Posts by Stephen Holmes

Disney’s MakerFaire input more than a movie promo, it’s powering next generation of STEM

Published 22 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, engineering, makers, marvel, stem, big hero 6, disney, new york, makerfaire

There’s more to Disney’s involvement with MakerFaire than a giant, inflatable Baymax

The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the centrepiece of the global MakerFaire is now a Disney branded event, but why, you might ask, is the House of Mouse so eager to be involved?

Big Hero 6, the studio’s next big animation about a boy who is obsessed with modern day digital design and manufacturing of robots, would appear to be the reason, but there’s much more at play.

Having bagged Pixar’s digital R&D department back in the day, Disney Research was founded on the same principles in 2008, looking into new technologies - and it stretches far further than some notions around 3D printing novelty action figures.

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Testing: How the new iPhone 6 stands up to third-party product testing

Published 22 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: apple, iphone, materials, testing

Dropping your brand new iPhone 6 could end in tears

Here in Blighty we’ve been shelling out £4.6 billion over the last two years on repairs to our hand held devices, which begs the question: just how badly designed are they?

In that time the DEVELOP3D collective device murder number is approaching double figures, so we feel your pain, but with designs getting increasingly thinner, with a greater prone ‘face’ area, how does the next generation design hold up?

Apple’s latest iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus, were put through comprehensive tests over the weekend as part of SquareTrade’s regular Breakability Index, replicating common scenarios in which phones are damaged by owners.

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The Weekender: A space to get hands on among the pomp of London Design Festival

Published 19 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: london, craft, london design festival, formlabs, maker, the saturday market project, bare conductive

Our favourite find of London Design Festival

London Design Festival draws mixed emotions from me - part of me is overawed and excited at the scale of the event on my doorstep, the other resigned after 30 minutes of seeing nothing but new chairs.

Don’t get me wrong - I like furniture - but to encapsulate design as simply ‘overpriced domestic furnishings’ is a bit soft: London has a lot more to offer.

So I was delighted to stumble across The Saturday Market project on Leonard Street, where among various homeward designs (which were lovely) were bits about making things; not in a twee, crafty way, but solidly, with a hint of industrialism.

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Autodesk: Fusion360 now available on the Apple App Store, some tips and advice

Published 19 September 2014

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Article tagged with: autodesk, apple, mac, fusion, fusion 360, app store

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software is now available via the Apple App Store

Launched amongst the flapping of Apple Fanboys scrambling to download iOS8, Autodesk Fusion 360 has been rolled out via the Apple App Store.

Billed by Autodesk as the “first professional CAD/CAM solution to be launch on the Mac App Store”, it has been a labour of love for the 360 team, of who a small portion of which have been working late nights to get this online.

Autodesk stopped support for Inventor Fusion on 15 July, with Fusion 360 replacing it, although elements have been retained.

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CAD library goes mobile with new TraceParts app

Published 19 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: traceparts, 3d modelling, app, mobile, spiderman

The TraceParts app gives access to an extensive library of 3D models wherever you are. Sadly there’s no help for the man with 8 arms…

TraceParts, a digital engineering 3D content company, has launched a new mobile application to give access to an extensive database containing millions of technical data with 3D models.

The application, available on both the Android and iOS platforms, can be used anywhere and anytime, during a commute or in a meeting, with parts that can be viewed live and moved around at a touch.

Free to download, the app is built from TraceParts’ long established online CAD library, where once selected from among hundreds of suppliers’ catalogues, models can be easily sent by email in any one of the many supported native or neutral CAD formats.

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Workspace: SME friendly ‘ContainerVille’ in the heart of London

Published 19 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: jobs, london, containers, sme, workplace

A new office in the heart of the city, but by the canal?

It’s not often that we delve into the murky world of real estate, but having stumbled across this new ‘development’ we thought it would be unkind not to share it:

ContainerVille is a stack of 30 shipping containers arranged over two floors, up-cycled* into modern work spaces by Broadway Market and the Regents Canal.

Each container can comfortably accommodate four desks, has running water, electricity and a 100Mb internet connection, while being slap bang at the centre of East London’s hippest, design-focused boroughs.

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BobCAD-CAM gets better CAD tools to help drive efficiency

Published 18 September 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: industrial design, engineering, cam, machining, cnc, bobcad-cam

A new CAD Solid Action Tree in BobCAD-CAM allows users to modify any step of their solid creation

Lesser known on UK shores, BobCAD-CAM is, as the name suggests, a CAD/CAM CNC machining software for manufacturing businesses, and has now released its latest v27 edition.

Ranging from 2.5 axis to 3, 4 and full 5 axis simultaneous CNC machining the latest edition is aiming to streamline the process of selecting tools, materials and cutting strategies, producing the numeric code that the machine requires to actually machine the part fast.

In addition to CAM machining enhancements, the v27 software has received a major overhaul for its CAD functionality, adding a new CAD Solid Action Tree that allows users to modify any step of their solid creation.

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