The future of designing and making
The Design and Manufacturing Futures Laboratory is researching and creating the tools and technologies of tomorrow, providing game-changing capability for the design, manufacture, operation and disposal of next generation products and machines.
If you are interested in any of our projects, either active or not currently active, please contact us for more information.
Throughout 2021 members of the DMF team (Prof Hicks, Dr Snider and Dr Goudswaard) have been working closely with engineers at Malvern Panalytical to support their Systems Engineering function and continuous improvement. The collaborative project involved in-depth reviews of current tools, methods and practice; analysis of the issues experienced in recent programmes; and, consideration of […]
Project Clean Access – funded by The Royal Academy of Engineering has now finished. Given this and the start of the New Year, we thought we would reflect on what has been undertaken and achieved by the project. It has certainly kept us all busy and has resonated with many practicing and aspiring engineers and […]
The aims of the Brokering Additive Manufacturing project are to develop an agent-based distributed manufacturing system to meet big demand.
The lab and some of its research featured in the Dec/Jan 2021/22 issue of Develop3D Magazine – DEVELOP3D on pages 41 and 42. The three features on: i) remanufacture using generative design; ii) twinning of mass properties for 3D printed prototypes; and iii) the low-cost digital prototyping mirror are all discussed individually in our blogs/projects. […]
Version 3 of the PCA toolkit is shown in the picture below. It contains a number of updates with new products and initiatives designed to contribute towards a safe transition out of lockdown. For more information about each entry please see underneath the picture. This is the final version of the PCA toolkit as the […]
We have created a Typescript client for the Ultimaker API.
We have been working with our marketing team at the University to provide some new content and material to dessiminate the work and vision of a Brokered Additive Manufactured future.
Two groups of final year Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Bristol spent the first half of 2021 working on Digital Twin-based projects. The students have used many of the tools, methods, and expertise within the DETI consortia to design, develop and implement from first principles the foundations of Digital Twins for a product […]
Last week I gave a talk for La Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota about the democratisation of design and new paradigms for manufacture which were the themes for my doctoral research. It was great to share this with colleagues at Uniandes and have a go at an extended talk in Spanish! Follow the […]
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