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3D Printing – Where Materials & Structures Collide
May 21, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
San Francisco Bay ACM & Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH Joint Meeting
Geoffrey Doyle, GrowShapes
6:30 Food & Networking
GrowShapes CEO Geoffrey Doyle will begin with a brief history of 3D printing, the various types of technologies that exist, where we are today, and what lies ahead.
More importantly, he will discuss how the development of new structures (or combining existing structures in new ways) enables the development of new 3D printing materials. Geoffrey will also illustrate how new structures and 3D printing technologies will dramatically impact the way prototypes and products are manufactured.
The seminar will also highlight the broad range of industries which are being impacted such as engineering, manufacturing, medical, robotics, automotive, jewelry and art, just to name a few.
Geoffrey Doyle is CEO of GrowShapes LLC which provides leading-edge 3D printing and scanning products and services in Silicon Valley. He is the Founder and Co-chair of SVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG. Starting his career in the British Army (Royal Engineers), he transitioned into venture capital and worked at Percipient Capital in London for over 10 years investing in UK technology companies. After moving to Silicon Valley he established SVForum’s 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group at the beginning of 2013, the first monthly meeting forum for 3D printing related technology in Silicon Valley. He is also a business advisor to Silicon Valley companies, such as Sixense Entertainment, and a frequent speaker on the topic of 3D printing investments and technology trends. Geoffrey holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester (UK), an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
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