The Making Revolution is Here!
5th February 2013
Gamers, university students and staff, creative businesses and freelancers are all expected to attend an event about digital fabrication technologies this month.
The Making Revolution at Boston College University Centre at the Rochford Campus, will give people the chance to get up close to a range of technology including 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting and display technology.
3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects by laying down successive layers of material.
The free event will take place between 9.30am and 4pm on Thursday 21st February. It is being funded by Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project, with part-finance from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Fraser Henderson from Kind of Digital Ltd, which is organising the event on behalf of onlincolnshire, said: “The Making Revolution is a one-day event looking at how emerging digital technologies are transforming manufacturing.
“For example, 3D printing is a home revolution for the factory floor, which is transforming traditional supply and demand. The event will showcase the impact of digitally enabled fabrication across a range of industries and highlight the importance of embracing emerging technologies such as these as we move to a more digital age.”
Delegates will also have the chance to listen to top industry speakers, including Russell Davies from design and development company Really Interesting Group, Michael Poole, Business Development Manager at the Schools of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Lincoln, Limor Schweitzer, Director of Robosavvy.com and Neil Jones from Europac3d.
Another confirmed speaker is Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange in Nottingham. He headed up the regional flagship NESTA Digital Arts project which helps support research and development projects that use digital technology.
The event is expected to attract creative businesses and organisations, universities, venues, artists and performers, freelancers, digital technology companies, platform developers and gamers.
Anyone wishing to attend must book a free ticket. Log on to www.onlincolnshire.org and visit the events section to make the reservation. Follow the conversation about the event on Twitter using #makerev as well as @onlincolnshire.
Notes to Editors:
- onlincolnshire is a £57 million project run by Lincolnshire County Council which aims to provide broadband speeds of at least 24 Megabits per second (Mbps) for 90% of homes and businesses in the county, and a guaranteed 2Mbps for the remaining premises by 2015.
- onlincolnshire is part-funded by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013
- Some Internet users in rural Lincolnshire experience speeds of less than 1 Mbps. The UK’s average broadband speed is 7.6 Mbps, according to Ofcom.
- The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
- For more information visit www.onlincolnshire.org