Find out about the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring project.
DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ON A SHOESTRING OFFERS A LOW RISK, LOW COST APPROACH TO DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring is a collaborative project that brings together a range of people working in the manufacturing industry with university researchers to adapt low-cost accessible technologies for companies to use. Conceived in 2016 by Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department, the project launched in 2018 and in the following three years demonstrated its potential for industrial impact with the help of industry partners.
The following content gives a quick overview of Shoestring:
- The 2 minute animation explaining Shoestring in a nutshell is on the home page
- There is a 4 min video case study at the top of the industry case studies page, plus scroll down to read more (and see 2 more videos)
- A 3 min ‘rough and ready’ video showing how a construction company implemented a job tracking solution
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This project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with further support from the Foundation of German Business and Impact Accelerator fund, and from Research England’s Pitch-In project.