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New Hybrid series for post processing 3D prints in metals and thermoplastics

Published 24 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, post processing

The “PostProcess Technologies Hybrid Series for post processing advanced 3D printed materials

Solutions provider for the post processing of 3D printed parts, PostProcess Technologies, has launched its latest series of machine to aid and automate some of the toughest support material removal.

The Hybrid Series aims to further accelerate the use of 3D printing in production volumes by significantly reducing cycle time by reportedly removing supports from metals as well as high-end thermoplastics, such as Ultem.

Typically this is done in a lengthy manner by hand, however PostProcess Technologies is aiming to reduce this bottleneck with its jetting, suspended solids and detergents technology.

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Kreon aims for the skies with new Ace Skyline 3D scanning arm

Published 24 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: reverse engineering, laser scanning, 3d scanning, 3d scanner, cmm, rev eng, kreon

Kreon is throwing its 25 years of know-how into its eye-catching new Ace Skyline 3D scanning arm, as it integrates its accuracy technology with a large laser line width for improved speed.

The laser scanner can measure a width of up to 200mm, with a top frequency of 300Hz (lines per second) and a scanning speed of 600,000 points per second.

In addition to the Laser scanner it can be equipped with an HD camera, blue laser scanner to digitise shiny or reflective parts and an integrated probe for contact and non-contact measurements.

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Making a giant slide for the world’s biggest cruise liner, Harmony of the Sea

Published 23 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, ship, naval

What’s 10 stories tall and purple?

While the world is finding much to be amused at by London’s Orbit sculpture finally finding a use by being fitted with a slide, German engineers have been busy building one of their own for out at sea.

At 10 stories high the Ultimate Abyss is not only the tallest slide at sea - being parked on the world’s largest cruise liner, Harmony of the Seas - but also an amazing engineering feat.

Watch this video to get an idea of the design and verification process, including a natty CAD model of how the giant slide fits to the ship, some visualisations, and the bloke calling himself “the world’s only Thrill Engineer’. The sheer scale and skills for making it are worth persevering for.

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Opportunities for circular economy in Innovate UK’s Materials and Manufacturing competition

Published 23 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: sustainabililty, materials, innovate uk, circular economy

Innovate UK’s latest funding competition includes potential awards for those with designs for product end-of-life, materials reuse, and remanufacture

Innovate UK has fired in to the new financial year by pushing a wheelbarrow full of £50 notes in the direction of the circular economy.

The body is looking to award products, services and those developing novel materials for manufacturing and design for end-of-life.

The competition scope includes:
• the development of novel services that open up new sources of revenue from manufacturing
• innovation in manufacturing business models
• innovation in materials reuse
• design for end-of-life

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