Manager of the Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing
Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University
Frank Cooper is a lifelong jewellery industry professional and a Senior Lecturer in Jewellery Manufacturing Technologies, and Manager of the Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing, at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. He sits on the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council and is a globally recognised expert in the application of various Additive Manufacturing and prototyping/3D printing technologies used in the jewellery industry. He is an active participant in a number of Jewellery Industry related research initiatives and has written and presented many technical papers and articles published and presented around the world and in the UK and Europe, as well as at the Santa Fe Symposium in America. His research papers and presentations currently specialise in the areas of Additive Manufacturing, CAD and prototyping/3D Printing for the Jewellery and Silversmithing Industries.