SCI Annual Event 2016
3D Printing – the future of design and manufacture at the National Gallery, London, 9th November.
2016’s Annual event featured speakers talking about 3D printing and design, and provoked much discussion among a full house of members and partners about where the technology might go in the future.
Printing a bridge in steel and revolutionising the way steel-framed buildings are fabricated and erected by exploiting additive manufacturing. Do these examples show us the way forward for pioneering developments in structural engineering?
We also heard a case study on how multi-axis robots with 3D tools and developed software allows 3D printing from a large bridge to a small parts, plus how UK research is investigating how additive manufacturing could revolutionise the design and fabrication of steel joints. We also learned how end-to-end simulation-driven solutions have been developed for addressing key challenges that industry faces.
• The MX3D bridge project in Amsterdam – Olivier Vassart, ArcelorMittal
• Additive Manufacture – Iain Todd, Sheffield University
• Simulation Driven Additive Manufacturing : New technology from SIMULIA-Abaqus – Auday Alrawe, Intrinsys
• Recent research projects from SCI
‘3D printing is an important technology but we’re not sure where it’s going yet’ – Robert Weeden – Cauton Engineering Ltd, Mike Banfi – Ove Arup & partners Ltd, Richard Dobson – Trimble Solutions
Ibrahim and Jose promote the benefits of SCI software and the Orange Book – Ibrahim Fahdah, Jose Dias – SCI
‘Will products comply with structural engineering codes?’ – Jim Martindale – Severfield (Design&Build) Limited, Denise Lawson – BW Industries Limited
‘A great choice of venue’ – Russel Odendaal – Lewson Consulting Engineers, Constantinos Kyprianou – SCI, Eleftherios Aggelopoulos – SCI, Michail Georgakis – SCI, Sofia Meleti – SCI
‘It’s good to be back this year, and among our fellow professionals at the SCI annual event’ – Geoffrey Taylor – Cauton Engineering Ltd, Greg North – Barnshaw Section Benders Ltd
‘Following stat 8% of engineers are women’ – Hannah Schaapkens – Fluor Ltd
SCI engineers talking with delegates – Antonia Pilpilidou – SCI, Ana Girao – Coleho – SCI
Thanks to SCI expert speakers, event managers and guests – Olivier Vassart – ArcelorMittal Global R&D Long Carbon. Auday Alrawe – Intrinsys Intelligent Engineering, Hannah Schaapkens – Fluor Ltd, Nancy Baddo – SCI, Iain Todd – University of Sheffield, Sandi Gentle – SCI, Bassan Burgan – SCI, Michael Sansom – SCI, Graham Couchman – SCI
A special thanks to Mel, Sandi and Jane who made this year’s event such a success.
SCI Director Bassam Burgan presented at our annual event and spent time with our steel colleagues.
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David Brown (left) presents courses and is involved in many SCI publications. There are generally smiles when he presents.
Nancy Baddoo presented and shared ideas with delegates at our Annual event
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