SmartMaaS: Meeting Customer Requirements

Quality product: responsive product manufacturing, co-operative decision making through actors

Rapid turnaround time: distributed computing, negotiatingwith manufactures with respect to turnaround time

Low cost: negotiating with manufactures with respect to cost

Innovative design: using Blind Watchmaker design algorithms

SmartMaaS Framework

SmartMaaS Protoype

Parallel & Distributed Processing: deployment of growth pattern code through Apache Spark – Faster processing, 2x faster when running 3 growth patterns

Multiple 3D Printing Option: 1 fully functional, 1 virtually set to take double the time in printing, 1 virtually set offline – to demonstrate decision making capability 

Digital Twins: virtual replica of 3D printers – diminishes network communication with the real manufacturers, status always available locally

Decision Making: decision making on which growth pattern and which manufacturer to choose – best of the design options, best manufacturer in terms of cost and time

SmartMaaS Prototype

More details can be found on our paper: S. Barbhuiya, D.S. Nikolopoulos, M. Price, T. Robinson, D. Nolan, W. Zhang, and S. Kyle (2019), “SmartMaaS: A Framework for Smart Manufacturing-as-a-Service”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2019) (Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII; Vol. 9). 10-12 Sep, Belfast, UK, pp. 16-21. [Best Paper Gold Award]

News covering awards for SmartMaaS: Awards for Biohaviour Researchers at ICMR Conference Hosted by School of Mech. & Aero. Eng at Queens