14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


10:30 Dr. James Moultrie, University of Cambridge
Prof. Richard Bibb, Loughborough University


Friday, 17.11.2017, 10:30 - 11:00 hrs


10:30 Design for Additive Manufacturing in practice
Richard Bibb, Loughborough University, Associate Dean Research, Loughborough, Grossbritannien
Dr. James Moultrie, University of Cambridge, Senior Lecturer in Design Management, Cambridge, Grossbritannien
The knowledge and guidance that designers require for the effective design of components for series production using AM remains poorly understood, especially in mainstream industrial / product design. AM presents designers with a unique set of new possibilities; however, to exploit these possibilities, designers need to discard the preconceptions that AM can produce "anything", "complexity is free" and that there is "complete design freedom". In this talk, Richard Bibb and James Moultrie will present the results of the EPSRC funded Design for Additive Manufacturing (D4AM) project. They reviewed available resources, interviewed experts and carried out experiments to validate and discover the design for AM knowledge that designers need, with the aim of producing appropriate and relevant design principles, guidance and rules.


Professor Richard Bibb
Richard Bibb
Loughborough University, Associate Dean Research, Loughborough, Grossbritannien
Richard graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 and moved to the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) to undertake Rapid Prototyping research gaining his PhD in 1999. In 1998, he established the Medical Applications Group at PDR to conduct research into the medical applications of design technologies. He moved to Loughborough University in 2008 and established the Design for Digital Fabrication research group in 2014. His research focuses on design for additive manufacturing and the application of advanced design techniques in medical applications including surgery, prosthetics, orthotics, dental technology and archaeology, and design.
Dr. James Moultrie
Dr. James Moultrie
University of Cambridge, Senior Lecturer in Design Management, Cambridge, Grossbritannien
Dr James Moultrie is a Senior Lecturer in Design Management in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Before joining academia, James worked in industry as project manager, senior engineer and product manager. He was responsible for the development of lenses for the movie industry, for which he was awarded a 'Scientific and Technical Academy Award' and an Emmy in 2000. James is also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (IMechE). He is well known for his research investigating the 'value of design', including the 'Design Scoreboard' project which developed an original comparison of national design capabilities and membership of a European project which established protocols for measuring the economic value of design. He is passionate about design for manufacture and assembly and regularly works with companies to improve design for assembly. He is currently the PI for an EPSRC funded project exploring 'Design for Additive Manufacturing'.