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Published 24 October 2016
Posted by Greg Corke
The HTC Vive Business Edition, a pro focused version of the ‘room scale’ Virtual Reality (VR) headset, is now available exclusively in the UK through custom workstation manufacturer Scan.
Key features include a dedicated phone support line and better peripherals, including a 5 m (16-foot) headset extension kit, plus 4 face cushions.
The Business edition also comes with the Vive Enterprise Software, an enterprise-friendly installation that does not requiring the installation of the games focused Steam store.
The race to ditch moulds and adopt more freedom for shoe outsoles has seen Reebok take the lead, as it looks to open a ‘Liquid Factory’ in Rhode Island, USA next year.
Using a custom 3D printer to pipe a proprietary liquid material developed by BASF, the current parts form the first step in producing fully formed shoe outsoles.
Upscaling this process to take over an entire new US outpost could see footwear becoming one of the first major US reshoring success stories thanks to digital manufacturing.
In an interview with Reuters, General Electric has warned it can build its 3D printing capability without buying SLM Solutions in light of opposition from a 20 per cent shareholder.
The deal, which would see the giant US tech company buy the German metals 3D printing company, combined with a similar deal for Sweden’s Arcam, is one of the biggest in history, valued at $1.4B.
GE CFO Jeff Bornstein, said: “We have options and alternatives,” Bornstein told Reuters in an interview. “We don’t have to do SLM. We’d like to. We like the company, we like the technology, we like the people.”
Honda’s design for a future electric urban delivery van is so achingly cute, it should probably pop up in Pokemon’s next outing, but on top of that it displays remarkable restraint when it comes to the level of technology used in its construction.
3D printed vehicles are perceived by many to be the holy grail, sandwiching multiple components into a single build and producing them anywhere. Honda has other ideas, and with the aid of Japanese 3D printing vendor Kabuki took advantage of its Rinkak Mass Customisation Solution to provide custom non-critical body panels and decals.
With the idea of the client being food retailer Toshimaya, the brief was a branded delivery vehicle for the area’s narrow roads in the area for their home delivery business - in this case basing it on Honda’s Variable Design Platform.
The platform fits key components together, like the power unit, battery and controls, while the lightweight chassis can be varied - in this example, a lightweight chassis and pipe frame structure.