Our Aim

The aim of the National 3D Printing Society is to connect like minded societies to allow cooperation and help further the field of student 3D printing. We believe 3D printing is a technology that all students should have access to in some form, and we want to help facilitate the starting of more societies around the country.

The Network aims to aid in sharing knowledge between universities, with the ultimate goal of creating a generation of graduates that have the skills to use rapid prototyping and other related technologies in a realistic and useful way.

There will be a range of types of society that the Network aims to work with. Whilst many 3D printing related societies will be born out of engineering departments, there is huge scope for student work in architectural, medical, arts and humanitarian fields – to name but a few. The Network embraces this diversity and it would be in the best interest for the collective skills and resources of the Network to try to maximise the breadth of societies involved.

For students looking to start 3D printing related societies in particular, the Network exists to put you in contact with other students who have had similar experiences to you. We can offer guidance and advice, and help with things like branding and finding projects or sponsors.

For existing 3D printing related societies, we can connect you with your counterparts in other universities and help raise the profile of your society around the country.

For existing societies that want to get involved in 3D printing, we can offer technical advice to help you get your plans off the ground.

The Team

  • James Roberts
    James Roberts
    Co-Founder
  • Younes Chahid
    Younes Chahid
    Co-Founder
  • Mason Rowbottom
    Mason Rowbottom
    Co-Founder

Proudly sponsored by

James Roberts
Co-Founder

James is a studying Integrated Engineering at Cambridge University, where he specialises in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering. He founded CU3D (Cambridge University 3D Printing Society) back in 2016, and has been involved in the National 3D Printing Society since its inception. Now in his fourth year, he has passed on the running of CU3D and plans to be working on the aerospace industry once he graduates.

Younes Chahid
Co-Founder

Younes is currently undertaking an Additive Manufacturing related PhD at the University of Huddersfield after recently graduating with a 1st in BEng Mechanical Engineering.
He is the founder of the award-winning University of Huddersfield 3D Printing Society, a team player and award winner of the University of Huddersfield 7 Hour Design Challenge, Proof of Concept Fund, One day challenge and the Annual Innovation Competition of ENSET.

He has vast amount of knowledge in CAD/3D Modelling, Additive Manufacturing, Process Engineering and creative Problem Solving due to the last diploma in Mechanical Design/Manufacture, and to the last work experience with AAM, Design Office LESIEGE and GECAM.

Mason Rowbottom
Co-Founder

Mason has extensive experience within additive manufacturing and a keen passion for future technologies. He is skilled in many design packages ranging from SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, NX and PTC Creo. He is a strong business development professional to which aided in the founding of his own design company (CADPAD 3D), to assist others in the utilisation of AR, VR and 3D printing.

Along with persuing his business ambitions, Mason is currently aiding in the development of additive manufacturing technology throuh his research PhD at Huddersfield University alongside TWI within SLM technology.

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