Rugby embraces eyewear as design makes World Cup debut

Published 01 October 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, tech, eyewear, rugby, new zealand

New Zealand’s loose forward Ardie Savea will take to the field in the Rugby Union World Cup wearing a pair of specially designed goggles, making him the first to do so in the international tournament’s history.

The player discovered several years ago that the vision in his left eye was deteriorating, and decided to wear the goggles to protect his vision - potentially saving him from losing his sight in the eye altogether.

Until now the use of goggles was forbidden in contact rugby games, although in an effort to allow people who need to wear corrective lenses to do so safely while playing, the International Rugby Board commissioned Italian eyewear designers Raleri to develop specific ‘Rugby Goggles’.

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Shapr3D secures $6M series A funding to advance its CAD software

Published 30 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, design, ipad, sketch, shapr3d

Shapr3D, producer of a 3D CAD modelling app for the iPad Pro, has announced a $6 million Series A financing from top European early-stage venture capital firms Point Nine and Creandum.

Shapr3D is the first CAD system to run Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange on iOS natively, and the only one designed specifically for iPad Pro - with over a million downloads since its debut in 2016.

“I came up with the idea for Shapr3D because I could see the urgent need for a 3D modeling application that is intuitive and easy to use on the move. I believe that if you are using a tool for 8-10 hours a day, it should fundamentally be better than what is on offer to designers today,” said Shapr3D CEO István Csanády.

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Production process gets new VR review package

Published 26 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: hardware, manufacture, vr, vrgineers, r3dt

VRgineers and R3DT, have joined to announce their hardware and software package for industrial engineers that need to plan for and review their production processes.

A developer and manufacturer of enterprise-grade VR solutions, VRgineers is known mostly for its XTAL VR system in the automotive and aerospace industries, with its peripheral vision-filling 170-degree field-of-view and integrated Leap Motion haptics.

Partnering this with R3DT’s VR software for virtual prototyping, and the pair are confident that this will bring massive time and cost savings to users as they abandon physical prototypes, and instead design, test and make changes fast and effectively in VR.

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GE Additive has been brewing something special for Oktoberfest

Published 26 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, additive manufacturing, ge additive, concept laser, germany, munich, beer

Preparations for the beer-fuelled Oktoberfest are serious business in Germany, but none as much as those taken by the Bavarian brewers of the copious amounts of beer that will be served.

Knowing this, GE Additive’s CEC Munich team stepped in to help Bamberg-based Kaspar Schulz - the oldest brewing equipment manufacturer in the world - to see where additive manufacturing could bring benefits.

With GE Additive’s Concept Laser facility just down the road in Lichtenfels, it was able to tap into some local knowledge as they targeted parts from the industrial brewing equipment that could benefit from additive manufacturing over traditional machining.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries finds ‘rapid sharing’ PLM streamlines engineering process

Published 26 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, cad, plm, manufacture, aras

With 34,000 employees on six continents, KHI is a leading manufacturer of equipment for the aerospace, energy, industrial equipment, power, transportation and shipping industries.

It recently made the decision to adopt a single product lifeycycle management platform, driven by the desire to improve efficiency and enable the rapid sharing of process innovations in core areas such as CAD data management, Bill of Materials (BOM) management, document management, design data management and infrastructure system collaboration.

KHI chose to run Aras Innovator, taking the option to do so on a private cloud environment to maximise the speed of deployment, and as you’d expect with a story announcing the roll-out of new tech - it has performed well.

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3D Systems’ Figure4 3D Printer gets the materials it deserves

Published 24 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, 3d systems, materials

It wasn’t until we saw a Figure4 3D printer out in the wild - in the labs of Imperial College London, more on that at a later date - that we realised just what it is actually capable of, so it’s impressive to see 3D Systems launching another five materials for the machine.

Skipping the jargon about it ‘replacing injection moulding’, the printer itself is super fast, and the output is incredibly detailed (think threading and internal structures) and quick to post process, and now it has a range of materials that make it a better value option - all led by tough Pro-Blk 10.

3D Systems explains the following four materials as follows:

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Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle adds automated material management

Published 24 September 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, ultimaker

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle has emerged, throwing the Ultimaker S5 3D printer into cahoots with the new Ultimaker S5 Air Manager and Ultimaker S5 Material Station, which integrate with each other for automated 3D printing.

This solution has been tested to be left unattended 24/7 and according to Ultimaker, significantly improves the 3D printing workflow and productivity, giving engineers the flexibility to spend more time on doing their design work and less time managing and monitoring [read: shouting at and kicking] their desktop 3D printer.

The Ultimaker S5 Air Manager provides a closed, inside-out air flow for the Ultimaker S5, leading to a better controlled environment inside the printer and reportedly filters out up to 95 per cent of all ultrafine particles created while printing.

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