Thor3D partners-up for scan-to-CAD workflow

Published 17 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, 3d scanning, cyborg, thor3d

3D scanning company Thor3D has announced its partnership with nPowerSoftware, the developer of Cyborg 3D MeshToCAD, bundling its products together to target designers needing quick conversion from mesh to CAD of organic forms.

Based out of Dusseldorf, Germany and Moscow, Russia, Thor3D has been developing hand-held 3D scanners since 2015, net known for its wireless, hand-held scanner.

Cyborg enables the users to convert 3D scan data into CAD sculpted meshes (for example, Zbrush models) and scanned meshes, and is compatible with most major 3D CAD software.

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Addnode Group acquires UK CAD provider Excitech

Published 17 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, cad, autodesk, bim, aec, excitech, addnode

Addnode Group, including its subsidiary Symetri, has announced that it has acquired Excitech, the largest Autodesk Platinum Partner in the UK market.

With more than 3,500 customers and 140 employees, Excitech is and the leading solution provider of CAD, BIM, PDM software, and training and consultancy services for the for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors.

Addnode Group is the largest Autodesk Platinum Partner in the Nordics, as has agreed purchase price for 100% of the shares amounts to approximately GBP 22 million.

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New 3D Printing event for Manchester in 2020

Published 16 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, hp, additive manufacturing, education, manchester, event, goprint3d

Taking place on 28 January, Additive Live will open its doors at Manchester Metropolitan University’s central Additive Manufacturing lab, Print City, having been organised by GoPrint3D.

The inaugural event is being supported by HP and is focused on Additive Manufacturing in Higher Education with talks on the use of colour in 3D printing, generative design and a preview of HP’s University level 3D printing curriculum.

GoPrint3D marketing manager David Whitehouse also explains that there will be advice about setting up AM labs inside Universities, how to go about SME outreach as well as a tour of PrintCity’s facilities.

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New 3D Printing event for Manchester in 2020

Published 16 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, hp, additive manufacturing, education, manchester, event, goprint3d

Taking place on 28 January, Additive Live will open its doors at Manchester Metropolitan University’s central Additive Manufacturing lab, Print City, having been organised by GoPrint3D.

The inaugural event is being supported by HP and is focused on Additive Manufacturing in Higher Education with talks on the use of colour in 3D printing, generative design and a preview of HP’s University level 3D printing curriculum.

GoPrint3D marketing manager David Whitehouse also explains that there will be advice about setting up AM labs inside Universities, how to go about SME outreach as well as a tour of PrintCity’s facilities.

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Sigmetrix powers new Tolerance Analysis capabilities in PTC Creo

Published 14 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, ptc, tech, creo, sigmetrix

A new tolerance analysis extension from Sigmetrix has been launched for use within PTC’s Creo CAD software.

Currently available in both Creo 4.0 M110 and Creo 6.0.3.0., Creo EZ Tolerance Analysis Extension (EZTA) will enable engineers to perform one dimensional tolerance stack-up analyses directly in the Creo environment.

Creo EZTA allows users to import analyses defined in the Tolerance Analysis Extension (TAE) and present the results in the Summary Table and Report functions of Creo.

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Pointfuse powers re-engineering of race plane for electric new 2020 series

Published 14 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: solidworks, design, autodesk, 3d scanning, aerospace, pointfuse, pointcloud

A competitor in the world’s first electric plane racing league spoken about how it has re-engineered its existing formula one race plane for the exciting new electric race series.

Air Race-E sees electric planes simultaneously race around a 5km circuit, just 10 meters above the ground and at speeds of up to 450kmh.

Described as ‘NASCAR in the air’, Canada-based Team Outlaw took the approach of adapting its existing formula one racing plane for the all-electric competition.

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Panasonic launches lightweight UHD OLED VR headset

Published 10 January 2020

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, vr, tech, hmd, panasonic

Panasonic’s latest entry into the world of high-end VR HMDs is a paired back form that packs in a lot of punch - bringing High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) into a pair of glasses.

With a slight steam-punk/welder/early arctic explorer vibe, the VR glasses are equipped with two micro OLED panels, co-developed by Kopin Corporation and Panasonic, while an optical module newly developed by the pair and 3M Company, allows the display of ‘natural and distortion-free’ images in single focus.

Packing this into such a compact and lightweight design with recognisable glasses-not-goggles shape only adds to the appeal - although we’ll have to wait and see if the design is as comfortable as Panasonic claims without a headband.

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