Posts by Stephen Holmes

HP unveils Z 3D Camera for your workstation

Published 09 January 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: autodesk, rendering, visualisation, hp, workstation, vr, zbrush

HP has pushed out the 3D camera from its Sprout computers as a product in its own right, as it looks to take advantage of the increased demand for 3D content.

The HP Z 3D Camera’s design minimises desktop space, clipping to monitors like a webcam, for real-time capture and visualisation - its scanning technology constructing the 3D model in real time.

Workflows are enhanced by scanning objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for physical-based rendering (PBR) and AR, VR and mixed reality content creation.

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Blueprint product design competition packs in a whole raft of prizes to make an idea a reality

Published 05 January 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: prototype, 3d printing, industrial design, london, luma id

LUMA Blueprint 2018 is looking for entries to its product design ideas contest, which has packaged up a prize that should help take the winning concept through to realisation.

The competition is open for entries by anyone with an idea they think will make people’s life better with few limitations beyond that - anyone can enter, so long as it is a useful innovation and hasn’t been done before.

The prize totals £2,000 of product development, including £1,000 of industrial design time from LUMA-iD, while winners will also get £500 worth of SLS 3D printed prototypes from 3DPRINTUK.

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Project Geode solid modelling kernel targets fast engineering simulation

Published 04 January 2018

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Article tagged with: engineering, simulation, pointwise, kernel

Pointwise’s Project Geode kernel is being used for node insertion in research code for degree elevation and curving of high-order meshes, such as this quadratic mesh

Pointwise’s Project Geode has been announced for open Beta testing, as the new solid modelling kernel for distributed computing of engineering simulation and analysis.

The Beta version of the Project Geode kernel is tuned to the needs of engineering simulation, making it fast and light enough for a distributed computing environment, while its heritage is the full kernel that forms the basis of Pointwise’s geometry-related capabilities.

A fourth generation solid modeling and geometry kernel written in C++, it is available across Windows, Linux and Mac in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds.

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Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council 2018 awards open for entries

Published 03 January 2018

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Article tagged with: cad, design, 3d printing, materials, jewellery, metals

Tom Rucker was awarded five Gold Awards at the 2017 Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards for his piece the GEO.NIOT Brooch

The prestigious annual jewellery design competition from the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council returns once more, and is now open for entries from medallions and medals, to silversmiths and fashion jewellery.

Aiming to promote the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts, the awards also help promote the use of advanced technologies within the industry, including 3D design and manufacture.

Open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other related materials, the competition has helped to launch the careers of many eminent craftspeople in the profession and are the only peer reviewed awards in the industry’s calendar.

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DEVELOP3D Gifts For Designers

Published 13 December 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, cad, design, 3d printing, manufacturing, product design, gift guide

To give or receive, gifts are a wonderful thing - especially for the designer in your life - so here’s our annual gift guide for the product designers, engineers or even just the creative-minded folks out there.

From tools of the trade, supplies to get them through a tough job, or just something to appeal to their tastes, there’s not a person out there in a design studio/workshop/shed there that won’t appreciate at least something on this list.

Read the full gift guide for designers below:

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Vero launches new direct modelling CAD system

Published 12 December 2017

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Article tagged with: cad, design, cam, vero software, vero, hexagon

Vero Software has launched a new product with which it aims to ‘fill the gap between CAD and CAM’, a direct modelling tool focusing on the specific needs of machinist programmers.

As a stand-alone, optional application for its CAM portfolio, the newly-available Designer enables users to create new designs or modify existing geometry from third-party CAD systems.

Vero says that Designer, which accepts any CAD file from any source, represents a CAD framework that will become ‘the core modelling engine for all CAM applications’, without a dependency on having a series of parameters to drive it, or a feature tree.

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Antycip Simulation opens new VR centre in UK for engineering solutions

Published 04 December 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, simulation, design, automotive, vr

Virtual Reality and 3D immersive solutions integrator, Antycip Simulation, has announced its new UK demo centre in its Adderbury office, to help support its UK and international customers by adding product demonstration, modelling, analysis and laboratory facility capabilities.

Created in partnership with projector manufacturer Barco, The Hub is equipped with a single face VR Cave, a power wall and a spherical display, and follows the launch of a similar facility near Milan, Italy.

Antycip Simulation suggests that The Hub will help it address the growing requirement for VR technologies in the design, academic and engineering sectors, with the latest display solutions complemented by a broad portfolio of software solutions for simulation, analysis and digital rendering.

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