Posts by Tanya Weaver

Designing the Zenos E10 S - a new affordable British sportscar

Published 13 January 2015

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: design, rendering, automotive, vred, automotive design, sportscar

Production-ready Zenos E10 S debuts at the 2015 Autosport International show, featuring a design by automotive design consultancy Drive Design

During last week’s 2015 Autosport International Show, the first production-ready model of the £29,995 E10 S sports car was launched.

Featuring a bold ‘intelligent’ design by Surrey-based consultancy Drive Design, this sub-£30k track-day screamer is the first of the company’s new range of accessible sports cars.

The words ‘sportscar’ and ‘affordable’ are not usually found in the same sentence however, in 2012 Zenos Cars approached Drive Design with plans to build a completely new British sports car brand around a mid-engined, carbon-tubbed trackday car priced at less than £25K.

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Lockheed Martin UK adopts VR and immersive visualisation tools

Published 09 January 2015

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: vr, virtalis, immersive, lockheed martin

With the ActiveWall, Lockheed Martin’s engineers can jump into an immersive virtual environment with the Oculus Rift

Lockheed Martin, the global aerospace, defence, security and advanced technology giant, has adopted a range of new Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D immersive visualisation solutions from Virtalis.

An early adopter of Visionary Render software, its set-up is able to immerse users in a real-time, interactive VR environment created from huge 3D datasets. 

Users can work alone, in small groups, or collaborate with distant colleagues in a common virtual environment to perform design reviews, rehearse in-depth training, validate maintenance procedures or verify assembly and manufacturing processes.

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Caselace cleverly stops your headphone cables from getting knotted and tangled

Published 19 December 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: design, kickstarter, model making, mobile phone, phone case

Caselace is a a new mobile phone or MP3 player case that wraps your headphone cables securely

How long does it take you to untangle and remove the knots from your headphone cable before you can use them? With the new Caselace design it will take you no time at all.

Caselace is a mobile phone case with hooks or “wibbles” along the outside edge that enables you to easily wrap your headphone cable directly around your phone still allowing you to text and make phone calls.

Caselace, which was founded by three partners, one of whom is Phil Champ of Champ Industrial Design who carried out the design of the case, was recently launched as a Kickstarter campaign.

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Engineer Your Future exhibition opens at the Science Museum

Published 19 December 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: engineering, exhibition, science museum, engineer your future

Engineer Your Future opened at the Science Museum in London on 17 December 2014. This free exhibition will run for three years

Wondering what to do with the kids during the Christmas break? Why not take a trip into London and visit the Science Museum’s latest exhibition Engineer Your Future.

Aimed at 11 to 15 year olds, the hope is that this interactive exhibition with the hashtag #EngineerYour Future will inspire and engage young people with engineering.

It reveals compelling stories of the women and men who work in engineering today. Engineers developing faster racing yachts, safer building design for areas at risk of tsunamis and smarter artificial hands are featured in a short film (which is pasted below) whilst the cutting-edge prototypes on display illustrate how engineers improve and test their ideas.

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Fujitsu Celsius competition winners announced

Published 17 December 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: nvidia, workstation, fujitsu, mobile workstation

The sleek Fujitsu Celsius H730 15.6-inch mobile workstation was up for grabs

In September, DEVELOP3D and its sister publication AEC magazine teamed up with Fujitsu and Nvidia to bring you a competition with prizes of epic proportions.

The three winners of this Fujitsu Celsius mobile workstation competition were drawn out of a rather large hat earlier this month.

Congratulations go to William Campbell, product designer at a US-based green energy storage start up and David Williamson, principal design engineer at Linn Products Ltd, who will both take home a Fujitsu Celsius H730 mobile workstation, powered by Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics.

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Visionary Render is making virtual reality easily accessible for engineers

Published 12 December 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: visualisation, virtalis, virtual reality, visionary render

Visionary Render software allows users to experience a real-time, interactive and immersive virtual reality environment created from huge 3D datasets

Last year, virtual reality (VR) company Virtalis launched Visionary Render, an advanced visualisation package for the CAD community. Following beta testing, new release v1.1 is now shipping.

Specifically aimed at engineering communities, the software allows users to look at their data in a high level of detail whether working alone, in small groups, or collaborating with distant colleagues in a common virtual environment.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën to use materials software Granta MI in its product development processes

Published 12 December 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: simulation, automotive, granta design, materials, granta mi, materials managment

PSA Peugeot Citroën will be using the Granta MI system for materials information management during its design process

With European carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën bringing to market two brands - Peugeot and Citroën - each with their own line-ups and clearly differentiated styles,  it required software to support its materials information management requirements.

Automotive enterprises like PSA Peugeot Citroën need accurate, up to date data on materials (such as metals, plastics, and composites) in order make the right design engineering and material decisions.

To help it solve this challenge of developing and managing such large amounts of complex and specialist data, it needed the right materials information management partner.

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