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The TCT Show conference annually exceeds to provide attendees with valuable insights, inspiration and fascinating use cases of emerging 3D technologies. The 2017 conference line-up is set to bring to the stage some of the largest international organisations to share their views on 3D printing and related technologies.CPD Certification

The main stage conference, which is now CPD accredited, will present research developments and real life examples of how 3D technologies are being used within aerospace, automotive, medical, dental and consumer & industrial product design. These presentations are a must attend for anyone wanting to learn about the innovations, trends and applications within these industries.

26 September

10:30 - 11:00
Challenges and Achievements – The Leadership Lessons I have Learned - Dave Burns, Principal - Global Advisory Services
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

With over 35 years’ industry experience, Dave Burns is undoubtedly one of the key figures within the additive manufacturing market and during his career he has witnessed, and been a part of, some of the biggest industry advancements to date. Don’t miss out on this inspiring talk as Dave shares his unrivalled knowledge and industry insight to highlight the lessons he has learned within leadership and beyond.

Mr  David  Burns
Founder and Principal
Global Business Advisory Services LLC
11:00 - 11:30
3D Printing in F1: Accelerating Design and Manufacturing Cycles for Improved Performance - Simon Roberts, Chief Operations Officer - McLaren Racing
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation 

Compared to any other sport, the level and speed of technological innovation within F1 is unparalleled. The fact that during the current Grand Prix season, McLaren Honda's F1 car will – on average – have an update every 15 minutes, underscores the pace of change as race teams fiercely compete to explore new ways of innovating cars to improve performance on the track.

From advanced prototyping and tooling, to final race-ready 3D printed parts, this presentation will reveal how McLaren Honda’s partnership with 3D printing leader, Stratasys, enables the race team to take innovation within F1 to a completely new level.

Simon Roberts
Chief Operations Officer
McLaren Racing
12:30 - 13:00
Chemical IP Authentication for Additive Manufacturing - Dr Sharon Flank, CEO - InfraTrac
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The shift from 3D prototyping to additive manufacturing (AM) raises major issues in IP
(intellectual property) protection.  Aerospace and automotive parts, for example, already present a considerable counterfeiting problem, and the widespread use of 3D printing opens up both unprecedented opportunity and real safety concerns. New work is emerging in the authentication of parts made using AM. We describe an innovative anti-counterfeiting solution to protect AM products permanently and invisibly. Polymer FDM and metals DED have established the proof of concept. Chemical fingerprints were strategically and intentionally incorporated in sub-surface layers in a part and then subjected to chemical authentication with a handheld, off-the-shelf detector. Authentication is field-friendly: non-destructive, instant, easy to use. The results show promise, but challenges include the selection of compatible materials and characteristics while minimizing the impact on part performance, and appropriate modeling is needed to ensure reliable detection.  Chemical tagging and field validation provide a novel security solution for both polymer and metals AM that can be used in multiple manufacturing environments.

Dr Sharon  Flank
CEO
InfraTrac
13:00 - 13:30
Beyond Earth; Using Additive Manufacturing to take Us to New Worlds - Mike Curtis-Rouse, Advanced Manufacturing and Autonomous Systems Lead - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

3D printing is increasingly considered a technology of choices for applications ranging across every industrial sector today, and where it enables freedom of design, it permits functions to no longer be dominated by form, it is this potency that is being considered a viable technology in aiding the exploration of space. In this presentation, applications both current, future and conceptual will be discussed, looking at where Additive Manufacturing is giving us the ability to manufacture in space, use new types of materials, utilise new processes and push the boundaries in way we never could have envisaged on Earth.

Mr Mike Curtis-Rouse
Advanced Manufacturing and Autonomous Systems Lead
Science & Technology Facilities Council
13:30 - 14:00
Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Cheaper: Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing - Dr Filomeno Martina, Lecturer in Additive Manufacture - Cranfield University
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

This presentation will provide a general overview of the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacture (WAAM) process. For several years Cranfield University have been working with many aerospace companies on this technology for large scale engineering parts including Lockheed, Airbus, Bombardier and BAES. Details on the process will be discussed as well as industrial benefits and case studies.

Dr Filomeno Martina
Lecturer in Additive Manufacture
Cranfield University
14:30 - 15:00
From Form to Function: What it takes to make Functional 3D Printed Components for Automotive - Ernst Poppe, Business Development Manager - Dupont
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Application development using additive manufacturing methods in engineering segments, such as automotive, requires as much effort as in traditional injection moulding or extrusion. There's a requirement to guarantee the functionality of a given component in its environment. It is not enough to produce a shape, but also to consider the “internal values” of a material, often dependent on the manufacturing process. Semi-crystalline polymers are considered ideal materials for automotive components but they tend to warp and are not always easy to adhere to a “frozen” surface.

The full spectrum of polymer science, from chemical polymer design, formulation and compounding has been applied to develop a category of materials in the polyamide and elastomeric copolyester arena. Technical components, such as suspension jounce bumpers or constant velocity joints, have been made with FFF technology and are under experimentation. The filaments used are based on the same polymer family; the formulation though is not entirely the same as the commercial blow-moulding grades.

An option is a new granule based technology, which consists of guiding a mini-extruder with a 6-axis robot. As well as being 10x faster than FFF tech, previously unimaginable applications like air ducts with variable wall thickness or a T-junction are now fabricable.

Mr Ernst  Poppe
Business Development Manager
Dupont
15:00 - 15:30
Optimization of Formula 1 Auto Parts using 3D Printing Prototype - Dr Junfeng Yang, Lecturer in Automotive Engineering - Birmingham City University
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

This talk will look at an investigation carried out on improving the aerodynamic performance of a front wing for a Formula Student racing car, through rapid prototyping (3D print technique) and practical wind tunnel testing.  The material used for 3D printing was the Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), a thermos plastic polymer material, relatively inexpensive and easy to machine. Once the final front wing design was created, the next stage was to manufacture the wing model. The aim was to using wind tunnel test the manufactured model and obtain practical drag and down force results.

Dr Junfeng  Yang
Lecturer in Automotive Engineering
Birmingham City University
15:30 - 16:00
Hackrod. How 20th century Hot Rodding is shaping 21st century industry - Felix Holst, Founding Partner - Hackrod
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

What happens when a Toy Designer, a Movie Director and a Rocket Scientist get together and start a car company? Join Felix Holst as he describes how a small automotive start up in California is redefining the way vehicles are conceived, engineered and produced, by combining the ethos of the 20th century Hot Rodder with technology at the bleeding edge of generative design and additive manufacturing. Over the past three years, Hackrod have partnered with Autodesk to explore the way several converging technologies will shape design and manufacturing in the near future. This has resulted in a brand-new methodology ready to facilitate the greatest disruption the Auto Industry has witnessed since its inception.

Felix Holst
Founding Partner
Hackrod

27 September

10:30 - 11:00
The Power of 3D Printing: How This Technology Is Blazing New Medical Frontiers - Sam Onukuri, Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence - Johnson & Johnson
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Johnson & Johnson is working to change the landscape of healthcare through 3D printing innovations. Healthcare solutions that were once thought impossible to achieve will now become reality through an entirely new technology platform … 3D printing.   

3D printing technology will allow Johnson & Johnson to transform how we conceptualize, design, manufacture and deliver healthcare solutions, allowing us to personalize those solutions on-demand and at point of care to better address the needs of our patients and customers. In collaboration with an extensive network of external collaborators, J&J is emerging as a leader in 3D printing.

Mr Sam Onukuri
Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence
Johnson & Johnson
11:00 - 11:30
Robotic Design: How to Achieve Customization at Scale - Shashi Jain, Innovation Manager - Intel Corporation
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation 

Smart devices and new manufacturing methods will change the world, one life at a time. This session will look at how Intel closed the loop between design, sensors, and data to create a smart, highly personalized wearable. The presentation also discusses automation of generative design to meet the need of customisations and what that means for the 3D Printing workflow.
 

Mr Shashi Jain
Innovation Manager
Intel Corporation
12:30 - 13:00
3D Printing Integration in Dentistry - Endodontics and Prosthodontics - Raj Nai, Clinical Lead - Lakeshore Dental
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

In this presentation, Raj Nai will discuss how the innovative use of currently available technologies have been used to make two dentistry cases simpler. The original intended use of the equipment has been enhanced by the modified methods and has produced a reproducible and consistent technique for helping patients with similar needs. Cone Beam CT scanning, 3D printing and Digital Impression technology was used in combination to root treat a case with unusual anatomy by printing out the tooth for a practice procedure before performing the actual case. In the second case the technology was used to replace a long span bridge with a pier abutment and an emergency immediate denture which was provided in one visit. Attend this talk to find out more about the pivotal of 3D printing in the dental industry.

Mr Raj Nai
Clinical Lead
Lakeshore Dental
13:00 - 13:30
The use of 3D Printing in Dental Education and Simulation Training - Jane Collingwood, Clinical Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences - Peninsula Dental School
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

When dental students first start learning how to drill teeth they learn on plastic teeth. It used to be common to use real teeth, which were collected from dental practices and used to practice restorative procedures on. This is no longer allowed in most dental schools as cross infection control rules, and regulations about consent mean it is unfeasible.

Many teeth used now are unrealistic plain white plastic with no internal structures such as enamel, dentine or pulp. They often have to be adapted before use by students by drilling holes into them and planting fake decay (wood filler) in to simulate caries. As they are prepared by hand the results can be variable- not ideal in exam situations where standardisation is vital. There are a limited number of plastic teeth available commercially which have these internal layers/decay but they are expensive and produced in limited numbers using traditional moulding techniques.

We have used 3D printing to make practice teeth for simulation training that include all the internal layers of a tooth and internal decay in a more realistic shape, consistency and colour than current methods. Benefits include increased realism, reproducibility and adaptability to the curriculum- rather than fitting the teaching around the models that are available we can make models bespoke to our teaching plans, and update and change them each year to produce unlimited different decay patterns and learning experiences for our students.

An early pilot study with students and staff has received excellent feedback and we are now rolling out a wider trial.

Jane Collingwood
Clinical Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
13:30 - 14:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the healthcare industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

14:30 - 15:00
Applications of 3D Printing in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Achala de Mel, Visiting Academic - University of Nottingham
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

There is an unmet need for artificial tissue to address current limitations with donor organs and problems with donor site morbidity. Despite the success with sophisticated tissue engineering endeavours, which employ cells as building blocks, they are limited to dedicated labs suitable for cell culture, with associated high costs and long tissue maturation times before available for clinical use. Direct 3D printing, when combined with the privileges of digital healthcare, could be used to produce bespoke elastic tissue substitutes in-situ, independent of extensive cell culture and may be developed as a point-of-care therapy system.

Achala de Mel
Visiting Academic
University of Nottingham
15:00 - 15:30
From CT Scan to 3D Model of Fractured Bone using Open Source Software, Boyd Goldie, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - BG Orthopaedics
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Mr Goldie has advanced the use of 3D models of fractures to assist with surgical planning. He will explain his journey to be able to use  open source software and a desktop 3D printer, to produce a 3D model of a fracture within hours rather than days of a CT scan being done. This methodology means that 3D models of a bone is no longer reserved for specialised elective cases, but for general trauma care in non-specialist units

Boyd Goldie
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BG Orthopaerdics
15:30 - 16:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the healthcare industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

28 September

10:30 - 11:00
Additive Manufacturing – Accomplishment with TeAMs - Todd Grimm, President - T.A Grimm Associates
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Additive manufacturing is simply too big, too diverse and moving too rapidly to have much hope for significant success without a team for support. Complicating matters, the body of knowledge needed is extensive and still evolving. This presentation is for all of those that are embarking on an additive manufacturing initiative, struggling to get the most from the technology, confused by the glowing rhetoric, or simply overwhelmed by all of the options. The discussion will make the case for team building and offer some simple, practical guidance.

Mr Todd Grimm
President
T.A Grimm & Associates, Inc
11:00 - 11:30
Industry Leading Innovations: Futurecraft 4D - Gerd Manz, Vice President Technology - adidas
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Through Futurecraft, adidas has its sights set on defining the future of craftsmanship by exploring new technology, design, and collaborations. It is about questioning the status quo and challenging limitations; it is about opening doors to new possibilities so we can create better products, to truly provide the best for the athletes of today and tomorrow.

The future will always be closer than you think it is, and adidas has shown just how close it is when it unveiled its latest chapter in industry-leading innovation: Futurecraft 4D. adidas had been exploring additive manufacturing technologies for years, trying to find a process and/or material solution that would enable the brand to create structures that were both flexible and durable. Through its “open source” strategy, adidas forged a strategic partnership with Carbon, having recognized the vast potential that Carbon’s pioneering technology Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) had in store for product creation. adidas’ VP of Technology Innovation Gerd Manz will walk through adidas’ partnership with Carbon and how its producing a first-of-its-kind high performance running shoe at scale using additive manufacturing technology to create complex geometric structures based on insights from 17 years-worth of athlete data. He will also discuss how this is breaking new ground for the industry given the limitations of current shoe production standards to charter a new era of footwear creation – one of athlete data-driven design and agile manufacturing processes.

Mr Gerd Manz
Vice President Technology
adidas
12:30 - 13:00
Applications of Conductive Compounds and 3D Printing in Lighting Devices - Serafin Garcia, Head of Injection & Design Department - AIMPLAS
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Nowadays there are different plastic materials commercially available for 3D printing applications but not all of them fulfil the requirements in terms of properties and process ability by extrusion and 3D printing technologies. The development of new materials with customized properties is gaining interest by electronics, transport companies, biomedicine and other industrial sectors. The modification of polymers with carbon based fillers to obtain electrically conductive compounds is currently a very attractive issue for researchers. In this presentation, Serafin will discuss the main innovations achieved in terms of conductive products obtained by fused deposition modeling (FDM). AIMPLAS has developed an environmental sustainable compound based on bio based plastic materials partially from renewable resources and graphite. This innovative material has demonstrated capacitive properties for the base of lamps manufactured by 3D Printing.

Mr Serafín García-Navarro
Head of Design & Injection
AIMPLAS
13:00 - 13:20
Design Effective Components for Additive Manufacturing - Dr James Moultrie & Prof Richard Bibb - University of Cambridge, University Loughborough
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Although AM has been around for quite a while now, the available guidance for the design of series produced AM components is mainly focused on ensuring ‘printability’. The knowledge and guidance that designers require for the effective design of components for series production using AM remains poorly understood, especially in mainstream industrial / product design. AM presents designers with a unique set of new possibilities; however, to exploit these possibilities, designers need to discard the preconceptions that AM can produce “anything”, “complexity is free” and that there is “complete design freedom”. Our project shows that designers need to understand cost drivers, process capabilities and limitations and embrace an AM mind-set. In this talk, we will present the results of the EPSRC funded Design for Additive Manufacturing (D4AM) project. We reviewed available resources, interviewed experts and carried out experiments to validate and discover the design for AM knowledge that designers need, with the aim of producing appropriate and relevant design principles, guidance and rules.

Dr James  Moultrie
Senior Lecturer in Design Management in the Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Professor Richard Bibb
Medical Applications of Design and Associate Dean – Research Loughborough Design School, Loughborough
University Loughborough
13:30 - 14:00
Product Development of the Hasselblad X1D - Thomas Keen, Director - Sabotage Design Ltd
Location:  Main Stage

In this presentation Thomas will be talking about the design collaboration with the Hasselblad X1D team with emphasis on development tools such as 3D printing & CNC prototyping.

Mr Thomas Keen
Director
Sabotage Design Ltd
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