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20160809 - How Valuable is 3D Printing? The Positive Impacts of Additive Manufacturing on Society and Engineering - 09 August 2016 - 9:30 - Stream 1

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How Valuable is 3D Printing? The Positive Impacts of Additive Manufacturing on Society and Engineering


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University


Presenter: Dr Nicholas Tse

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Date: 09 August 2016

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 10:20am

Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time

Closing Date: Bookings Close 8-Aug-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 5,Stage 6

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KLA Keyword/s: Engineering, Engineering Materials, Engineered Products, Additive Manufacturing, Society


How Valuable is 3D Printing? The Positive Impacts of Additive Manufacturing on Society and Engineering


Additive manufacturing, or ‘3D printing’ is a rapid prototyping technique which is having a profound impact on traditional manufacturing. In this talk, Nicholas will enlighten students to the social impact of additive manufacturing and the challenges it has brought forward in the workflow of mechanical design and manufacturing. He will review the benefits of this rapid prototyping technique and the disruption it has brought upon traditional manufacturing techniques. Students will be introduced to various case studies that illustrate the positive impact that additive manufacturing is having on society and economics. By the end of this talk, students will have a better understanding of additive manufacturing and its value in society.


Dr Nicholas Tse received his Bachelor of Science degree in nanotechnology from UNSW and his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Melbourne. In his doctoral research, he has applied his knowledge of inorganic chemistry and interest in nanotechnology for the development of novel magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents. Since then, he has joined Macquarie University as a post-doctoral research fellow, developing novel hydrogen fuel cell catalysts. He is currently an associate lecturer in the department of engineering teaching introductory courses, which include a 2nd year subject; Introduction to Materials Engineering.

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Additional Booking Instructions: Please Note: The presentation will start promptly at 9.30am and conclude by 10.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation time and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.

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Further Information: Email enquiries to:
Casey Featon
Email: leaplinks@mq.edu.au

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Recordings of this video conference series and others will be made available online. Register your interest at leaplinks@mq.edu.au if you would like to be notified when the recordings are available.

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