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Responsible Design for AM

Responsible Design for AM

Responsible Design is an essential and emerging field that covers a range of multidisciplinary themes. This free one day event focuses on the Responsible Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and will explore current perspectives from the wider 3D printing community, from grass roots to large scale initiatives. The event will showcase the positive impact AM is having on our world and provide a forum to strategise the future agenda of Responsible DfAM.

This EPSRC Design for Additive Manufacturing Network event brings together Theme Leaders from Loughborough University (UK) and the Western University (Canada) to host a programme of talks from academic, industry and maker community speakers, highlighting areas in sustainability, open source innovation, equality and inclusion, and socially responsible DfAM.

The event will be held online and will host a variety of talks as well targeted interactive sessions.

Draft agenda

10am – event opens

Session 1: Sustainability in DfAM

Michael Hunt (3D Mike Youtuber/ 3DPrinting Cornwall) – UK SME perspective on sustainable 3D printing

Fabio Cruz-Sanchez (University of Lorraine, France) – Sustainable distributed recycling via additive manufacturing: from technical to systemic challenge

Session 2: Open Source DfAM

Prof Joshua Pearce (Western University, Canada) – The rise of OS AM scientific hardware and career success

Samantha Snabes (US Company RE3D) – Thinking big, printing huge and keeping it open source

Keynote speaker

Adrian Bowyer (Founder of RepRAP) – The Mass Proliferation of Open-Source Hardwear in AM & the Future of Open-Source Innovation

Session 3: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in DfAM

Sarah Goehrke (Director of DEI initiative for Women in 3D Printing) – Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities for Women in AM/DfAM

Breakout sessions

Session 4: Socially Responsible DfAM

Ian Falconer (Fishy Filaments, UK SME) – Tales from the Cornish Coast – Scaling and Deployment for Responsible Impact

Andrew Lamb – Field Ready – DfAM & Humanitarian Engineering, Ethics and Emergencies

Victoria Jaqua – (OSMS Open Source Medical Supplies Medical Community Lead) – Moving Forward with Open Source DfAM for Medical Humanitarian Aid


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Please register to attend below.


Online via MS Teams


6th September 2022

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