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+ […]

Industry 4.0 and Digital Twins: Key lessons from NASA

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See the latest article from the Lab on The Future Factory forum https://www.thefuturefactory.com/blog/24. In the article Ben looks at the history of the digital twin and the lessons that can be learned from NASA’s application of the Digital Twin. The article also includes a definition of the Digital Twin. Enjoy your reading! While you are on […]

ProtoTwinning project holds its inaugral steering committee meeting

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On Friday March 22nd the ProtoTwinning project (Full title – Improving the product development process through integrated revision control and twinning of digital-physical models during prototyping) held its inaugural industry day and steering committee meeting. The day started with a brief history of the digital twin followed by five technical presentations and a tour of […]

Digital Twinning and Additive Manufacturing

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I’ve started work on my first sprint looking at coupling additive and subtractive manufacturing (termed hybrid manufacturing) for use within digital twinning. Using the research group’s new lab space – the digital manufacturing lab at the University of Bristol – I’m going to be investigating the machining of FDM produced parts with the aim of […]

Digital Twinning: Past, Present and Future

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On Jan 9th I gave a seminar to Babcock International Group’s Innovation Forum on Digital Twins. In the talk I covered a brief history of the digital twin (courtesy of NASA) and the current and emerging applications of twins including production, product and performance-based twins of machines, systems and infrastructure. I also covered our latest […]