Dean's Message
Fall 2015 No.27
Materializing the Potential of 3D Printing
The second HKUST-USC forum on 3D Printing: Research and Practice, jointly organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM), and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), brought together eight panelists from academia and industry for a thought-provoking discussion on recent trends and developments in the field.
Industry panelists comprised: Dr Xiaoshu Xu, Founder and CEO of Hunan Farsoon High-tech Company, who gave an overview of 3D printing developments; Mr Andrew Chiu, Managing Director of 3DP Technology Ltd, who looked at recent trends and gave his own perspective on the future of 3D printing in Hong Kong; Dr Jing Zhang, Founder and CEO of SprintRay Inc, who spoke on his research and the latest 3D printing technology; and Mr Tsz King Leung, US Product Design Company, who discussed designing and building an individual 3D printer.
Four academics from three different universities then provided insights into cutting-edge research on 3D printing, including statistical quality control methodology. Participants comprised: Prof Fugee Tsung, then Head of the IELM Department, HKUST; Prof Qiang Huang, Gordon S Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering, and Prof Yong Chen, both Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, USC; and Prof Yonghua Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong.
The second HKUST-USC forum took place in December 2014, following the success of the first HKUST-USC forum in January 2014. Both were supported by HKUST’s Sponsorship Scheme for Targeted Strategic Partnerships. A video of the second forum is available at