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Prototyping With 3D Print

Date: 10th December 2019
Location: PrintCity, The Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University Chester St, M1 5GD
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Theme: Innovation, Business Strategy

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This Innovation masterclass will provide knowledge and information on 3D printing and rapid prototyping through a participative and provocative session working with PrintCity at Manchester Metropolitan University, drawing on their experience in new product development with two key objectives in mind:

  • To identify and demonstrate the role of rapid prototyping, including 3D printing in new product and service development;
  • To show how prototyping can reduce risk, cost, and increase market share and lifetime product revenues.

New product time to market is a critical factor that not only affects a product’s revenue and profitability but can impact the overall success of your company. The longer the period of missed time to market, the larger the lost opportunity, revenue and profits.

Considering that 79% of new products miss the launch date, companies have an enormous opportunity to increase sales and profitability by improving new product time to market. Rapid prototyping techniques significantly help reduce time to market and reduce risk through early user and supply chain engagement.

This practical session will include a demonstration of the facilities at Manchester Metropolitan University including their 3D printing and laser cutting technology.

If you're looking to inject energy into your business, generate novel solutions to current problems or to learn new techniques to help you and your team get closer to your customers - this is the masterclass for you! Delivered in half-day sessions by industry experts, our masterclass series provides you with the necessary tools to grow your business and unlock new and better products and services, making it difficult for your competitors to match.

You can utilise our Innovation Vouchers to part fund your rapid prototyping project with PrintCity – visit here to learn more about how we can support your project.


09:00 Arrival and registration
09:15 Introduction to Business Growth Hub, PrintCity at Manchester Metropolitan University & Attendees
09:30 The commercial importance of lead time in developing new products and services
10:00 How prototyping can reduce risk, cost, and increase market share and lifetime product revenues
10:30 Coffee break and networking
10.45 Rapid Prototyping in action: Demonstration of MMU prototyping facility and practical exercise
12:00 Review: How can rapid prototyping help your business?
12.15 Tour of PrintCity
13:00 Feedback and close

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