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Since 3D printing technologies were developed in the 1980s, they have been promising to revolutionise the manufacturing industry. This revolution has not taken hold fully so far, but the application of 3d printing in "For Good" applications has produced some amazing solutions to global problems. From low cost medical devices, to cheaper consumer prototypes to amazing works of art, 3D printing has created new opportunities for people to produce the objects they need themselves. This event will focus on the work of The Rapid Foundation, a 3D printing social enterprise founded in 2014. The workshop will cover - an explanation of the 3D printing process and highlight great examples of 3D technology in the humanitarian, business and technological fields. There will also be an opportunity to explore collaboratively new potential applications for the technology. What's already been done and what else can be achieved via this technology?
The event will start with presentation followed by a Q&A, we'll then host a group ideation session exploring applications for 3D printing "For Good" both in Ireland and overseas. We'll also have offer our usual free tea/coffee and doughnuts and time to catch-up with old and new pals.
Colin Keogh is an award winning and innovative Engineer, who is currently finishing a PhD in engineering in UCD focusing on improving innovation methodologies using disruptive technologies. He has expertise in Renewable Energy, Environmental Protection, 3D Printing and Innovation and significant experience in integrating advanced technologies into social, environmental, philanthropic and entrepreneurial activities.
Colin is Co-Founder and CEO of The Rapid Foundation, a social enterprise which aims to empower people in developing regions around the world by giving them training, access and support with disruptive technologies – particularly 3D printing – and thereby inspiring and enabling them to innovate and create solutions to solve their problems and improve their quality of life. Its goal is to change the way developmental aid is distributed, and improve the innovation potential of all people, regardless of their circumstances.
Colin is also an active technology consultant and technology developer, advising a number of companies and bodies, from small start-ups to government departments, in areas such as disruptive technologies, engineering practice, innovation, design and early stage growth & prototyping. He has won a number of awards for his work including the IMechE 2016 Fritz Schumacher award, JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young People, Nissan Generation Next Ambassador, IT & Tech Professional of the Year and was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Europe in Science and Healthcare.
Mauro is a Mechanical Engineer from Colombia, who has recently relocated to Dublin. His work explores different methodologies to successfully achieve results through new technologies and modern ways to do things. He is a creative person with personal philosophy and passion for the DIY (Do It Yourself) method and Maker movement.
He loves putting ideas into reality and creating products to solve problems. He has been freelance and a co-founder in a pet based IOT company.