Apologies for the slow posting…. End of term and lots to do!
Anyway, some of you may be aware that BfB and 3D Systems asked me to attend the TCT Live 2010 show in Coventry, UK. I was lucky enough to do a presentation at the show about “The Democratisation of Additive Technologies” …. Obviously RapMan and BfB featured heavily in this! I was really proud that my presentation had a large audience – nearly full to capacity and even people crowding around the edges. So I’m really pleased that we were able to capture so much attention. Even if only a few of those present will now start thinking about ways of using this sort of technology to help students to become better designers and engineers in the future then it was a really worthwhile “event”.
Talking to some of the visitors to BfB’s stand has also generated some interesting ideas for further projects and possible links to develop more educational projects and learning resources…. So keep an eye open for some more developments!
Iain at BfB has posted a Blog entry with more details of the event. http://rapmanv3.blogspot.com/2010/10/tct-live-great-success.html
There are some opportunities to see RapMan and BfB3000 machines at a few events over the next few months
19 -20 October 2010- TCT Live 2010, Coventry, UK. http://www.tctmagazine.com/x/exhibition.html “THE event for the Product Development and Manufacturing Industry!” Exhibits cover the vast range of RP&M machines and technologies. In addition, the exhibition brings together major players from the sectors of Inspection, Scanning and Digitizing, CAD/CAM/CAE Software and Materials all of whom showcase their latest offerings presenting the perfect opportunity for the prospective visitor to appraise all of the latest technologies on the market. BfB are on stand G1 /H6, 3D Systems on stand M6/8
18 -20 November 2010 – D+T with ICT Education Show, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK. http://www.dteducation.co.uk/ The Design & Technology exhibition is the only subject specific event of its type relating to teaching Design & Technology in schools. It brings together suppliers, educators, resource providers, associations, professional bodies and teachers who have one common goal – to develop and encourage a technologically motivated generation of students who will provide the UK with the engineers and designers that the country needs in the future. Technology Supplies Ltd the UK distributor for education will be at Stand C62… there are sure to be machines on other stands too Denford Ltd? A1 Technologies? And more!
01 – 04 December, 2010 Euromold Frankfurt / Main, Germany, http://www.euromold.com/index.php?id=51&l=1 World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development…. Sorry, no details at present but check on the website.
… so if you are thinking of buying a machine or just interested to find out more have a look at these events…. You never know we might even meet up there!
First of all I would like to add …. Congratulations to all at BfB.For a huge company like 3D Systems to be teaming up with BfB must mean that they respect what BfB has done in the development of new machinery for 3D printing – and making it available to many people who would not otherwise be able to enter the world of RP and manufacture.
From an educational point of view many schools, colleges, students, teachers and lecturers now have contact with methods of designing and making that could only be dreamt of only a couple of years ago. The dream is now a reality, and this has only been possible because of BfB’s dedication and interest in making their products “accessible”. The next generation of designers and engineers are in our schools and colleges now… how will the world continue to develop unless we capture their interest and curiosity and expose them to exciting developments and technologies?
Teaming up with 3DS will, I’m pretty sure, enable BfB to invest even more in ensuring our young people can become excellent designers and engineers. I look forwards to seeing what the future holds and the developments that this teaming up will bring.
More information on the BfB Blog
Discussion on the BfB forum