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KTN will be at New Designers - why not pop into one of our talks

KTN will again be supporting New Designers at the Business Design Centre. This exhibition showcases over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses and is one of the UK’s largest design events attracting over 18,000 visitors from design, industry and academia.


KTN members can purchase day tickets in advance for just £10.50 (offer expires 19 June 2016). Book online now at quoting code NDKTN.

What: New Designers
When: Part 1 = 29th June -2nd July 2016, Part 2 = 6th-9th July 2016
Where: Business Design Centre, London, N1


KTN at New Designers - Talks Programme Friday 8 July 2016


Design for Alzheimer’s and dementia - the inside story
800,000 people in the UK live with dementia, rising to 1 million+ by 2025 and 2 million by 2051 Alzheimer’s Society, and thoughtful design can make a real improvement to their daily experiences. We’ve invited an inspirational group of design-entrepreneurs to share top tips and inside stories on bringing dementia-friendly products to market. You’ll also learn about the KTN dementia innovation panel, which supports design-led start-ups across the UK with user and carer insights plus technical, financial and commercialisation advice. Speakers include Hazel Boyd, DesignAbility, Jon Wingrave, Alzheimer’s Society and Michael Wolff, Michael Wolff & Company.

3D Printing part one - design freedom
3D printing is revolutionising many aspects of our lives - from replica aircraft parts to implants and even customised chocolates. Join us to hear how top designers are pushing the creative possibilities of additive manufacturing technologies, and how future 3D software will make it even easier to bring your designs to life. Speakers include Paul Cowell, Simply Rhino, Duncan Fitzsimons, 7th Design & Invention, Nick Grace, Adams Watt and Romain Kidd, My Mini Factory.

3D Printing part two - material choices
Materials are key to the growth of 3D printing, and to the designer's freedom to be truly imaginative. In this session we’ll review the current realities of printing with metals, elastomers, polymers and composites, and explore how designers and materials scientists might work together to improve future 3D material choices. Speakers include Sarat Babu, Betatype, Sally Beken, KTN, and Richard Jackson, UCL.

10.00am - 4.00pm
Materials & Design Clinic
Experts from the Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) Partnership will visit exhibitors on their stands to offer advice on materials selection and manufacturing. MaDE Partners include KTN, The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and the Institute of Design Engineers (IED).

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