Posts by Stephen Holmes

Bose heads up product design visionaries at DEVELOP3D LIVE Boston

Published 21 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, industrial design, cad, engineering, manufacturing, develop3d live

Bringing design of all scales and sizes to Boston, DEVELOP3D LIVE is set to uncover how leading design firms are harnessing the very latest in product development technology to innovate.

Taking place at District Hall, Boston, USA on September 26, the day of exciting presentations and hands-on sessions with the latest technology will be headed up by luxury audio brand Bose’s lead industrial designer Gustavo Fontana.

Fontana, who also heads up Advanced Development department at the company, is always on the look-out for new product development technologies. In his no-nonsense style, his presentation will share his thoughts on the ever evolving digital design process.

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‘Real-time 3D simulation’ of physical behaviours from ESI IC.IDO VR solution

Published 21 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, cad, manufacture, vr, esi

Audi is using IC.IDO to virtually simulate assembly processes in immersive 3D to optimise them step by step.

The addition of two new modules to ESI’s Virtual Reality (VR) solution IC.IDO 10.2 has strengthened the software with the company’s physical simulation solver.

The new modules IDO.SolidMechanics and IDO.Elastic are aimed

IDO.SolidMechanics is said to enable the simulation of the dynamic behavior of multiple rigid components, simultaneously.

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Latest 3D printing tech takes over Boston at DEVELOP3D LIVE USA

Published 19 September 2016

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Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, prototype, automotive, hp, engineering, manufacture, manufacturing, stratasys, develop3d live

Stratasys will talk more about the giant part printing ability its latest Infinite Build Concept 3D printer

Industrial grade 3D printing for end-use parts - of all sizes - will take centre stage at DEVELOP3D LIVE Boston on September 26. Hear from those changing the future of manufacturing and find out how it can change the way your team is designing.

From desktop machines to those building infinite-sized parts, 3D printing is changing beyond what we already know, and this is your chance to find out more.

Highlights include:

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DEVELOP3D Magazine - The September Edition

Published 19 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, magazine

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

This issue we bring you a bumper guide to getting your computing hardware in top condition for the busy months ahead – including a guide to 4k monitors, and getting the most bang for your buck when speccing a FEA analysis workstation – as well as the second part of our Markforged Mark Two review, and a first look at SolidWorks 2017, plus all the usual news and reviews.

Download your copy here

The September cover story:

WEIGHT WATCHERS
Despite its skeletal appearance, the Light Rider is an extremely strong yet lightweight electric motorcycle designed by Airbus subsidiary APWorks as a showcase of what’s possible when topology optimisation is coupled with metallic 3D printing.

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SolidThinking acquires longtime rendering partner Solid Iris Technologies

Published 15 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, rendering, visualisation, gpu, product design, cloud, altair, viz

Solid Iris Technologies Thea Render in action | Image by Thea Render user Massimo

Altair has solidified the visualisation capabilities of SolidThinking for future versions by acquiring Greek rendering technology company Solid Iris Technologies to its growing portfolio.

Solid Iris has aided rendering functionality in SolidThinking Evolve concept design software over the past several years, while maintaining its own flagship visualisation solution, Thea Render.

A Biased, Unbiased and GPU renderer with a rich set of features, Altair hopes by Integrating Thea Render within SolidThinking that its material system and own studio capabilities will contribute significantly to a completely new experience to visualise, model and design.

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Altair, RUAG and Morf3D introduce new ‘end to end’ metals 3D printing course

Published 12 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, aerospace, altair, morf3d

Example of topologically optimised component developed for 3D printing by Altair, RUAG and Morf3D

A triumvirate of leading players in additive manufacturing have joined to launch a practical additive manufacturing course which will cover the entire end to end process from design to certification.

The course, put together by simulation experts Altair, aerospace engineering company RUAG, and manufacturing services bureau Morf3D, covers a broad range of topics including basic design considerations, details of design, design validation, topology optimisation, build constraints, post-processing, destructive and non-destructive testing, virtual and physical validation and verification.

The course is taught at two levels by Dr. Melissa Orme, Morf3D, Dr. Robert Yancey, Altair and Mr. Michael Gschweiti, RUAG Space; experts that have successfully designed, built, and certified aerospace parts specifically for 3D printing.

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First Look: 3D Systems Geomagic Control X inspection and metrology software

Published 12 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, 3d systems, manufacturing, 3d scanning

Geomagic Control X adds scan traceability, as well as accurate and customisable reporting to 3D Systems pro 3D scanning workflow

Powerful inspection tools within straightforward workflows is the hook for 3D Systems’ latest Geomagic release - Control X.

Promising precise, rapid, digital inspection for quality management and metrology workflows, the new software is billed as an intuitive box of tricks and innovative toolsets for professional metrology.

Key to the professional sector is its addition of scan traceability, as well as accurate and customisable reporting and analysis tools, helping fill in the blanks on those quality measures documents.

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