James Buchanan joined JLR in September 2012 as a prototype technology specialist, advising and educating engineers/designers on prototype technology. Part of his role also includes researching new prototyping technology primarily focusing on rapid prototyping and most recently the new desktop 3D printing market.
He graduated from Exeter University in 2012 with a master in Mechanical engineering and worked on a number of projects involving selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM) throughout University.
James grew up in Jersey, Channel Islands, now based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and his interests include motocross, hill climbs, triathlons and cycling.
High and low culture: separated at birth?
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting