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3D printing, is it all just hype?

      Add to your calendar Last updated - 06/10/2015 18:19

06 October 2015 18:30 - 21:30
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Due to Technical Problems there will be no Webcast, we hope to have a recording of the event up in the next couple of days.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

6.30- 6.35 Opening: Prof. Gerald Byrne UCD AMS Research Group. Advance manufacturing expert. Former President of Engineers of Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. An International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK [FREng] and a life time Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (USA).

6.35 - 7.00 Dr. Jonathan Downey, Strategic Projects Manager at Schivo Group Waterford, is responsible for technical implementation of projects of strategic importance to the group, including Management & Implementation of the 3D Printing activities.

7.00 - 7.20 Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill, a medical device expert with experience in the medical device sector along various 3D printing technologies. His research group (Medical Device Design Group - UCD) focuses on medical device design and manufacture.

7.20 - 7.45 Colin Cater, Sales Manager for Arcam CAD to Metal UK. Arcam is a Swedish based 3D printer manufacturer, founded in 1997, with a unique electron beam melting technology, which they have filed more than 25 patients for! Their printers provide a cost effective solution for producing high quality, complex metallic implants and aerospace components.

7.45 - 8.05 Refreshments

8.05 - 8.30 Dr. Emmanuel Reynaud, a biological imaging expert, is currently using 3D scanning and printing for high quality marine life replicas, as well as building new optical instrumentations. Large coral reef models are a key area, with impressive results! He also works on Bio-printing, an area of growth, receiving a lot of media attention. 

8.30 to 8.55: Dr. Noel Harrison a mechanical engineer from Osteoanchor.  Osteoanchor is a new type of surface architecture for improving the lifespan of patients of cementless orthopaedic implants, such as hips and knee replacements

9.00: Panelled open discussion: Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill, Dr. Jonathan Downey, Dr. Emmanuel Reynaud, Colin Cater, Dr. Noel Harrison, Chair: Dr. Shane Keaveney

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Dr Jonathan Downey, Schivo Group Waterford, Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill, Medical Device Group Colin Cater, Arcam CAD to Metal UK Dr. Emmanuel Reynaud, Biological Imaging Expert Dr. Noel Harrison, Osteoanchor


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Shane Keaveney

UCD Ireland
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Alternative contact Paul Dillon

Dept of Mechanical Engineering
TU Dublin,
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Tallaght, Ireland
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