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PARC hosts 3DP workshop event

4 July 2018

The panel discussion at the 3DP event
The panel discussion at the 3DP event proved valuable

On 27th June 2018 the Panalpina Research Centre at Cardiff University (PARC) hosted a collaborative workshop between industry and academia to discuss the impact of additive manufacturing (3D printing) on supply chains.

The event included talks by Rob Basten from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Peter Theobald from Cardiff University School of Engineering, Plamen Dinev from City University London Law School, Siddhartha Kunti from Materialise UK, Howard Nicholls from the Knowledge Transfer Network, and Fevos Charalampidis from Panalpina.

Part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, the event followed immediately on from an EPSRC-funded project meeting, which focused on innovations in remanufacturing

Fevos Charalampidis delivers a presentation
Fevos Charalampidis delivers a presentation

Highlights of the workshop included:

  • 35 attendees from a variety of academic and industrial organisations
  • Varied presentations covering a range of topics from producing 3D printed medical devices, to the legal issues of 3D scanning for 3D printing, to how firms can start to select parts suited to 3D printing.
  • Panel discussion between all speakers, giving them the opportunity and platform to interlink their ideas.
  • Valuable input for the university and the research centre, which will be integrated in to future developments of 3D printing research.

The event was highly interactive and generated a lot of discussion, proving to be a very valuable day for all in attendance.

View Panalpina's second 'outstanding' KTP presentation, by Fevos Charalampidis.

View Encouraging Innovation: The interfave between Academia and Industry, by Howard Nicholls.

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