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The online engineering summit wrap-up

Written by Georgie King

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Thank you so much to everybody who attended and spoke at our first virtual conference. We were so excited and proud to host The Online Engineering Summit during these times of uncertainty. Our fantastic speakers from a range of different disciplines took center stage and introduced us to some of the coolest innovations from the engineering industry!

If you missed the live events you can watch all installments on demand here. Below you can find an overview of all the presentations during the conference.

1st installment: From design to print with Fusion 360

Thomas Stock, Research Engineer, Autodesk

The team from Autodesk have recently released an FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) workspace which allows users to print their models directly from Fusion 360.

Thomas presented this workflow and what it means to the FFF community to have this functionality in Fusion 360. He also discussed how this technology really benefits from the complete Fusion 360 design to manufacture workflow.

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2nd installment: 3D Printing solutions for prosthetic and exo-skeletal assistive devices

Scott Summit, Founder of Bespoke Innovations < br/> With a background in industrial design, Scott Summit joined us with some of the coolest designed prosthetics. He took us through all the successes and lessons learned whilst designing these assistive devices that helped to change people’s lives. One of the many highlights was a leg designed for a soldier who lost his leg. Check it out in the photo below.

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3rd installment: Orthotropy and design optimization for additive manufacturing with Additive Flow software

Charles Fried & Alexander Pluke Founders of Additive Flow

Additive Flow’s FormFlow software, overcomes the challenges faced by many designers and engineers working with additive manufacturing processes. A multi-functional program with the capability to apply multiple user-defined parameters for simultaneous geometry, process parameter, and material optimization. The software uses physics-driven algorithms to process and solve complex performance issues in the design phase.

The team presented several case studies including a part from 3DGBIRE customer BAC Mono, the company behind the world’s only roadworthy single seater supercar.

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4th installment: Robocars: Computers driving cars and changing the world

Self driving car expert, Brad Templeton

Brad Templeton joined us for a very insightful and detailed look at how Robocars will change the world. He discussed the technology of cars that drive themselves, and their incredible consequences for saving lives, energy, cities, retailing, food, industry and many other aspects of life.

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5th installment: Building the world’s first jet suit

Gravity Industries, Lead Designer, Sam Rogers

Learn how the Jet Suit, currently able to perform speeds in excess of 50mph and technically capable of reaching an altitude of 12,000ft (although for safety purposes it is flown lower), is made in the next instalment of The Online Engineering Summit.

Sam took us through building the jet suit from the beginning - all the design iterations and how they are constantly changing and improving the suit.

One of the more interesting moments was when he took us through the workshop based in the UK - see how they put together and build this awesome piece of tech!

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6th installment: 3D printed lattices as programmable material with Carbon


Dr. Hardik Kabaria & Jon Bruner from Carbon.

Carbon produces some of the most groundbreaking and interesting products. This installment discussed how they made the famous Adidas x Carbon shoe and the custom made helmets for NFL players which are regarded as the safest helmets on the market.



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Thanks again for everyone's support. Stay tuned for more virtual engineering events coming to you soon!