JUNE 13 – 14 2020 – watch the recording here

3D CROWD TALKS

3D Printing Talks by the Face Shield makers.

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Saturday - June 13 - Day 1

  • 10:00am
  • Edward Greig

e-NABLE (3D Printed Prosthetics)

Presented by Edward Greig, Joined by Isla, Claire and David. Ed is a maker and co-ordinator based in SE London. He works as Chief Disruptor for Deloitte, where he and the Disruption team work with new technologies, including 3D printing, to get them delivering tangible benefits as quickly as possible to Deloitte’s clients, to Deloitte themselves and to wider society.

A Helping Hand

Ed, Isla, Claire and David will be talking about how Deloitte have been 3D printing arms and hands for people with limb differences and how you can do the same. Starting with a 6 year old called Phoebe, they’re now part of a global network of volunteers and have recently gone through a process similar to 3D Crowd’s own CE Mark odyssey in order to ensure that the devices are compliant with regulation.

  • 10:45am
  • Michael Noonan

Design and Technology Education - Responding to the PPE shortage

Michael is Head of Technology based in High Barnet. Working in Queen Elizabeth’s School for the past 7 years, and have helped to establish a curriculum which focuses on 3D Design and Rapid Prototyping. My role with 3D crowd was first as London Coordinator, then stepping down to create a cleaning hub whilst maintaining coordination of the N, EN, AL and WD postcodes.

Today I am going to focus on Design and Technology Education, and the role it played in responding to the Covid19 crisis in the UK. For many years, the importance of this subject has been on the wane, despite its prominence and history with the Industry with which Britain is synonymous. In recent years, the tireless efforts of many practitioners as well as groups such as the Design and Technology Association have seen the popularity and prominence of the subject increase, particularly as modern Technologies such as Additive Manufacturing were incorporated into DT departments. This talk will focus on how DT departments responded to the call when it came to helping those in need around the country with their skills and expertise, and how the impact of 3D Crowd can help to inspire the next generation of budding Engineers, Inventors and Technologists.

  • 11.30am
  • Anne Scrimshaw

My Scrapheap challenge

I am an Engineer and Artist. I run a Fab Lab in West Bromwich, which aims to help almost anyone make almost anything. I am known for saying – yes that is possible to all sorts of mad ideas. The confidence to advise people on how to make almost anything comes from being probably the only person to have been a Competitor, Team Captain, Expert and Judge on 9 episodes of Channel 4 Scrapheap Challenge.

How did I end up on Scrapheap? What was it like? How did making mad machines in one day improve my making, and what surprising things did I learn about project management? All these things and more will be answered.

  • 12.15pm
  • Andrew, Gabby and Tim

Ask The 3D Crowd Admins

It would be a big shame if 3D Crowd and it's amazing community disappeared after COVID-19. There's so much more potential for this movement, so a few of the admin team talked about some of the exciting possibilities for the future of 3D Crowd.

  • 1.00pm
  • Sam Jeffs

How do 3D Crowd make a face shield?

Sam started with 3dCrowd as a maker and went on to setup a cleaning hub in West London. In ‘normal’ life he would be installing and programming video systems for Theatre and Live Events. Sam will share the distributed manufacturing process that 3dCrowd have used to successfully deliver over 180,000 shields so far, and the steps face shields have to go through before they can be delivered to the end users who need them.

  • 1.45pm
  • Ellis Marshall

4D Printing

Ellis is Coordinator of the Hull Hub, servicing the local orders and collaborating with fab volunteers. My day job is as the Technical Manager of a Low Carbon Innovation Centre run by the University of Hull. INNOVATING IN 3D AND 4D PRINTING. An overview of what’s been happening in the 3D and 4D Printing sector. From 3D Printing drugs to 4D Printing shoes.

  • 2.30pm
  • Rob Coulston

A Purposeful Life

Rob has spent 30+ years working mainly in learning and development. His focus is on people and helping them realise their potential. His time with 3d crowd has been as a regional coordinator.

My talk is a reflection on one of the greatest influences in my life, how it has shaped my life. The creation of a movement called Humanising Workplaces with my colleague Kevin Miller. The impact of the pandemic and the purposeful work producing, kitting and providing PPE Visors to the Frontline as part of the 3DCROWDUK Project and setting up the Honiton Hub.

  • 3.15pm
  • Jonathan Cope

3D Printing for metal casting

London based maker and crafter working across a range of media. I'm an Extra in my spare time!

Ever wanted to turn your 3D prints into metal? - here's how.

Sunday - June 14 - Day 2

  • 10.00am
  • James Firth

My home printing experience

James is a 16 year old A-level student from Sheffield, 3D print hobbyist and founder of 3DPrintCreate. My name is James and I am a 6th from student currently studying to go into the field of electrical engineering. In my talk I will cover ‘My printing experience – an insight into home printing and how I started from scratch’ ; ideal for beginners. Hoping to inspire people with imagination and highlight some of the possibilities of 3D printing. If I can do it ... anyone can!

  • 10.45am
  • Toby Johnson

Starting from Scratch (how i got into programming and robotics)

Surrey based maker printing parts as one of the youngest 3DCrowd makers. I can program in 5 languages and I have some experience with hobbyist electronics. I will communicate my experience with programming and hobbyist electronics. I have had firsthand experience with good, and not so good, ICT teachers. Hopefully, I will convey the importance for all ages to have sufficient technological education from inspiring and enthusiastic teachers.

  • 11.30am
  • Sean Rodrigo

3D Printing children's toys and activities

  • 12.15pm
  • Ed Greig

e-NABLE 3D Printed Prosthetics

Ed is a maker and co-ordinator based in SE London. He works as Chief Disruptor for Deloitte, where he and the Disruption team work with new technologies, including 3D printing, to get them delivering tangible benefits as quickly as possible to Deloitte’s clients, to Deloitte themselves and to wider society. A Helping Hand Ed, Isla, Claire and David will be talking about how Deloitte have been 3D printing arms and hands for people with limb differences and how you can do the same. Starting with a 6 year old called Phoebe, they’re now part of a global network of volunteers and have recently gone through a process similar to 3D Crowd’s own CE Mark odyssey in order to ensure that the devices are compliant with regulation.

  • 1.00pm
  • Ewan Haggarty

Space weather - How the sun can affect us

Ewan is a West-Country based maker and Science nerd: working for decades in Communications Satellite operations. A former Farm-Hand, Physics and Maths Teacher, and RAF Officer. What Natural Threats are out there? We have had an Icelandic Volcano, widespread flooding and presently we are dealing with a Pandemic - but did you know that science tells us that the greatest 'Tier One' threat to us is something we have not seen since 1859 - an extreme Solar Storm? Our local star is a lot less stable than it appears. Tune in to find out what will happen, one day...

  • 1.45pm
  • Andrew Gleadall

Custom GCODE design

Andrew is a Loughborough university lecturer for additive manufacturing and design. He researches the extrusion 3D printing process at the microscale (simulation, design, precise control and fundamental understanding). We directly design GCODE as opposed to using the traditional approach of CAD>STL>slicer>GCODE. This enables huge potential opportunities to control the print path and achieve otherwise impossible structures. Complete control also means defects can be avoided (pores, stringing, etc.). I'll show some eye-opening examples in this talk and am keen to hear whether anyone may benefit from custom GCODE... both printer and laser users!

  • 2.30pm
  • Richard Hudson

How I got started with 3D Printing

Richard is a Bath based 3d printer newbie. He wanted to do something practical to help with the Pandemic. His day job is designing databases, medium to large, specializing in moving data around. Into lots of things. The talk will be about a newbies experience with starting out. I am on my second Printer make, some of the problems that I found on the way. Some humour will be involved...

  • 3.15pm
  • Jamie Waters

Project Tetra

At 3dCrowd Jamie is the West Midlands Regional coordinator and running the Worcester Hub. In normal life he would be doing his GCSE's. In the face of a global pandemic and with unprecedented anticipated demand on ventilators, here is the story of how one team across four time zones used 3d printing to develop a product that could quadruple ventilator capacity.

  • 4.00pm
  • Mark Hester

What is Human-Centered Design and why should you care?

Mark is Co-Founder of The Imagination Factory, a product design and creative engineering agency. Why do some ideas for new products or services fail? How do we design and make things that people want and don’t have unintended consequences for the planet or society? There’s no silver bullet but by adopting a Human-Centred Design approach you massively increase your chances of dealing with the risks associated with innovation. In this talk Mark will present a short introduction to what Human-Centred Design is and how you can start to adopt a new mindset.

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