14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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15:30 Phil Dickens, University of Nottingham


Tuesday, 14.11.2017, 15:30 - 16:00 hrs


15:30 UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing
Phill Dickens, Added Scientific Limited, Director, Nottingham, Grossbritannien
The opportunities offered by Additive Manufacturing for companies and countries are very significant as shown in the report on the UK Strategy for Additive Manufacturing released on 22nd June 2017. However, these will not be fully realised without developing a strategy that covers all the necessary aspects. This presentation will discuss how the UK has developed a national strategy for Additive Manufacturing and how lessons from this can be applied to produce more local strategies for companies. It will cover setting of aim and objectives, determining key stakeholders, finding the opportunities and barriers, and developing an overall strategy and implementation plan.


Mr. Phill Dickens
Phill Dickens
Added Scientific Limited, Director, Nottingham, Grossbritannien
Phill Dickens is a Director of Added Scientific Ltd which is a company providing technical development expertise in the area of Additive Manufacturing. He is also a Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Nottingham. Phill started work in the area of Rapid Prototyping in 1990 and was a pioneering researcher in this field working on processes such as 3D Welding and using copper coated Stereolithography models as electrodes for EDM. He founded the world's leading Additive Manufacturing Research Group in the early 1990's leading various research projects and securing one international patent which is still being used. Phill has led international government missions, published widely, given a number of international keynote speeches. He was the first recipient of the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award in 2009. He is a member of the Steering Group for the UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing.