INDUSTRY SPEAKERSProduct Design Symposium

10.45 - 12.15  CWS/10


3D design, visualisation, innovation in the field of VR, AR and prototyping

Paul Tallon
Product Designer
3M Buckley Innovation Centre

Paul Tallon is a Product Design BSc(Hons) graduate working for 3M BIC. The purpose-built 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield facilitates business growth, encourages business to academia collaboration and actively promotes innovation. The talk primarily is about the structure of the work Paul does covering 3D design, visualisation, innovation in the field of VR and AR and prototyping.

KTP and Paxman Collaboration

Chris Sorbie
KTP Product/Industrial and Design Development Associate, Paxman Coolers

Chris Sorbie is a Product Design graduate currently working as a KTP associate with Paxman Coolers and also studying his MA by Research at the University of Huddersfield. The aim of the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) scheme is to apply academic knowledge for the direct commercial benefit of business. KTP is a national scheme led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The KTP scheme enables a company to become more innovative, effective and efficient. It aims to boost profits and commercial value, with the input of an academic expert. It covers all disciplines, technical and non-technical, spanning both science and technology through to the arts.

Chris will present what the KTP project involves and his experience as a postgraduate student and researcher since completing his Product Design degree. The presentation will also covers the design and development of a 21st century cooling cap system which offers a much better fit to all head shapes, uses 3D printed tooling technologies, mass manufacturing issues using silicone sheet technology.

Solidworks and 3D design futures

John Bean
SOLIDWORKS Regional Account Manager — North West, Solid Solutions Management

John is a Product Design graduate working for 3D Modelling and marketing company Solid Solutions. He has previously worked as a Designer Engineer at Britcom International and JBAS. Solid Solutions, founded in 1998, delivers engineering software solutions to over 4,200 customers across a range of industry sectors. The company provides business solutions for companies involved in design, engineering and manufacturing and have helped customers realise faster times to market, better margins, improved innovation and processes as well as maintaining a competitive advantage with proven and valuable design tools.

SolidWorks 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to quickly transform new ideas into great products. SolidWorks gives you choices of 3D CAD, Design Validation and Product Data Management software, plus Technical Product Communication software. No matter what size your business is, you can have exactly the tools you need to design better products, in less time, with less waste and fewer prototypes.