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3D Printing – the next industrial revolution or just a flash in the pan?

19 September 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

There’s a lot of hype currently surrounding the revolution that seemingly is 3D printing…but can the technology actually live up to it? The next Biztech event on 19 September aims to explain the way the technology not only works but how businesses can utilise it to cut costs and expand in a competitive global marketplace.

The technology can be used to manufacture virtually anything from toothbrushes to shoes; food to clothing; and most controversially guns. But it could even be used to create 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’.

This event is being held at the MK College Innovation and Technology Centre, one of only a few places in Milton Keynes where they actually have an in-house 3D printer, you’ll be able to see the technology in action and hear from key industry speakers on this emotive subject:
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, 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.

booknow-iconSpaces at this event are limited, book now for just £25 per person including breakfast (members receive a discount). You can book online at www.biztech.org.uk and for the latest information on Biztech events and news follow @MKBiztech

Editors Notes

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Biztech Technology Forum is a peer to peer group of ICT leaders and professionals from the worlds of business, education and public sectors in Milton Keynes and SEMLEP.
Biztech’s vision is to provide a trusted source of information and practical advice on the application of technology for business within Milton Keynes and SEMLEP by facilitating shared experiences and expertise in information and communication technology (ICT).
Biztech’s mission is to provide a platform and voice for the promotion of technology provision within Milton Keynes and SEMLEP. Biztech organises meetings, lectures and events of interest to Biztech members and the wider community to foster greater engagement within the community and support the growth of service provision within North Buckinghamshire, recognising that the vast majority of services required by those having business and domestic requirements in the area are all capable of being supplied by Biztech members locally.
For further information or to arrange an interview with Fredi Nonyelu please contact:
Fredi Nonyelu, Biztech Technology Forum
Tel: 0845 557 7363         Mob: 07785 736 039      Email: general.manager@biztech.org.uk


19 September 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST


Milton Keynes College Innovation & Technology Centre
Woughton Campus West, Leadenhall
Milton Keynes,MK6 5LPUnited Kingdom
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