Busting Additive Manufacturing Myths Showcases Power and Future Direction of AM

Silverstone Technology Cluster

25th November 2021

The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) held their first hybrid Digital and Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group Event at the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC), Silverstone Park.

Hosted by Kieron Salter, a Digital & Advanced Manufacturing Special Interest Group Champion and head of the DMC, the event featured expert insights from the following speakers:

  • James Reeves, Global Director of Polymer Sintering (HSS) at voxeljet discussed ‘The Baffling 3D Print Market’ and helped the audience to understand the range of technologies and processes out there and what to expect in the future. 
  • Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)’s Dr Fernando Murguia; showcased how to create value through additive manufacturing via a number of case study projects they have carried out, as part of his extensive product testing and development programmes.
  • Laura Gonzalez Llamazares, Systems Engineer at Satellite Applications Catapult, provided a fascinating insight on their work and the vision to achieve Additive Manufacturing in Space.
  • Matt Jones, Senior Application Engineer at Stratasys highlighted the capabilities of different technologies and the typical applications and materials applied as he referenced real-world use cases from the global motorsport and automotive industries.
  • Will Priest, Senior Customer Project Engineer at HiETA Technologies, a world leading provider of heat exchangers, talked about some of their boundary pushing work in additive manufacturing.

STC CEO Pim van Baarsen, commented; “It was great to hold our first event at the DMC, another fantastic facility at Silverstone Park. The presentations were all fascinating and really highlighted the power, potential and future direction of this technology. As always with these events, we enjoyed some great networking, and the tour of the DMC was excellent. These types of events are all about bringing like-minded business leaders together and we certainly achieved that here.”

The recording of this event is now available on our STC YouTube channel.


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