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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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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 […]
The Brokering Additive Manufacturing (BAM) team visit and present at TCT 3SXTY in Birmingham.
This video was originally presented at the Design Conference 2022 and provides an overview and appraisal of the International Design Engineering Annual (IDEA) challenge – a virtually hosted design hackathon run with the aim of generating a design research dataset that can provide insights into design activities at virtually hosted hackathons. The resulting dataset consists […]
This week the whole DMF gave a strong showing at one of our very favourite conference series – DESIGN 2022 – hosted by our friends at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. For the second (and hopefully final) time the conference was hosted virtually, but as always it was a great chance to present our work […]
The Brokering Addtive Manufacturing team are looking for AM industry members to contribute in their characterisation of UK AM.
n April, BAM project members Jennifer Johns and Kautsar Ramli attended MACH Conference 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham.
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