Last week I gave a talk for La Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota about the democratisation of design and new paradigms for manufacture which were the themes for my doctoral research. It was great to share this with colleagues at Uniandes and have a go at an extended talk in Spanish! Follow the […]
The team have been in full flow following the Brokering Additive Manufacturing meeting and created the base code that turns AM machines into agents that can talk with another.
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 […]
The second of three reports as part of EC5.1 has been released by DETI and concerns the reported practice in the Digitial Thread.
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.