Posts by Tanya Weaver

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

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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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The Weekender: Traditional Sheffield scissor manufacturing captures beauty of age-old processes

Published 28 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: manufacturing, weekender, craftsmanship, craftsman, hand skills

Ernest Wright and Son’s high quality, life-time guarantee scissors are made using traditional skills that have been passed down from generation to generation

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and consider the beauty of a manufacturing process that doesn’t involve such modern technology.

Take scissor manufacturing at Ernest Wright and Son Limited, a family company that has been hand-making scissors and shears in Sheffield since 1902.

The short film below shows Cliff Denton hand crafting pairs of scissors. His job title is ‘putter’, literally a ‘putter togetherer of scissors’.

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UK product development firm Optima Design launches a geocaching device on Kickstarter

Published 27 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: 3d printing, ptc, makerbot, kickstarter, product development, pro engineer, crowdfunding, geocaching

cacheABLE Kinetic is a small electronic device that emits a bluetooth signal that enables the user to locate it via a dedicated smartphone app

Another day, another crowd funding campaign. This time it’s Optima Design which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the cacheABLE Kinetic.

Not to be disparaging towards this funding method, which gains in popularity amongst many firms and individuals who opt for it over other, often lengthy, funding or investment routes. In this case, Optima is hoping to raise £75,000 for this device that it designed and developed in-house.

But those not in the know, what is geocaching?

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Speed up your workflow with Flow - a freely programmable wireless controller

Published 26 November 2014

Posted by Tanya Weaver

Article tagged with: autocad, innovation, workflow, start-ups, crowdfunding, indiegogo, wireless controller, flow, open platform

Flow is a peripheral device that can be used alongside a mouse to seamlessly interact with a computer

A bunch of guys in Berlin put their heads together to launch a new peripheral device called Flow that allows digital creatives to speed up their workflow.

Having set up a start-up company called Senic to launch Flow, the obvious place to turn for funding these days is a crowd funding platform. In this case it was Indiegogo.

The Indiegogo campaign launched two days ago and has already reached 84% of its $50,000 funding goal. So, what is it about this nifty tool that is resonating with people?

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