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Stratasys launches its new EMEA 3D Printing Academy with first training centre in UK

Published 19 October 2018

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Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, stratasys, additive manufacturing, tritech

The first Stratasys Authorised Training Center in the UK has opened and is the first Academy of its kind in the EMEA region, operated by Stratasys’ platinum partner Tri-Tech 3D.

A varied number of courses on offer look to train 3D printing operators and designers of different abilities, covering key topics such as, ‘how to design for additive’, among many others, while software training with GrabCAD programmes are also featured within the courses.

The UK leads the way, as further Authorised Training Centres across the country are expected to be announced in the coming months, as well as sites in Scandinavia and Benelux.

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DSM extends its additive materials reach in UK with Europac3D partnership

Published 11 October 2018

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, materials, sla, europac 3d, dsm somos

Europac3D will provide access to DSM materials like Somos Taurus (top) and Somos PerFORM (bottom)

Europac3D has signed a deal to become the latest DSM channel partner in the UK, offering the full range of some 20 SLA 3D printing materials.

The materials are each designed to suit any application, from wind tunnel models to certified medical solutions, with their open-source nature meaning they can be used in most SLA machines.

Headquartered in Crewe, Cheshire, Europac3D has more than 20 years of experience in the field of 3D scanning, printing and installation, serving a range of sectors and more than 500 businesses across the UK.

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Custom specialist Apps now free to create in Comsol Multiphysics 5.4 release

Published 11 October 2018

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Article tagged with: engineering, simulation, cfd, materials, fea, comsol

Comsol has launched the last version of its Multiphysics system which provides a host of improvements and enhancements to existing tools along with two brand new products into the portfolio.

The first of the two new products, the Comsol Compiler, allows users to create standalone Comsol apps, allowing expert users to encapsulate knowledge into easy to use applications that can be used by a much wider range of an organisation’s staff.

Previously, these applications required Comsol licences, but the new compiler allows the creation of executables that include the Comsol runtime, so applications can be distributed without the need for an additional licence.

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Onshape launches first live collaborative 3D CAD editing app for Magic Leap

Published 10 October 2018

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Article tagged with: cad, design, vr, onshape, ar, mr, magic leap

An example of the Magic Leap hardware running an F1 car CAD model in the Onshape App

A new Onshape app will support live 3D editing of CAD models, with design changes updated in real time through Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset.

The product design app is for Magic Leap’s ‘spatial computing universe’ and is specifically designed for the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a lightweight head mounted display that allows digital content to step out of the screen and appear in the real world.

What Onshape hopes will set it apart from other CAD VR apps is seemingly its Cloud-based system and the ability for users to bring life-size 3D CAD models into their physical surroundings and collaborate with other Magic Leap wearers on design changes.

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Enforcing ‘control and security’ over digital manufacturing at heart of LEO Lane’s new SaaS

Published 10 October 2018

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, cloud, additive manufacturing, saas

Israel-based LEO Lane is aiming to protect brand integrity and IP protection through its new SaaS for securely managing additive manufacturing workflows - picking up on the industry fears associated with on-demand production.

Once a brand has identified which part it wants to additively manufacture and has established the correct way to produce it - printer type, material, machine settings - the SaaS solution secures it as a Limited Edition Object (LEO) file.

This means of saving the digital asset looks to protect and preserve a product or part design by controlling how it is produced.

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LinkedIn Learning offers free video tutorials to celebrate DEVELOP3D LIVE USA

Published 28 September 2018

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Article tagged with: cad, design, 3d printing, product design, develop3d live, linkedin learning

A screen shot from SolidWorks: Mold Design by Tam Black - one of the free tutorial videos made available by LinkedIn Learning

To support DEVELOP3D Live USA in Boston LinkedIn Learning has unlocked a whole bunch of its design and manufacturing courses until 9 October, making them free and available to everyone.

There’s a whole host of amazing content for every experience level, and pretty much every CAD software is available - from SolidWorks Mould Making to learning Siemens NX.

We’re hugely appreciative of LinkedIn for doing this, and should you be an aspiring tutorial host then get in touch with Brian Jepson and help spread design knowledge.

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XJet adds its first global sales partner in the UK

Published 28 September 2018

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, stratasys, materials, xjet

XJet’s Haim Levi and Carfulan’s Matt Fulton at the announcement

X-Jet’s metal and ceramic nano particle jetting additive manufacturing technology is fast emerging from its start-up beginnings, having announced its first sales partner - the UK-based Carfulan Group.

The first 3D printing systems, the Carmel 700 and 1400, are made possible by a unique liquid dispersion technique, where liquid suspensions containing solid nanoparticles of selected build and support materials are jetted onto a build tray to create incredibly dense and detailed models.

Named XJ3D, the X-Jet sales arm of Carfulan Group will join its range of turned-part measurement, 3D printing and tool pre-setting and inspection technologies under the company’s umbrella for advanced manufacturing.

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