3D MOVE (Mobile Visualisation Environment) 3D Printed Parts

To rapidly realise the low cost lightweight framework to support our 3D MOVE (Mobile Visualisation Environment) screens, 3D printing has been used to print custom durable parts to join different thickness’s of Composite Carbon Fibre tube.

The time-lapse video below shows a 27 hour 3D print run which produced the rear right bracket, printed upside down at the rear of the printer, the rear tube interconnect, printed vertically at the front of the printer and some miscellaneous parts used for calibration.

Using 3D printing technology has allowed for quick design modifications at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional subtractive manufacture processes, whilst maintaining the parts strength and quality.

Beijing visit – Tsinghua University and CIB W78 conference

Geyang Guo and Prof Jennifer Whyte spent last week in Beijing. Geyang presented her research on interaction patterns in digital delivery, which uses social network analysis (SNA) techniques at the CIBW78 conference on construction IT.  They visited the construction management school at Tsinghua University, a top Chinese university, where Jennifer introduced the school’s research on digital practices discussed what makes a good PhD.

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We spent the Saturday sightseeing in north Beijing with Rafael Sacks (a visiting professor at the University of Reading, Technion University) and Jakob Beetz (Eindhoven University). 

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Autumn 2013 Newsletter out

The Design Innovation Research Centre Autumn Newsletter with our latest news is out now. The newsletter highlights our work with Infrastructure UK Client Group on collaborative project teams; a top 25 paper on digital design and safety; growing capacity as new staff join the School; summer placement projects on visualization workflows, model checking and COBie; and experiments with new routes to disseminate research findings through the website, blog, linked-in group and twitter. We always welcome any comments or queries related to our work, so please feel free to write them in the comments box below.