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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 [...]

19 06, 2017

Digital Readiness Level

By | June 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Digital Readiness Level – developing an accessible model   In our work developing DRL we have observed a range of different entry points; some models offer an opportunity for in depth analysis, others an entry level approach for overview assessment. We discussed this issue recently at a meeting of the DRL steering group and we [...]

31 03, 2017

Software Development – a learning approach

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

Software Development – a learning approach   In this post, I’ll be describing my current approach to implementing a major feature into an existing web application. In the software development world, everyone knows that there are many different techniques to implement the same set of features. We describe these methods as ‘design patterns’, and the [...]

21 02, 2017

Digital Readiness Level (DRL)

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the last 18 months we at HSSMI have been talking to a lot of our customers and academic partners about digital manufacturing, or industry 4.0 or Factory of the Future; the names vary but the intent is the same; how can we increase productivity, quality, flexibility and reduce cost for example, by employing digital [...]