Leica launch new BLK2GO mobile spatial 3D scanner

Published 13 June 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, additive manufacturing, 3d scanning, 3d scanner, hexagon, factory, hexagon metrology, leica geosystems

Those readying the factories of the future or simply trying to better plan out their workspaces should probably take note of the latest handheld 3D scanner from Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems.

A wireless handheld imaging laser scanner captures 3D environments while the user is in motion, and continuously creates a digital representation of reality in the form of 3D point clouds - perfect for judging how to set out your additive manufacturing set-up, let alone whether it will fit through the front door.

The BLK2GO’s compact and handheld design allows a much greater degree of mobility, and a simple, one-button operation and a lightweight design, it is easy to use for professional and casual users alike.

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Ansys and BMW partner for an autonomous vehicle technologies simulation tool chain

Published 13 June 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, design, automotive, ansys, bmw, bmw i, autonomous driving, autonomous transport, autonomous technology, autonomous

BMW’s concept iNext could be among the first vehicles to benefit from the partnership

BMW Group has announced it is leveraging Ansys’ engineering simulation solutions and experience to help speed up the development of autonomous driving systems.

The companies have partnered to create the industry’s ‘first holistic simulation tool chain’ for developing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technologies, with the first vehicle launch expected in just two years.

Before AVs can take to the roads in large numbers though, they must first support safety testing through rigorous testing in complex driving environments, including boundless road conditions and weather scenarios - requiring billions of miles of physical road tests that can be reduced greatly by digital simulation tests.

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Xact Metal enters UK market with two SLS 3D printers

Published 13 June 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, 3d printing, additive manufacturing, tech, sls, laser lines, xact metal

The XM200S and XM200C machines from Xact Metal both offer a 127 x 127 x 127mm build chamber for metals 3D printing, and are now available in the UK via reseller Laser Lines.

Operating out of Penn State University’s Innovation Park, Pennsylvania, the Xact Metal technology is aimed at customers in high-performing industries where high-throughput and print speed is critical including aerospace and medical (XM200S), and for entry-level operators, universities, prototyping laboratories and SMEs (XM200C).

Both systems use a laser-based powder-bed fusion technology in which a laser selectively melts thin layers of metal powder to create parts directly from a 3D CAD model.

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Lenovo launches industry first 15” mobile workstation with high-end Quadro RTX 5000 pro graphics

Published 11 June 2019

Posted by greg corke

Article tagged with: gpu, quadro, workstation, vr, lenovo, mobile workstation, rtx, thinkstation

The new Lenovo ThinkPad P53 is well equipped for high-end VR and GPU ray trace rendering

The 17-inch mobile workstation has historically been the only form factor that can support high-end Nvidia Quadro 5000 class professional GPUs (e.g. K5000M, M5000M, P5000). But with the new Lenovo ThinkPad P53, launched today at NXT BLD in London, this has changed. It becomes the first 15-inch mobile workstation from a major OEM to carry the new 16GB Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000.

For high-end professional users – design viz specialists in particular – this is big news. They can now take demanding GPU ray trace rendering or pro VR workflows on the road without having to lug around a bulky 17-inch laptop.

The ThinkPad P53 gives Lenovo a significant advantage over Dell and HP, who can only offer up to the mid-range Quadro RTX 3000 in their top-end 15-inch mobile workstations.

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Pay-as-you-print with HP Jet Fusion means shift from prototypes to production for Design Reality

Published 06 June 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, hp, additive manufacturing, materials, wales, design reality

Based in North Wales, design consultancy Design Reality has spoken of how it has been able to offer a more end-to-end product development process by brining new Additive Manufacturing technology in-house.

It’s an interesting use story, not least because the move to AM production capability has helped Design Reality to attract several new customers since the installation, but also as it is utilising HP’s subscription-pricing for its 3D printing materials to pay for what it prints, as it prints, with a clear view of running costs.

The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200, installed in October 2018, allows Design Reality to offer customers an end-to-end solution for prototyping and production needs, while it can monitor usage and costs via a digital dashboard, providing insights into print job usage and associated costs to stay onto of those pesky overheads.

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3Dconnexion upgrades with CadMouse Wireless Pro

Published 05 June 2019

Posted by Al Dean

Article tagged with: cad, design, 3dconnexion, mouse

3Dconnexion is a name long associated with the 3D design world: From its roots as part of the Logitech group, through its merge with Labtec (anyone still rocking a SpaceBall?), it has focussed on providing 3D motion control using its SpaceMouse products.

These gave your non-dominant hand control over your 3D model with a varying range of shortcut keys and other wizardry. But what about the dominant hand? Surely it could cook something up that gave us a professional, CAD focussed tool, for 3D design work to replace the common or garden mouse?

A few years ago, this challenge was answered with the release of the CadMouse, which on the surface of it, a pretty standard looking device, but one which brought back the third mouse button separate from the scroll wheel.

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Ansys 2019 R2 arrives packed with new features

Published 05 June 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, cad, simulation, design, ansys, additive manufacturing, materials, vr, discovery live, granta

Natural Frequency study of an engine block done in Ansys 2019 R2

From ideation to design to manufacturing and operations, Ansys 2019 R2 is aiming to accelerate, streamline and simplify the product lifecycle with its new functionalities.

Ansys Mechanical features a new user experience that promises increased speed in adoption, while simplified simulation of complex electronics and a new Ansys Fluent workflow should significantly speed the meshing of dirty geometries.

R2 includes new materials capabilities for structural analysis following the recent acquisition of Granta, while Ansys boasts of new accelerated simulation solutions collaboration, validation and verification — creating a reliable digital thread between all operations.

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