Industry, Commercial and Education

John Robertson is a Scottish, Artisan with 30 years of innovations within Industry, Commercial, Education and Health Care, As an independent consultancy with authentic leadershipour team includes a chartered business manager CMI Chartered Management Institute and IAM Institute of Administrative Management.

STFC: Hartree Centre

‘John Robertson has an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from Computer visualisation to physical materials’

The Hartree Centre, part of Sci-Tech Daresbury, UK Innovate STFC Science Technology Facilities Council, (see medi) internationally recognised scientific centre for digital medical imaging, National Centre for Digital Innovation established in 2013 with state-of-the-art Medical Training and Research Laboratory the UK centre of Supercomputing, AI and Quantum Computing, Involved in Digital Tech and HealthTec Cluster since 2018.



Trade and industry training

Peter Taylor MBE, Director of The Goldsmiths’ Centre: May 2023

“John is someone we have turned to when we have need, an expert in the world of CAD and RP. Always looking for the most creative and positive outcome John is someone we’ve always enjoyed working with.”

Accredited Training Supplier: Goldsmiths’ Centre

Accredited Supplier to The GOLDSMITHS’ Centre, the UK’s leading charity for the professional training of Goldsmiths, offering Silversmithing and jewellery courses in London.

Commercial: Creative Systems

Technical Director

“I found John to be very well connected, diligent and knowledgeable. In his role he displayed an excellent ability to communicate and train both our team and clients,” “I learned a great deal from John and greatly appreciated his contribution.”

Education: Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)

One of two technicians supporting to UEL School of  Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE) part time lecturers and approx a thousand students, established Digital Fabrication University of East London (DFUEL) Lab launched May 2018.

Lower National Birth rates for University age student lead to funding issues and staff layoff to only two ACE technicians for Approx 1000 students, myself on Lasers cutting, 3D printing, and developing online training courses, while working on long sort after improvements in workshop H&S to HVAC standards, in award-winning architecture department which enjoys an international reputation for excellence, in 2022 Architecture ranked the highest in London for overall student satisfaction.

Final year Architecture student spent summer in Havana Cuba surveying historic buildings, found file compatibility issues (solved) course Lead Architect for Zaha Hadid Architects.

RIBA Royal Institute of British Architecture accredited courses, Building Education Partners with Autodesk Design Academy training in Fusion 360 drone design and Leica Geosystems Architectural 3D laser scanners. showcased 3D printing public pavilion structural components using plastic pellet extrusion.

Similar projects include humanitarian 3D printing using recycled concrete to build small Public Toilets to help avoid Typhoid and Cholera in flood waters in the Third World.

Industrial Robotic 3D printing ABB – small public structures G-code to RAPID code

Following the screening of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion at the CURZON Cinema in SOHO Was Invited to be on MANGA’s expert panel on the future of Robotics design.

innovation Awards

Offered a number of innovation Awards, ground breaking innovation normally takes place behind closed doors to protect it from unwanted attention to the research and development and IP intellectual property.

Hype vs Reality

Further education registered Affiliate Member with the IfL Institute for Learning: Adult Education, Commercial staff and Clients, and British Industry.

Info graphics demystifying the stages of the 3D Printing process, in the shape of a volumetric Pixel, (Voxel) cube used in medical scans i.e. ultrasound DICAM data can be turned into 3d printable CAD model.

Design Week: The Gallery

Clerkenwell Design Week link 2014 talk in the Gallery on 3D printing entitled Hype vs Reality link, visitors to the showroom submitted their own furniture design to be in for a chance to win.

Meet director of BIM Objects link, free library of BIM Building Information Modeling architectural elements and a member of the customization design team for Jaguar Land Rover link.

Interior design Award Winner

Google Campus: 3D Printing Mentor for startups

3D Printing Mentor at Google Campus for Startups since 2014, where I Met the 3D Hubs founder Filemon Schöffer a descendant to the engineer who built Guggenheim press, the Printing Press. After discussing my technical white paper inspired him to write the Engineering 3D Printing Hand Book.

Benchmarking: Sharing good work practices Globally.

International network sharing good working practice. including Australia, Mexico, Japan.

Findings of Bench-marking Global research: often Industry R & D is strictly guarded for corporate competitive advantage, this can greatly hinder industry and society i.e. a company solves a common problem that’s faced in for example safety and hygiene and creates a good practice which could benefit industry as a whole, but prefer not to share with none competing companies.

Industry benchmarking

Delivered lunch and learn sessions for the creative industries, professional experts within their own fields who wished to understand the technology and its practical application within their own industry, an open discussion entitled Hype vs Reality.

Involved in British and international bench-marking reports, sharing findings and implementing good practice from the reports findings in 3D Printing: Queen Mary University of London and the Banking Sector.

Case Study of iMakr (LGS Business Partner 2013-2016) World’s largest consumer 3D printing retail store. including comments from Romain Kidd, CEO MyMiniFactory.

Case Study of iMakr link (LGS Business Partner 2013-2016)

Technical White paper for British Industry

Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE who was the director of training at The Worshipful Company of GOLDSMITHS’, two papers one on CAD terminology and the other a Software Matrix which where combined and published as a industry white paper in 2005 industry reference book held in university libraries around the World, and cited by the World Gold Council. industry equivalent to PhD.

Using practical industry experience designed to reduce the steep learning curve by demystify the technical terminology associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of aesthetic digital design, precision engineering and AM Additive manufacturing (3D printing), termed as disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS‘ Centre link was established to provide training and workshop spaces.


The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, commonly known as The GOLDSMITHS’ Company, are one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies founders of the City of London, which received its first Royal Charter in 1327 giving it the authority to uphold the Silver and Gold standards, through the Hallmarking Act.

The statutory function of the Company continues as consumer protection through the operations of The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. All items sold within the UK with elements of gold, silver, platinum or palladium are legally required to be tested by an assay office laboratory and hallmarked, Other responsibilities of Assay Office London include the annual examination of coins manufactured by the Royal Mint, and hold the Chancellor to account described as the trial of the Pyx, and the charitable trust.

Page 16 of tech white paper on CAD: Cherry blossom illustration from Visit to Chiyoda City, Tokyo Japan.

UK trade, and revenue: High Value manufacturing

Introduced (ADM) advanced digital manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) into the production process at Weston Beamor, One of Europe’s largest jewellery manufactures, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Peter Taylor MBE, explains: “one of the most respected and trusted names in the UK jewellery industry.”

Described as disruptive technology in traditional industry, working closely with traditional master craftsman established the complete production process, was then commissioned by the The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to write technical White paper on CAD for British Craft industries.

The production master patterns produced are regarded as design classics and have been in production for the past two decades and exported to retailers in 120 countries, with an on site Birmingham Assay office sub office hallmarking pieces produced.

WB partnership with David Goodwin MA (RCA) Viper si2 SLA® system, Bird Cage Ring ring showcasing the technology

Soon became the first commercially available CAD/CAM “one stop” bureau service in the United Kingdom, Disruptive technology which revolutionised traditional manufacturing, utilizing the technical process established within high value industry, and used by thousands of businesses and students from esteemed colleges and universities including Royal College of Art.

This continues to create UK trade, revenue and TAX generation in those countries, paying for Schools, Health and Emergency services etc. (See About James A. Mirrlees)

Design development

ACID Anti Copying In Design registered protecting creativity and culture.

Conceptual design development and production of Objet D’art. with Vietnamese Born British Craftsperson Kaya Hoang MA RCA, called on my skills having studied together at Guildhall Uni, Exhibiting at GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR, 100% Design and Chelsea crafts fair, Open Studio at Cockpit Studio, Cockpit Arts London.

This Way, Pewter Vases

Winning the London Evening Standard interior design award at the Chelsea Craft Fair and Shell Live Wire Award 2001, and Showcased on Japanese television, and built craft trade links between the UK and Vietnam.

100% Design Exhibition, Olympia, Exhibition Light box acrylic was later used to make daylight light boxes to manage SAD.

SEGAWorld Trocadiro Centre

Had major Involvement in early stages of the 3D of one of the first commercial Architectural 3D CAD Commercial fly through outside of IBM’s Labs, using 3D studio running in DOS, liaised with Architects and international lawyers to ensure the smooth delivery of the largest indoor Computer games arcade theme park in the World, built for Japan’s console gaming industry giant SEGA Built in London’s Piccadilly Circus over 7 floors with 25 major attractions, the Largest visitor attraction built in London that decade. (see Archt)

bbc_archive #OnThisDay 03/09/1996: Segaworld was getting ready to open its doors to the public. 👾👾🕹🕹🎮🎮 link The Trocadero, Piccadilly Circus was a major tourist attraction and The place to go in London for teenagers.