Event Description

Local Manufacturing and The Future of 3D Printing

Fri 04 May 2018 17:30-18:00, Classroom 2, Said Business School



With production facilities connected in over 140 countries, 3D Hubs helps product designers and engineers find the fastest and most price competitive manufacturing solution. Founded in 2013, the network has since produced more than 1,000,000 parts, making 3D Hubs the global leader in distributed manufacturing.

As a key driver of the fourth industrial revolution, 3D printing & digitisation is not only reinventing the way we manufacture goods and prototypes. In this talk, Dr Ben Redwood will be sharing with us the success story of 3D Hubs, how local manufacturing is disrupting both the industry and the consumer market, reconfiguring the global supply chain. He will also discuss the impact of 3D printing on modern manufacturing and the future of 3D printing.

With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Dr Ben Redwood is currently the VP of business development in 3D Hubs. He is responsible for managing the EU sales and supply chains teams as well as identifying opportunities where 3D Hubs distributed manufacturing network can be used to disrupt the traditional way of doing things! His focus is on design and manufacturing, with an extensive experience working in a range of manufacturing environments. He is also the author of the best selling book in 3D Printing, ‘The 3D Printing Handbook’.