Name
3D Printing for Lighting: What’s the Big Picture?
Date & Time
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Nadarajah Narendran
Description

In the highly competitive LED lighting market, manufacturers are seeking better and more cost-conscious production methods and customization tools. At the same time, global manufacturing and supply chain bottlenecks are having a detrimental impact on building construction. Additive manufacturing (AM) technology, also called 3D printing, is fast approaching a state where it can be used to produce effective, custom lighting components and fixtures, offering an opportunity to ease supply chain issues. 3D printing holds promise for revolutionizing the way we light our building spaces. In this 30-minute presentation, Dr. Narendran will give a brief explanation of the current global interest in 3D printing and present a vision for changing architectural lighting practices with 3D printing. He will further discuss the advantages of 3D printing for lighting and present the opportunities and challenges learned from projects conducted during the past several years. Finally, his presentation will conclude with how the industry can collaborate to develop and grow 3D printing for lighting and prepare for the next lighting revolution.