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Digital Manufacturing, 3D Printing and robotics.
March 16th 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Todd Williams, University of Warwick and Printed Electronics Ltd.
Todd Williams has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in technological entrepreneurship. He has worked on jet engines for the F22, a structural test lab for the International Space Station, and on business cases for geostationary satellites. He has founded or joined start-ups in aerospace, automotive, software, and now flexible digital manufacturing. Pertinent to tonight’s subject he has worked on many industrial 3D printing projects.
“I will talk about 3D printing, robotics, and design tools, all of it is coming along now, even scanning, however it isn’t quite there yet. In my start-up company (Functional Structures Limited) I am looking to develop a system that will manufacture a simple electronic device in one go; circuit board, wires, connectors, and 3D printed enclosure. This uses 3D printing, digital manufacturing, and robotics to make a complete device in small or large batches. It is the right time to start trying to do these things. The question for me is who would buy them, hence my interest in discussions around the wider market issues.”