Category Archives: conference

Event: Going for Gold: 3D Printing, Jewellery and the Future of Intellectual Property

Date: Friday 24 March 2017

Time: 10.00am – 5pm

Venue: EB708, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

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Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing as it is more commonly known, continues to push the boundaries of Intellectual Property (IP) law whilst raising questions relating to the protection and exploitation of IP.

This challenge, which extends to the lucrative jewellery sectorraises further questions in relation to creativity, design, copyright and licensing.

This event, which builds on the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Commissioned Study on 3D Printing and IP law, led by Bournemouth University (BU) during 2013-2014 (reports published in 2015), will explore some of these questions by bringing together experts from the cultural and business sectors including designers, manufacturers, distributors, policy makers and legal professionals.

The event will also provide the platform for a discussion of the ‘Going for Gold’ project carried out by researchers at CIPPM (Bournemouth University) in collaboration with Museotechniki Ltd and Uformia AS.

This multi-disciplinary event will be complemented by an exhibition of 3D printed jewellery artefacts which will be on display at the event.

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Event: Identifying and Developing Additive Manufacturing Skills for UK Industry

31st March 2017,  10:00 – 16:00

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry (directions here)

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Investment in education and training leading to the provision of the right skillsets at the right time will be key if UK industry is to capture the opportunities afforded by the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies.

This event aims to bring together those with insight into how Additive Manufacturing technologies will develop and can be most effectively deployed by industry in order to advise Additive Manufacturing UK of the nature of future skills needs. Outputs of this event will be used to inform recommendations for action and will support ongoing work with the UK Government and wider stakeholders. The aim is to ensure that the implementation of the UK Industrial Strategy delivers the skills necessary for the on-going success of the many sectors now adopting Additive Manufacturing within the broader changes being realised through the diffusion of Digital Manufacturing.

The conference will cover topics ranging from how to increase general awareness of the practicalities of adopting Additive Manufacturing, through to the development of specific skills and competences in design and manufacturing for both new entrants to the workforce as well as those already in work. Participants will include organisations wanting to develop the Additive Manufacturing skills and competences of their current and future workforce, as well as organisation providing Additive Manufacturing awareness raising and training courses at all levels. We anticipate that the event will lead to a better and more inclusive understanding of the changes necessary to the education and skills of current occupations as well as potential new roles, and understanding of the timing and scale of such changes in demand.

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2017 World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference

Our friends at RWTH Aachen University are hosting the 2017 World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference (WMCP2017) in Aachen, Germany from 19th-21st November 2017.

The Call for Papers is currently open, and invites work from those with academic or practical backgrounds within four broad tracks:

  1. Customization & personalization via smart products
  2. Digital manufacturing
  3. Sustainability and mass customization
  4. Mass customization & personalization success factors

Abstract submission is optional by 1st May, with full papers to be submitted by 1st July.

 

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.

Reminder: one week to submit to R&D Management Conference

Next year the R&D Management Conference will be hosted in Cambridge by the Centre for Technology Management at the University of Cambridge. R&D Management Conference 2016: From science to society will run from 2-6th July 2016.

The call for submissions is open until 1st February 2016.

Four types of submissions are invited: academic papers, academic papers from advanced-stage PhD students, industrial papers, and workshops/tutorials/seminars.

Of particular interest to this community are two conference sessions:

We hope that this community will contribute to these sessions and others.