HP offers Intel Core X, brings down cost of multi core HP Z4 Workstation

Published 05 February 2018

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: rendering, hp, workstation, vr, viz, core i9

HP has become the first major workstation manufacturer to offer the Intel Core X processor in a desktop workstation. Previously, the consumer-focused CPU, renowned for delivering a large number of cores at high clock speeds, was only available from specialist manufacturers like Scan and BOXX.

Intel Core X CPUs, which include the Core i7 X and Core i9 X, will be available in a special version of the HP Z4 Workstation, which launched last year. HP will continue to offer the original HP Z4 Workstation with Intel Xeon W-Series CPUs.

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Optis launches SolidWorks Lighting simulation tool

Published 05 February 2018

Posted by Al Dean

Article tagged with: simulation, design, optis, speos, lighting design, systems

It’s SolidWorks World in Los Angeles this week, so brace yourself for an onslaught of announcements from Dassault and its partners as things progress. One of the first out of the trap with their news was Optis.

Optis has had its Speos product on the market for a good number of years and it’s found homes in all manner of industries where the ability to simulate light and its interaction with materials to a highly accurate degree is critical.

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WATCH // Escapism through design with The Shape of Water

Published 02 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, vfx, sfx, props

It’s the film leading the charge for Oscars and BAFTA awards, but the escapism and fantasy of The Shape of Water contains a satisfying amount of hardcore physical and digital design work.

With two making of featurettes already swimming around on the internet, take a break from whatever it is you’re doing to sit back an admire the attention to detail placed on the prop and set design and some slick viz work that flits from fine details to entire jet engine bays.

The first vid showcases the physical products and scenery developed for the film, while the second covers the VFX, which in many cases overlays on top of the physical.

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Renishaw ramps up the lasers for its latest 3D printing system, the RenAM 500Q

Published 01 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, metals, renishaw, lasers

Featuring four 500 W lasers, Renishaw’s latest compact machine aims to greatly improve productivity in the most commonly used platform size for additive manufacturing.

More lasers in the RenAM 500Q mean faster build times, with the laser beams dynamically focussed and directed into a single, thermally controlled galvanometer mounting.

The galvo mounting houses four pairs of digitally controlled guided mirrors, which can guide lasers to cover the entire working area of the powder bed.

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Makers with a Mission programme looks to supports extra-ordinary ideas and new businesses

Published 01 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, product design, london, makerversity

London’s hotbed of new product design creative new businesses, Makerversity, is looking to kickstart the next industrial revolution with a new Makers with a Mission programme.

Alongside offering free membership to Under 25’s it is now offering a six month residency that will give full access to studio desk space, workshops and machines, a thriving creative community and business support events.

To fit the bill, Makerversity are looking for Makers that aim to challenge society’s ideas and behaviours through the things they make. They could be pushing a social or environmental agenda or using disruptive technologies and manufacturing processes to transform the way we make and consume.

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