3M BIC creates bust of Sir Roger Marsh to mark 70th

3M BIC creates bust of Sir Roger Marsh to mark 70th

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To mark Sir Roger Marsh’s 70th milestone, we recently created a 3D bust using our in-house 3D scanning and printing technology.


A few months ago, Sir Roger popped down to the 3M BIC where his face was scanned, using our hand-held photogrammetry scanner, by our Product Designer Anastasis. The scanner captured multiple images of Sir Roger’s face from different angles to create an accurate, full colour 3D image.


Anastasis then manipulated the scan files, using internal lattice structures to lightweight it, and then printed the bust on our EOS P110 3D printer, which uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to create layers of nylon polymer fused together by extreme heat to create the final model.


Sir Roger recently returned to the Centre for the big unveiling of the bust, comparing it to being on The Repair Shop. As well as the life-like 3D printed bust, several smaller versions were also created and presented to Sir Roger that he plans to share with family and friends.


Commenting on the bust, Sir Roger Marsh, said: “This is where innovation and reality come together. It’s tremendous, to think this physical asset has arisen from technological advance to the point where even the facial details have been captured, is quite incredible.


“It’s why places like the 3M BIC are so valuable, not just as a place for learning and invention, but as a place for economic stimulation.”


Sir Roger, who celebrated his milestone earlier in September, graduated in applied sciences, but realising the world of science wasn’t for him, joined Price Waterhouse (which became PwC) in the late 70s and trained as a qualified Chartered Accountant, before becoming a partner in 1988.


For the best part of four decades, he worked across many industries, from heavy engineering, technology, textiles, chemicals, and food manufacturing, working in business recovery, supporting struggling businesses and helping them to succeed.


Between 2007-2009, he was seconded to the Cabinet Office, joining the Board as Director General of Strategic Finance and Operation. Although retiring almost a decade ago, he has been Chair of the LEP and Chair of NP11 and is currently Chair of The Piece Hall and Senior Business and Strategy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs.


Sir Roger received an OBE in 2015 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Services to Business and the Economy, in 2019 became a Deputy Lieutenant and was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021 for Services to Business, the Economy, and community in Northern England.



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