3D printing: Hope or Hype?

  • September 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Event starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm.


Talk 1: Steve Loveridge

Steve comes from a design background and has worked as the technical manager at iMakr for the last 6 months.

1.   Show printed pieces and the current printing object to audience, and explain how they were produced.

2.   Different methods of AM

3.   Discuss the design implications of AM using the FDM machine.

4.   Practical considerations: time to print, volume.

5.    Discuss the materials used on FDM machines – putting it in context of what recent new materials there are.

6.   Hope or Hype?

7.   How far the FDM machines will progress.


Talk 2: Natalya Tacheci

Natalya worked with consumer facing 3D printing firm iMakr to improve students' access to 3D printing training. She has a background running outreach programs in underpriveledged areas in Australia. Natalya is now facilitating the adoption of FDM printing in startups and grass roots initiatives.

1.   Forecast growth in Industry: 3D printing, and 3D printing in health.

2.   Examples of products 3D printed (with the exception of bio-printing)

3.   FDA response to rising 3D printing use in health

4.   In the developing world

5.   Macro level initiatives

6.   Arising areas of concern (access to prints, safety of parts)

7.45pm - Networking break

8.15pm - Unconference (the audience can come on stage for 5 min 'lightning' talks to share their ideas, ask for funding etc. Doesn't have the be related to 3D printing, it could be anything in health technology)

9pm - Close & off to the pub


Some links to expand your mind to possibilities in the future.






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  • James W.

    Thank you Maneesh and the team for hosting another well organised event, complete with a live 3D printer demo :-)

    Moving beyond 3D bio-printing is bio-fabrication, which really is a 21st century manufacturing paradigm with potential for a wide variety of applications to have an impact on multiple industries.

    Here's a recent and relevant TED talk attendees and the wider group might be interested in watching: http://bit.ly/1bDksyu

    September 24, 2013

  • Martin J.

    Missed the part on biological printing.

    September 15, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Yes, that was unfortunate we couldn't secure the speaker

      September 17, 2013

  • Maneesh J.

    Apologies for those who tried to join the livestream. The technology did not work properly on this occasion :-(

    September 12, 2013

  • Jen F.

    blasted. I wanted to go to this. But have to be realistic, my attention won't be on and it and be on deadlines and my event. let me know if there will be streaming. Freed up the space.

    September 10, 2013

    • Maria M.

      Hi, waiting for the link/invite to the livestreaming as well.

      September 12, 2013

    • Maria M.

      Got the URL now :)

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey is this event still on. I was attendeing but nw it says not going?

    September 12, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      We've added you back in Thuva.

      September 12, 2013

  • terence f.

    Apologies Maneesh I have to be elsewhere. I hope to read great reviews.

    I have changed my attendance status so one who is waiting may join.

    Atb Terry

    September 10, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Thanks for letting us know Terence.

      September 11, 2013

  • Maria M.

    Hi Maneesh,

    I am still in Florida, so will give up my spot. Will this one be broadcasted, so that I can join remote from here?

    September 9, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Hi Maria - I'm hoping to livestream this event using the special camera!

      1 · September 10, 2013

  • Carl T.

    Sorry, I can't make it this time, I've changed my RSVP.

    September 10, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Hi Carl - no worries. Thanks for updating your RSVP.

      September 10, 2013

  • Scott H.

    Looking forward to this

    August 14, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Yes, it's very exciting to bring this event to London.

      August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An important topic

    May 27, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Indeed it is Pritpal, and I hope we can have a open and candid dialogue at the event.

      May 27, 2013

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