Agile has been very successful in the software industry, where the cost of change is relatively low; creating an environment for adaptable teams, projects and products. Meanwhile, in other industries, engineering in particular, traditional development approaches hold sway due to the significantly higher cost involved in product change. For an Agile engineering approach to be successful, the cost of change – both in people and fabrication – needs to be reduced. This is where 3D printing technologies come in.
This interactive session will examine many of the issues faced when applying Agile to physical-engineering product development. It will show how 3D printing technologies can decrease the iterative design cycle time, reduce the barrier to entry, and support the creation of highly complex products or prototypes through modular development.
Participate in the real-time development and printing of a product using agile approaches and get a basic understanding of how to use 3D modelling and printing tools. Discover how 3D printing can, and is, being used to develop engineering products.