16th Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing
Brunel University London hosted the 16th Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing (RDPM) held from 4th to 5th April 2019. The conference was organised by Dr Eujin Pei, PGR Director from the Department of Design, and supported by the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing. Professor Hamid Bahai, Director for the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing gave an overview of the institute and recent projects, followed by a total of 24 presentations that were delivered across two days from UK institutions as well as attracting other universities afield, such as the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania; the Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Helmut Schmidt University, Germany; Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy; and Politecnico di Milano, Italy. During the conference, an overview of INEX-ADAM was presented to the audience to inform them about the current mapping of all consortium partners to identify the competencies of Additive Manufacturing from each partner institution, leading to a high-level knowledge transfer programme for the University of Zagreb as the lead beneficiary. The RDPM Conference was primarily aimed at postgraduate researchers, research assistants and early career academics in the field of Additive Manufacturing, offering many of them often for the first time a platform where they were able to present their latest research in a supportive, constructive and encouraging environment, whilst networking with their peers from other institutions.
Eujin Pei, Department of Design