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.
Soo-Hwa Kim is investigating the affordances of including machines agents that have memory that enable them to make predictions on the incoming workflow as well as store multiple jobs at any one time.
Owen Peckham is investigating the Minimum Viable Information requirements to broker deals between jobs and machines, as well as examining the affordances of including additional information during the brokering process.
The DMF attended the tenth International Conference on Design Cognition and Computing (DCC’22) in Glasgow and received the best poster prize and runner up in the best paper award!
BAM research associates Lorenzo Giunto and Mark Goudswaard are in Lugano this week presenting their work at the 55th CIRP annual conference of manufacturing systems. This marks a first return to in person conferences since 2019, and it’s been a great opportunity to get out and share the exciting work that’s been going on with […]
Muhallab Al Ismaily is modelling how a Brokered Additive Manufacturing network could have supported us during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Brokering Additive Manufacturing research group present at the 16th International KES Conference on Agent & Multi-Agent Systems.
The DMF lab welcomed The Product Partnership and representatives from the four founding companies: Amalgam (https://www.amalgam-models.co.uk/); Cubik Innovation (https://www.cubik-innovation.co.uk/); Realise Design (https://www.realisedesign.co.uk/) and Newicon (https://newicon.net/) to an evening technology showcase and demo. The evening included state-of-the-art tech demonstrations followed by the obligatory beer and burgers. The research/tech demos included: Exploring the neurocognitive differences between digital […]
The second iteration of the IDEA challenge took place in April 2022 featuring teams from Blekinge Technical University (Sweden), Aalto University (Finland), NTNU (Norway) the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and the University of Bristol (UK). It was co-hosted by us at the DMF lab and Daniel Ege – a reigning IDEA champion from 2021’s NTNU […]
Improving mixed-reality prototyping through a classification and characterisation of fidelity – Design Conference 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln04nqX1IL8 Prototyping is a vital activity in product development. For reasons of time, cost and level of definition, low fidelity representations of products are used to advance understanding and progress design. With the advent of Mixed Reality prototyping, the ways in […]
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