It Came to a printer near us: 3-D printing

Date: Wednesday 13 Mar 2013
Time: 19:00 – refreshments from 18:30
Speaker: Dr Ben Wood – Technology Transfer Specialist, SME Programmes Team, WMG
Location: IIPSI building – WMG – University of Warwick


We’d seen it on the TV, e.g. on Dara O’Briain’s Science Club, we got up-close and personal with 3-D printing. In this talk Dr Ben Wood provided a lively general overview of the various 3-D printing technologies and showed some parts he’d made earlier. The different technologies were discussed. We then had a lightening tour of the facilities and saw the diverse range of fabricators and 3-D printers. Yes, you can print in Chocolate if you play about with the nozzle temperature. You can also print in Titanium, gold, silver and platinum…but not with the £500 printer!

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