Matmatch wants 'to be a source of materials inspiration'

Sourcing materials is 'ripe for disruption', Matmatch CEO Melissa Albeck said in her keynote at DFM Summit #24 last month in London. January 2018

Shadow Robot builds hands for robots

'If you employ somebody and they put on a pair of gloves to do their job,' says Shadow Robot's managing director Rich Walker, 'then we think it is worth looking at whether a robot can do some of that job instead.' December 2017

'First thing you need to do is start talking to manufacturers'

Product developers Thomas Keen, Stacey Mendez, Tristram Keech and Steve May-Russell discussed collaboration with manufacturers early in the design phase on the opening panel at DFM Summit #22 in London. October 2017

Siloed design tools CAD CAM CAE set to integrate

'You will start seeing design tools become much more holistic in terms of being able to take in massive amounts of data around the simulation and manufacturing processes,' nTopology co-founder Brad Rothenberg said at the last DFM Summit in New York. August 2017

Supplyframe bridging gap between product design, engineering and sourcing

'You want to design with the right parts,' says Supplyframe's head of growth Alex Peron. 'It is not only picking form, fit and fuction that does the job for your prototype. It is also making sure that you are actually going to be able to source these parts.' August 2017

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