18 08, 2017

Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Where are we now?

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Brief In a week where Donald Trump has officially notified the UN that the USA is beginning the process of leaving the Paris Climate Accord, there has never been a more pressing time for the adoption of clean technology solutions, and a frank assessment of why we have not made more progress doing so already. [...]

14 08, 2017

Overcoming Limitations of Additive Manufacturing Through Advances in CAD Technology

By | August 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Boundless benefits of additive manufacturing have the potential to transform many industries across the globe. The technology minimises design restrictions, overcomes design complexity and supports green manufacturing initiatives. However, there are number of technical limitations that hinder its widespread commercial exploitation, particularly lack of suitability of conventional CAD with the functional requirements. A small scale [...]

8 08, 2017

MULTI AGENT SCHEDULING FOR MASS CUSTOMISATION USING ANT COLONY OPTIMISATION

By | August 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Multi Agent Systems When describing agents in this context, we aren’t referring to someone with dark sunglasses and ear phones hanging down the back of their neck working for MI5. And no, they don’t work with landlords to get new tenants, nor do they help Cristiano Ronaldo sign a new contract with Manchester United. On [...]

31 07, 2017

Update on Digital Readiness Level (DRL)

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Digital Readiness Level (DRL) HSSMI and its partners have developed a new version of DRL – version three. Version three is a refined development of the tool. It maintains the key characteristics of be a balance of technical, value and leadership functions. We have adopted the term value as we feel it is important to [...]

12 07, 2017

Research into a Virtual Tool to Perform Risk Assessment for Collaborative Applications

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

RACE   The Risk Assessment for Collaborative Environments (RACE) project aims to develop a virtual tool to perform risk assessments for collaborative applications. From inputs such as the robot’s program, the operator’s program and a CAD model of the production part and the environment, a simulation is performed to reproduce the task taking into account [...]