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Prof Alain Bernard

Full Professor Exceptional Class Upper level 2

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

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Professor Alain Bernard is a pioneer of Additive Manufacturing. In 1991, he created “le CREATE“ one of the first centres of competence in France in Rapid Prototyping. Since 1994, he is the  Vice President of the French Association of Rapid Prototyping (AFPR), today France Additive, and he is a member of the Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations. He is also a scientific adviser at the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. In 2009, he was awarded the “Academic Career Award” by the Rapid Prototyping international community at the VRAP conference in Leira, Portugal. He published many books… [Read more]

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Alan Howard

Design and Manufacturing Lead

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Alan Howard is the Design and Manufacturing Lead for the Institution of Engineering and Technology, supporting the 'Design and Production Sector Executive Committee' and the 'Manufacturing Policy Panel'. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and brings extensive business and management experience gained in the public, private and third sectors, with a passion for manufacturing, design and place. [Read more]

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James Reeves

Global Director of Polymer Sintering

Voxeljet

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James Reeves is an engineer and the Global Director of Polymer Sintering at Voxeljet AG, a leading manufacturer of 3D printing systems for industrial applications, specializing in powder-binder-jetting of plastic, sand and ceramics [Read more]

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Jonathan Rowley

Design Specialist

Advanced SLS

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Jonathan Rowley is a qualified Architect, and Design Specialist in Selective Laser Sintering. Between 2011 and 2019, he was the Design Director at Digits2Widgets, a leading UK Additive Manufacturing service bureau. From 2020, he has been the owner of Advanced SLS, a design and education consultancy focused on fostering the uptake of the Design for Additive Manufacturing principles in industry and education. [Read more]

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Prof. Serena Graziosi

Associate Professor

Politecnico di Milano

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Professor Serena Graziosi is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, member of the Methods and Tools for Product Design Research Group, a member of the AddMe.Lab and the leader of the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Special Interest Group (SIG) supported and promoted by the Design Society. One of Serena’s main fields of investigation in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is the defining of strategies to fully exploit the design potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. [Read more]

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Prof. Dinusha Mendis

Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law

Bournemouth University

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Professor Dinusha Mendis is Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM). Dinusha's research includes exploring the challenges to IP/copyright law as a result of emerging technologies and in this context, she has conducted extensive funded and collaborative research on the IP implications of new and emerging technologies such as 3D printing, AI and blockchain.  In 2015, Dinusha completed the first commissioned project on IP implications of 3D printing for the UK Intellectual Property Office which was followed by a funded project for the AHRC in 2017 focusing on… [Read more]

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Prof. Allan Rennie

Professor in Manufacturing Engineering

Lancaster University

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Allan is currently a Professor in Manufacturing Engineering at Lancaster University, and Director of the Lancaster Product Development Unit which he established in 2002. He has been an active researcher in additive manufacturing since 1995, which includes nearly seven years in the additive manufacturing industry with CRDM Ltd. Allan’s research interests are widespread within this technology domain, but with a particular bias towards industrial uptake and utilisation, supported since 2002 with c.£20M+ of research and enterprise funding from a range of UK and international sources. He holds Editorial posts with the Rapid Prototyping Journal (Emerald) and the International Journal of… [Read more]

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Dr. Patrick Pradel

Lecturer in Product Design

Loughborough University

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Dr Patrick Pradel is a lecturer in Product Design and a member of the Digital Design & Fabrication research group at the Loughborough University School of Design and Creative Arts. Since 2008 he has been interested in the intricate relationship between Digital Fabrication and Product Design and he has collaborated on several projects in this area. Currently, Patrick is Principal Investigator for the EPSRC Design for Additive Manufacturing Network. [Read more]

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Prof. Kenny Dalgarno

Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Newcastle University

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For the past two decades Kenny has been researching in the area of additive manufacture with applications in rapid prototyping and manufacturing and polymer engineering. In recent years, the application focus of his work has been on medical devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with work supported by the EPSRC, the European Commission, Versus Arthritis, the NC3Rs and industry. [Read more]

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