Looks like but does it feel like?

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Harry has been completing early investigatory studies as part of his PhD work. This has focussed on the completion of a study, completed within the Department of Mechnical Engineering, that focused on how mass properties (mass, balance and inertia) affect a user’s perception of a product. The study used a drill model printed on an […]

Lee takes CityBlocks to the Bristol Housing Festival

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Building on the success of last year, Lee has rolled out the next generation of CityBlocks at the Bristol Housing Festival, with support from Arup . This year tasked with enabling community input to the redevelopment of Spike Island, Bristol. Lee jumped to the challenge. Now armed with some snazzy new light boxes, real-time design […]

DMF Lab at CIRP 2019 – 69th General Assembly, Birmingham

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The DMF Lab are at the CIRP GA 2019 in Birmingham this week, exhibiting what we do and who we are. Dr Aydin Nassehi will be in attendance everyday of the conference, with Dr Chris Snider and Harry Felton attending the exhibit on Monday and Tuesday. Professor Ben Hicks will also be joining on Tuesday. […]

ICED 2019, Delft

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Five of the team (Chris, David, Harry, Lee and Mark) attended ICED2019 at TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands. 3 papers were presented, along with a marketplace demonstration, that were all well received. The theme of the conference was “Responsible design for our future”, with several keynotes highlighting how researchers and wider industry are key stakeholders in […]

ProtoTwinning at Connected Everything 2019

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We’ve just gotten back from the excellent Connected Everything 2019 conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. Focusing on industrial systems in the digital age, digital twinning, and the future of technology in engineering, the Connected Everything network are the perfect group to share our work and interests. The conference brought together a wide range […]

Measure me this! Evaluating metrology solutions for the digital capture of evolving prototypes.

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by David Jones and Owen Freeman Gebler As part of the ProtoTwinning project (https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R032696/1), we are evaluating metrology methods for digitally capturing evolving prototypes. We are currently experimenting with the Einscan Pro+ (https://www.einscan.com/handheld-scanner/einscan-pro-plus/), photogrammetry using Agisoft MetaShape (https://www.agisoft.com/), and the FARO Arm (https://www.faro.com/en-gb/products/). It’s early days but see below for where we are. Einscan Pro+ […]