Evatronix 3D Scanners adds UK reseller to its reach

Published 20 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cam, 3d scanning, poland, evatronix, cdg

Evatronix has signed Concurrent Design Group (CDG) to offer UK sales, support and training for its range of 3D Scanners, including its Heavy Duty Quadro 3D scanner.

Built for data capture of medium to large objects even in harsh conditions (the casing holds a dustproof IP62 rating), the Quadro uses four 5MP cameras and RGB LEDs to provide two scanning ranges in one unit, with a claimed accuracy of 0.013mm.

The ability to scan in two ranges, narrow and wide, makes the Quadro a versatile device for objects of different sizes and levels of complexity.

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UK’s £9.3 million competition to trial innovations to tackle global social challenges

Published 20 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: jobs, competition, tech, innovation, government

The Global Challenges Research Fund has launched at £9.3 million competition to trial innovations and products to tackle global societal challenges in emerging countries.

The aim is for disadvantaged people in poorer economies to benefit from new and innovative products and services, and from the markets and jobs created by them.

Projects must meet one or two of the the 10 UN sustainable development goals, show an understanding of the culture and needs of the relevant country and of specific challenges and opportunities presented in that country.

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3D Hubs adds sheet metal fabrication to its online options

Published 18 September 2019

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Article tagged with: manufacturing, cnc, materials, tech, sheet metal, 3d hubs

3D Hubs launching its new sheet metal services at EMO, Hannover

“We want to be a one-stop-shop for manufacturing,” said 3D Hubs’ CEO Bram de Zwart, as he announced the company’s new addition of sheet metal fabrication to its online platform’s technology roster.

“Adding sheet metal fabrication is all part of our mission to provide the easiest and most efficient way to source high-quality parts,” he continued, with the range of materials offered include aluminium, stainless steel, mild steel and copper, with processing via either laser cutting or bending.

Users will need to upload their design, specify requirements, and will instantly receive a guaranteed quote from 3D Hubs. Once the quote is accepted, the order is then confirmed with one of 3DHubs’ 250 manufacturing partners.

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New materials and accessories update Kodak 3D Printer

Published 18 September 2019

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Article tagged with: prototype, 3d printing, materials, kodak

Kodak 3D Printing will be expanding its range of materials to include Acrylic and a Nylon 6/66/12 ‘blend’, as well as launching a new accessory line to enable users of the Kodak Portrait 3D printer to expand on the materials they can print with.

The products are created and managed by Smart International, the ‘authorized global brand licensee of 3D printing for Kodak’, based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the watchful eye of Kodak and its goal to crack the professional desktop market.

Acrylic, a new filament designed by Kodak 3D Printing, combines ‘polycarbonate properties’ that make for high rigidity, low friction and translucent parts, making it suited to optical applications and parts requiring transparency.

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WATCH // Stock parts or 3D print on demand?

Published 18 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, additive manufacturing, duke

One of Duke University’s professors has published a mathematical model that could help firms in the spare parts industry save money while maintaining efficiency.

Explained in the video below, it calculates which parts to stock, and which to print on demand - given that for most companies abandoning all spare parts inventory is too risky, but printing certain parts on demand could save a lot of money.

Jeannette Song, the operations professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business behind the study, said: “If you are operating on a large scale, you still need to keep inventory on hand,” she said. “But a little flexibility goes a long way.”

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UK’s two largest Siemens Digital Industries Software resellers merge

Published 17 September 2019

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Article tagged with: siemens plm, siemens, siemens nx, reseller, software, one plm

One PLM is now the biggest Siemens Digital Industries Software Partner in the UK and Ireland

OnePLM has announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Team Engineering Ltd creating a merger of the UK’s two largest Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners serving thousands of clients throughout the UK and Ireland.

OnePLM CEO Allan Blackwell, said: “Encouraged by the continued success of the merger of Cutting Edge Solutions and Majenta PLM (now known as OnePLM), the joining of Team Engineering into this enterprise makes perfect sense. Extra capabilities and services based around the Siemens software portfolio will become available to both company’s client base.

“I’m delighted we have been able to complete this next stage in our ambitious growth plans for the benefit of our clients, Siemens and of course both our company’s staff.”

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H13 Tool Steel for Desktop Metal’s Studio system increases tooling options

Published 17 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, materials, metals, desktop metal

A mould for a zinc zipper tooling printed in H13 steel on Desktop Metal’s Studio System 3D Printer

Desktop Metal’s Studio System has added H13 tool steel to its materials portfolio, allowing the office-friendly 3D printer to produce mould inserts, extrusion dies, and sheet metal tooling.

Characterised by stability in heat treatment, exceptional hot hardness, and abrasion resistance, H13 is a tool steel widely used in hot work applications, but its toughness also makes it useablel for cold work tooling applications as well.

Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, said of the announcement: “This is a key competitive advantage to enable rapid iteration and refinement of tools requiring H13, and the reduction of manufacturing lead times.

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