3D Future

We’ve been awarded a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering to run 3D-printing events here at UCLan.

The project will include events that take place out and about within the community. We’ll also hold workshops on campus at the UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre for school groups and girl guides.

The grant will give people the chance to have a go at 3D printing for themselves. We will be visiting local cafes and bars as well as taking the 3D printers into museums with engineers on hand to chat with people about what they do.

Dr Hadley Brooks, Lecturer in Engineering, who will be involved in delivery some of the events, said:  “3D printing is going to be one of the most important technologies of the 21st century, shaping all industries from health, transport, sporting goods, machinery and electronics. I am excited about the opportunity to show future inventors the power of this technology with hands-on demos, and by presenting cutting edge research from UCLan and around the world.”

3D printing has huge potential for the future and so we are also going to be asking people to submit their own 3D printing designs via social media so we can make them. We will also be creating short videos starring engineers setting small engineering challenges you can try at home. Watch this space for more info on how you can get involved and have a go at 3D-prinitng for yourself.

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