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3M Buckley Innovation Centre's 5th Anniversary

The 3M BIC is celebrating its fifth anniversary in May and we would like you to join us to help celebrate.

We’re opening our doors on Wednesday 23rd May to showcase how the centre has transformed over the last five years, as well as focus on the future as we officially launch the Huddersfield Innovation and Incubation Project (HIIP).

Come along to see what new technologies and facilities we now have on offer through the HIIP, including:

• A dedicated additive manufacturing centre with equipment from UK manufacturer Renishaw, for 3D printing in metals including titanium, steel and complementing our polymer capabilities, allowing businesses to create prototypes for rapid product development.

• A range of state-of-the-art Zeiss imaging equipment to inspect manufactured surfaces, materials and biological samples, including living cells, using high performance optical, laser and electron microscopy and a Nikon X-ray CT unit to investigate part integrity.

• A fully equipped computer software training room with the latest Microsoft technology including the ground-breaking Surface Hub for ‘joined-up’ team training.

• The Business Engagement Centre (BEC), offering a one-stop-shop covering all aspects of business support, as well as the benefits of the centre’s network memberships.

• A dedicated 3D visualisation zone covering both product presentations, reverse engineering and business data visualisation, with facilities for eye tracking to allow business to “see” what their customers are looking at.

• The “Byte” maker space with facilities for 3D printing, virtual reality development and more to allow businesses to gain hands-on experience of digital technologies.

You will have the opportunity to walk around the building, visit the different zones, take part in interactive activities, learn more about what our tenants do, and speak to dedicated specialists who will be on hand to talk about what’s on offer at the centre and how your business could benefit.

We would also like to invite you to a drinks reception at 5pm to celebrate the fifth anniversary along with Prof Liz Towns-Andrews, the CEO of the 3M BIC, the management team, our tenants, associated businesses and partners and other dignitaries.

Register for free here