'Cost of manufacture should be a tenth of the retail price'

Nikki Kreis (Kreisdesign), Stephen Hempton (ROLI) and Grant Cleveland (Breakthemold) discussed supply chain and costing issues at the first Design for Manufacturing Summit in London last July at Makerversity.

'Agile is changing the world of manufacturing'

Agile consultant Ade Shokoya at DFM Summit #11 sketched how lean and agile development methodologies from the software world are now circling back into manufacturing and construction.

'There might be more happening than we know about'

In the opening panel of DFM Summit #11 Roland Stapper and Tom Tobia discussed why the Netherlands is such a hotbed for 3D printing. 'In the 80s and 90s we as a nation willfully dismissed the idea that manufacturing could provide high value jobs,' Tobia responded. 'We have got some catching up to do.'

Makerversity inspiring the next generation of makers

Makerversity is a community of maker businesses in the heart of London at Somerset House. 'We are a space for professionals,' managing director Ursula Davies says.

HAL Robotics launched to develop 'ubiquitous machine control'

'I made a program to make my house with my robots,' says Thibault Schwartz, developer of the HAL Grasshopper plugin for industrial robots programming. 'That is how everything started.'

Gravity bridging 2D sketch to 3D environment

Gravity Sketch is a 3D sketching tool developed for augmented reality, targeting upcoming platforms like Microsoft HoloLens. 'The user experience is similar to pen and paper,' says co-founder Oluwaseyi Sosanya.

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