Posts by Stephen Holmes

Other Reading // Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment

Published 06 February 2018

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Article tagged with: product design, book, naoto fukasawa, book reviews, muji

A new hardcover, coffee table book from Naoto Fukasawa was always going to get our attention, and Phaidon are publishing just that - a 288 page monograph on one of the world’s most popular and influential product designers.

Following on from his debut publishing in 2007, this new tome beautifully profiles over one hundred of Fukasawa’s designs from the past 10 years.

The lad doesn’t hang about, working on products as diverse as egg boxes to sofas with simple, restrained, and user-friendly end products having universal appeal for both clients and consumers alike.

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Robotic automation sees Creaform introduce 24/7 3D scanning with its R-Series upgrades

Published 06 February 2018

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Article tagged with: design, hardware, manufacturing, 3d scanning, 3d scanner, creaform, robotics

Creaform has launched the R-Series Productivity Station and R-Series Autocalibration Kit as upgrades to its robotic metrology dimensional measurement solution a growing alternative to traditional shop-floor CMMs.

The MetraScan 3D R-Series solution has been designed to enable manufacturing companies to combine both optical measurements and industrial automation - with the auto calibration functionality and standalone station removing human interaction and allowing 24 hour operability.

The unit comes with Automatic field calibration procedure built within industrial-grade hardware, including tool changer, computers and touch screens; NEMA 12 certification; meaning fully robotized calibration.

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Major new custom prosthetics initiative backed by Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes

Published 05 February 2018

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Article tagged with: solidworks, design, 3d printing, manufacturing, dassault systemes, dassault systèmes, stratasys, prosthetics, robotics, robohand

A new initiative founded by self-taught robotics whizz Easton LaChappelle has been helped turned into a reality by Dassault Systèmes and Stratasys, as they aim to increase the amount of custom prothesis produced for children.

Tackling the traditional prosthetic models - often heavy, cumbersome and very expensive - Unlimited Tomorrow (the company founded when LaChappelle was 17 years old) will build intuitive, scalable models to engineer custom devices from start to finish.

Unveiled at SolidWorks World 2018, the input of Dassault and Stratasys will revolutionise the process/supply chain, tapping into digital, scanning and 3D printing technologies to streamline development and reduce multiple fittings – minimising the impact to each patient.

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SolidWorks add-in for Nano Dimension means faster 3D printed circuit boards

Published 05 February 2018

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Article tagged with: solidworks, prototype, design, 3d printing, manufacturing, product design, materials, additive manufacturing

3D printed circuitboards are now a direct step from SolidWorks

A SolidWorks add-in for Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 3D printer should eliminate time-consuming processes, increase design possibilities and ultimately result in the development of more capable products says the additive manufacturing company.

The add-in combines conductive and insulating materials in a single 3D print to make complex geometric structures with embedded electronics, encapsulated sensors and antennas.

“By 3D printing electronics, designers can obtain faster prototypes and work on PCBs in 3D, not just 2D,” said Suchit Jain, VP strategy & business development, SolidWorks, suggesting the process is now as simple as the ‘push of a button’. “We are proud to be partnering with an industry innovator like Nano Dimension.”

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WATCH // Escapism through design with The Shape of Water

Published 02 February 2018

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Article tagged with: design, vfx, sfx, props

It’s the film leading the charge for Oscars and BAFTA awards, but the escapism and fantasy of The Shape of Water contains a satisfying amount of hardcore physical and digital design work.

With two making of featurettes already swimming around on the internet, take a break from whatever it is you’re doing to sit back an admire the attention to detail placed on the prop and set design and some slick viz work that flits from fine details to entire jet engine bays.

The first vid showcases the physical products and scenery developed for the film, while the second covers the VFX, which in many cases overlays on top of the physical.

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Renishaw ramps up the lasers for its latest 3D printing system, the RenAM 500Q

Published 01 February 2018

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, metals, renishaw, lasers

Featuring four 500 W lasers, Renishaw’s latest compact machine aims to greatly improve productivity in the most commonly used platform size for additive manufacturing.

More lasers in the RenAM 500Q mean faster build times, with the laser beams dynamically focussed and directed into a single, thermally controlled galvanometer mounting.

The galvo mounting houses four pairs of digitally controlled guided mirrors, which can guide lasers to cover the entire working area of the powder bed.

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Makers with a Mission programme looks to supports extra-ordinary ideas and new businesses

Published 01 February 2018

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Article tagged with: design, product design, london, makerversity

London’s hotbed of new product design creative new businesses, Makerversity, is looking to kickstart the next industrial revolution with a new Makers with a Mission programme.

Alongside offering free membership to Under 25’s it is now offering a six month residency that will give full access to studio desk space, workshops and machines, a thriving creative community and business support events.

To fit the bill, Makerversity are looking for Makers that aim to challenge society’s ideas and behaviours through the things they make. They could be pushing a social or environmental agenda or using disruptive technologies and manufacturing processes to transform the way we make and consume.

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