#24
  • Jo Barnard is Managing Director at Morrama, an industrial design agency for startups.
    Thomas Keen is founder and Partner at Sabotage Design, a dynamic creative collective based in London.
    Federico Rossi is Director of the Digital Architecture and Robotic Lab (DARLAB) at London South Bank University.
    Tristram Keech is Design Director at Keechdesign UK, an award-winning London-based ID consultancy founded in 2005.
    Paul Reeves is Senior Technology Manager at Dassault SolidWorks, a popular suite of software tools used by engineers, designers and other professionals at over 190,000 companies around the world.
    Antti Makela is co-founder and Partner and Designer at Aivan, a Nordic design and innovation agency.
    Martin Stevens is CEO of IT IS 3D, a north-west London-based company bringing 3D technologies at an affordable price.
    Sam Al-Mukhtar is the founder of ManufacturingSource.com, a brand new platform that connects designers, engineers and sourcing professionals to relevant and reviewed manufacturers.
    Rich Walker is the managing director of Shadow Robot Company, creating hardware and software to solve grasping and manipulation problems.
    Melissa Albeck is CEO of Matmatch, a technology company on a mission to empower engineers and product development teams to use the best materials on the market.
    Ben Thurnell is the Manufacturing Development Manager at Ocado Engineering, an in-house engineering division that designs and builds highly automated control systems and warehouse logistics solutions.

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Design for Manufacturing Summit #24

13-14 The Oval | London

3.00 pm

Doors open, intro videos

3.55 - 4.00 pm - Introduction

Snapshot of UK SME manufacturing in 2017

John Pearce is Chief Executive of Made in Britain.

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1

Industrial design

Antti Makela is co-founder and Partner and Designer at Aivan, a Nordic design and innovation agency.

Jo Barnard is Managing Director at Morrama, an industrial design agency for startups.

Thomas Keen is founder and Partner at Sabotage Design, a dynamic creative collective based in London.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

Robotics + automation

Ben Thurnell is the Manufacturing Development Manager at Ocado Engineering, an in-house engineering division that designs and builds highly automated control systems and warehouse logistics solutions.

Rich Walker is the managing director of Shadow Robot Company, creating hardware and software to solve grasping and manipulation problems.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Demos, drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

Melissa Albeck, CEO of Matmatch - Disrupting materials sourcing

Melissa Albeck is CEO of Matmatch, a technology company on a mission to empower engineers and product development teams to use the best materials on the market.

6.20 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3

3D Design

Federico Rossi is Director of the Digital Architecture and Robotic Lab (DARLAB) at London South Bank University.

Martin Stevens is CEO of IT IS 3D, a north-west London-based company bringing 3D technologies at an affordable price.

Romain Kidd is the CEO of MyMiniFactory, the world's largest curated object-sharing platform for 3D printing.

7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Decentralized manufacturing

Eneko Igartua is manufacturing and operations engineer and manager of Kapitalise, the first management platform for R&D tax credits, catering to innovators in the manufacturing sector.

Paul Reeves is Senior Technology Manager at Dassault SolidWorks, a popular suite of software tools used by engineers, designers and other professionals at over 190,000 companies around the world.

Sam Al-Mukhtar is the founder of ManufacturingSource.com, a brand new platform that connects designers, engineers and sourcing professionals to relevant and reviewed manufacturers.

8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues

Demos, drinks + networking

What are Design for Manufacturing Summits?

80 percent of manufacturing costs are determined in the first 20 percent of the product design process. Design has the key to take cost and waste out of manufacturing.

Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.

Who attends DFM Summits?

Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:

Material ConneXion
Shapeways
RockPaperrobot
Tangent Ventures
Sparklabs
Macro Sea
Cornell University
Langoliers Jewelry
New York Investment Fund
Geomagic
Gartner
Tactonic Technologies
Makesimp.ly
Columbia University
McLaren Engineering Group
Pratt Center
NY Designs
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Selux
Brookyn Wharf
Aras
CBS Interactive
NYU
NRI
Wiley Publishers
PTC
IronCAD
Autodesk
Parsons School of Design
Kimber Mfg
ITAC
SpaceClaim
Sparkfun Electronics
R/GA
New York Life
Zahn Center
GrabCAD
Fabricating.com
Hutzler Home Products
Accenture
IDSA
Peripteral Design
Maine Fablab
KBS+
Panoptic Online Marketing
Design Compendium
USPTO
Holstee
Gordon Randall Perry Design
NYCEDC
Shisa Labs
intrinSIM
Lampa
New Balance
ShopBot Tools
TechShop
Francis Bitonti Studio
Macy's
MakerBot
ECCO Design
Breadbox Studio
Firstmark Capital
Heisel
NAGRA
MCE Consultants
OgilvyOne
Terrapin Bright Green
Reshoring Initiative
Core77
Dassault Systemes
Adafruit Industries
Dynamo Development Lab
Pensa
Dynotex
Citibank
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Architectural Grille
Deutsche Bank
Syracuse University
Bolt
Knovel

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.

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