WS and MSI unveil new ultraslim mobile workstation

Published 29 July 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: cad, dell, gpu, cpu, workstation specialists, mobile workstation, msi

Workstation Specialists is expanding its mobile workstation range, courtesy of a brand new ultra slim machine from MSI - the Workstation Specialists WSM150S also known as the MSI WS60. It’s 20mm thick, weighs in at a cool 1.9kg, features a 15.6-inch HD (1,920 x 1,080) or WQHD+ (2,880 x 1,620) display and still manages to pack in an optical drive.

Comparisons are sure to be drawn to the sleek Dell Precision M3800, which re-defined the mobile workstation when it launched late last year.

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Jaguar buys back its legacy - classic designs returning home to inspire new generation

Published 29 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, automotive, jaguar land rover, jaguar, cars

Put up for sale for £100million, Jaguar has bought this collection of rare and antique cars

Jaguar Land Rover has purchased the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world - including an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, early E-types and a MK X owned by Sir William Lyons.

130 Jaguars make up the bulk of the 543 car collection amassed by British enthusiast James Hull.

A brand new Jaguar Heritage workshop at the historic Browns Lane, Coventry, site will maintain the Jaguars in the collection - this new facility will also offer Jaguar warrantied servicing and restoration of the company’s classic models.

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LEGO Technic and Volvo partner to create six-cylinder Wheel Loader

Published 29 July 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: engineering, lego, construction, volvo, lego technic

The 2kg remote controlled loader not only drives, steers and lifts but also loads just like its 55 tonne equivalent



Toy giant LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader.

Comprising over 1,600 parts and measuring 23cm in height and 59cm in length, the Wheel Loader is the latest flagship motorised model from the LEGO Technic line.

Powered by six-cylinder engine pistons, the model’s loader arm can lift approximately 1kg and the attached bucket is the largest part ever engineered for a LEGO Technic model in its 37-year history.

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NAFEMS World Congress - biennial global event to be held in San Diego

Published 29 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, analysis, conference, nafems, event, san diego, world congress

NAFEMS’ 2015 event will cover all the major changes in software, hardware, and techniques for simulation and analysis in engineering

The biannual NAFEMS World Congress (WC) has announced San Diego as its venue for next year, with the even taking place on 21 July 2015.

Engineering analysis, modeling and simulation never stands still with the pace of change in software, hardware, techniques and best practice moving at blistering speed, making events like NAFEMS WC super important.

As the international association dedicated to engineering analysis and simulation, NAFEMS has gained respect as being the independent voice of the CAE community, representing over 1,200 member organisations worldwide including prominent software vendors, global manufacturing industry and leading academic institutions.

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VIDEO: How do you decorate mass produced fishing lures?

Published 28 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: delcam, cam, artcam, mould design, fishing, michigan, mouldmaking

The vector images can be taken straight into CAM using ArtCAM

I know it’s been on your mind all day, niggling away at you for hours: ‘how do they decorate lovely fishing lures with such ornate lines?’

Well thanks to Die Stampco, Michigan’s finest, er, die stamp company, we now know.

In this video they explain how it uses Delcam’s ArtCAM to import vector artwork directly into the CADCAM software.

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Design of the commemorative 50 pence piece for the Commonwealth Games

Published 28 July 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: design, tangerine, money, sport, royal mint, 4c, commonwealth games, coin design

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are underway and the first batch of Glasgow 2014 50p coins designed by tangerine have entered circulation

As well as seeing sport on the telly for the next two weeks whilst the 2014 Commonwealth Games are under way in Glasgow, you may also come across a ‘sporty’ 50p piece in your wallet.

The UK’s product design agencies have had their part to play in the CommonWealth Games with Glasgow-based 4C Design creating the relay baton and now London-based tangerine has announced its contribution to the Games in the way of small change.

The Royal Mint invited design agencies to design a circulating coin. tangerine beat off over 50 competitors to secure the commission.

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TIME for some action - The Foundry launches time machine competition

Published 28 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, competition, modo, product design, the foundry, time travel

The Foundry has revealed that it has cracked time travel and plans to launch a new product, codenamed ‘TIME’, later this year.

Yup, that’s right. Piece of cake.

After years of research, deep in basement of The Foundry’s London HQ, the new technology is fully operational - All that’s needed now is a physical form to house the tech, and that’s where you come in.

Artists and designers that enter the challenge must use MODO to visualise the product ‘TIME’ and/or create a consumer friendly advertisement to sell this groundbreaking technology to the masses.

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