DEVELOP3D Live talks: Mark Sanders, MAS - process of design, engineering and invention

Published 29 June 2012

Posted by Martyn Day

Article tagged with: design, develop3d live, develop3d, mark sanders, mas, bicycles

In the first of our online talks from DEVELOP3D Live we present Mark Sanders of MAS Design.

Mark has been described as ‘the designer’s designer’ and we wholeheartedly agree: If you look at Mark’s fantastic folding bike designs for the Strida and the PacificIF Mode, you will see real innovation and beautifully ingenious solutions to old problems. Mark also develops products for kitchens, such as the Chop2Pot cutting board, OneTouch Jar Opener and OneTouch Can Opener.

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Olympic cycling nostalgia from 1992 - design destroys the field

Published 29 June 2012

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, bicycle, bike, olympic, glendenning, boardman

You can still see the original at London’s Science Museum

It’s up there as one of my clearest childhood memories of the Olympic games - the bizarre shape and construction of Chris Boardman’s Lotus track bike.

Designed by Mike Burrows, it’s monocoque, wind-tunnel honed carbon fibre shape, with its unaligned wheels and stretched rider position obliterated the field with a rider who otherwise modestly expected to win bronze at best.

Read the excellent article from this week’s Guardian by Barry Glendenning to get the full story, and bring back some wistful memories.

 

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World Industrial Design Day: let’s all join hands and sing a song?

Published 29 June 2012

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, industrial design, industrial design day

“People all over the world, join hands, start a love train… love train…”

Today is the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design‘s (ICSID) World Industrial Design Day, although frankly we’re unsure how to celebrate this.

June 29, 2012, is the designated date yet nobody appears to have baked a cake and there’s less bunting in the streets of London than previous weeks.

If someone would care to let us know what we’re meant to be doing - the ICSID has some vague ideas here - and where this occasion ranks on the scale of the other prestigious 365 ‘internationally observed days’ [it’s a leap year remember] including International Caps Lock Day, and International Ballpoint Pen Day (June 10 and 28 respectively) then we want to hear from you. Otherwise, the ICSID have made a little video:

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Postion this: Software solution for dummies

Published 28 June 2012

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: automotive, scanning, crash test, creaform, dummies, faurecia

For those intrigued by the world of automotive crash tests, the dummies inside provide an important tool in measuring the safety of a vehicle.

3D optical measurement technologies and engineering services firm Creaform, along with Faurecia Autositze GmbH are working on a software solution for the measurements and positioning of dummies, which will also find application in other industries worldwide.

The software for dummy positioning, which is currently developed with Faurecia Autositze, will allow simultaneous and real-time measurement of all 3D measurement points necessary for the alignment of dummies before the crash test. This gives in combination with the portable optical 3D measurement systems from Creaform a flexible and mobile solution that should be speedier than the present process.

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AMD launches new mobile FirePro GPUs – available inside HP Elitebook mobile workstations

Published 27 June 2012

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: amd firepro, graphics cards, mobile workstations, hp elitebook

The HP Elitebook 8570w offers a choice of new AMD FirePro GPUs - the M2000 or M4000

AMD has released details of its new mobile FirePro professional GPUs – the AMD FirePro M2000, M4000 and M6000.

The entry-level FirePro M2000, which features 480 stream processors and 1GB GDDR5 memory, is available inside the new 14-inch HP Elitebook 8470w mobile workstation.

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AMD lifts lid on FIrePro W9000, its new gen Southern Islands professional graphics card

Published 27 June 2012

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: amd firepro, graphics cards, nvidia quadro, siggraph

AMD has previewed its new high-end workstation graphics card, the FirePro W9000, which is based on its ‘Southern Islands’ GPU architecture. With 6GB RAM and 6 mini DisplayPort, the W9000 looks to be a replacement for the FirePro V9800, which is used for high-end visualisation or digital mockup.

Final specifications for W9000 will be released at SIGGRAPH 2012, where we also expect AMD to announce other new additions to its FirePro ‘W’ family, including some that are more applicable to CAD.

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Job of the week: Production Engineer - Colebrook Bosson Saunders - London

Published 27 June 2012

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, jobs, job of the week

Production Engineer - Colebrook Bosson Saunders

Job Type: Permanent
Software: 3D sheet metal and moulding
Location: London

Colebrook Bosson Saunders are searching for a Production Engineer to be part of its award-winning design and production team.

You will need experience in:

- Production of 3D CAD models and issue of data and drawings to suppliers
- Design for die casting, injection moulding and sheet metal
- Degree level or higher qualification in a high engineering design-related area
- Time served within a manufacturing environment
- Pragmatic problem solving approach to deliver realistic manufacturable cost-effective solutions that will maintain and promote the quality of our products

Sound like the job for you? Apply here


If you have a vacancy that you are wanting to fill, get in touch here

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