'Now manufacturers understand design'

In the Q&A section after his keynote at DFM Summit #23, veteran UK designer Sebastian Conran talked about changes in the industry. 'Up until Covid, 60 to 70 percent of my work was from the Far East. It just put an end to all that. I taught myself CAD during lockdown.'

'CNC is not as simple as 3D printing'

In his keynote at last month's DFM Summit in London, CloudNC's Chief Product Officer James Monighan argued that demand for manufacturing is increasing, but that manufacturing output capacity will fall behind with a generation of skilled CNC operators retiring. Automation can solve the problem and accelerate CNC programming tenfold.

Testing with users becoming integral to product development

The first panel at DFM Summit #23 last month in London discussed when and how manufacturers should be involved in the product development process and how design consultancy is changing.

DAM London aims to 'revolutionize how manufacturing is done'

Nate Petre won a grant from NASA to 3D print surf boards from seaweed and went on to found circular economy tech startup Distributed Additive Manufacturing (DAM) in London. 'The question used to be, is 3D printing ever going to catch up to traditional manufacturing? More and more the question is, does it have to?'

Fast Forward Rewind helps clients understand what's possible in early stages

Industrial designer Gregory Epps helps clients understand markets and customers to deliver successful product releases. 'When you know the project is possible and know the customer wants it, you can then work out how to bring those two things together.'

DFM Summit returns December 8 in London

Leading British industrial designer Sebastian Conran and innovation consultant Gregory Epps are the first confirmed speakers for DFM Summit #23, the first edition of our product design and manufacturing innovation events since 2019.

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