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Kew Gardens Pagoda showcases heritage projects using 3D tech the right way

Published 11 July 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, 3d systems, 3d scanning, museum, heritage

The Kew Gardens Great Pagoda stands at nearly 50 metres tall, acting as a Royal viewing platform for the entire gardens below

The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens is not only a 250-year-old Royal Park landmark, UNESCO World Heritage site and visited by around 1.8M people annually, but it is also home to 80 dragons.

Commissioned in 1761 in the midst of the reign of King George III, some 20 years later the Pagoda’s dragons were removed during repairs to the roof and never replaced, until now.

Historic Royal Palaces needed to authentically replicate the dragons, but in a way that could withstand the famously inclement English weather, and not overload the towering building - turning to modern 3D digital technology.

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Two of Siemens PLM’s key UK resellers combine forces

Published 05 July 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: siemens plm, siemens, uk, reseller, software, majenta solutions, var channel

Cutting Edge Solutions and Majenta PLM, two of the leading Siemens PLM channel partners in the UK, have merged to produce what it lists as the largest sales, consultancy and technical support organisation for software vendor in the UK and Ireland.

Cutting Edge Solutions, based in Oxfordshire and formed in 1997, is one of the longest serving Siemens Industry Software resellers worldwide, while Majenta PLM, based in Bedfordshire, is one of the few Platinum resellers in Europe and the UK’s largest.

Both companies work together on organising the UK’s annual Solid Edge event, and by the admission of Majenta PLM managing director Mark Parry, this has been in discussion for several years, describing it as ‘the perfect scenario for both companies’.

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AMFG launches AI software platform for Additive Manufacturing

Published 03 July 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, ai, amfg

AMFG has announced the launch of its new software platform, which uses artificial intelligence to automate additive manufacturing production in areas such as scheduling, printability, post-processing and machine analytics.

AMFG suggests that its software helps companies cover the entire additive manufacturing workflow with the latest developments in machine intelligence to help coordinate their manufacturing processes, with tools like machine scheduling, holistic build analyses and supplier integration.

“Our vision is for our software solution to enable autonomous additive manufacturing,” explained AMFG CEO Keyvan Karimi. “While 3D printing has the potential to transform manufacturing, we’ve seen the lack of a scalable production process as a key barrier.

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SolidProfessor makes its full design software education library available for just $49 p/m

Published 03 July 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, cad, solidworks, design, education, solid professor

From now on subscribers to SolidProfessor’s online training and education services will be able to access its entire Library of online training videos for CAD, CAM, BIM, and engineering theory courses for the sole fee of $49 per month.

Having previously offered three separate membership plans with access to different knowledge at varying price points, this new pricing system follows SolidProfessor’s monthly membership announcement in April of last year and further supports their initiative to make engineering training and education available to everyone with a low barrier to entry.

SolidProfessor CEO and co-founder Tony Glockler, explains: “Engineering is multidisciplinary, so you need access to a broad set of knowledge in order to become an expert in the field. We are making that possible through a single membership plan.”

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