Hybrid and Multi-systems 3D Printing for novel functional products (3D Printing LIVE! USA 2013)

Dr Russell Harris, Professor/Head of Additive Manufacturing
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2013.


Loughborough University (Dr Russell Harris) - Audio Presentation*

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Presentation Summary

• How we view 3D Printing's contribution to future manufacturing industry
• An explanation of strategic direction towards Hybrid and Multi-systems Additive Manufacturing
• Examples of our current and new research Hybrid and Multi-systems Additive Manufacturing

Speaker Biography (Russell Harris)

Professor Russell Harris is Head of the Additive Manufacturing Research Group at Loughborough University. He specialises in materials and manufacturing process research, conducted through research council and industrially sponsored projects. He has presented his research, by invitation, at the Royal Society and provided many keynotes at International conferences. He is the recipient of three prestigious annual awards from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; namely the: Donald Julius Groen Prize for research in Structural Technology and Materials in 2003, the Professional Engineering Award for research in Engineering in Medicine in 2007, and the SAGE Award for research in Materials: Design and Application in 2011.

Company Profile (Loughborough University)

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Loughborough University is one of the top ten universities in the UK with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unraveled sporting achievement. Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute is a £15M facility housing the Sports Technology Research Group, one of the world's leading research groups of its kind and the largest in the UK. The Group has established an international reputation for its work with global brands including adidas, Callaway Golf, Canterbury of New Zealand, Dunlop, Head, New Balance, Nike, Reebok, Slazenger, Spalding, Speedo and Umbro on the design, simulation, testing and manufacture of sporting goods.
Around 50 academics, research associates, technicians and PhD students carry out wide-ranging research including athletic footwear, technical apparel, protective equipment, balls, bats, clubs, rackets and fitness equipment. The track record of design-led innovation and accelerating novel concepts from initial stages through to commercialisation is unparalleled.
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