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3D Printing - tool or toy?

Host: University of Nottingham
Venue: The Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park.
Date: Tuesday 30th April, 2019
Time: 7.45am - 9.30am
Cost: Free

Over recent years, 3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) has found tremendous global resonance as a novel technology, but it now needs to demonstrate its capability to reliably deliver value in real-life applications. The University of Nottingham is at the forefront of 3D printing research. In this talk, Dr Martin Baumers from the University’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing, will present the latest results on the performance of 3D printing in real-world applications. He will touch on some of the challenges of the technology, like integration with other manufacturing methodologies, quality assurance and cost. He will also provide an insight into the type of highly functional, durable and life-changing items that researchers are pushing the technology towards being capable of producing; things like prosthetic limbs, complex pharmaceutical devices and advanced engineering components. Join us at this Ingenuity breakfast event to gain an insight into this rapidly evolving technology, network with other businesses and learn something new.”

Our speaker

Dr Martin Baumers
Assistant Professor in Additive Manufacturing Management

Martin’s focus areas are the economics and efficient operation of AM as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology. From 2010 on, Martin’s work has concentrated on the development of novel approaches to production costing and build time estimation. Further areas of interest are process selection, computational build volume packing approaches (pictured) and shape complexity measurement techniques.


The programme

07:45 – 08:10       Registration, breakfast and networking
08:10 – 08:15       Welcome and introductions
08:15 – 09:00       Keynote
09:00 – 09:10       Q&A
09:10 – 09:30       The Shop Window
09:30…                  Networking – for those that want to stay on

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £100, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.

The ‘Shop Window’

The Shop Window is your chance to take the floor to make a brief presentation to the room about something you are looking for help with.

From a business? Sorry, but the Shop Window isn’t the time for a “60 second pitch”. Feedback from our network members tells us that our businesses want something different from Ingenuity. But it is your opportunity to do some research of your own: request volunteers for new product or service trials, ask if anyone has any recommendations for difficult-to-find suppliers, or simply share some news that the audience might not find out about otherwise.

From the University? If you have a business-facing project or want to work with local small and medium-sized businesses as part of your research, this is your opportunity to make contact with business owners. Our network members are already interested in what happens at the University and may be interested in participating with your initiative.

If you would like to participate in the Shop Window just drop us a line.

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