DMF Lab visiting research partners in Colombia

In December I visited current and potential research partners in Colombia.  The main purpose of the visit was to explore research overlap between the DMF lab and La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota in areas related to the democratisation of design (the theme of my doctoral research) and also wider research areas for future […]

Digital Twinning: Past, Present and Future

On Jan 9th I gave a seminar to Babcock International Group’s Innovation Forum on Digital Twins. In the talk I covered a brief history of the digital twin (courtesy of NASA) and the current and emerging applications of twins including production, product and performance-based twins of machines, systems and infrastructure. I also covered our latest […]

Anarchic Manufacturing on the road

Andrew has been to two conferences, CIMS (Cambridge) and CARV (Nantes) road-showing Anarchic Manufacturing systems and presenting two conferences papers discussing how Anarchic Manufacturing compares to hierarchical and centralised systems when applying scenarios on: mass customisation, scale and complexity. At CIMS, Andrew has enjoyed the networking opportunities, whether in Christ College Hall or punting, discussing […]

Anarchic Manufacturing’s first journal publication

Anarchic Manufacturing has its first journal publication! Andrew explains in-depth the mechanics of Anarchic Manufacturing and challenges the assumption that distributed systems are inherently more flexible than centralised systems in the International Journal of Production Research. Here is a link to the paper: Anarchic Manufacturing Anarchic systems is going on a road show to the Cambridge […]

DMF Lab at the Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference in Modena

Earlier this month Prof Aydin Nassehi and Mark Goudswaard travelled to Modena in Italy for the 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering. Prof Nassehi, in conjunction with Prof Linda Newnes from Bath, ran a workshop exploring how Transdisciplinary Engineering will influence the future roles and requirements of design engineers.  Mark presented a paper  which explored […]

DMF Lab on tour in the US

Following a number of successful UK events and meetings, Prof Hicks visited Autodesk, Apple and Google in the US. Many thanks to all our colleagues at Autodesk who put together a busy and very interesting schedule and we are looking forward to working together on a variety of teaching and research initiatives over the next […]

DMF Lab @ Autodesk’s AU London event

The DMF Lab were invited to exhibit our ‘Design By: X’ and ‘Make By:X’ tools and technologies at Autodesk’s annual UK/European conference. The event at a Tobacco Quay was held between June 19th and 20th and hosted exhibits from all major software vendors and training sessions on Autodesk products. We received over 200 visitors to our […]