Anarchic Manufacturing on the road

Andrew has been to two conferences, CIMS (Cambridge) and CARV (Nantes) road-showing Anarchic Manufacturing systems and presenting two conferences papers discussing how Anarchic Manufacturing compares to hierarchical and centralised systems when applying scenarios on: mass customisation, scale and complexity. At CIMS, Andrew has enjoyed the networking opportunities, whether in Christ College Hall or punting, discussing […]

Anarchic Manufacturing’s first journal publication

Anarchic Manufacturing has its first journal publication! Andrew explains in-depth the mechanics of Anarchic Manufacturing and challenges the assumption that distributed systems are inherently more flexible than centralised systems in the International Journal of Production Research. Here is a link to the paper https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1521534 Anarchic systems is going on a road show to the Cambridge […]

DMF Lab at the Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference in Modena

Earlier this month Prof Aydin Nassehi and Mark Goudswaard travelled to Modena in Italy for the 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering. Prof Nassehi, in conjunction with Prof Linda Newnes from Bath, ran a workshop exploring how Transdisciplinary Engineering will influence the future roles and requirements of design engineers.  Mark presented a paper  which explored […]

New Conference Papers – International Conference on Geometry and Graphics

In August I will be presenting at the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), held in Milan, Italy. The peer-reviewed papers which have been accepted are: From Orthographic Drawings to Editable Models of Simple Solids using “Reconstruction-Recomposition” coupled with Feature Recognition: explores reconstruction of parametric models using Fusion 360 as modelling software to […]

New paper – Mixed Reality Tools as an Enabler for Improving Operation and Maintenance in Small and Medium Enterprises

Harry Whiskard, a former Research Assistant at the DMF Lab will be presenting the Lab’s work with Altuity Solutions Ltd at the 15th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management on the 1-4 July 2018, Torino, Italy. The paper discusses the emerging mixed reality tools and their applicability in the operation and maintenance management of buildings. […]

European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2018

I shall be attending the 4th European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, to be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands from 3-6 July, 2018 (PHME 2018). At the conference I shall be presenting some of my work, focusing on the results from a body of testing conducted last year, based around the operation […]

New paper – The Design of Visual Information Objects in Three-Dimensional Virtual Environments for Engineering Information Navigation

Presented at the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference in Croatia, the latest paper from the Model-Based Information Navigation project described the design of a number of Visual Information Objects – markers that identify the presence of information within the three-dimensional virtual environment. Below are a number of animated gifs showing the designed markers. Users […]

What is it all about?

This project tests the hypothesis that Cyber-physical production systems can be developed much faster using “non-identical digital twins”. This is achieved by creating a lightweight, low fidelity, digital twin to a physical system and co-evolving this twin, together with adjusting, the parameters in the real system. The co-evolution is enabled by learning from both the […]