Adrian Bowyer's Publications


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Some time ago my old friend John Woodwark and I ran a publishing company called Information Geometers. We closed it and both moved on to do other things. But you can get some of its publications online starting here.

My papers and books:

  1. Adrian Bowyer: 3D Printing and Humanity ’ s First Imperfect Replicator. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. February 2014.
  2. Ian Benzeval, John Hubble and Adrian Bowyer: The influence of degree-of-branching and molecular mass on the interaction between dextran and Concanavalin A in hydrogel preparations intended for insulin release, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Volume 80, pp 143-148, (2012). Elsevier.
  3. Rhys Jones, Patrick Haufe, Ed Sells, Pejman Iravani, Vik Olliver, Chris Palmer and Adrian Bowyer: RepRap – The Replicating Rapid Prototyper, Robotica Volume 29, pp. 177-191 (2011). Cambridge University Press.
  4. Adrian Bowyer: Self-reproducing machines and manufacturing processes, book chapter in Biomimetics: Nature-Based Innovation (ed: Yosi Bar-Cohen) CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN-10: 1439834768, ISBN-13: 9781439834763 (Sept. 2011) 788 pages.
  5. Simon Bradshaw, Adrian Bowyer and Patrick Haufe: The Intellectual Property Implications Of Low-Cost 3D Printing, ScriptEd, April 2010 pp.5-31.
  6. S. Yua, I. Benzeval, A. Bowyer and J. Hubble: Preparation of pore-filled responsive membranes using dextran precipitation Journal of Membrane Science Volume 339, Issues 1-2, 1 September 2009, Pages 138-142.
  7. Zhang, R., Bowyer, A. and Hubble, J.: Temperature responsive pore-filled membranes based on a BSA/poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel Advances in Polymer Technology, 27 (1), pp. 27-34.
  8. Ed Sells, Zach Smith, Sebastien Bailard, and Adrian Bowyer: RepRap: The Replicating Rapid Prototyper - Maximizing Customizability by Breeding the Means of Production. Proc. Mass Customization and Personalization Conference, MIT, October 2007, in Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization, Eds: Frank T Piller and Mitchell M Tseng, World Scientific, ISBN: 978-981-4280-25-9, 2009.
  9. Collins, K. M., Foerster, F., Dolan, S. C., Bowyer, A., Megill, W. M. , 2008. Kinematics and force characterisation of a knifefish-inspired mechanical propulsor. In: 1st International Conference on Biological Approaches for Engineering, 17–19 March 2008, Southampton, UK.
  10. Adrian Bowyer: Breed your own Design, Icon Magazine, volume 52, October 2007.
  11. Adrian Bowyer: Why Accountants are Dull and Guitarists are Glamorous - The End of Intellectual Property, Time Compression Technology Magazine, volume 15, issue 3, p33 (2007).
  12. Zhang R, Bowyer A, Eisenthal R, Hubble J. A Smart Membrane Based on an Antigen-Responsive Hydrogel, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Volume 97, No. 4, pp 976-984, (2007).
  13. Paskins, Keith. E., Armour, Rhodri, Megill, William, M., Bomphrey, Richard., Bowyer, Adrian, Vincent, Julian F.F.: Jumping robots - a biomimetic solution to locomotion across rough terrain. Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, ISSN 1748-3182, pp S65-82, v2, no. 3, Sept. 2007.
  14. Paskins, Keith. E., Bowyer, Adrian., Megill, William. M., and Scheibe, John. S.: Takeoff and landing forces and the evolution of controlled gliding in northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus). Journal of Experimental Biology (ISSN 0022-0949), 210, 1413-1423, The Company of Biologists, April 2007.
  15. Adrian Bowyer: The Self-replicating Rapid Prototyper ─ Manufacturing for the Masses, Invited Keynote Address, Proc. 8th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing, Centre for Rapid Design and Manufacture, High Wycombe, June 2007. Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Association, ISBN-13: 978-0948314537 (2007).
  16. Ed Sells & Adrian Bowyer: Directly incorporating electronics into conventional rapid prototypes, Proc. 7th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing, Centre for Rapid Design and Manufacture, High Wycombe, June 2006. (in press)
  17. Keith Paskins and Adrian Bowyer: Jumping robots - a biomimetic solution to locomotion across rough terrain, Proc. TAROS 2006 Conference, Surrey University, September 2006 (also, in a slightly different form, as the Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics paper above).
  18. Julian F.V. Vincent , Olga A. Bogatyreva , Nikolaj R. Bogatyrev , Adrian Bowyer , Anja-Karina Pahl: Biomimetics: its practice and theory, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, ISSN: 1742-5689, (2006).
  19. Adrian Bowyer: The Replicating Rapid-prototyper - moving hardware through the wires, Invited address: Reflections | Projections 2006 - University of Illinois, USA.
  20. Zhang R, Tang M, Bowyer A, Eisenthal R, Hubble J. Synthesis and characterization of a D-glucose sensitive hydrogel based on CM-dextran and concanavalin A, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Volume 66, pp 757-767, (2006).
  21. Vincent, J.F.V., Bogatyreva, O., Pahl, A-K., Bogatyrev, N., Bowyer, A.: Putting Biology into TRIZ: A Database of Biological Effects, Creativity and Innovation Management, Volume 14 Issue 1, pp 66-72, March 2005.
  22. R. Zhang, M. Tang, A. Bowyer, R. Eisenthal, J. Hubble: Demonstration of an intelligent hydrogel-based diffraction grating, The proceedings of the 12th SPIE Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials (6-10 March, 2005 in San Diego, California USA). SPIE (2005) Volume 5758:256.
  23. H. Shou, R. R. Martin, G. Wang, A. Bowyer, I. Voiculescu: A Recursive Taylor Method for Algebraic Curves and Surfaces in Computational Methods for Algebraic Spline Surfaces, Eds. T. Dokken, B. Juettler, 135-154, Springer Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3540232745.
  24. Zhang, R., Tang, M., Bowyer, A., Eisenthal, R., Hubble, J.: A Novel pH- and Ionic-strength-sensitive Carboxy Methyl Dextran Hydrogel, Biomaterials v. 26, pp 4677-4683, 2005.
  25. Tang M, Zhang R, Bowyer A, Eisenthal R, Hubble J. An NAD-sensitive hydrogel for the release of macromolecules Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2004) 87:791
  26. Tang, M., Zhang,R., Bowyer,A., Eisenthal, R., Hubble, J., A reversible hydrogel membrane for controlling the delivery of macromolecules, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Vol. 82, No. 1, April 5 2003, pp 47-53, Wiley Periodicals Inc.
  27. Martin, R., Shou, H., Voiculescu, I., Bowyer, A., Wang, G.: A Comparison of Bernstein Hull and Affine Arithmetic Methods for Algebraic Curve Drawing, in Uncertainty in Geometric Computations, Eds. J. Winkler, M. Niranjan, 143-154, Kluwer Academic, 2002. ISBN 0 7923 7309 X
  28. Bowyer,A., Voiculescu, I., Shou, H., Martin, R.: Affine Intervals in a CSG Geometric Modeller, in Uncertainty in Geometric Computations, Eds. J. Winkler, M. Niranjan, 1-14, Kluwer Academic, 2002. ISBN 0 7923 7309 X
  29. Bowyer, A.: A New Fractal Curve, University of Bath Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Report, 2002.
  30. Tang, M., Zhang,R., Bowyer,A., Eisenthal, R., Hubble, J. Smart membranes for delivery of macromolecules, Presented at ICOM Toulouse 2002.
  31. M. Tang, R. Zhang, J. Hubble, A Bowyer, R. Eisenthal, Smart hydrogel for drug delivery, Presented at the Biochemical Society Meeting, Cardiff 2002.
  32. Ralph Martin, Huahao Shou, Irina Voiculescu, Adrian Bowyer & Guojin Wang: Comparison of Interval Methods for Plotting Algebraic Curves. Computer-Aided Geometric Design Vol 19 Iss 7 pp 553-587 2002.
  33. Xueqing Li, Wenping Wang, Ralph Martin, and Adrian Bowyer: Using low-discrepancy sequences and the Crofton formula to compute surface areas of geometric models. Computer-aided Design V 35, No 9 pp 771-782, August 2003.
  34. Shou Huahao, Ralph Martin, Irina Voiculescu, Adrian Bowyer, and Wang Guojin: Affine arithmetic in matrix form for polynomial evaluation and algebraic curve drawing. Progress in Natural Science, vol 12, no. 1, January 2002, pp 77-80. ISSN 1002-0071.
  35. Tom Davies, Ralph Martin, & Adrian Bowyer: Computing volume properties using low-discrepancy sequences. Computing [Suppl] 14, pp 55-72, 2001, ISSN 0344-8029.
  36. Adrian Bowyer, David Eisenthal, Dan Pidcock, & Kevin Wise: Configurations, Constraints & CSG. International Journal of Shape Modelling, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp 131-143, 2000; World Scientific Publishing Company. (Also, in slightly different form, in Proc. 1st Korea-UK Workshop on Geometric modelling & Computer Graphics, April 2000, Seoul, Korea. ISBN 89-7282-445-3, 2000.)
  37. I. Voiculescu, J. Berchtold, A. Bowyer, R. R. Martin, Q. Zhang: Bernstein Form Polynomials and Affine Arithmetic for Surface Location in Maths of Surfaces IX, Eds. R. Cipolla & R. R. Martin, Springer, 2000.
  38. Cecil Armstrong, Adrian Bowyer, Stephen Cameron, Jonathan Corney, Graham Jared, Ralph Martin, Alan Middleditch, Malcolm Sabin, Jonathan Salmon: Djinn: Specification & Report, 410 pages. Published by Information Geometers Ltd, ISBN 1-874728-13-5, 2000.
  39. Adrian Bowyer, David Eisenthal, Robert Eisenthal, Ignatius Gyepi-Garbrah, John Hubble, & William Whish: Self-assembly of micron-scale polymer structures using biochemical recognition. IMechE J. Eng. Manuf., v214, no. B8, pp755-758, 2000.
  40. Irina Voiculescu, Jakob Berchtold, Adrian Bowyer, Ralph R. Martin, & Qijiang Zhang: Interval and Affine Arithmetic for Surface Location of Power- and Bernstein-form polynomials, Proc. IX IMA Mathematics of Surfaces Conference, Cambridge, September 2000.
  41. Bowyer, A.: Automated Construction Using Cooperating Biomimetic Robots, University of Bath Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Report 11/00, 2000.
  42. Jakob Berchtold & Adrian Bowyer: Robust arithmetic for multivariate Bernstein-form polynomials. Computer-aided Design, Vol 32, pp 681-689, 2000.
  43. Kevin Wise & Adrian Bowyer: A survey of global configuration-space mapping techniques for a single robot in a static environment. Int. J. Robot. Res. Vol 19, No 8, August 2000, pp 762-779.
  44. Adrian Bowyer, Jakob Berchtold, David Eisenthal, Irina Voiculescu, & Kevin Wise: Interval Methods in Geometric Modelling Proc. Geometric Modelling and Processing 2000, April 2000, Hong Kong, China, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN 0-7695-0562-7, 2000.
  45. Dan Pidcock & Adrian Bowyer: Finding good bounds on the minimum distance between two set-theoretically defined geometric models. Proceedings of the CSG '98 Conference, Ammerdown, April 1998, Information Geometers Ltd, ISBN 1-874728-14-3, pp 81-98.
  46. Jakob Berchtold & Adrian Bowyer: Bézier surfaces in set-theoretic geometric modelling. Proceedings of the CSG '98 Conference, Ammerdown, April 1998, Information Geometers Ltd, ISBN 1-874728-14-3, pp 1-16.
  47. Kevin Wise, David Eisenthal, & Adrian Bowyer: Design optimisation of rigid-body mechanisms via N-dimensional CSG. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, September 14-17 1997, Sacramento, CA.
  48. Nick Tillett, Nick Vaughan, & Adrian Bowyer: A non-linear model of a rotary pneumatic servo system. IMechE Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 211(1997)123.
  49. Adrian Bowyer, Stephen Cameron, Graham Jared, Ralph Martin, Alan Middleditch, Malcolm Sabin & John Woodwark: Ten questions that arose in designing the Djinn API for solid modelling, Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Shape Modelling and Applications, University of Aizu, Japan, 3-6 March 1997, IEEE Computer Society Press, ISBN 0-8186-7867-4, pp 71-77.
  50. Adrian Bowyer: Virtual Engineering: invited article for The Executive Engineer ISSN 0968 2201 Vol 4, No 4, p17.
  51. Adrian Bowyer, Gary Bayliss, Richard Taylor, & Philip Willis: A Virtual Factory. International Journal of Shape Modeling, Vol. 2, No. 4 (1996) pp215-226.
  52. Joe Pitt-Francis, Adrian Bowyer, & Alan Bramley: A shape approximation technique for forging modelling, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technology of Plasticity, Columbus, Ohio, October 1996.
  53. Alan Bramley, Adrian Bowyer, Sally Clift, Joe Pitt-Francis, Diane Mynors & Guy Snape: Versatile Forging Modelling, Proceedings of the Metals Engineering '96 Conference, NEC, September 1996.
  54. Kevin Wise, & Adrian Bowyer: Using CSG models in many dimensions to map where things can and cannot go. Proceedings of the CSG '96 Conference, Winchester, April 1996, Information Geometers Ltd, ISBN 1-874728-09-7, pp 359-378.
  55. Joe Pitt-Francis, Adrian Bowyer, & Alan Bramley: A simple 3D formulation for modelling forging using the upper-bound method; Annals of the CIRP, Vol 45, January 1996, pp245-248.
  56. Stephen Parry-Barwick and Adrian Bowyer: Multidimensional set-theoretic feature recognition. CAD Journal 27(1995)731
  57. Richard Taylor, Gary Bayliss, Adrian Bowyer, and Philip Willis: A Virtual Workshop for design by Manufacture. Proceedings of the 15th ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, Boston USA, September 17-21st 1995.
  58. Adrian Bowyer Stephen Cameron, Graham Jared, Ralph Martin, Alan Middleditch, Malcolm Sabin, & John Woodwark: Introducing Djinn - a geometric interface for Solid Modelling Information Geometers (1995) ISBN 1-874728-08-9, (monograph) 24pp.
  59. Nick Tillett, Nick Vaughan, and Adrian Bowyer: A low-cost pneumatic robot positioning system. Proceedings of the Drives and Controls Conference, Birmingham March 1995.
  60. Gary Bayliss, Adrian Bowyer, Richard Taylor, and Philip Willis: Process planning for free. Proceedings of the conference on Virtual Reality and Rapid Prototyping for Engineering, Ed. James Powell, published by DRAL & EPSRC, January 1995.
  61. Adrian Bowyer: Svlis - introduction and user manual. Information Geometers (1994) ISBN 1-874728-06-2, 116pp.
  62. Stephen Parry-Barwick and Adrian Bowyer: Minkowski sums of set-theoretic models. Proceedings of the CSG '94 Conference, Winchester (1994) ISBN 1-874728-05-4. Information Geometers Ltd., pp 101-118.
  63. Gary Bayliss, Adrian Bowyer, Richard Taylor, and Philip Willis: Virtual manufacturing. Proceedings of the CSG '94 Conference, Winchester (1994) ISBN 1-874728-05-4. Information Geometers Ltd., pp 353-365.
  64. Adrian Bowyer (ed.): Computer-aided surface geometry and design. Oxford University Press (1994) ISBN 0-19-853648-8, 472pp. Proceedings of the 4th IMA Mathematics of Surfaces Conference.
  65. Nick Tillett, Nick Vaughan, and Adrian Bowyer: An improved flexible pneumatic joint for horticultural robots. Mechatronics 4(1994)653.
  66. Adrian Bowyer and John Woodwark: Introduction to computing with geometry. Information Geometers (1993) ISBN 1-874728-03-8, 224pp.
  67. Stephen Parry-Barwick and Adrian Bowyer: Symmetry analysis and geometric modelling. DICTA '93, Digital Image Computing---Techniques and Applications. Proceedings published by the Australian Pattern Recognition Society, Sydney, ISBN 0-646-16522-4, pp 39-46 (1993).
  68. Stephen Parry-Barwick and Adrian Bowyer: Is the Features Interface Ready? In: Ralph Martin(ed), Directions in Geometric Computing, ISBN 1-874728-02-X, Information Geometers Ltd, 1993, 129-160
  69. Phil Willis, Adrian Bowyer, Richard Taylor and Gary Bayliss Virtual Manufacturing Proc. Int. Workshop on Graphics and Robotics, Germany, 1993
  70. Tim Addison and Adrian Bowyer: A versatile modular means of workpiece holding. Manufacturing Europe 1993, Sterling Publications Ltd., (1993).
  71. Adrian Bowyer: Make Pretend. Editorial for CADJ, 24(1992)459.
  72. David Lavender, Adrian Bowyer, James Davenport, Andrew Wallis, and John Woodwark: Voronoi diagrams of set-theoretic solid models. IEEE CG&A Journal 12(1992)69.
  73. Zhirong Li, Andrew Wallis, and Adrian Bowyer: Geometric modelling on parallel machines. Proceedings of the ASEEE 5th International Conference on Engineering Computer Graphics and Descriptive Geometry (1992) pp 12-16.
  74. Adrian Bowyer: Data visualisation in archaeology. IBM Europe Institute, Oberlech, Austria, 1991
  75. Andrew Wallis, David Lavender, Adrian Bowyer, and James Davenport Voronoi diagrams of geometric models. Proceedings of the IMPA Workshop on Geometric Modelling, Rio de Janiero, January, 1991.
  76. David Lavender, Peter Davenport, Andrew Wallis, and Adrian Bowyer: Solid modelling of Roman Bath. Journal of Science and Archaeology 32(1990)15.
  77. Adrian Bowyer, James Davenport, David Lavender, Philip Milne and Andrew Wallis: The design of a Geometric Algebra System. Proceedings of the Conference on Symbolic Algebra, Saratoga Springs, USA (1990).
  78. Adrian Bowyer: Symbolic geometry. Proceedings of the BCS Displays Group Meeting: New Tools for Shape Modelling, BCS, London (1989)
  79. Andrew Wallis, Adrian Bowyer, James Davenport, Philip Milne, and Julian Padget: The use of symbolic computation in geometric modelling. Proceedings of the 3rd IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Surfaces, ed. David Hanscombe, OUP (1988) pp 199-206
  80. Adrian Bowyer and John Woodwark: A programmer's geometry. Butterworths (1983) ISBN 0-408-01242-0, 140pp; Reprinted 1984, 1985; second edition 1988.
  81. Cemal Cakir and Adrian Bowyer: Matching measured components to solid models. Proceedings of the Conference on the Theory and Practice of Geometric Modelling, Tübigen, Germany (1988) pp 499-507.
  82. Adrian Bowyer, James Davenport, Philip Milne, Julian Padget, and Andrew Wallis: Applications of computer algebra in solid modelling. Proceedings of the Eurocal Conference, Leipzig (1987).
  83. Adrian Bowyer, Andrew Wallis, and Philip Milne: Symbolic ray tracing. Proceedings of Computer Graphics '87, Online Conference Publications, London (1987).
  84. Adrian Bowyer, James Davenport, Philip Milne, Julian Padget, and Andrew Wallis: A Geometric Algebra System. Proceedings of the Conference on Geometric Reasoning, Ed. John Woodwark, OUP (1986) pp 1-30.
  85. Dayong Zhang and Adrian Bowyer: CSG set-theoretic solid modelling and NC machining of blend surfaces. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, Association for Computing Machinery, New York (1986) pp 236-245.
  86. Adrian Bowyer: Flexible fixtures. Proceedings of the ACME Grantees' Conference, SERC (1986).
  87. John Woodwark and Adrian Bowyer: Better and faster pictures from solid models. IEE Computer Aided Engineering Journal Feb.(1986)17.
  88. Adrian Bowyer, David Graham, and Gary Henry: The measurement of three-dimensional features using laser triangulation. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automated Inspection and Product Control, IFS Publications (1985) pp 313-322.
  89. Adrian Bowyer: Computer-aided style. Proceedings of the Conference on the Role of the Designer, Design Research Society (1984).
  90. Adrian Bowyer, Andrew Wallis, and John Woodwark: The artist's model: combining images from modelling and painting systems. Proceedings of Computer Graphics '83, Online Conference Publications, London (1983).
  91. Robin Sibson, Adrian Bowyer, and Clive Osmond: Studies in the robustness of multi-dimensional scaling: Euclidean models and simulation studies. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (1981).
  92. Adrian Bowyer, Philip Willis, and John Woodwark: A multi-processor architecture for solving spatial problems. The Computer Journal 24(1981)353.
  93. Adrian Bowyer: Computing Dirichlet tessellations. The Computer Journal 24(1981)168.
  94. Adrian Bowyer: Experiments and computer modelling in stick-slip. PhD Thesis, University of London (1979).
  95. Adrian Bowyer and Alistair Cameron: A computer model of sliding rough surfaces. Proc. 4th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Surface Roughness, Lyon (1977) IMechE Publications.


My Erdös Number is 3.

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