Member Connect at Lancashire Digital Technology Centre

At this Member Connect event hear from innovative FDM Digital Solutions and witness first-hand the manufacturing potential of 3d printing.

3d Printing – Science Fiction or Manufacturing Fact?

This Member Connect event helps to dispel the myths surrounding the use of additive manufacturing, also known as 3d printing. This technology is advancing quickly and is no longer restricted to producing prototypes. Equally, the cost has been decreasing meaning that 3d printing is a realistic alternative to traditional manufacturing techniques.   

Hear from innovative FDM Digital Solutions and witness first-hand the manufacturing potential of 3d printing.   

FDM are working with many different sectors, including:

  • Nuclear
  • Construction
  • Footwear
  • Automotive

Hear also from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) on how other North West companies are utilising 3d printing to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness is an increasingly competitive market.

This event includes a demonstration of real time additive manufacturing using the latest printing machines. There will also be an opportunity to test a variety of samples to determine whether this process can be adopted for your business.  

Capacity limit: 30

Please note that we reserve the right decline attendance of those who may be viewed as being competitor organisations to the host site

Who should attend?

  • Manufacturing and engineering member companies in the North West
  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors
  • General Managers
  • Senior Manufacturing specialists
  • Research & Development Managers

Why attend?

  • Network with your peers
  • Share practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges
  • See first-hand how 3d printing is revolutionising modern manufacturing
  • Get connected with 3d printing advice and support
  • Find out more about the benefits of this process to your business


  • Graeme Bond, Technical Director, FDM Digital Solutions
  • James Saunders, Director/Owner, FDM Digital Solutions
  • Darrell Mathews, Region Director, EEF the manufacturers’ organisation
  • Nick Brandwood, Manufacturing Advisor, Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)


08:30 Registration, breakfast rolls and networking - All

09:00 Welcome and introductions - Darrell Matthews, EEF

09:15 The commercial applications and benefits of 3d printing - Graeme Bond, FDM

10:00 The application of 3d printing within North West Manufacturing - Nick Brandwood, MAS

10:30 Live demonstration and sampling - All

11:30 Close - All

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