3D Printing: The Future is Now

3D printing is reshaping the way we make things, enabling people to create, fabricate and innovate in new ways. From individuals coming together to solve social problems to high end research into medical applications, we’re seeing and hearing about how 3D printing is fast becoming a transformative mainstream technology.

Join us for an exciting panel discussion where you’ll hear from leaders in medicine, art and design, product development and social innovation. These experts will share their perspectives on what 3D printing can achieve right now, and answer questions about how 3D printing will be shaping our future.

Melissa Fuller.  Co-Founder and CEO of AbilityMate
Kae Woei Lim.  Founder of XYZWorkshop. Creative Director of Imaginables Pty ltd
Dr Dagmar Reinhardt.  Robotics Research Leader and Program Director of the BAE, School of Architecture, Design and Planning.  The University of Sydney.
Huw Wallis. Product Development Group Manager, IDE Group
Dr Zhe Li.  Head Scientist of Concord Hospital Skin Laboratory

The Sydney suburb of Rhodes opens its arms to residents and visitors with Rhodes: Creative. Discover a vibrant community bringing creativity and technology to the fore.  Join us at The Connection for a program of masterclasses, workshops, activities and talks that focus on 3D printing,  robots and wearable art and tech. 

Brought to you by the City of Canada Bay Council. 

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Access and Inclusion

  • Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
The Event Space, The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes NSW 2138