1st Edition

Industry 4.0 – Shaping The Future of The Digital World Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2019), 9–11 April 2019, Manchester, UK

    372 Pages
    by CRC Press

    372 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The City of Manchester, once the birthplace of the 1st Industrial Revolution, is today a pioneering hub of the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), offering Industry 4.0 solutions in advanced materials, engineering, healthcare and social sciences. Indeed, the creation of some of the city’s greatest academic institutions was a direct outcome of the industrial revolution, so it was something of a homecoming that the Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M) Conference was hosted by The University of Manchester in 2019.

    The conference was jointly organised by The University of Manchester, The University of Lisbon and The Polytechnic of Leiria – the latter two bringing in a wealth of expertise in how Industry 4.0 manifests itself in the context of sustainably evolving, deeply-rooted cities.

    S2M-2019 instigated the development of 61 papers selected for publication in this book on areas of Smart Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Virtual Prototyping, Materials for Healthcare Applications and Circular Economy, Design Education, and Urban Spaces.

    Preface. Smart Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing and Virtual Prototyping. Materials for Healthcare Applications and Circular Economy. Design Education. Urban Spaces.


    Paulo Bartolo is Head of the Manufacturing Group and Innovative Manufacturing Theme at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester. He is the University’s Industry 4.0 Academic Lead, theme leader of the Industry 4.0 Societal Challenge at Digital Futures and sits on the Management Board of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). He authored more than 600 publications in journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, co-edited 18 books and holds 14 patents, is the Founding Editor of the Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal (Taylor & Francis) and Editor-in-Chief of Biomanufacturing Reviews (Springer). He has been engaged in around 90 research projects funded by the EPSRC, Innovate UK, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Royal Society, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, the European Commission, as well as industry. Paulo is a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering and chairs their Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes. He is also member of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group, advisor to the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication and several national and international funding agencies.

    Fernando Moreira da Silva is Full Professor of Design at the Lisbon Faculty of Architecture, Universidade de Lisboa, and has been President of CIAUD - Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design - since 2009. He obtained his PhD in Built Environments from the University of Salford (Greater Manchester) and the Technical University of Lisbon. His early research work included Inclusive Design, Communication Design and Colour (University of Salford) and Aggregation in Design (Universidade de Lisboa). He has been Coordinator for: the PhD degree in Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Universidade de Lisboa since 2006, the International PhD degree in Design and Innovation (with the Università della Campania, Naples, Italy) since 2012, and the Evaluation Panel for PhD grants in Design, Architecture and Urbanism for FCT (Foundation of Science and Technology, Portugal) since 2007. He has also been CnPq International Evaluator, for research projects, Brazil, since 2012. Fernando is Honorary Researcher at the Surface – Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford. He is a regular participant in collaborations with national and international universities, jury member in several international competitions, and member of the scientific commissions of several international scientific journals. He has coordinated or participated in several research projects funded by FCT and the EU, published many papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and written three books and several book chapters.

    Shaden Jaradat has been Manager of the Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M) conference in Manchester in 2019, which instigated the papers published in this book. He obtained his BA and MSci in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and a PhD in Physics from The University of Manchester in 2006 on the topic of Synchrotron Studies of Liquid Crystals. He worked as a Research Associate in the Nonlinear Dynamics and Liquid Crystals Group and the Biological Physics Group, University of Manchester, between 2007 and 2012. He then moved to the University’s International Development Division where he developed and managed a number of overseas collaborations and strategic relations. In 2018, Shaden joined the Research Strategy Team in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and has since supported the development of the University’s Industry 4.0 Strategy. He has also been coordinating some of the University’s strategic research proposals around smart manufacturing and circular economy, and liaised between the University and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on Industry 4.0 aspects of Manchester’s industrial strategy. He published over 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Soft Matter, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Materials Chemistry, co-edited a Special Issue on Advancements in Mechatronics and Manufacturing Propelling Industry 4.0 in the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, and co-authored several articles in Industry 4.0 – focussed periodicals.

    Helena Bártolo is Professor of Sustainable Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic of Leiria (PIL), Portugal. She holds a PhD degree in Construction Management from the University of Reading, UK, a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Porto and a Licenciatura degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Helena is currently a member of the Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD) of the Lisbon School of Architecture, and has been a founding member of the PIL Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development. Her areas of interest focus on sustainable construction, circularity in construction, bio-inspired computational techniques to support conceptual design, technology innovations in the built environment, new materials for digital construction and advanced additive manufacturing processes. Helena is also co-editor of several books and co-author of about 80 scientific papers published in peer review international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She was Co-chair of the International Conferences on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing (SIM), and the International Conferences on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M). She participated in national and international projects funded by the European Commission, the British Council, the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the Portuguese Institute for SMEs and Innovation, and industry.