Posts by Stephen Holmes

Next step for VR leaps into focus with Varjo’s VR-1 HMD

Published 19 February 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, design, rendering, nvidia, gpu, vr, varjo, hmd

Designed solely for industrial use, the Varjo VR-1 headset has launched after years of development to give users ‘human-eye’ resolution and eye-tracking capabilities needed to push VR technology further.

Finland-based Varjo’s first headset has a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree, which is 20X+ higher than any other VR headset currently on the market, as well as integrated eye tracking, enabling high-precision analytics and interaction with human-eye resolution VR content.

The HMD comes ready to supporting the standard VR engines from Unreal and Unity, but in addition Autodesk VRED comes with native integration, while other CAD and visualisation softwares are in the pipeline.

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3D Systems announces new integrated updates for SolidWorks

Published 11 February 2019

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Article tagged with: solidworks, 3d printing, manufacturing, dassault systemes, dassault systèmes, 3d systems, geomagic, 3d scanning

Colour scanning - in this case a canister of ‘squirty cream’ - is now available direct into SolidWorks

Geomagics’ scan-to-SolidWorks powers have been increased as 3D Systems announces new releases for Geomagic for SolidWorks 2019, as well as its 3DXpert software for SolidWorks 14.

A new user interface for Geomagic is only the beginning, with new tools and enhancements aiming to streamline the workflow even further for the modelling process, through new commands for Probe Points, Extract Reference Point and Edit Scan to manipulate multiple scan objects simultaneously.

Colour data capture of scanned objects can now be imported into SolidWorks, providing greater visual clarity for engineers when compared to working with black-and-white images - especially when used for applications like face and body scans as well as long-range scanning for construction and landscape applications.

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Start Your Engines! AMUG announces 2019 keynote line-up

Published 06 February 2019

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, tech, animation, amug, nascar

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its 2019 conference, with NASCAR driver and founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), Brad Keselowski, taking the pole slot.

Taking place in Chicago, USA, on 31 March – 4 April, Keselowski will talk about how as a pro driver across two racing series he has learned the important role manufacturing plays across multiple industries, including motorsports and automotive.

He will be joined by fellow keynote, BAFTA award wining and Oscar nominated animation studio Laika, as its director of rapid prototyping Brian McLean treats attendees to a visual journey that shows how 3D printing has helped redefine stop-motion animation.

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Carbon’s L1 large footprint printer now on open market, already making an impact

Published 01 February 2019

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Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacture, football, sports, usa, carbon, carbon3d

Carbon has officially unveiled its L1 3D printer, designed specifically for immediate, high-volume production with 10-times the build area of the its first production 3D printer the M1.

This is the same type of 3D printer that has been churning out thousands of Adidas Futurecraft midsoles, and US sports brand Riddell have joined them, using Carbon technology to produce custom American Football helmet liners.

Riddell’s SpeedFlex Precision Diamond is the first piece of its sports equipment to feature a digitally manufactured helmet liner, printed in a flexible custom elastomer resin, with an entire helmet liner’s 7 parts fitting on one build platform.

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Cortime brings product risk assessment analysis into SolidWorks

Published 30 January 2019

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Article tagged with: engineering, solidworks, design, manufacturing, optimisation, cortime

Users of SolidWorks will for the first time be able to simplify, optimise and perform risk assessments on a design in one integrated tool, thanks to a new plug-in from Cortime.

‘Robust design’ is used to determine the impact of controllable and uncontrollable factors on a design, with Cortime allowing the user to be able to quantify the risk of design failure and avoid nasty surprises later in process.

For example, an engineer can use the probability of failures as objectives when optimising their designs, leading to fewer design failures and a shortened development cycle.

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Creative Fields launches latest version of its advanced meshing software

Published 30 January 2019

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Article tagged with: simulation, cfd, london, creative fields

The latest meshing tools from Creative Fields

CF-MESH+ 2.2 has been launched by London-based Creative Fields as it advances its tools and functionalities with added automation for generation of CFD meshes in arbitrary complex geometries for industrial interest.

The latest software comprises of advanced meshing workflows that can reportedly generate meshes with millions of cells within minutes, headed up by an easy-to-use front-end interface that hopes to create a better user experience and efficiency.

CF-MESH+ 2.2 features advanced meshing capabilities that allow for generation in a ‘fully automatic fashion’, while the UI makes it suitable for novice users.

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Protolabs boosts its additive manufacturing with new materials

Published 23 January 2019

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Article tagged with: rapid prototyping, automotive, additive manufacturing, materials, aerospace, protolabs, metals, sls

Inconel 718 has been added to Protolabs’ materials list

Protolabs’ growing range of metals available for its direct metal laser sintering service already includes Aluminium, 316 Stainless Steel, Titanium and now fits Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 into the mix,

As a nickel-based heat resistant alloy, Inconel 718 is high strength, corrosion resistant and can be used at temperatures between -252°C and 704°C - think space rocket engines - crazy capabilities and ones that take a great deal of expertise and post processing to get right.

Maraging Steel 1.2709 is a pre-alloyed ultra-high strength steel in fine powder form, with applications in tooling, aerospace and motorsports due to its mechanical properties and easy thermal age-hardening process.

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