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This event is dedicated to the popularity of machine based technology that has the potential for massive impact in the 21st century. We bring to you some real experts in 3D printing, revealing the challenges of this recently popularised manufacturing technique. There will also be a chance to see a live 3D printer in action on the night and explore a wide range of 3D printed materials. Of course we can’t do an event about machines without talking about robots! And we do not disappoint, as we present a pioneering area of research using robots to quite literally save lives. All ages welcome.
Making stuff in the 21st century: The need for verification
Advanced manufacturing methods such as 3D printing are now beginning to take over as viable methods of making stuff in the 21st century. However, with these incredible new techniques comes a wealth of new challenges in ensuring the quality of parts produced exceeds what is currently capable using traditional manufacturing methods. Examining what happens when things go wrong and why there exists an ever increasing need for verification, Adam will discuss 3D printed parts and how their adoption will increase with new measurement techniques.
3D printing explored
Manufacturing, the art of making stuff, is changing. Technology is on the horizon that will allow anyone to make anything anywhere and anytime. In the future 3D printing may allow us print everything from personalised medication through to an extension to our home. HOWEVER, we are someway from this point and researchers around the globe are busily fixing the dirty secrets of 3D printing. In this talk I will tell you all about them.
What do a team of robots and a travelling salesman have in common?
When disaster strikes, the coordination and speed of rescue efforts are vital for saving the lives of those in danger. Robots can access areas that are unsafe/inaccessible to humans, gathering vital data, and even providing emergency life support. The challenge now is to use research to give these robots the ability to coordinate a rescue plan, complete more tasks & meet strict time constraints so they can keep up with the pressure.