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Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference


Room 403/402 Lecture Theatre, City Campus East

This conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing (RDPM) is aimed at young and mature researchers interested in Advanced Design techniques, Rapid Prototyping and its applications.

The conference will run from the afternoon of Thursday 27th April to Friday 28th April 2017 and will be held at Northumbria University.

The first conference was held 18 years ago in Buckinghamshire, Lancaster and Loughborough Universities and is now being held at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne. The conference was originally oriented to Rapid prototyping, 3D printing now known as Additive Manufacturing and Computer Aided Engineering Design Systems. We deal with new ideas, with knowledge creation and dissemination, development of product development service systems, functional reasoning and design thinking, just to mention the some of the headlines.

Over the past 30 years, researchers of and in design have developed a broad discipline as demonstrated at this small event. These 30 years have been years of constant innovation in every aspect of product development. This being the case, our understanding and knowledge of design has become deeper, methods of research grounded and results visible and notable.

This conference is a platform to meet like minded people to share ideas and start collaborative research project.

For more information, including the conference programme, paper submission and advice on travel and accommodation in Newcastle CLICK HERE






Event Details

Room 403/402 Lecture Theatre, City Campus East
Business & Law Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


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