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UberCloud ships app containers for ANSYS, CD-adapco, OpenFOAM

Published 26 January 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, ansys, cloud, cd adapco, ubercloud

UberCloud has launched new application containers for CAD simulation tools such as ANSYS Mechanical and LS-DYNA and LS-PrePost, for CD-adapco STAR-CCM+.

The ‘containers’ are portable between in-house and cloud environments, giving users on-demand access to applications and data in the cloud, with a look and feel identical to your workstation.

The technology is portable from server to server, cloud to cloud, no longer limiting the variety available to users since IT departments no longer has to install, tune and maintain the underlying software.

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Test your metal: ExOne’s Innovent 3D printer for materials R&D

Published 26 January 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, r&d, exone, metal, innovent

The ‘laboratory-sized’ ExOne Innovent machine allows for testing material properties

ExOne has launched the Innovent, and industrial-grade, ‘laboratory-sized’ machine, to allow for testing material properties.

Balancing a specific build size for the technical qualification of materials with a smaller overall lab machine platform size, compared with ExOne’s industrial-grade 3D printers, this is a baby at at 65 x 160 x 65mm. sized to fit specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development (R&D) departments at commercial organisations.

Similar to the company’s M-Flex, Innovent’s software and mechanical components incorporate ExOne’s most recent technology, operating a print head to selectively dispense micro-droplets of binder into very thin layers of powdered metal.

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Unilever uses 3D printed injection moulds for consumer testing designs

Published 23 January 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, stratasys, mould making, unilever

Unilever is using 3D printed moulds to produce parts in the final materials to be used in testing

Consumer product giant Unilever, is using 3D printing to produce injection moulding tools, making it able to produce prototype parts in the final material for functional and consumer tests.

The company uses a Stratasys Objet500 Connex to produce injection mould tools for its household care and laundry goods divisions, with a run of around 50 units for a wide variety of prototype parts such as bottle caps and closures.

This method means that the Unilever design team can design and mould multiple parts and have them tested in the same day.

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Makerbot continues European expansion with new distributor

Published 16 January 2015

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: makerbot, reseller, europe

A new reseller sees more support for European Makerbot customers

Makerbot has upgraded its European sales and service options with a new agreement with Datech to launch 9 sales and service outposts on the continent.

This reseller network will distribute Makerbot’s printing and scanning products in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. 

Availability of machines, materials and services will begin this month, with the aim of increasing Makerbot customer support across Europe.

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