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Programme

 

Day One- 9th April 2013

 

0830    REGISTRATION & COFFEE

0900    CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS    

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University, President of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA

 

0910    OPENING KEYNOTE

Evaluating trends and implications of Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacture

  • Key trends and opportunities in a growing phenomenon
  • Which are the enabling industries for AM and Rapid Prototyping?
  • Research directions in Additive Manufacturing
  • Challenges in the industry

Dr Robert Kay, Senior Lecturer, Additive Manufacturing Research Group (AMRG), Loughborough University

 

0955    Organisational and business models for efficient application of Rapid Technologies in product development

  • How to select technologies and suppliers according to the actual development phase
  • Integration methods of technologies in the own company (insourcing <-> outsourcing)
  • The advantage of technical purchasing team in product development
  • Knowledge management and employee qualification
  • Collaboration between product development and production

Dr. Martin Geiger, Consultant, Coachulting

 

1035    Driving Innovation through Rapid Prototyping and 3D printing

  • What challenges innovation are currently facing across industries
  • How is 3D printing changing the design to manufacturing cycle
  • Latest material development in 3D Printing to support innovation

John Jones, Materials Business Manager EMEA, Stratasys
 

11:15 NETWORKING BREAK

EVALUATING INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF RAPID PROTOTYPING

MEDICAL

 

1145    Medical rapid prototyping and manufacturing: a new era in sight?

  • Computer aided engineering applied to medicine:  That's one small step for an engineer, one giant leap in medical treatment.
  • Rapid manufacturing enables new ways of patient treatment and will make part of routine day to day state of the art medical treatment in near future.
  • Computer technology will cause a real revolution in the medical world. The close cooperation between medical doctors and engineers together around the design computer and the operation table: we can call that truly innovative.

Prof  Dr Jules Poukens MD, DMD, Lecturer-Researcher BioMed Research Institute Faculty of Medicine and Lifesciences, University Hasselt Belgium

 

AUTOMOTIVE

 

1225    Design development and the current use of 3D printing in automotive

  • What are the automotive trends driving penetration of rapid prototyping
  • How can/will this grow with innovation of printing devices and resins?

Steve Masterson, Chief Operating Officer, KISKA

 

1305 NETWORKING LUNCH

 

MATERIAL BEHAVIOUR IN RAPID PROTOTYPING APPLICATIONS

 

1425   Barriers to the use of ALM parts for production applications

Graham  Bennett , Director, CRDM Ltd

 

 

1505    Cost model for industrial Additive Manufacturing applications

  • Additive manufacturing in production
  • Evaluation of cost models for Additive Manufacturing
  • Scaled payback time model for Additive Manufacturing

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University

 

1545    NETWORKING BREAK

 

1615    Round table discussion 

Round table discussion with today’s speakers and audience

 

1655   CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University, President of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA

 

1705   NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION


 

Day Two- 10th April 2013

 

0830    COFFEE & NETWORKING

0900    CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University, President of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA

 

EMERGING PHENOMENA

0910    An Emerging workforce; Additive Manufacture Systems in the Teaching of Product Development Methods for a new Generation of Innovators

  • The characteristics and ideals of the new generation and impacts on evolving economies
  • Role in design and concept translation
  • Effects of decentralised manufacture

Dr Eujin Pei, Snr Lecturer, Product Development, De Montfort University

 

0950    The industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing

  • An update on work from the Danish Institute
  • Addressing the issues of quality and control
  • Ensuring standards in free form manufacturing

Olivier Jay, Director, Danish Technological Institute

 

1030    NETWORKING BREAK

 

1100 Additive Manufacturing: matching current and future capabilities with emerging opportunities
 

Dr Dan Toon, Design and Innovation Consultant, PA Consulting Group
Neil Hopkinson, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Sheffield

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

1140    Intellectual Property in Additive Manufacturing

  • Intellectual Property is a key component in the development of new products and inventions in additive manufacturing. 
  • Determining the intellectual property rights to a new design or method at the start of a project is a critical step.
  • Common forms of intellectual property protection, such as contracts, patents, trademarks and copyrights, will be reviewed.
  • Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them

William J. Cass, Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP

 

1220    A Revolution in Development

  • 3D printing to accelerate extensive geometric developments of our unique fastening  / coupling technology
  • Concurrent geometric and intellectual developments.
  • Broadening the technical scope of the invention, increasing market opportunities

Stuart Burns, Technical Director, Rotite

 

1300    NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1420    Law: the 4th dimension to 3D Printing

  • The legal issues surrounding the technology are equally diverse: new copying technologies bring with them a host of obvious potential issues surrounding Intellectual Property, but the attractions of user-generated designs and content often necessitate a more modern look at how using open sourced designs and communities can benefit traditional manufacturers.
  • Regulatory and product-liability issues

Maurits Westerik, Lecturer at the TU Delft and Attorney at law with Bird & Bird LLP

 

ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATIONS & CAPABILITY WITH INNOVATION IN MACHINERY

 

1500    From products a day towards products a minute

Rapid prototyping already exists for years. Several years ago the name switched to Rapid Manufacturing, since we envisioned functional end products to be manufactured. Nowadays we have changed the name to Additive Manufacturing to cope with the speed issue, or are there other ways to reach production speeds capable of bridging the gap form products per day, towards products per minute or even second?

Dr. ir. R.J. (René) Houben, Sr. Rapid Manufacturing Researcher Equipment for Additive Manufacturing, TNO

 

1540    Round table discussion 

Round table discussion with today’s speakers and audience

 

1620 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University, President of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA

1630 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

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