Simon Bartlett is a Mechanical Engineer who saw the future of 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping in the Australian market almost ten years ago. Teaming up with RedEye, the 3D Parts bureau for Stratasys Inc, Simon has worked at the forefront of 3D Printing in Australia, utilising a variety of 3D Printing technologies to help RedEye’s clients achieve their desired results, whether it is for prototypes, parts, production or tooling.
A recent merger with Objective3D, winners of the Stratasys Customer Service and Satisfaction Award for 2013, highlights the trend for not only in-house 3D Printing technologies, but also the utilisation of a professional bureau to complement existing systems, and access a wider variety of technologies, materials and skills.
Simon’s presentation highlights the changes in manufacturing methodology and looks at where 3D Printing has come from, where it’s headed and the wide sweeping applications of these game changing technologies.
John will present CSIRO’s Additive Manufacturing strategy and summarise their discussions with industry to date. He will also provide some updates to current program that we are running.
CSIRO started the Australian Additive Manufacturing Initiative to kick start AM activities and produce a strategy to link industry with world class research and development. Core to our strength in natural resources and metallurgy, the Ore to More philosophy has extended into higher value products enabled by AM. We are working in 3 strategic areas: 1. Metallic Feedstock, novel and affordable sources of metal powder, 2. Simulation, using decades of experience in casting and welding to simulate the build and resulting distortion due to thermal gradients and 3. industry, our plan to link industry and promote AM industry settings.
John will speak about:
The explosion in awareness in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing has seen it be labelled as the saviour of manufacturing worldwide, and indeed, the potential advantages are significant and game changing.
High profile case studies have emerged which demonstrate that the appropriate selection of materials, process and part design can yield impressive performance and economic benefits.
In this presentation, Dr Sara Eastwood explores some of the factors to be considered when investigating whether an additive manufacturing solution is appropriate for your business and also discusses the way forward for Australia to fully exploit this technology.”
Dr Jordan has a PhD and MSc in Physical chemistry from Basel University. Following research positions in Materials Science at the University of Auckland and Monash University, Larry gained more than twelve years experience in commercial roles, including Materials Scientist and Key Account Manager roles at the Building Research Association of New Zealand, Program Manager for Nanostructured Materials at Nanotechnology Victoria and Chief Scientist at GM Holden.
At the Advanced Manufacturing CRC Larry, as Research Manager, is responsible for the research direction of four programs including significant activity in additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing processes.
Dr. Maciej Mazur is a research fellow at the RMIT University Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP). His current focus is on design for additive manufacture, application of additive manufacturing technologies to tooling application, and robust optimization of mechanical systems.
Mitchell started his career in the manufacturing industry at the age of 14 through his family’s sheet metal fabrication business in Sydney. After being awarded the Design and Technology award at a high school level he went on to study Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney where he graduated with First Class Honours. During his time at university he established a start-up company focused on industrial design consultation for FMCG products in the POS industry.
Following this he worked for over three years in Australia’s largest industrial design consultancy, where he was involved with the design and manufacture of a number of AIDA winning products. Whilst in this position he was introduced to 3D printing, and quickly realised the potential of this technology. Following this, Mitchell was employed by Formero and subsequently 3D Systems. Mitchell is now the Business Development Manager in the Asia Pacific region for 3D Systems, where he has spent the last two and a half years using his knowledge of manufacturing and industrial design, to find suitable markets, applications and partners to facilitate the exponential growth of the additive manufacturing industry in the region.
Dominic Parsonson is the National Sales Manager at Tasman Machinery, a leading supplier of Stratasys 3D printers for the medical, education, manufacturing and professional design industries. As Stratasys is the world leader of additive manufacturing technology, they offer a cutting edge range of 3D printing solutions to suit most prototyping and product design requests.
“3D printing allows Australian manufacturers to compete more in international markets,” explained Dominic Parsonson. “Companies can produce when and how they want it. They are no longer tied to large corporations, if they have a better idea to make a gadget, they can do it. This is set to have massive implications for manufacturing as intricate objects can be custom made without human intervention. Designs can be tweaked for a very low cost and less material is wasted in the process. So far, 3D printers have been made for fighter jet parts, cars, spaceships and are used in education, medical and dental sectors”.