Creator and innovator by nature, Justin is developing and enhancing the technology to constantly improve the company's primary product, the Active X 3D printing machine. As well as printing the usual 'PLA' (polylactic acid) filament (which looks like strimmer line but is biodegradable), the Active X can be modified to print with PVA, HIPS (high-impact polystyrene), t-glaze and nylon (Taulman 618 and 615 clay, LAYwood, LAYbrick, precious metal clay and even food icing. In addition, the Active X will soon have the capability to print with aluminium.
Dr Beverley Vaughan (The Vaughan Consultancy)
'Bioprinting human tissue - the science of tomorrow'
Stephanie Allen (Nottingham University)
'Understanding the molecular interactions of peptides in formulations'
Richard Stacy (Stacy Consulting Ltd)
'Big Data and the end of purchasing: why in the future we will only ever rent the products we consume'
1 May 2014 - day 2
Silvia Vignolini (University of Cambridge)
'Aspects of nanotechnology and its application.... especially in colour'
Tomas Muthny (Contipro)
'The application of rapid screening technology in the development of anti-ageing actives'
Professor Wayne Hayes (University of Reading)
'Recent developments in organic materials - healable polymers and functional hydrogels'
Modern developments in organic-based materials have been inspired by nature’s way of employing numerous weak non-covalent interactions between relatively small compounds via a process called ‘self-assembly’ to afford highly stable and functional materials. Materials generated by self-assembly possess attractive chemical and physical characteristics including the capability to be healed post exposure to mechanical stresses or changes in environmental conditions. This talk will review the topic of self-assembled organic-based materials and will highlight notable advances in the field such as healable polymers and hydrogels that have potential applications in cosmetics.
Professor Charles Spence (Sommerville College, Oxford)
'Neuroscience - inspired multisensory design'
Francis McGlone (Liverpool John Moores University)
'Touching the Future'
Ramaa Chipalkatti (Datamonitor)
'Beauty Innovations 2014 and beyond...'
From cosmetics and toiletries to over-the-counter medications and skincare products, personal care is a huge source of new product innovation with breakthrough formulations, unusual new benefits, and functional packaging. This presentation will provide a vision into the future to explore emerging themes and promising concepts that Datamonitor believes are likely to inspire innovation in the next few years. Recent consumer trends and examples of novel beauty innovations will be used throughout to identify potential game-changers in beauty product innovation.
David Wood (London Futurists/World Transhumanist Assocation)
'More than skin deep: radical options for human transformation, 2025-2045'