D3D: Print Conference 2015

27.10.2015 –

D3D is a conference exploring the future for 3D printing internationally and examining the potential applications of 3D printing for designers and makers, and for businesses in every sector from medicine to food.


As part of the conference, a one-day symposium will see speakers exploring themes of collaboration and social innovation through design, looking at how Ireland is currently engaging with the 3D print revolution and how it can maximise the benefits to industry, education and community.


Symposium: 31 October

9.30am - 4.30pm 

Venue: Creative Spark

Ticket €100


Speakers for the symposium include:

Dr Conor MacCormack

Formerly site manager for a 5th Framework European project with Airbus, principal investigator with SPS Technologies in the US aerospace sector, and with a PhD in mechanical engineering.


Keith Brown

Keith Brown was born in Hexham, Northumberland, in 1947. He studied at Sunderland College of Art (1966-71) where he was awarded a 1st Class (Hons) Dip. AD.


Francis Bitoni

Designer Francis Bitonti is ushering in a new manufacturing paradigm through his blend of computational design techniques and emerging manufacturing technologies.


Ann Marie Shillito

Ann Marie Shillito is founder and CEO of Anarkik3D, a practicing designer maker and contemporary jeweller, an honorary research fellow (Edinburgh College of Art).


Javier Burón

Javier Burón is an architect, lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Limerick and director of FabLab Limerick.


Peter Knief

Peter Knief successfully ran an IT consultancy from 1994 to 2006 and completed his Dipl. Ing. of Biomedical Technology in Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Juelich, Germany in 2006.


There will also be two hands-on workshops during the conference, as follows:


Workshop 1: An Introduction to Digital Fabrication with FabLab NI

27 and 28 October

10.00am - 4.00pm, each day

Ticket €40 (includes lunch both days)

Venue: Dundalk Institute of Technology


Workshop 2: 3D Modelling for Perfect 3D Printing with Anarkik3D

29 and 30 October

10.00am - 4.00pm, each day

Ticket €40 (includes lunch both days)

Venue: Dundalk Institute of Technology

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