Date: Friday 24 March 2017
Time: 10.00am – 5pm
Venue: EB708, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
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.
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:
- Customization & personalization via smart products
- Digital manufacturing
- Sustainability and mass customization
- Mass customization & personalization success factors
Abstract submission is optional by 1st May, with full papers to be submitted by 1st July.
We’re pleased to announce that two of our papers have been accepted for the forthcoming Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) Conference being held in Tokyo in September. Both will be part of the special session previously announced on this blog. The abstracts for each of the papers are below; copies are available on request.
The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
Mélanie Despeisse and Simon Ford
Additive manufacturing is heralded as a revolutionary process technology. While it has yet to cause a dramatic transformation of the manufacturing system, there are early signs of how the characteristics of this novel production process can improve resource efficiency and other sustainability aspects. In this paper, we draw on examples from a wide range of products and industries to understand the role of additive manufacturing in sustainable industrial systems. We identify four main areas in which the adoption of additive manufacturing is leading to improved resource efficiency: (1) product and process design; (2) material input processing; (3) make-to-order product and component manufacturing; and (4) closing the loop.
Defining the research agenda for 3D printing-enabled re-distributed manufacturing
Simon Ford and Tim Minshall
Advanced manufacturing technologies are changing how and where goods are produced, with established organisational practices and value chains being disrupted by the adoption of these technologies. The 3DP-RDM network has been created to explore the changes caused by such technologies, focusing on the emergence of 3D printing and the effects it is having on the re-distribution of manufacturing. This paper reports on the first activities of this network, describing the process used in a multi-disciplinary scoping workshop and the selection criteria for the feasibility study competition, and how these help to achieve the network achieve its objective of defining the research agenda for 3D printing-enabled re-distributed manufacturing.
The Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan this year from 5-9 September. The theme of the conference is “Innovative production management towards sustainable growth: Service, Manufacturing, and Resilient Value-chain”.
The conference includes a number of special sessions. Together with Dr Mélanie Despeisse from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at IfM we are inviting contributions for our special session on “The role of additive manufacturing in value chain reconfigurations and sustainability“. Papers that speak to this topic should be submitted via the online system by 31st March. If you have any questions about possible papers then please get in touch with us.
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