No 1. Design-Education Podcast - NEW EPISODE RELEASED!
Steel fabrication has been an ever-evolving industry since the beginning of human civilisation alongside the consecutive industrial revolutions. We are now at the transition between industry 4.0 & 5.0 technologies where integration is evolving to support the way we work and the way we learn. Watkins Steel does exactly this and has been setting the standard for the industry. This episode features one of the leading minds in technology integration within the bespoke steel fabrication sector – Dr. Vitor Bottazzi (R&D Manager and Robotics Engineer at Watkins Steel). Vitor unravels detailed discussion points stemming from his unique overseas experience and how current technologies such as Mixed Reality (MR), alongside Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Drones, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, AI, software/CAD, laser scanning etc. have been successfully integrated to unlock more capabilities through a more streamlined, faster and accurate approach towards bespoke steel fabrication. Watch the evolution on Youtube for this video episode and tune into for the future of the advanced manufacturing steel industry!
About Dr. Vitor Bottazzi
Vitor is a robotics engineer with academic experience working in cutting-edge projects encompassing industrial automation, mobile robots and advanced visualisations. Vitor’s portfolio covers 20+ years of experience developing applications in the domains of Building Information Modelling (BIM), enterprise software for the stock exchange market and research. It includes robotics applied to industrial automation and participation in international robotics competitions. His experience was developed over the years working for major financial institutions in Europe, research centres in South America supporting the automotive industry, Government and renewable energies industries in Australia. Vitor is currently leading the R&D department at Watkins Steel Group.