Over 60 firms, spanning four exhibition spaces, will showcase the very latest in product development technology.
Expect to see live demonstrations of 3D modelling, 3D printing, laser scanning, simulation, workstation hardware, rendering, reverse engineering, Product Data Management (PDM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), manufacturing technology and much more.
See below for full details of all the exhibitors and sponsors.
Ansys says it brings clarity and insight to customers’ most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. The company says its technology enables organisations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world.
Ansys focuses on simulating the complete product to help customers accurately model and confidently predict real-world performance. The company states engineers rely on its tools to ensure product integrity and product dominance.
Founded in 1970, Ansys employs more than 2,400 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software and design optimisation. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Ansys has more than 70 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.
Stand 28 + 30
Blueprinter’s 3D printing technology allows customers to sinter parts in the office at lower temperatures, using off the shelf commercial thermal print heads. The company says its printer allows end users to print in a natural environment, with much lower investment, producing functional parts at very low cost.
The new M2 Version comes complete with de-powdering unit, 12kg of M-Flex powder and 12 months warranty. Additional materials are in development which, when in production, will give end users more options regards functional properties.
The printer works by using thermal print heads that provide the heat to melt layers of powder together. The printer does not require expensive ancillaries for mixing powder or providing nitrogen. It is said to warm up quickly and cool down quickly to give end users parts in their hands within minutes of a build finishing.
Typical hand held parts can be printed for less than €5.00 with flexible properties on thin walled parts. Parts can be post processed and finished easily, with the added ability to infiltrate with epoxy resins for different mechanical properties.
The printer has built in connectivity for networking, a built in PC with web based interface which, the company claims, makes it one of the easiest printers to use on the market.
As a team of technical and professional engineers, CSI is dedicated to providingPDM and PLM solutions to enterprise and small business customers.
The company will be showcasing DesignDataManager. DDM, which helps businesses manage, share and control all associated data and documents throughout the PLM process. Designed as an affordable PDM solution, DDM is said to help reduce engineering costs, eliminate unnecessary reworks and increase design productivity. With DDM, CSI says firms can securely control all aspects of their workflow and take products to market faster using a highly automated business process.
Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times.
The company, a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Autodesk, is claimed to be the world’s largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, PartMaker and ArtCAM programs making up a comprehensive range of CAM systems. According to Delcam, this broad selection allows it to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment.
Delcam also develops product design, tooling design, reverse engineering and quality control programs. The company’s approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.
Delcam’s PowerINSPECT is said to offer fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment. The company states that this versatility has made it the world’s leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location.
Delcam software is used in over 90 countries worldwide by over 49,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.
DriveWorks software is used by engineers, sales teams, distributors and customers to design, engineer and configure to order. It is said to be ideal for anyone where designs (or contracts) are the SAME but DIFFERENT for each quote or each customer order.
According to the developers, DriveWorks configurator software, which is available for desktop mobile and tablet, can be used to respond to more enquiries, generate more custom orders & win more business
The company states it will help you:
DriveWorks can automatically generate, manufacturing drawings, 3D Models, and sales documents (Including quotes) and is used by companies worldwide from all industries to configure and automate.
From trailers to conveyors, furniture to machinery, mechanical seals to pressure vessels, windows & doors, DriveWorks software is used by companies across many different industries worldwide.
DriveWorksXpress is included in SolidWorks 3D CAD Design Software.
EPLAN is an electrical engineering design program for the planning and documentation of electrical design projects. The EPLAN ‘platform’ supports interdisciplinary work, from fluid and process engineering to harness and enclosure design.
EPLAN is said to automate time consuming tasks of design such as wire numbering, device tagging, cross-referencing and error checking; reducing downtime and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the software gives users access to the EPLAN Data Portal, enabling customers to import over 480,000 schematic drawings and parts documentation managed by 51 leading manufactures such as Siemens and Rockwell Automation.
On stands 14 and 15 the company will be demonstrating EPLAN Harness proD, an innovative 3D tool for the construction of wire harnesses. EPLAN says that, until now, using a CAD system to design wire harnesses was no easy task. Calculating wire lengths, manually producing production documentation and performing endless alterations to prototypes can be time and labour intensive. With Harness prod, EPLAN claims this is a thing of the past. Automation is integral to the software, from calculating bundle diameters and wire lengths, routing wires, performing collision checks, generating documentation and creating 2D nailboard drawings.
In addition the application enables what is described as ‘the seamless synchronisation of data’ from mechanical and electrical construction systems to produce accurate documentation in a timely manner.
Stand 14 & 15
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment permits high-precision 3D measurements and comparisons of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, and inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.
FARO provides a range of measurement arms including the new FARO Prime providing highest accuracy, FARO Edge, FaroArm, FaroArm Fusion, Edge ScanArm, Laser ScanArm, FARO Gage, the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, the FARO Laser Tracker Vantage, FARO Laser Tracker ION, and the CAD-based measurement and reporting software CAM2 Measure 10, CAM2 GAGE as well as the software SCENE for 3D documentation.
At DEVELOP3D LIVE FARO will exhibit its latest portable FARO Arm Edge with LLP and its recently launched FARO Focus3D X330 Laser Scanner for 3D measurement and 3D image documentation.
Hobs Studio is an expert in 3D technologies and specialises in providing innovative, high quality 3D solutions for designers, architects and product developers, offering 3D visualisation, 3D scanning, 3D printing and BIM solutions to support clients at all stages of their project.
The company has bases in Manchester and London, providing 3D services all under one roof. The company has invested more than £600,000 in 3D print technologies over the last 6 months, in stereolithography (SLA), colour jet printers (CJP) and multijet printers (MJP), including the only SLA 3D printer of its kind in London, which can print high resolution models as large as 750 x 650 x 550mm in size.
In addition to 3D printing, Hobs Studio’s core of technical specialists can provide cutting edge technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, as a unique way to display client’s projects, as well as traditional photo realistic 3D visualisations and animated fly-throughs.
Hobs Studio is part of the Hobs Reprographics plc, the leading independent printing company in Europe – www.hobsrepro.com. Hobs was founded in 1969, and is the largest privately owned reprographics organisation in Europe, with a £30m+ turnover.
INNEO states it is the No1 PTC Preferred Implementation Partner 2014 and No1 PTC reseller worldwide. It delivers software solutions and services for product design, PDM and PLM as well as rendering solutions to more than 3,800 customers in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
INNEO offers a complete solution comprising software and consultancy services together with PTC certified training and dedicated hotline for support. The company has more than 270 employees and 30 years successfully implementing software solutions, as well as being a PTC Platinum and KeyShot Platinum Partner.
Together with PTC, INNEO’s primary objective is to ensure UK companies harness innovation and continue to design great products whilst driving global efficiencies without compromising on quality.
INNEO will showcase the latest in CAD/CAM/PDM/PLM and IT solutions. Its expert team will be presenting: PTC Creo 3.0: 3D design software including the new multiCAD Unite Technology. It invites attendees to learn how it can help improve product designs, accelerate time to market and increase overall productivity.
PTC Windchill PDMLink is described as a powerful and intuitive integrated solution for Product Lifecycle Management and CAD Data Management for both SMBs as well as large enterprise.
KeyShot is a rendering and animation software that helps bring design images to life.
In addition INNEO also offers a number of software enhancement tools to optimise the performance of CAD/PDM systems. These include Startup TOOLS and GENIUS TOOLS Model Processor, which is designed to improve workflow and administration of systems.
Despite what you read daily in the press or online, not everything in life can be 3D printed! However the possibilities of what can be achieved is ever expanding. Laser Lines says it takes a no-nonsense approach to addressing your 3D printing and Direct Digital Manufacturing requirements offering up-to-date, real world advice and guidance.
Laser Lines’ portfolio contains the full range of STRATASYS 3D printer solutions. It claims to be in a unique position to offer a tailored solution to meet the needs of our customers, whether it be functional models in real engineering grade thermoplastics or fine detail parts for product evaluation.
With the key benefits of accurate, repeatable and durable parts Laser Lines says its customers can relax in the knowledge that they are being supported by the World Leader in additive layer manufacturing technology. Now celebrating 22 years of selling and supporting these products, Laser Lines says it has accrued an enormous amount of knowledge, experience and expertise that is helping its customers maximize profits by developing their own capabilities and in turn becoming more efficient and competitive in their respective fields, achieving many new goals along the way.
Luxion is a developer of advanced 3D rendering, animation and lighting technology and the maker of KeyShot, realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. The software is designed to break down the complexity barriers of creating photographic images from 3D models.
With the CPU-based architecture, the company says photographic real-time rendering can be achieved even on simple laptops without the need for special graphics cards. According to the company, KeyShot allows users to easily change materials, interactively create and adjust lighting and cameras to make the product development process faster and easier than ever before.
KeyShot is said to read in every major 3D file format natively on both PC and Mac, thus making it fit into any virtually product development environment.
Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Tesla, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design.
Ogle is a model maker and prototyper that utilises in-house, industrial 3D printing, vacuum casting, CNC machining and bench hand skills. The company says it always delivers promptly and to a consistently high standard and its team is known for their willing, calm and flexible approach, coupled with an extraordinary ability for problem solving.
With the installation of a 5 axis CNC machine in Dec 2014 with a capacity of 4m x 2.6m x 1.3m Ogle says it is continuing to invest in and significantly strengthen, its core capabilities.
For DEVELOP3D LIVE Ogle will be showing its range of capabilities with parts produced by SLA, SLS, Vac Casting, CNC and bench model making examples with ‘superb’ paint finishes.
Stand 17 + 18
Solid People is a team of qualified designers who specialise in CAD recruitment. According to the company this means it knows about all things CAD and understands its clients and candidates better.
Solid People says it is a niche recruitment company that has been in the industry for some time so it has extensive access to talented CAD specialists – and its knowledge of the CAD industry means it can match candidates to your needs quickly and accurately.
The company says it doesn’t just send a ‘bin full’ of CVs for you to churn through. It sends you the top 2 or 3. It interviews candidates, use its know-how to assess their skill level, and then decides who would be the best fit for your team. Only then does it put them forward.
Whether you’re a company looking for your next designer, or a designer looking for your next career move, Solid People wants to see you for a chat.
solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology that it claims helps its user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster.
solidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire is designed to enhance this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. The developers say the software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time, reducing costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.
solidThinking Evolve is said to help industrial designers develop forms faster, using either Windows or OSX. Capture an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize products with realistic renderings generated in real time. Evolve provides organic surface modelling and parametric control, with NURBS-based surfaces and solids and a ‘unique’ ConstructionTree history feature. The software is claimed to free designers from the constraints of engineering-oriented CAD tools, while allowing the export of digital models required by others in the product development process.
solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks suite.
SolidWorks, a Dassault Systèmes brand, is a specialist in 3D solutions that “help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation”. The company’s products are said to deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment.
More than two million product designers and engineers worldwide use SolidWorks to bring their designs to life – from the coolest gadgets to innovations that are said to deliver a better tomorrow. Over one million students have graduated with SolidWorks training.
Tebis is process supplier in CAD/CAM and develops complete consulting, software, implementation and support solutions for the manufacturing industry. With extensive business and manufacturing expertise, Tebis says it helps companies boost their productivity when developing, designing and manufacturing models, moulds and components.
Each Tebis solution is configured to a client’s personal requirements and is, importantly, accessed through a single interface, meaning users only have to learn how to navigate one piece of software in order to create, automate and manage multiple tool paths.
Tebis says its software has been tested in extreme manufacturing environments over the last 30 years and is an integral component of highly efficient design and manufacturing process chains. It is relied on by most automotive companies and their suppliers, as well as companies in the aerospace and mechanical engineering sectors, for design and manufacturing process optimisation.
Customised technology solutions can be developed in areas such as:
Stand 36 & 37