22 May 2017 9:37
  Almost everyone involved in the world of manufacturing will have browsed Spencer Wright’s blog or manufacturing newsletter at some point. Spencer is a longstanding expert in workflows for metal additive manufacturing and head of research & partnerships at nTopology. Spencer was kind enough to sit down with RP Platform to discuss his background in both AM and conventional manufacturing, his current work designing optimised workflows, and how he sees the field evolving in the near future.   How did you originally get interested in 3D printing? I became interested in metal printing just ...
12 April 2017 13:09
Pat Warner is ADM Manager at Renault Sport Formula One Team -- an in-house additive manufacturing specialist, working to deliver first-class printed components for both prototyping and production purposes. Having been deeply involved in additive manufacturing within F1 for more than 19 years, Pat has witnessed a number of key developments in the technology and its applications, which he was kind enough to discuss with RP Platform in the interview below:   RP Platform: How did you originally become involved in additive manufacturing? Pat: I was originally a CNC machinist with the then ...
31 March 2017 9:14
Professor Neil Hopkinson has been deeply involved in additive manufacturing since 1993, have worked and conducted research at the University of Sheffield, Loughborough University, De Montfort University, 3D Systems and the University of Nottingham. In January 2016, Neil was appointed Director of 3D Printing at Xaar -- the world leader in industrial inkjet technology -- in order to help broaden their 3D printing capabilities. Neil is the inventor of High Speed Sintering (HSS) -- a new, highly efficient approach to AM that uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to print ...
13 March 2017 10:39
  Philip Cotton is one of the UK’s leading experts in 3D printing in education and the founder of 3Dfilemarket.com -- a space for designers to share cutting-edge, fully printable designs. Philip currently teaches Product Design at Ladybridge High School, where he provides pupils with hands-on experience of 3D printing and its applications. He was winner of the 3D Printshow Educational Excellence award in 2013 and 2014, and is widely in demand as a consultant and writer on 3D printing and its potential applications across the field of education. Through the ...
06 February 2017 16:56
  Dr Martin Baumers is Assistant Professor in Additive Manufacturing Management at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Martin’s research combines his background in economics with his longstanding interest in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, looking into the potential economic benefits this technology can offer. His most recent publication, in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, is titled “Shape Complexity and Process Energy Consumption in Electron Beam Melting: A Case of Something for Nothing in Additive Manufacturing?”   Martin was kind enough to sit down with RP Platform to discuss the current state ...
07 March 2016 9:00
Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Mike Vasquez, an expert in Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Vasquez is a trusted advisor to some of the top companies in the industry. He earned his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University in England and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials science and engineering from MIT. Mike is the founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consultancy in Additive Manufacturing. 3Degrees has a broad scope and delivers practical solution to help organizations maximize their investments in Additive Manufacturing. Mike is also a ...