To drive step-function increases in the use of 3D printing, breakthroughs are needed on virtually all vectors – speed, quality, cost, reliability, materials options, etc.… HP has a plan to advance the state of the art on the print side, but this alone is not enough – it will take partnerships and shared vision to realize the potential of a digitized future.
Scott Schiller will share what HP has learned about driving from analog to digital transformation in other markets, and discuss HP’s vision for advancing the state of the art of 3D printing. This will highlight important implications to product design and development workflows.
Join Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as he discusses new means of cloud-based design and engineering, and how to pair them with the manufacturing advances that are now within reach of even the smallest companies.
Precooled propulsion – key to 21st century spaceflight
This talk describes the limitations of current access to space and the work at Reaction Engines to develop a better alternative.
The design of the proposed vehicle (SKYLON) and its unique propulsion system (SABRE) are explained in conjunction with the breakthrough pre-cooler technology. The talk concludes with a description of the aims and objectives of the current Phase 3 programme.
The America’s Cup is the oldest international trophy in world sport, pre-dating the modern Olympics, the Ryder Cup and the World Cup – and Britain has never won it. Since the first event in Cowes in 1851, the Cup has provided the world’s greatest challenge in yacht design and development, but the move to 72ft foiling catamarans in 2013 took the challenge to an altogether new level. A place where the UK’s unique combination of world-class sailors and leading-edge technology could finally win it back.
Britain’s Andy Claughton is one of the world’s most accomplished and experienced America’s Cup designers, having been involved with the competition since 1983, twice with winning teams in 1995 and 2000. Andy is now Technical Director of Ben Ainslie Racing, British challenger for the 35th America’s Cup. He will coordinate the team that will design, build and test the prototype and final boats that will challenge to bring the Cup home to the UK in 2017, and his talk provides insight into how BAR will go about it.