Demystifying Digital “X” – ICED Conference Paper

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The DMF lab recently (remotely) attended the International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED) 2021 to present seven papers. One of these, authored by Chris Cox, Ben Hicks and James Gopsill, investigates the new language surrounding the paradigm shift towards digital engineering. This presentation was shown at ICED 2021 as part of the “Digital Twins” panel, […]

Revisiting prototyping in 2020: A snapshot of practice in UK Design Companies

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Prototyping is an indispensable activity in the product development process but what does prototyping practice in industry look like? In this video we take a ‘snapshot’ of prototyping practice from 5 companies to see how practice has evolved and understand what the characteristics of industrial practices are. This work was presented at the International Conference […]

Comparison of digitisation methods: photogrammetry and structured light scanning

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What are the differences in performance and usability of digitisation techniques?  In this video we compare two such methods; photogrammetry and structured light scanning. For more details please see the full paper on the link here https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-design-society/article/comparison-of-structured-light-scanning-and-photogrammetry-for-the-digitisation-of-physical-prototypes/66038D84EF1A45F22F601B899EFC0D25. This work was presented at the International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED) 2021. 

Capturing Perceptions of Shape and Form using Machine Learning @ ICED21

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The Design Manufacturing Futures Lab has published and presented a paper entitled “Capturing Mathematical and Human Perceptions of Shape and Form through Machine Learning” that extends the groups knowledge, capability and understanding of how ML could be applied to support Engineering Design. This was published and presented at the International Conference on Engineering Design 2021 (ICED21)

New Publication in PLOS ONE – 3D Printing Negligible-cost Microfluidics

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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 […]

DCC 2020 – Poster Presentation (Presented by 8-bit Harry!)

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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. […]

Design 2020

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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 […]