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Could 3D printing be useful for your business? – 3D Printing Week 2018 – Chelmsford

Event details
Thursday, 26 April 2018
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast event during 3D Printing Week 2018 – East Anglia


The first-ever 3D Printing Week comes to East Anglia where we’re inviting manufacturing, engineering and design companies to dip their toe in the water to learn about 3D printing and how it might be useful for your business.


Peterborough – 24th April 2018

Ipswich – 25th April 2018

Chelmsford – 26th April 2018


No prior knowledge or experience of AM (Additive Manufacturing) is necessary. As well as an informative presentation from a leading expert, you will hear from local businesses who are successfully using AM to grow their business. Plus you’ll find out what support, facilities and funding is available to help develop your ideas. The events will end with live demonstrations of 3D printing in action, where you can ask questions and explore the opportunities. This is also a great chance to network with industry peers. The events are free but must be booked in advance.


08:15 – Arrival, registration and networking
08:58 – Welcome, housekeeping and intro – Richard Cooper, KTN
09:00 – The Business Benefits of 3D Printing – Prof Phill Dickens, University of Nottingham
09:30 – Applications and Case Studies – Ben Woodard, Future Nova and Dr Javaid Butt, ARU
10:00 – Funding and support available – Richard Cooper, KTN and Jacqui Stimpson, BEST Growth Hub
10:30 – Site tour, led by Prof Hassan Shirvani and Dr Javaid Butt
11:00 – Close

About the speaker:

Prof. Phill Dickens, University of Nottingham

Phill is an award-winning researcher at the University of Nottingham, where he specialises in processes and materials specific to Additive Manufacturing.

He was the first academic worldwide to investigate multi-pass welding to make 3D metal shapes. He was also the first to show the technical feasibility of injection moulding into stereolithography tool cavities and this is often used by companies to make prototype tooling.

Phill has obtained multiple grants to support research work ranging from small activities to multi-million pound research centres. Most work has involved multi-disciplinary activity with national and international academic collaborators and supported by industrial partners. He has recently spun-out Added Scientific Ltd as a result of the uptake of this technology.

Read Phill’s full bio here


These events are being organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Additive Manufacturing Special Interest Group (SIG), which encourages innovation, enhances awareness and fosters knowledge transfer in additive manufacturing and 3D printing primarily for the benefit of UK business to enhance economic growth.

The events are supported by the New Anglia Growth Hub, Allia Future Business Centre, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre and Anglia Ruskin University.