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.
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With the development of tools and methodologies for remanufacture becoming more prominent in the field of Engineering Design research, the capability to pick up and directly modify many of the products physically embodied around us is taking shape beyond the set of a sci-fi movie. Where in the past to manufacture a product required specialist, […]
Over the summer, we employed some of our undergraduate engineering students to help out with research projects as summer interns. They explored a range of opportunities and a bunch of cutting edge tech and ideas, such as Brain Controlled Interfaces for Design; Gesture-driven CAD and Immersive Prototyping. To enrich their time with the lab, many of […]
In recent years there has been a lot of talk about technical debt in various fields. Technical debt is the cost that an individual or a group of people will incur in future for hasty decisions in the present, which are often motivated by lack of resources and/or time. Photo by Scott Umstattd on Unsplash […]
Photography courtesy of Peter Rosso As a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19 the facemask, a simple covering worn to reduce the spread of infectious agents, has affected the lives of billions across the globe. An estimated 129 billion facemasks are used every month, of which, most are designed for single use. […]
Brokering Additive Manufacturing officially started today (1st October 2021) with the team meeting physically! at Queen’s Building to set out the research agenda and plans of action.
Jennifer Johns is attending TCT this week to discuss AM and the opportunities for a networking and co-ordination of the UK’s AM capability.
Written by Adam McGlenaghan Throughout the summer, I have been completing an internship with the DMF lab focusing on the use of Electroencephalogram (EEG) in design. I have thoroughly enjoyed the summer and it has introduced me to many exciting areas of ongoing research, as well as working as part of a research group. Initial […]
The DMF lab recently (remotely) attended the International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED) 2021 to present seven papers. One of these, authored by Chris Cox, Ben Hicks and James Gopsill, investigates the new language surrounding the paradigm shift towards digital engineering. This presentation was shown at ICED 2021 as part of the “Digital Twins” panel, […]
Prototyping is an indispensable activity in the product development process but what does prototyping practice in industry look like? In this video we take a ‘snapshot’ of prototyping practice from 5 companies to see how practice has evolved and understand what the characteristics of industrial practices are. This work was presented at the International Conference […]
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