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Responsible Design for AM – 6th September 2022

Key Research Theme Leaders:

Mazher Mohammed – Loughborough University & Joshua Pearce – Western University, Canada


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.

Recordings of the event…

Michael Hunt – UK SME Perspective on Sustainable 3D Printing
Fabio Cruz-Sanchez – Sustainable Distributed Recycling via Additive Manufacturing
Joshua Pearce – The Rise of OS AM Scientific Hardwear & Career Success
Samantha Snabes – Thinking Big, Printing Huge. and Keeping it Open Source
Introducing MatfAM, the next DfAM Event
Adrian Bowyer – The Mass Proliferation of Open Source Hardwear & the Future of Open Source Innovation
Perspective & Challenges of Women in AM/DfAM
DfAM Student Poster Competition Results
Ian Falconer – Tales from the Cornish Coast, Scaling & Redeployment for Responsible Impact
Andrew Lamb – DfAM & Humanitarian Engineering, Ethics & Emergencies
Victoria Jaqua – Moving Forward with Open Source DfAM for Medical Humanitarian Aid
Closing Remarks