3D Printing — tool or toy?

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.”

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

This event will take place 07.45-9.30am, Tuesday 30 April in the Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.

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