John Robertson FRSA is a Scottish Pioneer in Digital Design, Engineering and RP Rapid Prototyping, with an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from visualisation to physical materials, hosted corporate and creative industry talks, and author of technical papers for British industries, an Independent Consultant and Adult skills trainer.

Breast feeding medal

Work-in-progress (WIP) a medal for a UN breast feeding project in the Carribbean, Breast is best. as it passes the good antibodies to the new born from the mothers immune system as well as many other benefits.

Work by community hero's which has remained unreported for a number of years to the UN who are bucking the global trend on healthy child development.

Certified spare parts for the Emergency Services.

Underwent rehabilitation through Lockdown in the Caribbean, I was affected seeing people having to live behind bars because they are in a conduit of the Cocaine Corridor from South America to the US, and seeing footage of children burning in these homes turned into metal cages because of the drug habits of the First World.
I met with the water authority scientist and the fire service trainer, Seven years drought and the need to pump water from the sea for the Capital City, seeing the need for spare parts for the pumps in supply chain and COVID 19 impacting the supply chain globally.
Then I contacted MTC Advanced Manufacturing Centre link about the factory in a container project, remote manufacturer of certified parts, using industry 4.0. link

Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA

John Robertson link 2019 Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) an award granted to individuals that the RSA judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

Member of the RSA + AUTODESK FOUNDATION Good Work Guild link working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labour-market transforming technologies. (Caribbean - Latin America)

Pioneer in Digital Design

Notable past fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, and Tim Berners-Lee.

STFC Hartree Center

Business Partner with the Hartree Centre, UK Gov STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council, . link The Hartree Centre is transforming UK industry through high performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, we where involved in the Research to improve the UK Gov link National Mental Health link and I supplied NHS Digital link with training material.

I had the rare pleasure of being invited to the National Center for Digital Innovation at the STFC Hartree Center, and discuss their work on the Worlds first Cognitive Hospital at Alder Hey Children's Hospital link, and view the VR 3D model of the stomach cramps virus newly discovered corkscrew shape, Today Hartree super computers are at the global forefront of antiviral therapeutics research to tackle COVID-19 link.

Photo Permission Granted by the Scientists, who wish to reveal their work to the public, this includes the most advanced 3D models of Cancer Cells.

Bioprinting: 3D Printing human body parts

Bioprinting: 3D Printing human body parts, Stem cells harvested from the blood in the discarded placenta from the birth of health new born, the Stem cells which contain no donor DNA uses include:

Burns victims survival rate increases dramatically when Bio printed skin (being turned into mobile devices) is applied to Burns.

SLA scaffold with liver cell models pioneered at MIT with over a million cells have the potential to test new Cancer drugs on the patient own liver cells to check for possible rejection.

Rare Digital Art

Gallery of some of Rare Digital Art link with identity verified and NFT certified as a digital asset to be unique using the Hive blockchain, which is being used to build the decentralised Web 3.0.

Stages manufacturing from medical scan

Member of Institute of Digital Engineering, Loughborough University.

"Digital engineering solutions will play a critical part in the journey to develop the (‘net-zero’) mobility products and services of tomorrow." link

3D/4D Printing, Advanced Materials

With decades of experience in CAD, RP and AM, and with diverse training and certificates including BioPrinting: 3D Printing body parts, I have been invited to present at international conferences on 3D/4D Printing, Advanced Materials and AM Additive Manufacturing and its applications. Described as Dr John Robertson by the Chinese organisers.


Adult skills trainer

Adult skills trainer; creative, cooperate and education. Established training centre in ACE Architecture Computing and Engineering and the ARTS 1k students (digital fabrication centre) link with trusted partners including Autodesk Design Academy link.

Final year Architects spent the Summer surveying the Historic Buildings in Havana Cuba, and one found errors in file formatting between software packages, I created a workflow to deliver the project to the deadline.

Adult skills trainer

Final year architect studying under course lead working for Zaha Hadid Architects.

15 technicians had been reduced to two, working alongside the site Health and safety officer, I had the existing workshops inspected and where necessary an adequate heating and ventilation solution designed and installed to provide fresh air and remove hazardous fumes.

Innovation Awards

Working closely with chartered business manager Aterah Meltz CMgr CMI, we won Global Award for innovation CEO Today, link Financial monthly CEO Awards 2019, Total business European award 2018.

Case Study

As the 3D Printing specialist for London Graphic Systems partnership with iMakr Ltd the largest 3D printing store in the World, 3D printing Bureau service and production of MiniYou Figurines, models of people and objects that where 3D scanned with photogrammetry at luxury department stores John Lewis, Harvey Nickles, Selfridges and the iMakr Store, with Lorna Barnshaw link processing the 3D scanned data.

The Bureau Printing service included the production of design Awards, Product design prototypes, Architectural concept designs and Museums display models of objects created from CT scanning unopened Sucofocus of the Egyptian Mummies.


Jan Miynarcik, 3D printing CAD technician at IMakr. link  2014

"John is the 3D Printing Specialist at LGS where he is in charge among other things the service, maintenance and training for the 3D systems Projet 660 Pro at the iMakr Ltd shop" "His special attention, precision, responsible manner, know-how and willingness to always do what was required to ensure the smooth running of the 3D printing service could be relied upon, for me John really is a 3D printing GURU.."

High Value Manufacturing

Render for Steven Miller Bond St London

Joined of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Rapid Prototyping Manufactures Association (RPMA), which later developed into The Manufacturing Technology Centre link (MTC) part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Concept to Reality

Shared my research on Rapid Prototyping and its application in reducing fuel consumption through engine design with the Scottish (family) professor pioneer of jet engine technology, who's doctorate was the math of liquid thermal dynamics and reducing fuel consumption in aviation, his work directly reduced the rate of global warming as aviation has one of the highest impacts.

Technical Author

"Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE the director of training at The GOLDSMITHS' Company, two papers which where combined and published in 2005 link and cited by the World Gold Council (Equivalent of a PhD or higher as it was ground breaking within industry)."

"Designed to demystify the technical jargon associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of 3D printing, termed as a disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS' Centre link was established."

700 year old Royal Charter, to uphold the Gold Standard

Cherry Blossom in Tokyo, Etching filters

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths', commonly known as The GOLDSMITHS' Company link, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies founders of the City of London and received its first Royal Charter in 1327 giving it the right to enforce good authority, to uphold the Silver and Gold standards. The GOLDSMITHS' Company has been responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold, silver and today platinum and palladium.

Pioneering Rapid Prototyping

In 2003 Introduced Rapid Prototyping (RP) into the production model making process at WB link one of Europe's largest and oldest platinum casting companies, The production pieces I produced is know as modern design classics and have been exported to over 120 countries, for nearly two decades creating revenue for the UK economy.

Trained by the top 3D Systems engineers who went onto RP, device manufacturing, material science and head the success at Red Bull F1 prototyping, my training was signed by Chuck Hull the inventor of SLA Stereolithography link (National Inventors Hall of Fame).

Pioneer in Digital Design

SLA Beta Test Model

Introduced RP into the production process and was given special statues by British SLA engineers, beta testing production techniques, software and materials increasing the layer detail to 25 microns (0.025mm) on the 3D Systems Viper Si2 industrial Stereolithography SLA link rapid prototyping machine used primarily in Aviation, Bio Medical engineering, F1 and Automotive design.

2003 working quietly under strictest security in the UK platinum industry, 3D Systems gave special status, we successfully upgraded the Viper Si2, SLA RP Rapid Prototyping machine turning the device from £100k to detail of a device costing £1m for Medical Bio Mechanical Engineering and Aurospace. to this day the highest detail and many are still in service today. Including at Loughborough University and the RCA Royal College of Art.

Sept. 16, 2004, SLA Pre Op model in the hands of Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, (Boston Globe Photo/Chris Gardner)


Converting the original pen and ink reference drawings Style sheets into the digital version for industry reproduction.


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