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 from our 2015 event.
3Dconnexion designs ergonomic hardware and smart, easy-to-use software that the company says combine seamlessly to make working in CAD fast, comfortable and fun. From the SpaceMouse range of 3D mice to the CadMouse, 3Dconnexion claims its products provide a superior way for CAD professionals to interact with and experience the digital world.
3Dconnexion says its products feature patented technology and unparalleled build quality to provide the performance that CAD professionals demand – and deserve.
3Dconnexion is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its North American headquarters is in Boston, MA.
3DPRINTUK is based in the heart of London and specialises in SLS Nylon 3D Printing. The company was setup by designers for designers in 2011 with the aim of bringing a fun and friendly face to the UK 3D printing scene. For the last 4 years 3DPRINTUK says it has been building a bond of trust with its clients by providing the best quality prints at the lowest prices it can, supported by excellent customer service.
We are all humans here too, says 3DPRINTUK, not automated robots, which means its staff can check your files for you before printing. The company’s aim is to get your printing right first time, and not to have to play a trial and error game before getting the hang of it! All files are reviewed before printing, and 3DPRINTUK will not print if its staff see an error, rather repair it or send it back to you to perform the amendments. This is designed to save you both time and money.
AESSiS solves complex business problems with advanced PLM technologies. The company say it is committed to helping customers find the simplest, most reliable and most cost effective way through to the speed and performance they need by the application of advanced information management approaches & PLM technologies
AESSiS will be showcasing the Aras Innovator PLM Solution. AESSis says Aras Innovator reinvents the way PLM is designed, taking a unique approach to PLM technology and the traditional PLM business model.
AESSiS describes Aras Innovator as a highly scalable, full-featured PLM suite that adapts easily to changing business practices with no PLM license fees and a low-risk subscription-based business model that includes upgrades.
The company says the extensive out-of-the-box functionality and modern web-based, cloud-ready architecture enable you to deploy quickly and continuously enhance your PLM environment in a fraction of the time required by conventional enterprise PLM / PDM systems and at a total cost of ownership far below that of any leading competitor.
The latest AMD FirePro professional graphics cards are designed for advanced CAD/CAM/CAE workflows and simultaneous engineering in mind, combining complex modelling with sophisticated rendering and simulation.
With local and remote workstation graphics solutions available today, AMD FirePro offers a range of graphics solutions that are certified by all major CAD/CAM/CAE applications giving what AMD describes as the best choice and value for your business.
AMD says its AMD FirePro professional graphics drivers are thoroughly tested, optimised and certified providing a stable and reliable platform for engineers; so you can work faster without the worry of constant crashes and hardware failures.
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.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas.
Stop by the Autodesk exhibit in the Mead Gallery to learn more about Autodesk solutions for product design, simulation, PLM, and manufacturing.
Learn more about Autodesk Fusion 360 in the Helen Martin Studio. Fusion 360 is CAD reinvented for a modern age. It brings together people and the product development process, from concept to creation—in an integrated, collaborative, and affordable tool. Bring your laptop and Autodesk will set you up with a free 1-year subscription to Fusion 360.
Check out Autodesk’s first 3D printer, Ember in the Studio 3D printing room and learn more about the Spark platform.
Stand 28 + 30 + 62 + 63 + Helen Martin Studio
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.
Central Scanning says it continues to grow from strength to strength, developing close working relationships with its clients by offering an attentive, flexible, cost effective, professional and efficient service.
From teeth sized objects to complete cars and more, Central Scanning is able to provide a full service for 3D scanning, reverse engineering, or inspection as required.
In addition to its comprehensive 3D scanning systems sales and services, the company offers a 3D printing service using its in-house 3D printers and works closely with external suppliers as appropriate.
As the first resellers of the ARTEC 3D systems in the UK, Central Scanning says it has a high level of experience in the use of these versatile 3D Scanning systems and as such, says it can provide you with a bespoke training and support package to match your requirements.
Chaos Group creates physically-based rendering and simulation software for artists and designers. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group has devoted the last 18 years to helping artists advance the speed and quality of one of their most important tools.
Today, Chaos Group’s photorealistic rendering software, V-Ray, has become the rendering engine of choice for many high-profile companies and innovators in the visual effects and design industries.
CDG live product demonstrations will include: Geomagic Capture 3D scanner, Geomagic Sculpt organic modelling software, ProJet 1200 micro-SLA 3D printer, Cube3 & CubePro 3D printers. Plus the company will have samples from the full range of ProJet and ProX 3D Printers in plastic, rubber, nylon, metal and other materials.
CDG provides 3D printing and 3D scanning products and services with over 21 years of experience. The company supplies seven different 3D printing plus four 3D scanning technologies from Cubify, 3D Systems, Geomagic, Breuckmann and Aicon and says it delivers advanced 3D technology with first class support.
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.
Dell Precision is a leading workstation brand in the UK. Its workstations are designed to help you reduce prototyping costs, increase product iterations, and achieve more accurate simulations.
AMD FirePro professional graphics cards are constantly tested using the latest benchmarking standards to help ensure superior price-performance for use with CAD/CAM/CAE, Media & Entertainment, Medical and many other workstation applications.
Dell says its technology is:
Dell claims to have the broadest portfolio of products from entry-level mobile workstations to rack workstation / virtualisation solutions.
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.
Emco says it offers a complete solution for 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Manual/CNC and Laser cutting machines to the Education and Industrial sectors featuring top-quality machines and solutions with high-performance, reliability and speed.
Emco offers different 3D printing technologies from 3D Systems’ range of Personal, Professional and Production 3D printers. These include the Projet x60 series CJP range – printing full colour models and ProJet 3500 MJM series printing hard plastic models; tough and accurate, with what Emco describes as ‘unsurpassed quality’ with real parts, right now.
Creaform’s 3D hand held white light / laser Scanners, the Handyscan & Go!SCAN 3D scanners are accurate portable 3D scanners. They feature TRUaccuracy technology, which is claimed to guarantee accuracy no matter the environment.
At DEVELOP3D Live 2015 Emco will be exhibiting the Projet 460Plus colour 3D Printer and the Go!SCAN 3D which it says offers the easiest portable 3D scanning experience, providing truly fast and reliable measurements and real time STL scan data.
Emco has over 40 years of experience in providing machines and solutions to Education & Industry. The company says it is committed to excellence and quality, offering a wide range of services and consumables.
Since it was founded in 2000, Epitomy has been providing software solutions to UK manufacturers and distributors of complex capital goods. The company says it helps its customers make the most of their product data by providing a range of modular solutions from electronic parts catalogues and product data management to email marketing and customer-facing commerce sites.
As part of Epitomy’s drive to provide a market-leading service to its customers, the company has developed a number of strategic partnerships with other innovative companies to strengthen its core offering. Two of its partners – Tetra4D and Lattice Technology – provide tools for 3D visualisation and digital collaboration that Epitomy incorporates into its main solutions as well as offers to the UK market as a value-added reseller.
At this year’s DEVELOP3D Live the company will be demonstrating its solutions for 3D visualisation and downstream CAD re-use, including the use of 3D PDF and XVL as lightweight intermediate formats for supply chain collaboration and design review.
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
ES Technology is the UK distributor for Concept Laser, a metals technology for Additive Manufacture, commonly called 3D printing.
The company will be showcasing parts built using this technology from a range of machines supplied by Concept Laser, for interested industries like: Jewellery, Dental, Aerospace, Automotive, all in a range of metals including but not exclusive: Bronze, Silver, Stainless Steel, Titanium and Aluminium.
The parts are built layer by layer from powdered metal, using a fibre laser, to fully melt and build fully dense parts. Concept Laser manufactures a range of machines, four in total, with the largest machine capable of parts up to 630mm*400mm*500mm.
Concept Laser machines and technology are designed and ideally suited to custom, complex and short batch applications, and is identified as a process for production, rather than prototyping.
Concept Laser is part of an award winning advanced toolmaking company called The Hofmann Innovation Group who offers a range of high engineering services, from one off prototypes to full blown injection mould tools.
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.
FlowHD is a dedicated re-seller of the XFlow CFD code from Next Limit Technologies. XFlow features a truly meshless approach to CFD which is said to minimise wasted engineering time and allow designers to focus on design improvement more upfront in the design process.
As well as normal licence models, XFlow is available on a pay per use basis. This can be utilised on local hardware or through an on line visualisation machine which links directly to a high performance computing facility for the larger analysis requirements. FlowHD invites attendees to go and see them for an informal chat about your CFD requirements.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems for engineers, designers, and artists. Its flagship product, the Form 1+ 3D Printer, uses stereolithography (SLA) to create high-resolution physical objects from digital designs. The company was founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms.
Formlabs says it is establishing a new benchmark in professional desktop 3D printing with powerful, intuitive, and affordable machines. The company also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as 3D-printing software.
Frame is being pitched as a revolutionary cloud platform that lets you run any software in a browser. It is designed to combine the best of the cloud’s flexibility with the power and reliability of Windows software. Frame is said to make it easy to use any existing CAD software on any device, without lock-ins into proprietary cloud solutions.
Frame says its cloud platform instantly solves the problems of accessibility, administration overhead, or software versioning and lets you focus on your work. It scales in the cloud to give you as much (or as little) power as needed and it gives you total control over your data. Frame connects to your existing PDM or cloud storage, like Box or Dropbox. It is said to be intuitive, familiar, fast to deploy and easy to learn.
Frame is used by individual users, professional teams, and software publishers to deploy and manage apps in the cloud, all from a single, elegant dashboard. Frame is currently in public beta – to sign up, visit www.fra.me
Stand 8 + 9
Fujitsu is a leading European IT infrastructure provider offering a complete range of products, services and solutions. From looking after applications and protecting data, to managing supercomputers around the world, Fujitsu says it is happy helping businesses everywhere to become more innovative and efficient.
As a top 4 global workstation vendor with nearly 20 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing workstations in Germany, the CELSIUS portfolio spans everything from mobile workstations, to dual processor high end systems, including 1U remote workstations and HPC.
The Fujitsu vision is to harness technology to create a human-centric intelligent society, and the CELSIUS workstation range has been produced to enable designers & engineers to create the innovations of tomorrow, today.
Your CAD renders deserve the best custom lighting to perfectly reveal the form and materials of your designs, say the developers of HDR Light Studio.
HDR Light Studio is pitched as an easy and fast route to the perfectly lit shot – be it for a design review or the highest quality images for your marketing.
HDR Light Studio connects live with all leading design viz software: V-Ray for Rhino, Bunkspeed, KeyShot, Maxwell Studio, Showcase Pro, VRED, 3ds Max, MODO, Maya and many more.
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. The company says it supports its customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centres for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, Hexagon Metrology says it empowers its customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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.
HP wants to help you stay ahead of the curve with professional desktop, mobile, and virtual workstations designed for large and complex datasets, dispersed teams, and tight deadlines.
The company says its HP Z Workstations deliver the innovation, high performance, expandability, and extreme reliability you need to accelerate your design, engineering, and simulation workflows.
HP Z Workstations are certified for a range of professional 3D CAD and Simulation software applications, are designed for tool-free easy maintenance and upgrades, and include HP Performance Advisor software for system optimisation and HP Remote Graphics Software for remotely accessing and sharing your HP Workstation.
HP also brings you high-resolution displays to see your work in vivid detail, HP Designjet ePrinters for fast and high quality technical drawings, the HP Z1 all-in-one Workstation with Touch, and the HP DL380Z Virtual Workstation. HP invites you to stand 27 and 65 to see the products in action and gain insight on the advantages of HP Workstations.
Stand 27 + 65
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.
Intrinsys says it uniquely combines the provision of leading PLM solutions with a thriving engineering services business and the relationship successfully delivers mission critical projects to world-class companies in the Automotive, Aerospace, Formula 1, Marine, Industrial Equipment, Energy and Consumer Goods sectors.
When providing PLM the Intrinsys team delivers a full range of design, analysis, manufacturing and PDM skills to complement its software programming, project management and IT capability. In addition, Intrinsys says it supplies expert engineering services to boost your resources and support long term business development.
As a leading Dassault Systèmes PLM partner in the UK, Intrinsys will be demonstrating applications from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. With a range of industry-enhanced apps the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the latest technology for managing lifelike virtual reality new product development. It is said to encourage innovation and support knowledge management and intellectual property retention to create market-leading products within the shortest possible time, at reduced cost.
Intrinsys says its strength lies in the quality of its engineers who have both detailed engineering expertise and an extensive understanding of the PLM solutions. When combined with a culture of quality customer service and support, these attributes have seen the company grow in both size and capability with an enviable global client base.
ITI TranscenData is a central source for CAD Data Exchange and PLM Integration Solutions. Since 1985 the company has partnered with the leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors to assemble what it describes as an unparalleled suite of software products and services – all aimed at eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data, and maintaining data integrity and value.
ITI TranscenData says its technology is continually advancing and its customers are seeing significant success and benefits through its solution delivery for CAD migration, translation for OEM compliance, CAD data validation and implementing Model Based Design.
ITI TranscenData’s interoperability solutions include:
Kenesto is a cloud-based Engineering Data Management and Lifecycle Collaboration solution. Kenesto is designed specifically for small to medium sized engineering and design firms and working teams.
Kenesto is centered at its core around a simple, yet powerful replacement for the common shared network drive for managing and sharing files called Kenesto Drive. Kenesto Drive allows teams to work in exactly the way they do today as their shared network drive, but with the innovatively simple addition of automatic versioning, vaulting, sharing, discussions and more. All of this is exposed within the user’s existing desktop tools and applications, including the file explorer, appearing as a shared network drive, yet, according to Kenesto, providing more security, flexibility, permission fidelity, and file management capabilities – and it works seamlessly with your CAD data.
Kenesto Drive is enhanced by an additional, yet fully optional, set of cloud-based capabilities for organising, sharing, discussing and managing the related project data and tasks most critical to your product lifecycle and time-to-market. With tasks, dependencies, a built-in workflow engine and more, Kenesto is designed to further enhance project lifecycles through its ability to help teams ensure that they are meeting their timelines and properly managing critical processes, including those for change management, for example.
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.
Lenovo is a $39bn global technology company and manufacturer of high quality professional graphics workstations. The Lenovo ThinkStation brand is legendary in the workstation market, and with its new ThinkStation P Series, the company says it is once again rewriting the rule book for workstation performance, scalability and reliability.
The new Lenovo ThinkStation P Series is a portfolio of high performance ISV certified desktop & mobile workstations that have been completely re-engineered from the ground up; delivering what Lenovo claims to be the industry’s highest levels of performance and reliability, with the lowest noise levels and the coolest running experience of any professional workstation on the market today.
Powered by Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1600 v3 and Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1200 v3 series; Lenovo ThinkStations are optimised for demanding design and engineering workflows. Lenovo says this enables faster innovation, greater application performance and higher levels of reliability.
With performance features including Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Solid State hard disk drives and Intel® HD Graphics P4600, Lenovo says users can easily step up to the performance of their professional-grade CAD applications, and accelerate the exploration of complex data like never before.
Lenovo claims its new ThinkStation P Series offers ≥ 12% greater media and CAD application performance over a previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based workstations and ≥ 28% greater media and CAD application performance as compared with a two-generations-older Intel® Xeon® processor-based workstation.
Available in five different desktop models P300/SFF, P500, P700 & P900 plus two models of laptop W541 & W550s; Lenovo next-generation ThinkStation products are said to deliver ultimate speed and graphics for any professional workflow, including computer aided design (CAD), manufacturing (CAM) & engineering (CAE) as well as visual effects & 3D rendering.
Lightworks is a software development and integration specialist with over 25 years experience bringing the best visualisation and rendering technologies to companies across the CAD, design, manufacturing and entertainment sectors.
This year the company will be showcasing its latest innovation Lightworks Iray+ for Autodesk 3ds Max.
Lightworks says Iray+ surpasses the current functionality of the Iray version inside 3ds Max and will demoing its plug-ins many enhancements, including what it describes as a unique, intuitive approach to material creation, lighting and camera set-ups.
Using real-world processes the plug-in is said to allows designers to easily produce 100% physically accurate lighting output from real-world data input to models and simulations, and to create custom, real-world materials with complex finishes.
Lightworks will be demoing these features and showing how its advanced visualisation plug-in provides users with the full benefits of Nvidia’s Iray, including remote rendering and Iray’s Interactive mode.
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.
Since 1971, Malcolm Nicholls Limited has established itself as one of the most prestigious rapid prototyping companies in Europe.
Priding itself on the quality of its work, MNL offers concept models through to fully operational working prototypes, for all market sectors.
Hi-tech rapid prototyping methods (Stereolithography (large frame through to hi- res), Selective Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modelling, 3D Colour Printing etc,)
Traditional model-making skills, vacuum casting in the largest variety of polyurethane materials, coupled with integrated project management to help ensure that high quality prototypes are delivered on time, every time.
Designed to print parts with the strength of metal, the Mark One Composite 3D Printer is the world’s first 3D printer capable of printing continuous strand carbon fibre, Kevlar, and fiberglass.
Using a patent pending Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF) print head along side a FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printhead, the Mark One can create incredibly strong and functional parts by reinforcing a proprietary nylon with continuous fibre filaments.
Muncaster Technologies will be launching the Muncaster S3 at DEVELOP3D Live. Designed to revolutionise the design and engineering prototyping process, the S3 sits cleanly and comfortably in an office but is equally at home in the workshop.
The Muncaster S3 will allow the creation of prototype and final components to high precision in a variety of common prototyping composites, metals, polymers and other production intent materials using advanced CNC machining technologies. It has been developed by an experienced UK-based team with the best resources and is supported by Autodesk as part of its international strategic investment program.
NAFEMS is the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community. The not-for-profit organisation was established in 1983 and focuses on the practical application of numerical engineering simulation techniques such the Finite Element Method for Structural Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Multibody Simulation. In addition to end users from all industry sectors, its stakeholders include technology providers, researchers and academics.
NAFEMS’ mission is to promote the safe and reliable use of finite element and related technology, through education, professional development, knowledge exchange and collaboration.
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.
Onshape claims to be the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.
Breaking away from the traditional model of desktop-installed CAD, Onshape has data management and collaboration built in at its core.
For the first time, says Onshape, the CAD system and CAD data live in one place in the cloud, and are never copied anywhere. Everyone on a design team sees and works on the same master CAD data at all times, avoiding confusing checkouts, file copies, and overwriting each other’s work.
As a full-cloud product, Onshape is also said to eliminate the hassles of installations, license codes and servers, service packs, and add-on PDM systems. Every Onshape user always works with the same version of Onshape – the latest version.
Companies worldwide use Onshape today to speed up the design of consumer electronics, mechanical machinery, medical devices, machine parts, industrial equipment, and many other products. Onshape says its free plan also makes it the ideal CAD choice for students and educators to collaborate inside and outside the classroom.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape is a new venture-backed company that includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries.
Stand - National Grid Room
OR3D specialises in providing 3D solutions. The company says that, as the UK’s largest Geomagic partner for hardware and software, it is well placed to offer the right solution.
OR3D offers a range of laser scanning equipment that covers long range scanning of buildings and large infrastructure, to field proven dynamic handheld scanners from Mantis Vision. For high precision manufacturing and engineering applications, the company is able highlight the capabilities of sub millimetre accurate scanners and laser trackers from API.
Using Geomagic Design X the OR3D can demonstrate complete scan to CAD workflows, including the creation of native parametric CAD models in SolidWorks, Inventor, NX, Creo and CATIA.
As an Authorised Sales and Training Partner for Geomagic software and hardware, the company will be demonstrating inspection and freeform modelling packages.
Physical Digital Limited pitches itself as the UK’s largest mobile service provider of the industry leading GOM non-contact optical measurement systems. Supplying 3D scan, design and manufacturing data since 2005, the company says it has the resource and knowledge to support large planned schemes along with small, reactive works, ensuring your projects remain on schedule and within budget.
Physical digital says its highly skilled team provides metrology, inspection and reverse engineering capabilities and operates across the globe, working on projects ranging from small-scale injection mouldings to complete aircraft. It says it has built an excellent reputation and is trusted by many of the largest and most forward thinking companies in the world.
Physical Digital provides accurate and repeatable 3D measurement data for a range of industrial applications:
Physical Digital’s dedicated facility in Surrey is designed to carry out a wide range of projects from the automated measurement of small components, medium sized tooling and full size vehicle benchmarking. Its facilities include a dedicated part preparation area and secure storage, along with data management and transfer capabilities.
Proto Labs presents itself as the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototype and low-volume parts. The company’s proprietary software and automated systems translate 3D CAD models into instructions for high-speed manufacturing equipment that CNC-machine and injection-mould parts in as little as one day.
Its Firstcut service can mill from one to 200 metal and plastic parts in three days or less. For larger quantities, Protomold can produce up to 10,000+ parts made from a full menu of engineering-grade thermoplastic resins in less than 15 days.
The catalyst is an automated quoting system that provides design analysis and pricing information within hours of uploading a 3D CAD model.
Protomold® delivers injection moulded parts from moulds manufactured utilising state-of-the-art high-speed CNC machining technologies. Parts can be moulded using almost any engineering grade resin including liquid silicone rubber and are ideal for prototyping, bridge tooling and low- to mid-volume production.
Firstcut® satisfies the need for functional prototypes much earlier in the development cycle for quantities of 1-25+. Because Firstcut delivers prototypes in engineering grade resins, aluminium, copper and stainless steel they will have real material properties and improved surface finishes; in other words they will be functional.
PTC says it enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. Its technology solutions are said to help customers transform the way they create, operate and service products for a smart, connected, world.
Founded in 1985, PTC employs approximately 6,000 professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide.
PTC’s CAD software and solutions enable companies to design and optimize their products through the creation of three-dimensional virtual prototypes. It can help firms:
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Renishaw is a world leading engineering technologies company, with roots in precision metrology and motion control. It supplies products that are used for applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. Via a culture of innovation, Renishaw has expanded into a range of sectors, including Raman spectroscopy, dentistry, medical devices and additive manufacturing.
Renishaw’s metal powder bed fusion is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form complex, functional three dimensional parts. Systems provide class leading inert atmosphere preparation and low gas consumption. The build process is digitally driven from 3D CAD data.
Applying cross-sector engineering excellence, Renishaw designs, tests and manufactures its metal additive manufacturing systems in the UK. Further expansion is planned for its Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and overseas sites to include even more comprehensive demonstration facilities for customer training and collaborative working, in line with the increasing demands of the AM industry. With over 70 offices in 32 countries and more than 3,700 dedicated employees, Renishaw says it is committed to developing long-term partnerships with customers and provides ongoing ‘local’ global support.
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At DEVELOP3D Live, Roland DG will be showing the latest in desktop fabrication machines, including its monoFab 3D printer, the ARM-10 and 3D milling machine, the SRM-20. The company says it looks forward to showing you how the different technologies can complement each other as part of your digital toolbox.
Roland DG Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer of 3D milling and engraving machines, 3D printers and 3D scanners, photo impact printers, jewellery wax model makers, wide-format digital ink-jet print, print and cut devices and computerised vinyl cutters. Worldwide, Roland DG has shipped over 100,000 3D output devices since pioneering the world’s first desktop CNC milling machine back in 1986. Roland DG says it has earned its reputation for innovative, quality and reliable products across the milling and 3D modelling industries, sign making, commercial print, graphic art, packaging prototype, labelling, garment decoration, promotional gift, textile, jewellery, engraving and digital dentistry.
Scan Computers is a nationwide supplier of computers and computer peripherals.
The company says its brand of 3XS graphics workstations excel at giving customers the best possible product tailored to individual needs, and offered at the most competitive price. Scan manages to do this by employing a dedicated team of over 200 employees who love what they do.
Spec, Service and Satisfaction are the big values that Scan aims for every customer to experience.
Spec – Scan says it will go the extra mile to make sure it is pushing the boundaries to deliver the latest and greatest tech with style. The company is a 24/7 thinking business and says its desire to innovate and strive to be the best is what keeps it driven.
Service – Scan wants complete transparency with all it deals with. From its supply partners, its internal team and to its customers.
Satisfaction – Scan says nothing means more to it than getting your feedback telling us you are satisfied.
Scan says it smiles when praised and turns the business upside down to resolve any criticism.
It says it genuinely cares and will do all it can to make sure it can keep customers happy.
Scan Computers is proud to support Develop3D Live as a Gold Sponsor and will be available on its stand to talk to you about all matters hardware.
Siemens PLM Software and its customers will highlight some of the trends in design technology as and real life examples of how this can assist in overcoming challenges in the world of engineering-led sports.
On main stage Andy Claughton, Technical Director of Ben Ainslie Racing. Andy leads and coordinates a team of designers and engineers as they design, build and test the prototype and final boats that will challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, using Siemens technology.
Dan Staples, VP of R&D for Mainstream Engineering, will be on main stage to highlight the key technology trends, implications and challenges that face engineering companies. Dan will showcase the next advancements in Siemens 3D software, offering what Siemens describes as the functionality, flexibility, ease of use and ease of ownership to stay ahead your competition.
Ron Hartvelt is director of Motorsport at RML Group, one of the leading high performance automotive engineering companies in the world. Through its use of Siemens 3D technology, Ron will highlight how RML has overcome the technical challenges in delivering Touring Car, GT, Sports Prototype and Rallying programmes in major motorsport series.
On its stand Siemens will show NX software, what it describes as a complete solution for digital product development, delivering integrated, high performance design, simulation, documentation, tooling and manufacturing.
Also on show will be Solid Edge, which is pitched as a complete 3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster revisions, and better imported reuse that helps companies design better.
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.
Steinbichler GmbH says it has a global reputation synonymous with quality and innovation in the development of market leading, non-contact measurement technology.
Steinbichler UK Ltd offers optical and laser based systems for Surface Inspection, 3D Scanning and Digitisation, Automation and NDT technology for a variety of applications such as metrology, quality control, inspection, reverse engineering and prototyping.
Steinbichler’s references include major companies within the Aerospace, Automotive, Research, Electronics, Medical and Engineering sectors that employ its technology with a view to extending their capabilities, increasing efficiency, enhancing their level of service and confidence for their customers.
Steinbichler UK Ltd says its knowledgeable and passionate team have the expertise to assess individual requirements and recommend bespoke system packages suitable for a wide range of projects. The company believes in working in partnership with its clients, exceeding expectations and offering on-going aftersales support on a personal basis.
Demonstrations are free and without obligation and, according to Steinbichler, are structured to give you the opportunity to fully assess system capabilities in relation to your particular requirements.
Steinbichler will be exhibiting the Comet L3D Blue Light System which it says offers excellent results from a flexible, affordable 3D Scanning solution.
SSA provides software, training and consulting services in Computer Aided Engineering and carries out product simulation using Finite Element Analysis and multiphysics.
SSA is a reseller for the Dassault Systemes SIMULIA product range, which includes Abaqus simulation products and associated training and implementation. Abaqus provides a solution for many analysis types using implicit and explicit solver technologies, including linear, non-linear, buckling, thermal and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
SSA says its simulation expertise and training allows you to maximise your return on investment made in simulation software by making it an intrinsic part of the design process.
A central part of SSA is its Simulation Consultancy. The company’s dedicated team of simulation experts use finite element analysis software to provide solutions to all manner of engineering problems. Examples of these projects are in structural, dynamic, thermal, CFD and multiphysics. Working closely with its clients SSA also provides methods development and implements simulation strategies, delivering what it describes as real financial and technical benefits.
Stratasys’ UK & Ireland Platinum Partner SYS Systems supplies and supports Stratasys 3D printers across the UK and Ireland. According to the company Stratasys represent the cutting edge for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
SYS Systems says Stratasys is the brand-of-choice for the leading names in manufacturing and education. For example, BAE Systems, Bentley and the University of Oxford all choose Stratasys.
Desktop rapid prototyping capability will be demonstrated with an Objet30 Pro, a 3D printer that can print in a choice of 7 different materials. These include transparent and opaque plastics as well as a polypropylene-like material, which is perfect for snap-fit applications. SYS Systems says the Objet30 Pro leads the way in producing truly lifelike models for form, fit and functional testing.
Additive manufacturing will be demonstrated with a Stratasys Fortus 250mc system. Capable of rapid manufacturing in production-grade materials, including ABS, the Fortus is capable of ultra-realistic modelling as well as producing end-use parts.
SYS is a Stratasys Platinum Partner and is ISO9001:2008 accredited. The company’s emphasis is on working closely with end-users to finding the very best solution for their individual needs.
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:
The Foundry develops award-winning creative software used globally by leading artists, designers and creative professionals. Its portfolio helps users create inspiring and technical high-end visuals in the areas of Media Production and Design, as well as participate in emerging high-growth markets such as 3D printing.
From product design and engineering to visualization, art and imagery for marketing and advertising, its customers create amazing illustrations and objects all around the world.
MODO is used extensively for all kinds of design work. Its speed and ease of use allow designers to embrace 3D and speed up their workflows immeasurably. MODO’s powerful renderer also provides instant feedback and produces life like design communications before they are made ‘physical’ for marketing purposes.
The Foundry says, at the end of the day, it is all about making flexible, open products that solve challenges and stretch the boundaries of what’s possible! The company says its portfolio is as creative as it is technical, packed full of groundbreaking award-winning solutions that will have even the most demanding organisation or one-man-show salivating.
Tri-Tech3D is a leading provider of Stratasys 3D printing systems within the UK and Ireland. As a Stratasys Platinum Distribution Partner, Tri-Tech3D supplies, installs and supports the complete range of Stratasys 3D printers, from entry-level desktop systems through to large platform multi-material printers incorporating new Connex triple-jetting multi-material printing technology. The company’s services include initial consultation, specification and supply of 3D printing hardware and software, onsite installation, training and full onsite product support
Tri-Tech 3D states its credentials
With a broad range of printers on show, Tri-Tech3D says its dedicated product specialists will be pleased to discuss your particular needs or application in more detail, demonstrate the printers on offer and help you identify the best printer to suit your application and budget. DEVELOP3D LIVE delegates are also invited to collect a free 3D print sample.
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VISI is one of the world’s leading CAD/CAM software solutions specialised for the mould and die making sector. The company claims its software incorporates specific process knowledge that enables the designer or machinist to achieve complex and precise components in a fraction of the time used by more generic CAD/CAM software systems.
VISI describes its software as a unique combination of applications including fully integrated wireframe, surface and solid modelling, plastic flow front analysis, 3D tool design, and comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5-axis machining strategies with dedicated high speed routines.
Providing a solution for each step in the process of design, analysis, machine and build, VISI says it is unique in supplying such comprehensive technology for the mould and die industry. Despite the diversity of application, VISI says it can address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bringing huge value to the operations where they are deployed.