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

  • Mason Rowbottom
    Mason Rowbottom
    Co-Founder
  • Younes Chahid
    Younes Chahid
    Co-Founder
  • Allan Lawrence
    Allan Lawrence
    Director
  • Jay Sahnan
    Jay Sahnan
    Director
  • Verdon Crann
    Verdon Crann
    Head of Social Media & Marketing
  • Anirudh Vadiyampeta
    Anirudh Vadiyampeta
    Marketing & Outreach support
  • Phill Hopkins
    Phill Hopkins
    Head Operational Manager
  • Adam Drewery
    Adam Drewery
    Head of Logistics & IT
  • Thérèse Lord
    Thérèse Lord
    Head of Procurement & CE Approval
  • Thomas Adby
    Thomas Adby
    Head of Outreach & Design
  • Jacob Lord
    Jacob Lord
    3D Printing Consultant
  • Alfie Day
    Alfie Day
    Head of Website Development

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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), to assist others in the utilisation of AR, VR and 3D printing.

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

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.

Allan Lawrence
Director

Allan Lawrence has previously worked as the International Business Manager at Blackburn College, Walsall College and Hopwood Hall College, where he worked to recruit international students, and develop Joint Education Projects with partners from around the world achieving income targets in excess of £1m for each college. Allan has also operated as a consultant in the field of education and training and has worked as a lecturer and manager in further and higher vocational education for over 30 years. He was the Project Manager at Salford University for the project to establish the Salford Innovation Park.

At Salford University, he specialised in progammes of training that developed entrepreneurship, creativity and business skills. He has been involved in projects with Salford and Manchester-based small business NGO’s and Manchester’s growing social enterprise sector.

During most of his career, he has been involved in the development and management of a large number of international education projects within the European Union, Russia, India, Africa and the Far East. He has also worked as a consultant for the European Union, assessing applications for funding on behalf of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Dr Allan Lawrence has been an EU Assessor for over 15 years.

Jay Sahnan
Director

Jay is currently reading Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester, he first got involved in 3D printing when he received the Anet A8 kit for his birthday.

He then spent two years upgrading the printer from the ground up which was a great learning experience and taught him all about the aspects of 3D printers, he was hooked from then on and progressed to a Creality machine (Ender 5) to help develop his new projects and has since set up his own company – everything3dprinting.com.

Jay is an Arkwright Scholar and STEM Ambassador and loves to share knowledge as well as his love for 3D printers and is developing information and YouTube tutorials via his website on how to maintain and fix a range of different 3d printers, using his web platform as a place where people can visit and interact to learn about 3D printers with easy to use guides and information all in one place.

Verdon Crann
Head of Social Media & Marketing

Verdon is an Aerospace Engineering Student at the University of Manchester with a background in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He started the face shield project with Jay and Mason after recognising a need for PPE by close friends working in the NHS. Verdon is now leading the N3DPS COVID-19 project social media and marketing, working on public and community enguagement whilst posting daily to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Anirudh Vadiyampeta
Marketing & Outreach support

Anirudh Vadiyampeta has working experience and practical knowledge across a range of different industries. Alongside his commitments as a student, Anirudh has applied his skills to run the digital campaign and IT infrastructure with an international NGO. He has also worked extensively in the imports industry and the regulations that come as part of it. Anirudh is keen to apply his skills and contribute to N3DPS through leading the Outreach efforts of the COVID-19 project.

Phill Hopkins
Head Operational Manager

His roles have been in Management, Business Risk and Policies and Procedures. He is a 3D printing enthusiast at heart, since joining the team he has produced our SOP documents and all procedural documentation. He is continuing to work to protect the name and reputation of the N3DPS and its members through taking lead on Admin & Opperations.

Adam Drewery
Head of Logistics & IT

Adam has been working in technical solutions for the last 5 years. he is a 3D printing enthusiast and since joining the group has set up all technical aspects of the process for N3DPS, while also helping out in the community and taking the lead in the logistics network.

Thérèse Lord
Head of Procurement & CE Approval

Thérèse works in education and has previous experience working in the voluntary sector spanning 11 years.  Her background is in co-founding national, regional and local network collaborations of charities and grassroot groups including the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and Healthwatch Lincolnshire which involved closely working with the Department of Education, the Department of Health and other partners.  Thérèse has a variety of experiences including project development, governance, networking, marketing as well as running a charity.

Thomas Adby
Head of Outreach & Design

Thomas Adby started his career 15 years ago after working in design and fabrication for BBC, ITV and other prestigious UK media companies. Since then he has gone on to run and direct a successful UK education company as well as producing the 3D modelling for and developing an augmented reality app for the primary education sector. He is now proudly leading relationship management with industry partners whilst aiding in the design work for the National 3D Printing Society COVID-19 Project.

Jacob Lord
3D Printing Consultant

Part of the design team, Jacob brings his extensive engineering and design experience to the team to produce newer and more optimised products suitable for the manufacturing style required. Furthermore, his expertise provides vital insight into traditional manufacture styles, which are complimentary with his 3D printing knowledge.

Alfie Day
Head of Website Development