On February 4th 2019 the talk was given by Edward Rees of Scottish Power and he told us about East Anglia One, a massive array of 102 Wind Turbines out in the North Sea, which has the capacity to generate an enormous 714 megawatts of electric power. He described progress on the installation of the land-based cables which will deliver power from Bawdsey, from where they go under the Deben and around Ipswich to Bramford to feed into the National Grid. The talk generated many questions and was most interesting
On March 4th 2019 the speaker will be Steve Chalkley, from Ipswich Makerspace https://ipswichmakerspace.com/ . He will be talking to us about Personal Manufacturing. Personal manufacturing is about designing a product yourself, making some prototypes, making a few changes and then repeating the process. When satisfied you then make a few dozen, few hundred or a few thousand. You can then start selling the product. You don’t need to commit to minimum volumes or even a long-term business plan. Modern technology such as laser cutting and 3D printing has made this possible.