Students compete to create low cost digital solutions

The Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring project  successfully ran its second sprint-like event on 24-25 October 2020.

This was a highly intensive competition where over 100 students from the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham met online to create low cost digital solutions for addressing real-world digital manufacturing problems faced by SMEs.

25 teams participated across three different challenges: automated machine vision quality inspection, intelligent fault diagnosis assistance and virtual operational process planning.

Each team managed to frame the problem, divide tasks, create solutions, integrate technologies, test and prepare outstanding presentations. An international panel of judges from Vos Voco, TQC, PTC and Paccurate assessed the solutions and declared ∑ of Parts the overall winner of the competition and winners of the automate vision quality inspection challenge.

In the other two challenges, Error404 were the winners of intelligent fault diagnosis assistance, and The Bowden Cables the winners of the virtual operational process planning.

∑ of Parts were declared overall winners and won the automate vision quality inspection challenge.

The Bowden Cables won the virtual operational process planning challenge.

It was a great online event where students not only built prototypes with cutting edge digital technologies but, more importantly, had fun while learning – congratulations to everyone!