ProtoTwinning project holds its inaugral steering committee meeting

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 […]

Visit to NTNU TrollLabs

As well as being the opponent for a PhD defence in Trondheim Ben also visited the TrollLAB in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The research activities of the TrollLAB focus on investigating and improving the process of the early fuzzy front end in engineering design, […]

Digital Twinning and Additive Manufacturing

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 […]

DMF Lab’s research contributes to an FM Technology award for Altuity

One of our long standing partners has won an i-FM Technology award for Innovation – Altuity wins FM Technology Award. The award relates to Altuity’s latest technology which combines 360° photospheres, radio frequency identification (RFID) markers and augmented reality (AR) to enable visualisation of asset data and facilities in real-time. Altuity founder Steve Voller said: […]

DMF Lab visiting research partners in Colombia

In December I visited current and potential research partners in Colombia.  The main purpose of the visit was to explore research overlap between the DMF lab and La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota in areas related to the democratisation of design (the theme of my doctoral research) and also wider research areas for future […]

Digital Twinning: Past, Present and Future

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 […]

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 […]