Smart virtual prototyping
Optimisation of prototyping processes by adopting state-of-the-art prototyping techniques and machine learning algorithms
Keywords and applications
Smart prototyping; virtual prototyping; collaborative design; creativity and innovation; PLM
New product development; ideation and prototyping workshops; cross-discipline collaboration
Our research focus is to optimise the prototyping process by adopting state-of-the-art prototyping techniques and machine learning algorithms. This requires the understanding of the usage and value of various prototyping tools, materials and technologies. The algorithms are supposed to provide an optimised prototyping process over the whole product life cycle for practitioners. Different simulation and PLM software is used to support decision making.
A current focus is on virtual prototyping. We investigate the effects of virtual prototypes vs. physical prototypes. The user behaviour in VR environment. We are also familiar with various VR applications for collaborative prototyping.
We can help to understand the following questions:
- What prototyping techniques should be applied?
- When should these techniques be applied?
- How should they be used?
- Ideation workshop
- Prototyping workshop
- Virtual prototyping workshop
An innovative space with various prototyping tools and materials for both mechanic and electronic design.
State-of-the-art VR equipment and applications.
Simulation and PLM software
State-of-the-art simulation software covers different phases of product life cycle and PLM software.