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.
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.
Jennifer Johns is attending TCT this week to discuss AM and the opportunities for a networking and co-ordination of the UK’s AM capability.
Brokering Additive Manufacturing has published and presented their second paper entitled “Achieving responsive and sustainable manufacturing through a brokered agent-based production paradigm” at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM).
Jennifer Johns has written an article discussing to the potential of distributed manufacturing for AM.
Brokering Additive Manufacturing has published and presented its first paper entitled “Responding to rapidly changing product demand though a coordinated additive manufacturing production system: a COVID-19 case study” at the Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC 2021).