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STC Dn - 2019 Annual Report

Meetings held

The Scientific Technical Committee Design (STC Dn) had two meetings in 2019 in Paris on 22nd February with 78 attendees and in Birmingham, UK, during the General Assembly on 22nd August with 77 attendees, respectively. Additionally, STC Dn members actively attended and supported the collaborative working group meetings as well as the cross-STC group meetings.


During the meetings, the following CIRP-owned conferences were reported or discussed.
• 29th CIRP Design Conference 2019 (Povoa de Varzim, Portugal)
• 30th CIRP Design Conference 2020 (Skukuza - Kruger, South Africa)
• 31st CIRP Design Conference 2021 (Enschede, The Netherlands)
• 32nd CIRP Design Conference 2022 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• 16th CIRP CAT Conference 2020 (Charlotte, USA)
• 17th CIRP CAT Conference 2022 (Metz, France)


STC Dn has been working on, or is preparing the following keynote papers. STC Dn members gave them comments to upcoming keynote papers:
• 2019 – “Development Capabilities for Smart Products”, Prof. Tomiyama, et al.
• 2020 – “Design for Additive Manufacturing, Tools and Methods”, Prof. Vaneker, et al.
• 2021 – “The Digital Design Transformation”, Prof. Roucoules et al.

Dn Publications

At the 69th CIRP General Assembly in Birmingham, 12 Dn papers were presented and discussed, which is as many papers as the previous year.
The keynote presentation was delivered by Prof. Tomiyama in the STC Dn Technical Session. STC Dn thanked the lead author and the co-authors of the keynote paper for their work.

In-depth technical presentation lead-in with scientific discussion and debate

At the February (Paris) meeting, two sessions of in-depth technical presentation lead-in with scientific discussion and debate took place. One session was devoted to Digital Twin and Design Testbeds as strategic topics. The session contained three presentations:
- Smart Industry Testbed by Dr. Damgrave
- Digital Twin and digital transformation by Dr. Schleich
- Testbeds for research and development of Digital Twins by Prof. Stark
The presenters also contributed to the topic by completing and discussing an assessment slide.
The second session comprised two technical presentations:
- Bio-inspired method to design mechanical workpiece structures using SLM technology by Prof. Linarès
- Microscale Shape Memory Alloy Actuator and Robot Fabricated by Focused Ion Beam by Prof. Ahn
At the Birmingham meeting, as in-depth discussion and strategic topic, Digital Twin was discussed, and three presentations were delivered:
- From Digital Twin to Digital DNA? – Integration of functional product model and production system by Prof. Lanza
- Digital Twin Shop floor by Prof. Tao
- Design of a digital twin for milling processes by Dr. Erkonyucu
Three technical presentations were also given during the Birmingham meeting:
- A Study of Product-service Design Rationale of Gerontechnology for Aging in Place by Prof. Cheung
- A design optimisation method for direct metal deposition by Dr. Campocasso
- A smart semantic language for Digital Manufacturing by Dr. Qi

Strategic alignment of STC future

At the Birmingham meeting, STC Dn officers initiated discussions about the strategic positioning of STC Dn and call for action. The CIRP STC Design MANIFESTO to drive new research efforts elaborated by the STC Dn officers and Prof. Roucoules was circulated prior to the meeting. Further discussion will be made at the next February meeting in Paris.

Other Business



• Chair: R. Stark
• Vice Chair: T. Tomiyama
• Secretary: N. Anwer