In the last ten years, we have never seen such rapid advances in manufacturing technology. From metal additive, through real-time analysis and IoT sensors, to digital twins and powerful GPUs driving real-time ray tracing and VR, product designers and engineers need to keep up with the latest advances and keep evolving their traditional skills to drive new digital workflows. DEVELOP3D Live is the perfect opportunity to hear, see and touch the future of product development technology.
Our first big news is that we have a new home. We are proud to run this year’s multistream conference and exhibition at Sheffield University, one of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centres and home to the incredible Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Integrated Manufacturing Group’s Factory 2050. The new venue, comprising the connected Octagon and INOX buildings, provides us with a more condensed footprint, with better linking of conference rooms and exhibition spaces.
On Tuesday 16 April (the day before the event), we are offering special tours of the faculty’s fantastic resources, including the AMRC’s Design & Prototyping facility, Factory 2050 and the Royce Translational Centre (RTC).
The tour starts at 2.30pm, running until 4.15pm. If you would like to come, please register here. Tickets are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with a waiting list. See below to find out more.
AMRC’s Design & Prototyping facility researches new machining processes, additive manufacturing, fabrication and advanced analytical tools to develop next generation prototypes. Areas of research cover medical, mechanical, electrical, additive and analysis applications.
Factory 2050 is a remarkable research facility, focusing on reconfigurable, digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.
Royce Translational Centre is a world leading research facility for advanced materials science and engineering.
The Centre is specifically known for its expertise in powder metallurgy and bridges the gap between small-scale laboratory research and industrial-scale manufacturing and processing.
On April 17, the day of the event, we will also run a number of tours of the architecturally impressive Sheffield University Diamond Building, together with its research labs. You can register for this tour on the day when you pick up your badge.
Themes and streams
This year, we have lots of truly amazing speakers for you to choose from.
DEVELOP3D Live 2019 will feature four simultaneous talk areas: a mainstage for keynotes and industry talks, with three break-out sessions, covering additive manufacturing, design visualisation and workshops that allow you to dig deeper into topics such as optimised design workflows, tax credits for R&D and how to protect your intellectual property in a post-Brexit Britain!
Sheffield is well-connected by the road and rail networks. The event is a short bus/cab ride from Sheffield Station and there is a multistorey car park directly opposite, where spaces can be pre-booked. For full travel information, including how to get there by rail, bus, car and bicycle, click here.
We appreciate that many of you travel great distances to attend the show. With registration opening at 8:00 am on Wednesday 17 April and the event starting promptly at 9.30am, we are pleased to offer quality, affordable bed and breakfast university accommodation on-site for £46.
Rooms are available on Tuesday 16 April and/or Wednesday 17 April.
Book your room directly by clicking here (conference registration also required – see below.)
For hotel accommodation click here.
Claim your free ticket
We look forward to welcoming you to DEVELOP3D LIVE 2019 on Wednesday 17 April at The Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield, S10 2TQ.
With four conference streams, over 60 exhibitors and several workshops, we suggest you bring your whole team to get the most from the day.
To register click here