Posts by Stephen Holmes

MSC provides simulation tools for both Stratasys’ FDM and Materialise’s metals 3D Print

Published 15 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, simulation, 3d printing, manufacturing, stratasys, materials, materialise, metals, msc, hexagon

The use of new Digimat simulation tools should be of interest for Stratasys’ Fortus 900mc users looking to target production manufacturing

Part of the Hexagon Group, MSC Software has continued to expand its simulation expertise into the world of 3D printing with industry heavyweights Stratasys and Materialise.

Although both differ in the materials covered, both look to take advantage of advanced simulation technologies to conquer potential build errors.

Stratasys is collaborating with MSC’s e-Xstream Engineering, an advanced tool for multi-scale modeling of composite materials and structures, to deliver high performance process modeling and structural analysis numerical tools.

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An ‘enthusiastic user of technologies’ presented with honorary IET Engineering Fellowship

Published 15 November 2017

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Article tagged with: engineering, 3d systems, london, iet, will.i.am

In more ‘world’s going to hell in a handcart’ news, one of the largest global engineering bodies has announced sometime-seat-swivelling former vocoder-pop-tune-lover, Will.I.Am, is to receive an honorary fellowship to its ranks.

With over 163,000 members in 127 countries, and keen to represent the diverse modern interdisciplinary nature of engineering, the IET has given this year’s awards top billing to a man it describes at best as “an enthusiastic user of technologies in both his professional and personal life”.

In a sector desperate for marketing and promotion - and rightly so - this probably seemed a good idea to someone in the back offices of the IET. So instead lets look at the other honorary fellowship awardees and their astounding list of actual world-changing engineering achievements:

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Authentise tops connections for 3D printing devices

Published 14 November 2017

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, iot, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, industry 4.0

Authentise has announced claims that it has connected to and receives data from more additive manufacturing device types than any other software developer.

Having recently worked with a number of 3D printing equipment providers, and partnered with SLM Solutions, it has connected devices to the Authentise 3Diax platform and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

The information provided by them is used to automate actions through Authentise MES - actions including automatic order updates, in-depth traceability report creation or the training of machine learning models that can improve the accuracy of cost, time and maintenance estimates.

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Deal sees Authentise 3Diax integrates real-time production data from SLM Solutions

Published 13 November 2017

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacturing, manufacture, authentise, slm solutions, industry 4.0

A cooperation agreement with Authentise could help SLM Solutions customers expand additive manufacturing capacities through greater efficiency, transparency and quality with their 3D printing.

The software will access real-time production data from SLM machines, a great tool for series manufacturing of components, in a step towards the fully automated processing of orders on SLM’s machines.

Direct data access to the 3D printer can be combined with other functionalities of Authentise’s 3Diax software modules to automate manual tasks, for example, to automatically update an order status, or generate documentation that enables finished components to be traced back to source.

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CAM in the Cloud on offer from OnCreate3D

Published 13 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, cam, cloud, cnc, oncreate3d

Toolpath generation and more is available with all the benefits of the Cloud via OnCreate3D’s latest software

The benefits of the Cloud for design and engineering software continues to march on, with CAM software from start-up OnCreate3D running in a web browser and on any mobile device.

The company, formed of experienced former big CAM company employees, is based in Pune, India, aims to provide an 80 per cent reduction in cost of owning a CAM Software - targeting small job shops, hobby machinists and new learners that can’t afford to invest huge amount in desktop based, one-time purchase CAM packages.

There are other benefits too - the software is set to upgrade monthly adding new features, while it’s web-based format means a machinist can invite designers with read or write permissions to let them know the problem areas in designs that are not allowing for accurate manufacturing of a component.

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Weekender // Design in the Digital Age

Published 10 November 2017

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Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacturing, materials, weekender, mx3d

Algorithms, digital fabrication, natural forms and decorative qualities all mix in Joris Laarman’s exhibition

On show at the Cooper Hewitt museum, Design in the Digital Age is a blast of digitally fabricated furniture by Dutch designer Joris Laarman.

The lab’s approach to smart algorithms, 3D printing and materials sees it trying to blur traditional distinctions between the natural and machine made, and also mix decorative with functional properties.

As well as plenty of seating, there’s a chance to get up close with a section of the MX3D bridge - being 3D printed by robots across a section of Amsterdam’s canal - that we featured earlier this year.

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Onshape makes 12 learning plans free online

Published 10 November 2017

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Article tagged with: cad, cloud, education, training, onshape

The Onshape Learning Center has opened up 12 of its self-paced online training courses to subscribers of its Public and EDU plans - giving students, open-source designers and anyone who wants to evaluate Onshape free training.

Previously only available for Onshape Professional subscribers, the 12 courses are organised into two Learning Pathways that include bite-size videos and practice exercises.

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