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Granta Design webinars to further materials research knowledge sharing

Published 26 April 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: aerospace, materials, granta

Boeing will be presenting as part of Granta’s webinar series on materials knowledge sharing

Granta Design has announced guest speakers and topics for a wide-ranging series of web seminars related to materials information for engineering enterprises and university-level education.

Over the next two months the online talks will offer insights into how enterprises can better manage and use vital materials information, and provide inspirational ideas to enhance the teaching of materials in the engineering curriculum.

During its presentation on 24 May, aviation giant Boeing will cover how manufacturing enterprises are meeting the challenges posed by restricted substances at every level, from executives concerned with corporate liability, to engineers making practical materials choices.

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HTC and Dassault partner for virtual reality

Published 26 April 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, dassault systemes, dassault systèmes, vr, concept, htc vive, htc

A concept Dassault Systèmes VR set up displayed at its Milan ‘Age Of Experience’ event, using the HTC Vive and realtime data capture for immersive 1:1 concept sketching

HTC has announced a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes to drive Virtual Reality (VR) into the enterprise space, utilising its current Vive VR headset to bring Dassault applications ‘to life’.

Recent examples of Dassault’s 3D design software solutions have developed to leverage the total experiential immersion and room-scale capability of the HTC Vive VR system, such as that showcased at its recent ‘Age of Experience’ event in Milan, which continues on to Boston, Shanghai and London, where the HTC Vive VR system demonstrated conceptual modelling abilities mixed with realtime 3D scanning.

“With HTC Vive, our collaborative 3DExperience platform provides a second to none consistent experience of the virtual twin of the real world, thus addressing our customer needs in collaborative innovation from ideation to marketing and selling,” said Dassault Systèmes president and CEO Bernard Charlès.

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Modelling the future of Honda’s autonomous vehicles for a round the world trip

Published 26 April 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, honda, sla, model making, concept, ogle model & prototypes, concept car

The Honda Jungle Jumper - an autonomous vehicle concept brought to life in 1:24 scale by model makers Ogle

As part of Honda’s ‘Great Journey’ advertising campaign, the entire premise is to try and imagine how autonomous vehicles might adapt for various conditions by 2020.

Rather than us all nipping around in the same hatchback with computer-aided controls, the playful aspect of Honda’s design team was to create scenario specific vehicles - from snow sleds to island hoppers - and to visualise these physically with the detailed models that make up much of the stop motion campaign.

Although Honda’s team are seen crafting blocks of styrofoam into rough shapes and forms of vehicles, the detailed 1:24 scaled models were produced by specialists Ogle, which crafted each vehicle using SLA 3D printing, some high levels of finishing and paint techniques, as well as some delicate hand-shaped details.

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New partnership for advancing aerospace’s 3D printing applications

Published 25 April 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, cae, aerospace, altair, inspire

Morf3D’s Innovation Centre will be producing 3D printed parts for aerospace as part of the three-way partnership

Altair, RUAG and Morf3D have recently entered a non-exclusive partnership for cooperation in advancing 3D printing for Aerospace applications.

The partnership will address the full additive manufacturing process including design, analysis, build, test and certification, aiming to offer a start-to-finish service primarily to the aerospace industry.

Altair will lead the provision of solidThinking Inspire software for design and analysis, Morf3d will lead program management, part production, R&D and associated quality control and RUAG will take the lead on design, analysis, documentation, testing and certification.

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