Attend Additive Live on January 28 to discover the latest 3D printing developments in education

An exciting new additive manufacturing event for educators is coming to Manchester – and it’s completely free to attend!

The first ever Additive Live event will take place this year on Tuesday 28 January at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event will bring together industry experts who will discuss 3D printing in further education.

The event promises to captivate attendees from start to finish, with a concise schedule that starts at 9:30am and finishes up at 12:40pm. It’s 100% free to attend and you can register for general admission here.

Additive Live has been organised by GoPrint3D, a UK-based seller of 3D printers that has key partnerships with leading brands. One of those is HP, who will take centre stage at Additive Live with a section covering the use of colour in additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing and generative design in education.

The event will also cover two key educational projects: The PrintCity Story, which is a 3D printing facility based at The John Dalton building at Manchester Metropolitan University; and The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, which is managed by The University of Sunderland to support 3D technology developments.

Lunch is included after 12:40pm with time afterwards for networking. This will give you the opportunity to discuss 3D printing with other academic leaders and find out more about the topics discussed during each of the speeches.

Top of the itinerary

Because it’s an event for educators and academic leaders, there’s no point rehashing the same things every other show covers. Things like fused filament fabrication and potential applications have been done many times over. So, Additive Live covers a technology that is entirely different – HP Multi Jet Fusion.

Multi Jet Fusion is by far one of the most exciting additive manufacturing technologies around with the potential to revolutionise the industry.

There are several reasons for this. Firstly, Multi Jet Fusion prints at speeds several times faster than FFF, SLS or SLA 3D printing. The print process is up to 10 times faster so offers an immediate perceptible advantage.

Secondly, Multi Jet Fusion achieves these print speeds without loss in print quality, accuracy or repeatability. The technology has been perfected.

Thirdly, Multi Jet Fusion can fabricate parts of even greater complexity than SLA or SLS because no support material is needed. Models are self-supporting because the underlying powder of each subsequent layer supports the next.

Lastly – and this is the big one – Multi Jet Fusion enables FULL COLOUR 3D PRINTING. That’s right – it gives you the ability to print in full colour. And we’re not talking just a few colours, we’re talking full spectrum colour with voxel control.

The latter point is massive. The ability to print full colour models and parts opens up a completely new area of exploration for engineers, product designers, manufacturers, architects and artists. And for educational institutions, it represents a new way for students to apply themselves and develop their skills.

Interested in knowing more?

All this plus much more will be discussed at Additive Live on 28 January.

Maryam Qureshi, an application specialist at HP, will hold the Design for Additive Manufacturing section of the event directly after the section Use of Colour in Additive Manufacturing, which will be covered by GoPrint3D’s 3D printing specialist Jacob Wilson.

Want to attend? You can register for general admission here (it’s FREE to attend, with lunch included). You can also find out more about Additive Live on the official website.

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