Digital Engineering

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Innovations in Advanced engineering

I was trained in industry by the 3D Systems materials specialist who became Head of RP Rapid Prototyping and Material scientist behind Red Bull F1 run of championship success, who produced parts for Bloodhound SSC Super Sonic car, the current Land speed record attempt.

Royal Royal Air Force fighter Pilot Wing Commander Andrew Duncan Green OBE with ThrustSSC Super Sonic Car land speed record, compare with Bloodhound SSC comparison IMechE link

Artiwisdom broke internet records hosting the time trials for Richard Noble’s ThrustSSC Super Sonic car which broke the land speed record, 1,227 km/h (763 mph) set October 15, 1997, A record that still stands. The pilot British Air Force fighter Pilot Wing Commander Andrew Duncan Green OBE visited our team and SEGAWorld was rendered on RISK based ARM micro processor on loan from the Thrust SSC team.

Trained in industry by the 3D Systems materials specialist who became Head of RP Rapid Prototyping and Material scientist behind Red Bull F1 run of championship success, who produced parts for Bloodhound SSC Super Sonic car, the current Land speed record attempt.

Industrial SLA Beta tester experienced Engineers, and member of Rapid Prototyping manufactures Association members including Rolls Royce.

Experimental blue Skys high value precision engineering technology that filters down and has positive effect on complimentary industries automotive, medical and consumer products..

McLaren Honda F1 driver Jenson Button MBE chat on career invited by GQ Gentleman’s Quarterly on team rivalries and 2009 formula one World championship and champion of Super GT with Team Kunimitsu.

Digital design, engineering and AM additive manufacturing is used today to innovate in many fields from surgical planning to everyday consumer items where it is used to improve aesthetics, safety, and reduce tooling costs. Described as disruptive technologies, with the right planning and investment in training and technology, it can be a new tool in the box to provide new business opportunities, address Lean Manufacturing objectives, and help meet global initiative to design reliable longevity, for sustainability, lowering plastic use responsible and Carbon Neutrality, to promote a greener World.

Seeing the sight of middle aged man single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) leaving his 3 liter 4x4 engine running as it pumped out harmful petrol fumes into a small fruit shop with a young Girl in her best dress breathing the fumes.

Met the founder of 3DConnexion who developed the SpaceMouse working closely with F1 design teams when ProE wildfire was released in Manchester engineering expo

Automotive Design climate

The 2015 Paris agreement and The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, in Scotland COP26, Cities incentivize the adoption of cleaner cars to improve air quality, the phasing out of plastic production, petrol and diesel engine cars in the near future, to reduce emissions. all linked to oil production. see Smart City Eco Friendly

This has had a huge influence on the Global focus in the design and engineering industries, key design principals include improve safety, aesthetics, maximize strength, reducing weight and waste, while being easily serviceable, and using sustainable materials wherever possible. FEA Finite Element Analysis software is used to reduce weight and waste and AM additive manufacturing is used to produce iterations of designs without the high cost of tooling.

Built structured light 3D Scanner, for FEA Finite Element Analysis 3D Printed model from CAD DATA using Cloudcompare EDF R&D


Communicated with the people involved in the H&S of Mega battery cell production plant to supply the automotive EV electric vehicles industry, EV batteries are being repurposed as UPS uninterrupted power supply power storage for home, once a car battery cant meet the demands of acceleration it can be used in architecture as backup power supply for Solar panels, powering home appliances in the evening at peak times, reducing the demand on the National Grid. Automotive safety design see MedicalTech.

Engine design Rapid Prototyping

Shared research on digital design Rapid Prototyping for Engine manufacturing with Prof Norman R L MacCallum DSc HSRF Professor Emeritus (relative) at Glasgow university School of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING who's pioneering work on heat soakage during gas turbine transients gave him an international profile, through numerous international publications and several contributions to Rolls-Royce.

Norman Maccallum DSc, (left) circa 1992 left with uncle Alex at the Highland Games (Alex a tower crane operator)

Remember visiting Norman at the University walking past the supercomputer in the engineering department.

As a teacher and examiner He taught large numbers of practising engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students, mainly at Glasgow University, but also in Carleton in Canada and Cranfield in England. The most fortunate had him as a research supervisor.  The Herald 30th June 2006

Norman's work had a direct impact on engine fuel economy and in turn reducing the rate of global warming from aviation which one of the highest contributors. turbomachinery and exhaust systems, gas turbine performance in test beds, combustion and gas turbine transient performance, a 30% fuel saving in one generation of engine circa 2000, Liquid Thermal dynamics.

I visited Japan during research seeing the World leading changes after the Kyoto climate summit took place, Aviation was not addressed in the Kyoto Protocol as it was too difficult at the time. (see Archt: Daylight Analysis)

Cloud Computing CAD

While at university wrote business studies paper on broadband internet and remote CAD, Cloud computing in 1993* living behind the Lord Iain Vallance FRSA the then CEO of British Telecom BT and on the first exchange to receive ADSL.

Today Autodesk fusion 360 and PTC developed Onshape a FREE browser-based CAD platform that students and educators can access on any web-connected device, in Gaming terms Publisher Valve: Steam, video game digital distribution service, using the processing power of cloud computing.

Autodesk, Inc Education

As a Design Mentor Arranged with the Autodesk, Inc Education manager for EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa for free on sight Fusion 360 training to be delivered to students and academic staff at UEL University of East London.

Since Fusion 360 was introduced as a free cloud based CAD tool, it has grown into a powerful tool and acquired NET Fab AM processing tools and T Splines SUB Division and other tools. commercial licensing solutions and for hobbies home-based, non-commercial projects.

Member of the (IDE) Institute of Digital Engineering

Member of (IDE) Institute of Digital Engineering based at Loughborough University's School of Automotive, Aeronautical, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME), which operates a 3D SYSTEMS VIPER Si2™ SLA® SYSTEM for Automotive and Biomedical engineering.

Carbon reduction "Since 2014, thanks to the Rolls-Royce digital twin, 85 million kilograms of fuel, equivalent to $40m, and over 200 million kilograms of  CO2have been saved."

Partner Organisations, Automotive Council UK, Advanced Propulsion Centre and the STFC Hartree Centre.

3D Printing Mentor at Google Campus for Startups since 2014, where I Met the 3D Hubs founder Filemon Schöffer a descendant to the engineer who built Guggenheim press, the Printing Press. After discussing my technical white paper inspired him to write the 3D Printing Hand Book published in 2017.

Was sent into struggling secondary school in area of London where Sir Jony Ives HonFREng RDI former chief design officer for Apple inc was raised, servicing and demonstrating workshop equipment, one of best pieces of design equipment had not worked for 7 years and within 15 min back operational needing termination, transforming educational outcomes. protecting the female teachers from boys who had been expelled for drug dealing and allowed to take their practical exam in the workshop.

Health and Safety Accredited with D&T The Design and Technology Association.

FDM Part assembly for chair prototype

While working in industry was supplying surplus Art materials and requested find a home for traded-in devices i.e. the Zcorp CJP printer at Zaha Hadid a home in a deprived secondary school.


Invited myself to Elutec Academy of design and engineering link, and was given a tour of the new facilities and discussed with the principal the problems they faced starting an engineering apprenticeship collage, its place in the education system and successes stories. The college is Sponsored by the Ford Motor company, which I personally know a senior body work design engineer.

Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.

Had the Great Honor of being invited to visit Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd HQ in Denham. the World renowned Pioneers of the aviation ejection seat who's seats have recorded 7702 lives saved Globally since the first mid-flight ejections by flight test volunteer Bernard Lynch in 1946, today used by British, US, European, Commonwealth and many air-forces across the Globe. (see Medicaltech) (see Architecture)

Met with some of the Quality team, and looked on the Wall of Fame of the all recorded Ejectee's. technical consultant to the Best of my knowledge classes as a Royal Warrant Officer, where my technical White paper was published with the Goldsmiths' Company Royal Charter, and those who provide a service to members of the Crown hold a Royal Warrant.

Distributed parts model

Met Fire service chief training officer at the fire station in the capital city of Trinidad Port of Spain who explained 7 years of drought, part corrosion from pumping salt water from the sea, the Burglar proofing commonly used and the need for a reliable supply chain of spare parts.

The European right to repair directive, became active 22 March 2023 technically repairable under EU law for products including washing machines TV etc to be easily serviced and repaired by consumers, to reduce cost and environmental waste, engineering and design industries aware of the changes for a number of years.

Mastering AM at MTC The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing,

Contacted the director of MTC The National Advanced Manufacturing Centre link and was given the go ahead to contact relevant parties about the Factory In A container Box (FIAB) project link, FIAB is the remote manufacturing of certified parts, using industry 4.0. link which also reduces the carbon footprint of the distribution supply chain. The pandemic then affected the Global supply chain, MTC focused efforts on the design and manufacture of a refrigerated cooling system for COVID 19 Vaccines.

Looked into 3D printing distributed parts model, data security and integrity to produce spare parts as the Pandemic affected the Global supply chain and international boarders locked down. (thanks to MTC for the offer of free training) message from India "the competition winner to design the locking clamps of containers gave the World the patent for free as it was the best design."

MTC Manufacture Technology Centre, met the founder of nTopology and discussed the 3MF file format, optimizing parts for increased strength while reducing weight.

Tools in the Environment of Space

Assisted STFC Space Cluster in develop concept for AM Additive Manufacturing tools, VR Virtual Reality Training in the Environment of Space. Phil Carvil Space and Life Scientist STFC.

Early in my career met an animator who coded organic forms growing on a tree which eventually became smaller than a pixel, who explained to me he was visited by a US Army General who thanked him for he had created the code to free ram used in guidance systems, clean code which free's RAM is the sort after in coding for CAD software which use Workstations with the largest amount of RAM possible to give room for the system to think and avoid system crashes. He warned me, my work would always be of interest to the authorities. who can just take it if they want or they can be polite and give credit.

When I started out I remember well modelling CAD in 3D uses floating point data... Intel’s famed technical prowess was not without mishaps. Its greatest mistake was the so-called “Pentium flaw,” in which an obscure segment among the Pentium CPU’s 3.1 million transistors performed division incorrectly. for example the Earth to land on a point on the Moon it would miss the landing point. and as such avoided the first Intel Pentiums processors.

The intel engineers also secretly made rude comments about each other on the edge of the design die which was found when the poster of the chip was made, which I can't find reference to anywhere online. the Company engineers discovered the problem after the product’s release in 1993 but decided to keep quiet and fix the problem in updates to the chip. However, mathematician Thomas Nicely of Lynchburg College in West Virginia also discovered the flaw. At first Grove (then CEO) resisted requests to recall the product. But when IBM announced it would not ship computers with the CPU, it forced a recall that cost Intel $475 million

A Net Zero future

Working towards removing CO2 producing fuels i.e. Natural Gas, Coal and Oil and provide sustainable, renewable energy to the National grid and transportation needs, Rolls Royce unveiled Fusion reactor design development plans to the public. link

Artisan pioneer in high value engineering who received training from Prof of Nuclear physics at Oxford University* (see Arch)

Manufactures summit 2022 A NET ZERO Future

Institution of Mechanical Engineers AIMechE

Member of IMechE Rapid Prototyping Manufactures Association (RPMA) 2003-2005, fellow members included Royal Royce, from demonstrated industry experience, elected by The Trustee Board of the IMechE Institution of Mechanical Engineers link, to the class of Affiliate Member with pathway to full membership and the designation of MIMechE.

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