New exhibition showcases Loughborough’s 3D printing research

‘From Concept to Construction’ is a free exhibition that showcases how 3D printing research at Loughborough University has been used and it is now open in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.

The exhibition is curated by Professor Richard Bibb, Professor of Medical Applications of Design in the School of Design and Creative Arts. It focuses on how the advent of Additive Manufacture and the increasing affordability of 3D Printing has transformed our ability to manipulate and physically realise many forms of digital data. Examples range from sculpture and archaeological replication to scientific instrumentation and life-changing medical devices.

Loughborough University has a well-established international reputation for interdisciplinary research in the field of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing which is showcased by this exhibition. Professor Bibb established the Digital Design and Fabrication research lab (DDF) at Loughborough in 2014 which feeds into the campus-wide Additive Manufacturing Network.

The DDF focuses on advanced computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies and colleagues from this research group have contributed to this exhibition.

Professor Bibb commented: “The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to see the amazing breadth and variety of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing research being undertaken at Loughborough. It will be the first time that we have held an event that brings together work covering subjects such as arts, crafts, cultural heritage, design, manufacturing engineering, civil engineering, materials, chemistry and life sciences.”

You can view this exhibition until 11 November and the space is open 12pm-2pm on weekdays, no booking required.