Packed Pixels - from idea to Kickstarter

Published 19 November 2014

Posted by Al Dean

Article tagged with: autodesk, industrial design, hardware, kickstarter, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, indiegogo

We’re all aware, in the design and engineering community, of the wealth of activity that’s surrounding Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and the other sources of crowdfunding for hardware development projects.

From the big hitters that have achieved millions in funding through to the small, one or two person teams, and built small scale business.

Over the last year or so, we’ve been talking to the folks behind many of these projects and finding that there’s typically two streams of projects.

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Ansys Fluent CFD software scaled to 36,000 cores

Published 19 November 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: simulation, cfd, fea, cluster, hpc

Internal combustion engine modelled using Ansys Fluent

Ansys and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have scaled Ansys Fluent, the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, to a whopping 36,000 compute cores.

Ansys says that this industry first could lead to greater efficiencies and increased innovation throughout manufacturers’ product development processes by allowing firms to consider more design variants.

“We’re connecting all the dots,” said Ahmed Taha, the NCSA senior computational resource coordinator who led this extreme benchmarking project. “NCSA is unique in connecting the industrial users, the hardware and software vendors, and the domain expertise of our staff.

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DEVELOP3D: November 2014

Published 18 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

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The November edition of DEVELOP3D is now available for free download.

In this edition you can read about how green 3D printing really is, take a look at the latest innovations in the world of drones, get a sneak peak inside motion capture technology company Vicon and learn about contact routines in structural simulation.

There is also the usual news, comments and jobs. And, of course, reviews - this month you can get hands on with both Tebis 3.5 for Manufacturing and Esteco modeFronrier 2014.

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A UK engineering team turning waste into plastic wins gold at an international competition

Published 17 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: engineering, sustainable design, student competition, sustainabililty, materials, bio-plastic, imperial college

The team of students from Imperial College London whose project uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into bio-plastic

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that sees undergraduates create a genetically engineered system, before travelling to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to present their results.

For its project, Plasticity, a team at Imperial College London re-engineered the genetic code of harmless E.coli bacteria so that they can break down landfill waste and turn it into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic.

Plasticity won gold at the recent iGEM awards ceremony, coming first in the manufacturing section and third overall out of total of 200 teams worldwide.

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New technology gives beer the barista treatment

Published 14 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: engineering, product design, innovation, beer, brewing

Beer is getting a taste of innovation with Cambridge Consultants’ Hoppier: Beer Brewed by Engineers

As it’s almost the weekend and beer o’clock is just around the corner, it feels apt to close off this Friday with a beer-related post.

UK product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is using coffee machine technology to give a new twist to the traditional pint in what it is calling ‘Hoppier: Beer Brewed By Engineers’.

These days, beer drinkers are being more adventurous quaffing speciality and craft beers. Capitalising on this trend, Cambridge Consultant’s technology allows barmen (and women) to adjust the ‘hoppiness’ level of each pint on demand.

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The Foundry acquires Made With Mischief with its pen-based sketching tool

Published 13 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: sketching tools, the foundry, sketching, mischief, visual effects, made by mischief

Mischief, a pen-based sketching application for Mac and Windows, blends sophisticated underlying technology with an elegant, clean interface

At The Foundry’s headquarters in Central London today, this visual effects software company revealed that its expanding its market reach by acquiring a pen-based sketching tool called Mischief.

Mischief is the flagship product of Made with Mischief, which will operate within The Foundry. In other words, a company within a company.

Mischief will appeal to product designers looking for an intuitive, accessible and fast tool for use in the sketching and concept stages of product development.

The basic version is free whilst the full version will only set you back £17.49.

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Collaborative project between RUAG Space, Altair and EOS to be unveiled at Euromold

Published 13 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: 3d printing, eos, cae, additive manufacturing, altair, hyperworks, space

The symbiosis of topology optimisation and additive manufacturing will bring one of longest metal components ever manufactured by industrial 3D printing into space

During the annual trade fair Euromold, which takes place from 25th to 28th November 2014 in Frankfurt, a collaborative project to create a new antenna support component for the Sentinel 1 satellite will be presented by Altair.

RUAG Space, a European supplier of aerospace products, wanted to redesign the aluminium component so that is was much lighter and significantly stiffer than its predecessor.

To redesign and optimise this part, engineers used Altair ProductDesign and then produced the component using 3D printing or additive manufacturing technology from EOS.

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