Negligible-cost microfluidic device fabrication using 3D-printed interconnecting channel scaffolds Available open access via PLOS One: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0245206 Harry, Robert Hughes and Andrea Diaz Gaxiola have together published work that demonstrates a fabrication method to produce negligible-cost microfluidic devices that can be combined using a system of inter-connecting joints. The method uses 3D printed scaffolds – produced […]
Harry today presented his poster titled “Investigating strategies for mass property replication in 3D printed prototypes” at DCC2020 – virtually, of course, given the world we now live in! The poster aims to introduce the use of variable infill for the purpose of replicating mass properties between as-designed and as-fabricated parts when using rapid prototyping. […]
We would like to thank the organisers of Design 2020 for a fantastic virtual conference, with four papers presented by member of the group: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND COGNITIVE MODELS presented by David, DEMOCRATISING DESIGN THROUGH SURROGATE MODEL CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS OF COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN REPOSITORIES and CO-WORD GRAPHS […]
We’ve had an extended abstract published and poster presented at MicroTAS 2020 that demonstrates a proof-of-concept for a negligble cost, open-source micorfluidic device fabrication process using desktop 3D printers.
Harry has put together a video introducing material extrusion at a beginner level as part of Project Clean Access. The aim of the video is to provide the basic understanding required to provide a foundation level knowledge to the viewer, allowing them to start printing their own designs with greater success. Initially written and targetted […]
We’re pleased to say we’ve been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and are now in a position to officially launch Project Clean Access’ next phase! This includes working with partners in Colombia and design work within DMF and at the University of Bristol over the next few months, with lots more exciting projects […]
Today we have opened four new clean access challenges that are open for submissions now: Clean Access Challenge 3: Hot Desking in a COVID-19 World Clean Access Challenge 4: Hackspaces Clean Access Challenge 5: Contact Free Cash Clean Access Challenge 6: Shared Toilets What is in a submission? To be efficient with your time and […]
The DMF lab has had three papers published today in the proceedings of Design 2020. Though the conference has been delayed due to COVID-19, the proceedings are now all available via Cambridge University Press with open access. They are: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND COGNITIVE MODELS During engineering design, designers […]
Project Clean Access has offcially launched on the DMF website. Please head over to the Project Clean Access page on our site for more information, and see the launch e-mail below. Dear All, The Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab at the University of Bristol is proud to launch Project Clean Access (https://dmf-lab.co.uk/project-clean-access/): a global initiative […]
The T-Pen design features a dongle with a “T” shaped head that allows the user to apply force in 3 axes to an adapter. The concept is for each person to have a T-Pen that is capable of working in adapters placed around a workplace, home, shop etc.. This would allow people to open doors and operate mechanisms without touching a surface someone else may have come into contact with – breaking the COVID-19 transmission path. A lid is also provided to allow the pen to be covered when not in use.