Future Digital Design and Manufacturing: Embracing Industry 4.0 and Beyond

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Qin, Sheng-feng; Cheng, Kai;

This research highlight overviews the development roadmap of digital design and manufacturing and focuses on the future development directions under the Industries 4.0.
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    Sheng-Feng Qin is a Full Professor of Digital Design, Northumbria University Newcastle, UK. He received his PhD degree in Design Technology from University of Wales, UK in 2000. Before joining Northumbria School of Design, he was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Brunel University between 2002 and 2013. Before that, he was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Loughborough University between 2000 and 2001, and a Research Assistant at Cardiff Metropolitan University between 1998 and 1999.

    From 1996 to 1997, he was an Academic Visiting Scholar at Birmingham University and an Assistant/Associate Professor at East China Jiaotong University of China between 1988 and 1996. His research interest include digital design and manufacturing. He has authored/coauthored over 160 papers.

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