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, coin design, royal mint, 4c, commonwealth games

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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DEVELOP3D Summer 2014 - Download it now

Published 28 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, automotive, magazine, develop3d, summer, morgan

Available now - the Summer edition

The Summer edition of DEVELOP3D is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD.

This edition we drive some modern classics at Morgan Motors; peek inside Dell’s Workstation Labs; visit to ‘Chicago’s product design king’ MNML; review PTC Creo 3.0, Autodesk Fusion 360 and HDR Light Studio 4.0, plus all the usual news, reviews and jobs.

The Summer cover story:

Back in the day, four wheels were for big jessies

We spend a day at the 100-year-old Morgan Motor Company to see how this British manufacturer is marrying traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to create unique cars.

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Materials, IP and collaboration: International Conference for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Published 25 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, nottingham trent university, additive manufacturing, nottingham, international conference

The three key topics this year were IP, collaboration and materials

The 9th International Conference for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing was a hotbed of future technology, business models, medical developments, industrial design and intellectual property.

Priding itself on bringing together industry experts, the event was packed with more than 300 people in attendance hailing from more than 20 countries, all getting involved with three key topics: IP, collaboration and, of course, materials.

Underpinning each of these themes was the importance of innovation, which was universally agreed to be the key factor in the economic success and viability of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry and the products it helps to create.

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Kingston University top Formula Student 2014 UK electric rankings with new designs

Published 25 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: automotive, jobs, engineering, university, graduate, kingston, formula student, formula-e

The Kingston University electric race team at Silverstone

Last summer we popped over to Kingston University’s Roehampton campus and had a nose around its automotive engineering department with a view to looking at its new Formula Student project.

Its aim was to crack the electric race car category, one gaining much more attention as automotive engineers look to the future of motorsports like FormulaE.

Safe to say we were happy to hear that the team had achieved its goal, being the top ranking UK electric team at Formula Student 2014.

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Internet search engine for 3D shapes launched

Published 25 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: online, web, 3di, search engine, 3dindustries, 3dshap.es

3Dshap.es allows users to search using shape as the query

3Dindustri.es (3DI) has launched 3Dshap.es, a search engine that navigates 3D content on the Web by shape and sourcing of 3D printable files.

Powered by proprietary 3D search algorithms that organise and search by shape and form, it offers an alternative to navigating 3D content compared to conventional search engines. In this way, it also overcomes differences in language, labeling and naming conventions.

With the imminent arrival of 3D scanning devices embedded in hardware such as the Google Tango phone, Google Glasses and Amazon’s Fire phone, 3D data is set to explode online, while 3D search queries will also increase.

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