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.

People

  • Ben Hicks

    Ben Hicks

    Professor, Director

  • Aydin Nassehi

    Aydin Nassehi

    Reader, Codirector

  • Chris Snider

    Chris Snider

    Lecturer

  • Jason Yon

    Jason Yon

    Lecturer

  • James Gopsill

    James Gopsill

    Lecturer

  • David Jones

    David Jones

    Research Associate

  • Reza Imani Asrai

    Reza Imani Asrai

    Research Associate

  • Owen Freeman Gebler

    Owen Freeman Gebler

    Research Engineer

  • Mark Goudswaard

    Mark Goudswaard

    Research Engineer

  • David Mathias

    David Mathias

    Research Engineer

  • Peter Rosso

    Peter Rosso

    Research Engineer

  • Andrew Ma

    Andrew Ma

    Research Engineer

  • Harry Felton

    Harry Felton

    Research Engineer

  • Lee Kent

    Lee Kent

    Research Engineer

  • Denis Plavljanić

    Denis Plavljanić

    Research Engineer

Recent Posts

  • Design Studies Journal Article for Hybrid Prototyping

    Hybrid Prototyping’s first journal paper has been published in Design Studies, Vol 62. It describes a simulation study that investigates the potential benefits of coupling LEGO and low cost 3D printing as a novel Hybrid Prototyping tool. This is the fundamental underlying concept to David‘s Thesis on investigating and characterising hybrid prototyping and is a […]

  • DMF Lab hosts Prof Larry Mallak from WMU

    The Lab hosted Prof Larry Mallak – Professor of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management from Western Michigan University this week. With the focus of the visit on Innovation and Enterprise we toured the regions rich ecosystem of incubators for technology and enterprise. These included: Unit DX incubator specialising in science-based start-ups. Engine Shed […]

  • Industry 4.0 and Digital Twins: Key lessons from NASA

    See the latest article from the Lab on The Future Factory forum https://www.thefuturefactory.com/blog/24. In the article Ben looks at the history of the digital twin and the lessons that can be learned from NASA’s application of the Digital Twin. The article also includes a definition of the Digital Twin. Enjoy your reading! While you are on […]