3D Printing - the future of manufacturing?

Joint event between IET Manchester Netowrk, BCS Manchester Branch and MMU’s School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology.

Date:
Thursday 24 October 2013

Time:
5.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Cost:
Free and open to all.

Synopsis:

This free event is open to everyone and is a joint event between IET Manchester Netowrk, BCS Manchester Branch and MMU’s School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology. Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm, talk 6.30pm.

3D Printing - the future of manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it is often termed, is now beginning to gain traction in both the public’s imagination as well as becoming a seriously considered and implemented manufacturing tool by leading industry.

The lecture will explore why additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt current thinking in the context of:

  • Its role as the enabler for low volume production and the democratisation of manufacturing
  • The dramatic increases in design complexity & flexibility that are afforded by taking an additive approach
  • The cost effective product personalisation and customisation possibilities
  • The reduction of the environmental burden of manufactured goods
  • The potential for new business models and supply chain realignment
  • Increased part functionality today, and multifunctionality in the coming years

In Manchester, we will be following a similar format as the Raspberry Pi event last year, with demonstrations of 3D printing taking place around the lecture - webcast of IET YP Lecture: '3D Printing - the future of manufacturing?'.

The agenda is as follows:

5.30pm - Arrival and refreshments
6.30pm - Lecture commences
8.00pm - Talk from local people working with 3D printing
8.30pm - Close

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at www.bcs.org/cpd