Deal sees Authentise 3Diax integrates real-time production data from SLM Solutions

Published 13 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, manufacture, authentise, slm solutions, industry 4.0

A cooperation agreement with Authentise could help SLM Solutions customers expand additive manufacturing capacities through greater efficiency, transparency and quality with their 3D printing.

The software will access real-time production data from SLM machines, a great tool for series manufacturing of components, in a step towards the fully automated processing of orders on SLM’s machines.

Direct data access to the 3D printer can be combined with other functionalities of Authentise’s 3Diax software modules to automate manual tasks, for example, to automatically update an order status, or generate documentation that enables finished components to be traced back to source.

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CAM in the Cloud on offer from OnCreate3D

Published 13 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, cam, cloud, cnc, oncreate3d

Toolpath generation and more is available with all the benefits of the Cloud via OnCreate3D’s latest software

The benefits of the Cloud for design and engineering software continues to march on, with CAM software from start-up OnCreate3D running in a web browser and on any mobile device.

The company, formed of experienced former big CAM company employees, is based in Pune, India, aims to provide an 80 per cent reduction in cost of owning a CAM Software - targeting small job shops, hobby machinists and new learners that can’t afford to invest huge amount in desktop based, one-time purchase CAM packages.

There are other benefits too - the software is set to upgrade monthly adding new features, while it’s web-based format means a machinist can invite designers with read or write permissions to let them know the problem areas in designs that are not allowing for accurate manufacturing of a component.

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Winners of the WISE Awards highlight inspiring women in science, engineering and technology

Published 10 November 2017

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: awards, women in engineering, stem, women in science and engineering, wise, women in stem, wise awards

The WISE winners with their awards, which were presented to them at a ceremony in London with Royal Patron of WISE, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and 400 guests

A former Royal Navy engineer, a science toy and an entrepreneur using technology to help GPs pick up early signs of cancer were among winners at this year’s WISE Awards, which recognised the outstanding contributions of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The annual awards, which have been organised by WISE since 2012, aim to shine a light on women working in STEM occupations in the UK. 

Although more women work in science and engineering than ever before – numbers have increased by more than 61,000 in the past 12 months and 230,000 in the past five years - Trudy Norris-Grey, WISE chair and Microsoft managing director, wants to see that figure vastly increase.

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Weekender // Design in the Digital Age

Published 10 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacturing, materials, weekender, mx3d

Algorithms, digital fabrication, natural forms and decorative qualities all mix in Joris Laarman’s exhibition

On show at the Cooper Hewitt museum, Design in the Digital Age is a blast of digitally fabricated furniture by Dutch designer Joris Laarman.

The lab’s approach to smart algorithms, 3D printing and materials sees it trying to blur traditional distinctions between the natural and machine made, and also mix decorative with functional properties.

As well as plenty of seating, there’s a chance to get up close with a section of the MX3D bridge - being 3D printed by robots across a section of Amsterdam’s canal - that we featured earlier this year.

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Onshape makes 12 learning plans free online

Published 10 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, cloud, education, training, onshape

The Onshape Learning Center has opened up 12 of its self-paced online training courses to subscribers of its Public and EDU plans - giving students, open-source designers and anyone who wants to evaluate Onshape free training.

Previously only available for Onshape Professional subscribers, the 12 courses are organised into two Learning Pathways that include bite-size videos and practice exercises.

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Amazing automation from Goliath redesigns the workshop CNC

Published 10 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cnc, prototyping, maker, desktop

Portable, covering a huge work area, and for a price shading under $2k, the Goliath CNC machine is unlike any other.

First off the bat, this isn’t a tool that’s trying to convince sage CNC operators that it’s going to replace professional or even desktop CNC machinery - it’s simply a very clever alternative or partner tool.

A 900w Spindle that maxes out at 27,000 RPM, a patented sensor system triangulates the position of the robot as its omni directional, three-module wheel design, ensures that two rollers are always in contact with the panel while it crab-crawls its way around.

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Gerber partners with Avametric for AR and 3D visualisation of apparel and soft goods

Published 09 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, 3d design, apparel, app, gerber

The partnership between Gerber Technologies and Avametric aims to create an end-to-end 3D workflow

Gerber Technology has announced a major partnership with Avametric, fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications experts, to offer the first end to end 3D platform for apparel and material goods.

Taking the workflow end-to-end, from consumer facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing, the joint 3D platform will provide realistic 3D simulations that can be used from consumer side visualisation all the way through production.

San Francisco-based Avametric technology creates digital garments that faithfully reproduce their real world equivalents, its ‘virtual fit’ technology having been used in web, mobile and AR applications by brands including Gap, and the iOS Fitting Room App.

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