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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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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

3DP-RDM Dissemination and Scoping Workshops

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.

  1. Investigating the Impact of CAD Data Transfer Standards for 3DP-RDM Dr Eujin Pei, Brunel University
  2. OPTIMOS PRIME: Organising Production Technology Into MOst Responsive States – 3D PRInt Machine Enabled Networks Prof. Duncan McFarlane, University of Cambridge, and Edinburgh University
  3. The enabling role of 3DP in redistributed manufacturing: A total cost model Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham, and University of Oxford
  4. 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.

Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Research Day – 2nd June, Cambridge

The Centre for Technology Management at the Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge is holding a free to attend Research Day with industry in order to generate research insights into the following six strategic technology and innovation management topics:

  • Keeping roadmapping alive
  • Testing a supply chain collaboration roadmap toolkit
  • Post-processing and analysis of roadmapping workshop outputs
  • Identifying critical decisions for technology development projects
  • Valuation workshop – enrichments and headstarts
  • Portfolio balancing: an analysis of practical methods used in manufacturing-oriented companies

In each session, the lead researcher will introduce their current research activity in the area and frame a discussion within the topic. Participants will benefit from engaging in and influencing early stage research, meeting like-minded individuals, and learning from the experiences of other participants.

More information about the event and registration details can be found here.

Re-distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City (RDM|RSC) Network – Launch Event

Highly adaptable manufacturing processes capable of operating at small scales offer the possibility of a new understanding of where and how design, manufacture and services may be carried out to achieve the most appropriate mix of capability and employment but also to minimise environmental costs and to ensure resilience of provision. The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the West of England and Cardiff University are leading a research network, funded by the EPSRC and ESRC, to study the potential impact of such re-distributed manufacturing (RDM) at the scale of the city and its hinterland, using Bristol as an example in its European Green Capital year, and concentrating on the issues of resilience and sustainability.

This network, the Re-distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City (RDM|RSC) network, aims to study the impact of RDM from a number of disciplinary perspectives, bringing together experts in manufacturing, design, logistics, operations management, infrastructure, engineering systems, economics, geographical sciences, mathematical modelling and beyond. The network will also explore research mechanisms by which interdisciplinary teams may come together to address societal grand challenges and develop research agendas for their solution.

The network is holding its launch event in Bristol on 22 April. This event will introduce the network, initiate discussion on the key issues for the research agenda and start building a community of those with shared interests.

The Provisional Programme is as follows (full details will be circulated before the event):

10:30-11:00   Arrival and Registration
11:00-11:15   Introduction to the Re-distributed Manufacturing (RDM) network programme and to the RDM|RSC network
11:15-12:30   Perspectives on RDM and on the challenges of achieving resilient, sustainable cities
12:30-13:30   Lunch and networking
13:30-16:00   Presentations and workshop discussions on key issues and on approaches to research collaboration
16:00-16:30   Closing remarks

Numbers are limited so please register attendance here. For further information please contact the network administrator Sophie Causon-Wood.

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