Radan Designer launches as specialist sheet metal CAD/CAM from Hexagon

Published 29 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: solidworks, manufacturing, manufacture, cam, hexagon, radan

Hexagon is billing its new Radan Designer software as a pivotal part of Radan’s functionality as the “ultimate solution for taking geometry through to manufacture”, even allowing full CAD assemblies to be imported for accurate cost quoting.

Used for preparing parts for bending, nesting and cutting, in workflows such as model design to part repair and modification, the new module contains a material library and several calculation methods to create the correct unfolded shape.

“Unfolding parameters such as bend allowances, can be controlled independently of the geometry, leading to more accurate flat blanks, more accurate folding, and ultimately, to a higher quality product,” explained product manager Olaf Körner.

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EOS launches Digital Foam program with software and QA partners

Published 29 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, eos, materials, carbon, footwear, ntopology

A hub of technologies, orchestrated by EOS is looking to connect CAD, materials, part qualification, and additive manufacturing to replace foams used in a wide variety of industries.

The benefits of 3D printed foam-like structures mean that materials can be custom tuned for purpose for superior comfort, safety, and performance characteristics.

“The level of engineering required to produce, say, a safer football helmet is massive, but the benefits are equally massive for end users,” said Dr. Greg Hayes, senior vice president of applied engineering at EOS North America. “The Digital Foam program was designed to make those huge improvements much easier and less time-consuming for organisations.”

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Ansys acquires Dynardo to add its simulation and optimisation tools into Minerva

Published 25 October 2019

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Article tagged with: simulation, cloud, ansys, tech

ANSYS has announced that it is to acquire Dynardo, a provider of simulation process integration and design optimisation (PIDO) technology, which should allow users to identify optimal product designs faster and more economically.

The integration of Dynardo’s tools will sit with Ansys Minerva’s simulation data, processes and knowledge management solutions, and should form a package that lets users integrate and manage critical simulation and optimisation results.

An existing Ansys partner, Dynardo develops leading-edge algorithms for optimisation, uncertainty quantification, robustness, scenario variation, sensitivity analysis, simulation workflow building and data mining.

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UK’s first Primary Education 3D Printing Hub to open in collaboration with Rolls-Royce

Published 24 October 2019

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, education, tech, rolls-royce, create uk, derby

Wyndham Primary Academy, Derby, will become the UK’s first Primary Education 3D printing hub

A primary school in Derby has been announced as the UK’s first Primary Education 3D printing hub in collaboration with Create Education and Rolls-Royce.

The prize, awarded to Wyndham Primary Academy, includes Ultimaker 3D Printers, software, curriculum consultation, curriculum CPD including technical training, plus lifetime curriculum and technical support.

Over the past 8 years the schools has gone from being labelled as a bottom 200 school in the country to being awarded World Class School status in 2017, and now forms the first STEM hub of its kind.

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PTC acquire ‘CAD on the Cloud’ provider Onshape

Published 24 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, ptc, cloud, tech, onshape, acquisition

PTC has announced its acquisition of Onshape

PTC has announced that it is to acquire Onshape for approximately $470 million, as the company doubles down on its view of ‘inevitable industry transition to Software as a Service’.

Onshape launched in 2012, with its ‘CAD on the Cloud’ maturing to add data management and collaboration tools to form the first SaaS product development platform, and will contimue to operate as a business unit within PTC, with current management reporting directly to PTC President and CEO Jim Heppelmann.

With 5,000 subscribers using Onshape software globally, PTC’s CEO believes the move will accelerate PTC’s ability to attract new customers.

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New FDM materials for Stratasys extends abilities of F900 and smaller F370 3D printers

Published 22 October 2019

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, stratasys, additive manufacturing, materials

Stratasys has unveiled several new durable, temperature and chemical resistant FDM thermoplastics for additive manufacturing, these materials can accommodate high temperatures and challenging requirements common on the factory floor.

For the Stratasys F900 there is a new PEEK-based Antero 840CN03 material, formulated to create custom tooling and parts with consistent electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance.

Additionally, Diran 410MF07 and ABS-ESD7 have been launched for the Stratasys F370 3D printer - with Diran a tough nylon-based material formulated by Stratasys, and ABS-ESD7 built for static-sensitive applications and previously only available on the Stratasys Fortus line.

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Stratasys launches faster J850 multi-material 3D printer

Published 22 October 2019

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Article tagged with: cad, 3d printing, stratasys, materials, prototyping, j750, stereolithography, j850

Nearly twice as fast and with an extra materials bay over its predecessor, Stratasys has unveiled the new flagship of its PolyJet 3D printing line-up, the J850.

‘Designed for designers’ is the key pitch from Stratasys, which has worked hard in upgrading the J750 in order to make colour 3D prototyping more of a reality - adding physical benefits to the printer to match up with work on the software (Pantone Validated colour referencing) and materials (fast printing DraftGrey and the new VeroUltraClear material for high clarity).

The new Super High Speed Mode married with the DraftGrey promises prints at double the speed of the J750, so should allow designers more time for concept iterations.

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