Press release

Your product idea could become reality at 3D-printing event in October

23 September 2013

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a competition for one lucky innovator to have their product idea realised using the latest 3D-Printing technology.

The winner will be announced at the ‘3D-Printing: The future of manufacturing?’ event, which takes place on 24 October 2013 at the Royal Institution in London.

Professor Richard Hague, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing, will be giving a lecture on additive manufacturing (3D-Printing), where he will address its cost effectiveness, its environmental impact and the potential for new business models.

In conjunction with the EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing, the IET is welcoming competition entries that explore the design freedom and capability of 3D-Printing, while also providing a genuinely useful product. The winner will have their design 3D Printed and be able to take it home afterwards. The closing date for entries is 20 September 2013.

IET Design and Production Sector Head, Gordon Attenborough, welcomes the focus on 3D-Printing: “This is such an important development in innovation, and the IET is keen to promote the possibilities it will bring to the future of manufacturing. We are delighted to host Professor Hague, one of the top minds on 3D-Printing, and we look forward to his thinking on the subject.”

The event will also showcase a demonstration of the new 3Doodler – the world’s first 3D printing pen. Registration is now open, and more information can be found on the event website: http://conferences.theiet.org/yp-event.

Media enquiries to:

Katie Stanton
Communications Executive

Tel: +44(0)1438 765608
Mob: +44(0)7738 713867
Email: kstanton@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

The annual Young Professionals Event is part of the IET’s Prestige Lecture series.

The IET Young Professionals are members in the early stages of their career, covering the ten years after graduation.