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.
During the successful pilot of City Blocks at Bristol Housing Festival, 149 unique cities were created by 125 designers with a range of urban planning experience and knowledge. Each physically created city, using Lego as an abstracted physical design kit, was scanned and has a full scale explorable virtual city; with analysis fed back to […]
Our new Digital Manufacturing lab is officially open! Contained within the Queen’s Building at the University of Bristol, the new Digital Manufacturing lab is home to several research groups looking into the future of manufacturing and manufacturing systems. Undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctorate researchers all share the space to progress their projects, with specific areas current […]
On Friday March 22nd the ProtoTwinning project (Full title – Improving the product development process through integrated revision control and twinning of digital-physical models during prototyping) held its inaugural industry day and steering committee meeting. The day started with a brief history of the digital twin followed by five technical presentations and a tour of […]