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HP updates mobile workstations with new ZBook G4 models

Published 21 April 2017

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: hp, quadro, vr, mobile workstation, zbook

HP has refreshed its entire mobile workstation line up with the roll out of its ‘fourth generation’ ZBook family. This includes its first ‘VR Ready’ model, the 17.3-inch ZBook 17 G4, and the HP ZBook 14u G4 - the first 14-inch mobile workstation from HP in over three years.

Along with the mainstream 15.6-inch HP ZBook 15 G4, slimline 15.6-inch HP ZBook Studio G4 and budget 15.6-inch HP ZBook 15u G4, the company now has an unprecedented five models in its mobile workstation line up, that are all based on the latest CPU and GPU technologies.

All five machines feature a choice of ‘Kaby Lake’ 7th Generation Core CPUs. The ZBook Studio, ZBook 15 and ZBook 17 also offer several ‘Kaby Lake’ Intel Xeon CPUs, up to the Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 (3.1GHz to 4.2GHz).

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Zortrax’s new 3D printing material offers full electrostatic protection

Published 20 April 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, materials, zortrax

Ready for testing, the latest Zortrax material better stands up to electrostatic discharge and chemical resistance

Electrostatic discharge is a common problem for anyone dealing with electronic elements in their products, so to combat this in the prototyping stages, Zortrax has releases its new Z-ESD 3D printing material.

Maintaining volume resistivity in a wide range from 104 to 109 ohm, the new filament provides electrostatic protection as well as a broad chemical resistance against acids, salts and alkalis.

Available in any colour as long as it’s black, the filament is ready for use on the Zortrax M200, M300 3D printers.

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Sir Patrick Stewart boldly goes into the metrology future

Published 20 April 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, metrology

Star of stage and screen (and professional Yorkshireman) Sir Patrick Stewart popped into Huddersfield University’s Future Metrology Hub, a £30 million research centre aiming to transform UK industry by developing sensors embedded into machinery.

In his role as Emeritus Chancellor of the University, as well as working closely with young actors and film studies students, Sir Patrick was also shown some of the scientific and technological research taking place.

The Future Metrology Hub is led by the University of Huddersfield, building on the achievements of its EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology.

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Airbus, Global Deans and UNESCO join forces for more diversity in engineering

Published 19 April 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, education, aerospace, airbus

Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have partnered with UNESCO to boost diversity in engineering with an award to celebrate the projects doing just that.

The 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award has opened its calls for entries to help shine a light on projects that have encouraged more young people of all backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering.

Three successful finalists will be invited to attend the GEDC Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, in October 2017, where the recipient of the award will receive $10,000 to help further develop their project, while the two runners up will each receive $1,500 to support the promotion of their project.

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