Posts by Stephen Holmes

Jaguar buys back its legacy - classic designs returning home to inspire new generation

Published 29 July 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, automotive, jaguar land rover, jaguar, cars

Put up for sale for £100million, Jaguar has bought this collection of rare and antique cars

Jaguar Land Rover has purchased the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world - including an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, early E-types and a MK X owned by Sir William Lyons.

130 Jaguars make up the bulk of the 543 car collection amassed by British enthusiast James Hull.

A brand new Jaguar Heritage workshop at the historic Browns Lane, Coventry, site will maintain the Jaguars in the collection - this new facility will also offer Jaguar warrantied servicing and restoration of the company’s classic models.

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NAFEMS World Congress - biennial global event to be held in San Diego

Published 29 July 2014

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Article tagged with: simulation, analysis, conference, nafems, event, san diego, world congress

NAFEMS’ 2015 event will cover all the major changes in software, hardware, and techniques for simulation and analysis in engineering

The biannual NAFEMS World Congress (WC) has announced San Diego as its venue for next year, with the even taking place on 21 July 2015.

Engineering analysis, modeling and simulation never stands still with the pace of change in software, hardware, techniques and best practice moving at blistering speed, making events like NAFEMS WC super important.

As the international association dedicated to engineering analysis and simulation, NAFEMS has gained respect as being the independent voice of the CAE community, representing over 1,200 member organisations worldwide including prominent software vendors, global manufacturing industry and leading academic institutions.

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VIDEO: How do you decorate mass produced fishing lures?

Published 28 July 2014

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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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TIME for some action - The Foundry launches time machine competition

Published 28 July 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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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