – 31st January

What: Final dissemination event of the 3DP-RDM network
Where: IfM, Cambridge
When: 31st January 2017
How: Register your participation on Eventbrite

Following the completion of the second round of 3DP-RDM feasibility studies you are warmly invited to join this dissemination event to hear the final results of these studies. This EPSRC-funded event will feature presentations from the four 3DP-RDM feasibility studies conducted during 2016. Registration for this event is free but tickets are limited. Register your participation on Eventbrite.

Provisional Agenda

12:30  Lunch, registration and networking
13:30  Welcome and introductions
13:45  Overview of 3DP-RDM
14:00  Supporting SMEs in creating value through 3DP-RPM, Dr Peter Dorrington, Cardiff Metropolitan University
14:45  3D Printing Production Planning (3DPPP): reactive manufacturing execution driving re-distributed manufacturing, Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham
15:30  Refreshments and networking
16:00  A feasibility study of mass customisation governance: regulation, liability, and intellectual property of re‐distributed manufacturing in 3D printing, Dr Phoebe Li, University of Sussex
16:45  Driving Innovation in Redistributed Manufacturing: A Comparative Study in the British and Italian Motorsport Valleys, Dr Paolo Aversa, City University, and Dr Sebastiano Massaro, University of Warwick
17:30  Summary
17:45  Close and networking

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3D printing survey for SMEs

Cardiff Metropolitan University are undertaking a survey as part of their 3DP-RDM feasibility study, in which they’re investigating the opportunities that 3D Printing offers for creating value in SMEs.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All those who complete it and leave their details will be entered into a draw with a chance of winning up £400 worth of 3D printing, using PDR’s in-house 3D printing processes.

So what are you waiting for? Take the Survey!

Special Session on Re-Distributed Manufacturing at CIRP Conference

A special session entitled “Re-distributed Manufacturing – Pathway to Impact, UK and Global Perspectives” has been proposed for the 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems to be held May 3-5 2017 in Taichung City, Taiwan. Those interested in submitting a paper to the special session can find the Call for Papers here. Abstracts are due by 15 November 2016, with full papers due by 30 December 2016.

Material Makespaces and the Circular Economy workshop in London

Join 3D printing and other digital fabrication companies, makers, and researchers on November 9th at Fab Lab London to explore how to gather data about materials in makespaces, and how this data can help you source and cycle materials.  We will be unveiling our open source universal testing machine that can measure mechanical properties of materials, and inviting you to use it and make one of your own. RSVP by emailing RSVP: Alysia Garmulewicz.

The workshop is a joint collaboration between the University of Oxford Department of Engineering, Fab Lab London, Wevolver, and the Ethical Filament Foundation. The workshop is part of the research program of Future Makespaces in Redistributed Manufacturing run by the Royal College of Arts and supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It can be accessed as an open mic session that is part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival.materialmakespaces_finalagenda

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