Irish 3D printing firm breaks the mould at 3Dcamp in UL

Kevin Corbett

Reporter:

Kevin Corbett

James Corbett, co-organiser, 3Dcamp
3Dcamp returns to the University of Limerick for the sixth year next Saturday week, May 25.

3Dcamp returns to the University of Limerick for the sixth year next Saturday week, May 25.

The one day event is an informal conference focusing on the interactions between the digital and the physical worlds.

“The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Irish firm Mcor Technologies,” said organiser Gabriela Avram.

“They’re a pioneering low cost paper-based 3D printing and recently closed a $1m funding round,” she added.

3Dcamp will be hosted in the Computer Science and Information Systems building of the University of Limerick campus.

Including a mix of talks and workshops, the event is one of the longer lasting ‘barcamps’ in Ireland, styled after the informal Silicon Valley format.

“A very strong 3D printing and fabrication theme has emerged this year,” said co-organiser James Corbett.

“But we’ve also got talks on Minecraft scripting, adaptive music, gestural interfaces, mobile gaming and even Bitcoin.”

The organisation of the 3Dcamp is supported by miLKlabs (the Limerick maker-space) and by the local chapter of IxDA (the Interaction Design Association).

The venue is provided by the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at the University of Limerick.

The 3Dcamp is free to attend, but requires registration.

For more information see 3Dcamp.