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Former F1 Chief becomes 131st President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

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Although all of these men are sporting fine gold chainz, only one is the new president of the the IMechE, can you guess which one?

A former Rolls-Royce undergraduate training scheme entrant and Hatfield Polytechnic graduate, Jon Hilton rose to become an F1 team engineering chief and now President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Hilton joined the Institution as a young member in 1982 when on the undergrad training program at Rolls-Royce military engines group, but now faces the task of encouraging the next generation of engineers.

At the announcement, he said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and in my year as President I want to concentrate on developing professional engineers, as well as encouraging those who have already chosen engineering as a career to make the most of their choice.

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FARO releases high-resolution Design ScanArm, with Geomagic software bundle

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d systems, geomagic, 3d scanning, 3d scanner, faro, cmm

FARO suggest that its Design ScanArm has been formulated for the product design office

With product designers firmly in their scopes, FARO has launched the Design ScanArm, a portable 3D scanning solution tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications.

Featuring blue laser technology with fast scanning speed for high-resolution point cloud data without the need for spray or targets, the device is lightweight and manoeuvrable enough for convenient desktop mounting in the design studio or engineering lab.

The Design ScanArm features a simplified user interface that makes it easy to operate regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience, and as a promotional offer, the FARO Design ScanArm will for a limited time be bundled with 3D System’s Geomagic software at a reduced launch price.

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Fuel3D awarded £1.2M by EU for full face 3D scanning system for eyewear

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d scanning, glasses, eyewear

3D scanning technology company Fuel3D has secured £1.2 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 SME instrument programme

Fuel3D is developing a 3D scanning system for customised eyewear to help avoid poor fitting glasses, which cause discomfort and misalignment of the lenses with the eyes.

The project has been awarded £1.2 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to help develop the company’s proposed solution of pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to instantly capture and process a 270-degree 3D scan of a customer’s face for accurate measurements.

The systems ability to capture the 3D data in under 0.1 seconds compensates for movement and blinking - ideal for retail environments.

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New Hybrid series for post processing 3D prints in metals and thermoplastics

Published 24 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, post processing

The “PostProcess Technologies Hybrid Series for post processing advanced 3D printed materials

Solutions provider for the post processing of 3D printed parts, PostProcess Technologies, has launched its latest series of machine to aid and automate some of the toughest support material removal.

The Hybrid Series aims to further accelerate the use of 3D printing in production volumes by significantly reducing cycle time by reportedly removing supports from metals as well as high-end thermoplastics, such as Ultem.

Typically this is done in a lengthy manner by hand, however PostProcess Technologies is aiming to reduce this bottleneck with its jetting, suspended solids and detergents technology.

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