This web page is under development - it will outline our Digital Centre projects in Digital Manufacturing and 3D-Printing.
Some of our Digital Manufacturing and 3D-Printing projects include:
- Developing algorithms to determine whether particular digital models and objects can be realised using digital manufacturing
and determining semi-automatically which printing or manufacturing technology is best suited to the features of a particular model.
- 3D-printing of agent based models and the
simulated objects that arise from computer simulations - allowing the realisation of objects that never directly existed as physical
artifacts for inspection and visualisation and conceptuatisation of complex phenomena such as emergence and growth.
- 3d-Printing of just-in-time components
- Manufacture of clinical components and medical infrastructure items
- Cataloging Copyright, Intellectual Property and Legal issues for 3D Printing
- just-in-time retail component manufacture
- custom manufacture of exhibit and event components
- evaluating different digital manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacture (extrusion, resin tank and sand bed
printers) and laser cutting devices as well as their scalability
- use of 3D printing in education and in FabLab facilities.
There are ongoing opportunities to work with us in the area of digital manufacturing through: contract research and
development; collaborative grant funded work; student work placements or student research internships or postgraduate study.
You can contact us via Prof Ken Hawick, Director.