The DMF Lab partners Malvern Panalytical to support Continuous Improvement and Systems Engineering

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Throughout 2021 members of the DMF team (Prof Hicks, Dr Snider and Dr Goudswaard) have been working closely with engineers at Malvern Panalytical to support their Systems Engineering function and continuous improvement. The collaborative project involved in-depth reviews of current tools, methods and practice; analysis of the issues experienced in recent programmes; and, consideration of […]

DMF research features in the Develop3D magazine

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The lab and some of its research featured in the Dec/Jan 2021/22 issue of Develop3D Magazine – DEVELOP3D on pages 41 and 42. The three features on: i) remanufacture using generative design; ii) twinning of mass properties for 3D printed prototypes; and iii) the low-cost digital prototyping mirror are all discussed individually in our blogs/projects. […]

DMF Lab Open Day

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On December 18th the DMF Lab hosted its first Open Day where we showcased our latest suite of design tools and manufacturing technologies. Many thanks to our external guests from industry, other HEIs and Schools at the UoB. We will be hosting another event in the Summer of 2020. In the meantime if you would […]

AU London 2019

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Interesting two days at Autodesk’s Partners conference in London for Ben and Chris – even had dinner next to the Europa League Cup at Stamford Bridge! Many of the emerging technologies and challenges resonate with the research here at the University of Bristol. This includes work on digital twins in the DMF Lab; Artificial Intelligence […]

DMF Lab hosts Prof Larry Mallak from WMU

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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

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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 […]

ProtoTwinning project holds its inaugral steering committee meeting

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On Friday March 22nd the ProtoTwinning project (Full title – Improving the product development process through integrated revision control and twinning of digital-physical models during prototyping) held its inaugural industry day and steering committee meeting. The day started with a brief history of the digital twin followed by five technical presentations and a tour of […]

Visit to NTNU TrollLabs

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As well as being the opponent for a PhD defence in Trondheim Ben also visited the TrollLAB in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The research activities of the TrollLAB focus on investigating and improving the process of the early fuzzy front end in engineering design, […]