DEVELOP3D LIVE exhibition

With over 60 exhibitors, covering software, hardware and services, DEVELOP3D Live is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with the very latest technologies. Learn how they can support your future design challenges and transform your product development process.

DEVELOP3D Live is the only UK event to attract such a broad cross section of technology providers, covering CAD software, generative design, topology optimisation, additive manufacturing, AI, 3D printing, workstation technology, design visualisation, VR/AR, simulation, data management, 3D scanning, tolerance analysis and lots, lots more.

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DEVELOP3D LIVE conference

DEVELOP3D Live 2019 will feature four simultaneous conference streams

Keynotes and industry sessions

Be inspired by leading design and engineering firms like Brompton who will reveal how cutting edge technology is being used to advance bicycle development.

See new and emerging CAD technologies including how to harness the power of simulation upfront in the design process and how to use the power of computation to explore new ideas.

Learn how Brompton’s designers are harnessing the power of FEA to advance bicycle development


Additive manufacturing (AM) breakout

Find out more about the reality of designing parts for AM, the true abilities of the latest technologies and what is emerging just over the horizon.

Learn how AM is playing a key role in a variety of industrial applications, such as automotive and aerospace. Also learn how a wider variety of industry verticals, including consumer goods, can also benefit from 3D-printed production, going into detail on how 3D printing can add improved functionality and economic viability.

New for 2019 is a Future of Manufacturing panel session. Attendees will learn what trends industry experts foresee and their outlooks for the near term, presenting an opportunity to plan in advance and gain a competitive edge.

Betatype x Uniform Wares timepiece with 3D printed titanium strap


Design visualisation breakout

For those working at the intersection of digital art, product design/engineering data and immersive collaboration, this must-attend conference stream will explore the latest developments from leading software developers and present new workflows to help take your complex CAD data into the the hyper-real virtual world.

Learn about the very latest CPU and AI-accelerated GPU rendering tools plus lots more



These interactive sessions will allow you to dig deeper into topics such as optimised design workflows, tax credits for R&D and how to protect your intellectual property.

With potential changes in law surrounding Brexit, we’ve teamed up with Intellectual property (IP) expert Potter Clarkson to offer an exclusive workshop on what it could mean to your existing IP and how to best protect your designs.

Whether you’re one of the biggest players in R&D, or a smaller start-up looking to grow through innovation, you’ll want to hear what you could potentially be claiming in R&D tax credits in our special workshop hosted by experts in the field, Randd UK.

Going Beyond Simulation in CAD

This workshop, hosted jointly between keynote speaker Jon Heath of Brompton Bicycle, and Altair, will show why Brompton Bicycle empowered its design team to move beyond simulation in their CAD system. Attend and learn how the team accurately captures mechanical behaviour, optimises designs, takes manufacturing constraints into account (casting, 3D printing etc), and assesses structural performance in just a few seconds.

Learn how to design and optimise a Brompton Bicycle in Altair’s workshop


Tours of AMRC’s Design & Prototyping facility + Factory 2050 + Royce Translational Centre

On Tuesday 16 April (the day before the event), we are offering special tours of the faculty’s fantastic resources, including the AMRC’s Design & Prototyping facility, Factory 2050 and the Royce Translational Centre (RTC).

The tour starts at 2.30pm, running until 4.15pm.
Tickets are strictly limited and only available to registered DEVELOP3D LIVE delegates. Once registered for DEVELOP3D LIVE you will be given a password, which will allow you to access the free tour tickets.
Ticket will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with a waiting list. See below to find out more.

See the world class facilities at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

AMRC’s Design & Prototyping facility researches new machining processes, additive manufacturing, fabrication and advanced analytical tools to develop next-generation prototypes. Areas of research cover medical, mechanical, electrical, additive and analysis applications.

Factory 2050 is a remarkable research facility, focusing on reconfigurable, digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.

Royce Translational Centre is a world-leading research facility for advanced materials science and engineering. The Centre is specifically known for its expertise in powder metallurgy and bridges the gap between small-scale laboratory research and industrial-scale manufacturing and processing.

On April 17, the day of the event, we will also run a number of tours of the architecturally impressive Sheffield University Diamond Building, together with its research labs. You can register for this tour on the day when you pick up your badge.

The Royce Translational Centre is a world-leading research facility for advanced materials science and engineering

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