We will be hosting two days of 3DP-RDM workshops on 13-14th January 2016 in Cambridge to which you are warmly invited to participate. A provisional agenda for the workshops can be found here.
On the afternoon of 13th January we’ll be running a dissemination workshop featuring presentations from the four 3DP-RDM feasibility studies.
- Investigating the Impact of CAD Data Transfer Standards for 3DP-RDM Dr Eujin Pei, Brunel University
- OPTIMOS PRIME: Organising Production Technology Into MOst Responsive States – 3D PRInt Machine Enabled Networks Prof. Duncan McFarlane, University of Cambridge, and Edinburgh University
- The enabling role of 3DP in redistributed manufacturing: A total cost model Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham, and University of Oxford
- Redistributing Material Supply Chains for 3D printing Prof. Matthias Holweg, University of Oxford
Following the dissemination workshop we’ll then host a dinner on the evening of 13th January in a historic Cambridge college (venue to be confirmed) at which we hope you will also join us. This will cost approximately £60 per person but a limited number of subsidised places are available at this dinner at £30 per person. These will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
On the 14th January we will then have a scoping workshop to identify future research directions and possible feasibility study topics. The format of this workshop will follow that of the first we ran on 30th January 2015, building on the results of the feasibility studies, the results from the first scoping workshop (reported here and here), and the findings from the AM National Strategy development process.
Following the scoping workshop, proposals for feasibility studies will be invited from eligible UK-based academics. The deadline for a 2 page proposal will be 12pm on the 22nd February 2016. Following the review of the proposals received, 2-3 feasibility studies will be conducted, with each study having a budget of £35k-£65k. These studies should be completed by the end of 2016. More details on this process will be communicated at the scoping workshop.
If you are interested in participating in these workshops please get in touch with me or complete the form below and I will follow up with you.