NextGen are holding a roadshow at @Bristol1 to set out the plans for next generation broadband in Bristol and showcase the creative innovations that will be enabled through Ultrafast broadband. One of these innovations to be demonstarted will be 3D printing in chocolate.
Alongside the 3D printer the NextGen Bristol road show will feature presentations from some of the leading local, national and international figures in the broadband industry. These include representatives from BT, Bristol City Council, Fibre to the Home Council Europe, University of Warwick, Prysmian Group, Avanti Communications, Netadmin Systems and many more.
Delegates will hear from organisations that are involved with the development of next generation infrastructure from many different perspectives.
Lead scientist from the University of Exeter project that created the 3D chocolate printing machine, Dr Liang Hao, commented:
Chocolate printing is the same as any other 3D printing technique and starts with a flat cross-section image similar to that produced by regular printers. Layer by layer, a 3D object can then be made. As you can imagine this requires a vast amount of data.
If users are to transfer this information via the internet to 3D printers off-site and around the world then next generation broadband will be vital.
To see the 3D chocolate printer and find out about the implementation of next generation broadband in Bristol and the South West register to attend at http://www.nextgenevents.co.uk/2.
The NextGen Roadshow aim is to be inclusive, with delegates fees of 50 + VAT to cover the costs associated with hosting the event.