Milton Keynes College
The next Biztech event in Milton Keynes on September 19th aims to explain to attendees how 3D printing works and ways businesses can apply the technology to cut costs and expand in a competitive marketplace.
The event aims to showcase the technology's applications and how it can be used to manufacture virtually anything from toothbrushes to guns, as well as human organs and living tissue for medical implants.
"The media and the experts believe that the technology could transform world trade as we know it. Production costs would be almost identical wherever the products were printed, so shipping costs disappear and production could be truly local rather than be moved to so called ‘cheaper economies’," organisers stated.
Biztech is being held at the Milton Keynes College Innovation and Technology Centre, one of only a few places in Milton Keynes equipped with an in-house 3D printer, allowing visitors to see the technology in action. Furthermore, attendees will be able to engage in talks concerning the technology by key industry speakers:
- Michelle Greeff: 3D Business Manager from Hobs Reprographics who have just launched a new unique 3D technology and provide 3D Printing and 3D Laser Scanning services.
- Dr Christopher Tuck: Deputy Director for Additive Manufacturing at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing, he is also Associate Professor in the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering, which is widely regarded as the world's leading Centre for Additive & 3D Manufacturing research, development and dissemination. He will talk on where research in the field is going, the role of emerging standards and the role of the EPSRC.
- Professor Stewart Williams: Welding Science and Technology, School Of Applied Sciences at Cranfield University. He will talk on current Industrial applications of the technology and the future possibilities.
All three speakers will take part in a question and answer session to allow attendees to discover how the technology could work for them and how it will expand over the coming years fuelled by Open Source software, collaborative cultures and the exponential rise in computer and software power.
Spaces at this event are limited, book now for just £25 per person including breakfast. Interested parties can book online and for the latest information on Biztech events and news follow @MKBiztech