Dr Michael Packianather at Cardiff University, Dr. Chi Hieu Le and his student Wisnu Wijaya Kasmaji at University of Greenwich, and Dr Van Duy Nguyen, Visiting Research Fellow at University of Greenwich and Associate Professor at Nha Trang Unviersity participated in the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2017) from 5 to 7 September 2017 on the main campus of the University of Greenwich, London, UK. HAPIE partners presented a talk about “Customer Driven Mass-Customisation And Innovative Product Development With Parametric Design And Generative Modeling”, authored by Chi Hieu Le, Wisnu Wijaya Kasmaji, Sam Mengistu, Michael Packianather, Duc Tang Tran and Anh My Chu.
Wisnu Wijaya Kasmaji, University of Greenwich presenting at ICMR2017
The Conference also included keynote presentations by internationally renowned researchers and industrialists, as well as papers from academia and industry, exploring all core areas of manufacturing engineering.
Dr Van Duy Nguyen, Visiting Research Fellow at University of Greenwich and Associate Professor at Nha Trang Unviersity
Initiated by The Consortium of UK University Manufacturing and Engineering (COMEH), ICMR has been the UK’s main manufacturing research conference for 32 years and an international conference since 2003 – bringing researchers, academics and industrialists together to share their vision, knowledge and experience, and discuss emerging trends and new challenges.
Dr Michael Packianather from Cardiff University
With the accelerating globalisation of manufacturing in the 21st century, the urgent need to keep pace has produced rapid advancements in technology, research and innovation. ICMR solicits papers on both cutting edge theoretical research and its recent industrial applications with the goal of bringing together practical and theoretical knowledge from academic, governmental and industry organisations across the world.
Dr. Chi Hieu Le and his student Wisnu Wijaya Kasmaji at University of Greenwich
During the time of the ICMR2017 Conference, a CoRoT Industrial Workshop took place on Thursday 7th September 2017. With the average productivity of SMEs falling in both the UK (12%) and France (2%), the Interreg France (Channel) England programme has today announced (25 May 2017) that it will fund 2.6 million euros towards a Franco-British project that will develop new autonomous robot technology to help improve the competitiveness of SMEs. Led by French engineering university CESI, the project, entitled ‘Improving the design of flexible and responsive manufacturing systems involving autonomous and Collaborative RoboTs’ (CoRoT), will develop innovative and affordable robot software and hardware that is focused on the needs and budgets of smaller businesses. SMEs often face issues such as large variances in volume and short deadlines, and the automated robotic systems and software developed by the CoRot project will allow SMEs to become more flexible and responsive to this type of demand.