Other Reading // 3D Hubs CNC Guide

Published 05 September 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacture, cnc, 3dhubs

3D Hubs’ online 3D Printing has expanded on the quiet to include some incredible options for all out parts manufacture - and to celebrate this the flying Dutchmen have released a lovely guide to CNC machining.

The follow on to its much recommended 3D Printing Handbook, this online version is a lightweight intro covering the basics, design pointers and how to source and get accurate quotes.

A super sharp way to introduce someone to CNC machining - it’s probably worth having a look even if you’re an old hat at this game, even for some of the extra links and offshoot articles contained within it.

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Link3D releases tools to further optimise Additive Manufacturing workflows

Published 04 September 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, 3d printing, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, tech, link3d, blockchain

New York-based Link3D has announced its new centralised software platform, Link3D Production Planning System (PPS), for industrial 3D Printing across internal or external additive manufacturing ecosystems.

Powered by advanced Build Simulation and machine connectivity, the PPS module aims to help companies reach maximum manufacturing capability using all the additive tools at their disposal.

“Our comprehensive predictive models are made to forecast AM production and costing outputs by accounting for labour, hardware model, AM technology, post-processing and including material science variables like specific gravity and viscosity.” said Link3D CEO & Co-Founder Shane Fox.

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Pocket-sized handheld 3D scanner launched by Scoobe3D

Published 04 September 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d scanning, 3d scanner

A pocket-sized 3D scanner combining three technologies - time of flight, photogrammetry and 3D by polarisation - has been launched by German start-up Scoobe3D.

With the demand for digitising objects still growing, the pocketable Scoobe3D bills itself as an affordable, easy to use tool that can make quick data captures, using the cloud to process information and store it.

Its designers state that the standalone device’s technology is accurate to 0.1mm, while the scan volume maxes out at 2 x 2 x 2m, and files can be exported as an STL or OBJ direct to a 3D printer from the handset.

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WATCH // Full size, drivable Bugatti Chiron made out of… LEGO!

Published 30 August 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: automotive, tech, lego, bugatti

Down tools everyone, and turn up your inner child excitement levels to 11 - LEGO has only gone out and built a life-size replica of a Bugatti Chiron hypercar out of its Technics line of parts.

Built with over one million LEGO elements and powered by 5.3hp generated from 2,304 LEGO power functions motors, the car is 90 per cent Technics parts held together without any glues or binders.

It’s an incredible build - we can only marvel at what it must have taken to create something of this scale - so sit back and watch the full video below:

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Lenovo takes on Dell and HP with thin and light ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation

Published 22 August 2018

Posted by greg corke

Article tagged with: quadro, workstation, lenovo

Lenovo has launched a premium thin and light mobile workstation that looks set to truly rival the HP ZBook Studio G5 and Dell Precision 5530. The 3D CAD focused Lenovo ThinkPad P1 boasts specifications that are close to that of a mainstream 15.6-inch mobile workstation, but the sleek design is only 18.4mm thick and starts at 1.7kg.

The ThinkPad P1 may be thin and light but like all ThinkPads it is built for endurance. The main body is made from magnesium alloy and the lid is carbon fibre. It has been designed to withstand and is Mil-Spec tested for cold, heat, vibration, shock, dust and other harsh environments.

For a premium look and feel it has a soft touch matt black finish. The keyboard is seamless, so it blends in with the palm rest, and there’s a glass touchpad. It’s smaller in width than Lenovo’s mainstream 15.6-inch mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P52, so there’s no room for a numeric keypad.

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Stratasys adds dedicated Carbon-Fiber-Filled Nylon 12 3D printer to its Fortus range

Published 21 August 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, stratasys, additive manufacturing, composites, fortus

The Stratasys 380mc CFE 3D printer

The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition, previously given a brief mention here back in April, has been given its full launch with the eye-catching price tag of €70,000.

Stratasys has previously offered the Carbon-Fiber-Filled Nylon 12 material on its high-end production 3D printers in the €200K-€350K range, and admits that this new machine opens the technology up to a new segment of the market.

“Our customers are pushing us for easier access to carbon fibre,” says Stratasys senior sales VP Pat Carey. “They’ve told us they want an affordable solution but in a reliable, industrial-grade system. So, we’re now offering a more accessible system that’s based on our Fortus 380mc platform.

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C3D Modeler for Teigha 2018 released

Published 21 August 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, design, c3d

Bodies can now be constructed with sections in C3D Modeler for Teigha

Designed to develop 3D applications on the Open Design Alliance’s Teigha platform, an updated lightweight version of the C3D’s Modeler has been released.

Developers who use Teigha’s API gain access to its new 3D solid modelling functions through this module, including constructing bodies with sections, and slicing bodies by planes

C3D Modeler for Teigha already supports the creation of complex 3D solids, such as extrusions, revolutions, sweeps, chamfers, fillets, thin-walled solids, Boolean operations between solids, and solids consisting of a face and an underlying surface.

 

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