3rd Int'l Conference on Rapid Manufacturing to be held July 9-10 in the UK

Following the success of the 2007 International Conference on Rapid Manufacturing (RM), which was attended by over 150 delegates from 18 countries, the 2008 RM conference is set to take place on July 9-10. The conference will be hosted by the Rapid Manufacturing Research Group at Loughborough University in the UK and take place in the Sir Denis Rooke Conference Centre, Holywell Park.

The 2-day conference will feature a state-of-the-art mixture of world-leading industrial applications and cutting-edge academic research currently being undertaken in the field of RM.

RM uses 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) data to directly 'print' or 'grow' parts in a variety of polymeric, metallic, ceramic and organic materials. RM allows companies to cost effectively manufacture ever more complex and optimized components at very low unit volumes.

The international RM conference is one of the world's only conferences dedicated to the use of additive manufacturing technologies for end-use 'production' part applications.

Industrial papers will be presented by companies including Delcam Plc, DeskTop Factory, Solidica, Future Factories, Assa Designs, Econolyst, V.G. Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Materials Solutions and TNO Holland. Academic papers will also be presented by Birmingham University (UK), Cornell University (USA), Liverpool University (UK) , Loughborough University (UK), and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). An additional six speakers will be announced shortly.

Who should attend?
The conference is aimed at both industrialists and academics. The conference will be equally of interest to those already involved in RM, and those new to it. The conference will cover process and materials issues, design opportunities, management and organisational issues and industrial applications, making the conference of relevance to engineers, designers and business managers, as well as academics and researchers. A parallel technology and material vendor's exhibition will also take place during the conference.

On-line bookings and payment can be made at www.rm-conference.com. The delegate fee is £360+VAT per delegate.

Further Information
For more information contact Donna Cope at e-mail donna@rm-conference.com or ph +44 (0) 7817-135902, or visit the conference website at www.rm-conference.com.


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