What is Prototwinning?

In all engineering disciplines a combination of digital and physical models is necessary to support the progression of the design process, with each model and iteration thereof generating new understanding and knowledge to inform decision-making.  

Prototwinning seeks to improve product development by enabling the integration of physical and digital, facilitating seamless transition between them. 

Latest Updates

DCC 2020 – Poster Presentation (Presented by 8-bit Harry!)

Harry today presented his poster titled “Investigating strategies for mass property replication in 3D printed prototypes” at DCC2020 – virtually, of course, given the world we now live in! The post…

Design 2020

We would like to thank the organisers of Design 2020 for a fantastic virtual conference, with four papers presented by member of the group: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL…

The Workshop App goes live for alpha testing

The Workshop is a job scheduling tool for coordinating manufacturing in areas such as university workshops. It’s a collaborative initiative between the DMF lab’s project clean access, and industry pa…

Poster accepted: Design Computing and Cognition

Harry has had a poster accepted to DCC 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia for the end of June. The work presented looks at the capability of varying mass properties in rapid protoyped parts by manipulating the …

Mass property mapping: first paper accepted – Design 2020

Harry’s first paper has been accepted to Design 2020! Titled “Looks like but does it feel like? Investigating the influence of mass properties on user perceptions of rapid prototypes” the paper looks …

Looks like but does it feel like?

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…

Lee takes CityBlocks to the Bristol Housing Festival

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 …

TCT Show 2019

On 24th and 25th September 2019, Harry went to the TCT show in Birmigham to see the latest products from industry and watch some of the many presentations. One of the most well attended product lau…

City Blocks at Build: London

City Blocks was delighted to be invited to Build London, hosted jointly by Royal Institute of British Architects and Epic Games, as one of the ‘carefully curated selection of best in class Unreal Engi…

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

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…