Talk | Inside 3D Printing Conference | Hong Kong

Cunicode was invited at the first 3D Printing Conference in Hong Kong, where I shared some thoughts on how 3D Printing is changing the design industry.


Traditionally, production has been a privilege of a selected elite who had access to production means, knowledge and distribution channels. Nowadays, digital fabrication and 3D Printing lower the entry barriers to the world of making things, enabling individuals and small collectives to design and make their goods. If before we were making hundreds of thousands of products in a single factory, now we can make unique products in hundreds of thousand of locations. When there is a new way of making things, there is a new way to design and consume them. Designed globally, made locally. The talk explored the opportunities and challenges that additive manufacturing brings to the creative industries and how product design can benefit from the growing ecosystem of distributed manufacturing, creating new products and business models powered by 3D Printing.

A two days event with a packed agenda, where I had the pleasure to share stage with great people:

Virginia Cha, Chief Research Practice National University of Singapore | Roger Ball and his SizeChina project, an anthropometric database and analysis of Chinese population |  K O Chia, Director, Grace Financial Ltd. and President, Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA) | Daniel Cowen Co-Founder, WobbleWorks. | Shawn Frayne, from Looking Glass. | John Hornick Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. | Jeng Ywan Jeng, Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology- Taiwan Tech | Graham Leach, Visiting Lecturer, School of Design, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong | Dr. Conor MacCormack, Co-Founder & CEO, Mcor Technologies Ltd | Michele Marchesan, Chief Opportunity Officer, 3D Systems | Trevor Morris, Co-Founder and Chief Editor, 3DTupo Media Limited | Peng T. Ong, Managing Director, Monk’s Hill Ventures | Nave Rachman, Pre Sales & Application Manager, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan | Joseph Scott, Vice President, Scott & Associates | Ajay Sharma, Founder & CEO, Kloneworld | Ir. Bryan So, Senior Consultant Biomedical, Optics and Precision Engineering Automation Service Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) | Louis Sze, Assistant Engineer, Technology Application in BioMed Unit, Industrial Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Daniel Tsang, Chief Editor and Founder, The Gestalt Limited and Committee Member, Hong Kong Maker Faire 2014 | Collin Wilkerson, Managing Director, Western Tool & Mold Ltd. | Terry Wohlers, Founder, Principal Consultant, and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. | Yang Yihu, President and CEO, ESUN | James Yu, CEO and Chairman, WestingCut Group (China) and Founder, Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology Inc. | Brandon Zatt, General Manager of International Business Department, ZGKJ & All-Around China Hand.

Event organized by MecklerMedia