DEVELOP3D LIVE 2014 took place on April 15 2014. Thanks to everyone that made it possible.
Plans are already underway for DEVELOP3D LIVE 2015.
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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.
The latest AMD FirePro professional graphics cards are designed for advanced CAD/CAM/CAE workflows and simultaneous engineering in mind, combining complex modeling 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 ISVs.
The AMD FirePro professional graphics drivers are thoroughly tested, optimised and certified for all major ISVs providing a stable and reliable platform for engineers; so they can work faster without the worry of constant crashes and hardware failures.
With key benchmark wins with SPECviewperf 12, an industry standard workstation graphics benchmark, AMD FirePro graphics are designed to perform where it matters most.
Every product is a promise of something greater. Higher performance. Better reliability. Increased market share. Everything depends on gaining that edge, realizing that promise. Companies using ANSYS simulation pursue better ideas with uncompromising precision and real-world confidence. These ANSYS-powered brands aim high and deliver, consistently. It’s the only way to win in a leapfrogging battle to beat the competition and delight customers. And to realize your product promise.
ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers’ most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Its technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation.
We focus on simulating the complete product to help customers accurately model and confidently predict real-world performance. Our proven tools are what engineers rely on most 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 optimization. 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 – including the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.
Stand 28 + 30
Blueprinter Aps is claimed to be the world’s first desktop sintering 3D printer with patented SHS technology.
This brand new machine features a groundbreaking technology that, according to the company, allows customers to sinter parts in the office at lower temperatures, using off the shelf commercial thermal print heads. It is designed to allow end users to print in a natural environment, with much lower investment, producing functional parts at very low cost.
The system comes complete with de-powdering unit, 12kg 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 warms up quickly and cools down quickly to give end users parts in their hands within minutes of a build finishing, says the manufacturer.
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, built in PC with web based interface, making it one of the easiest printers to use on the market, the company claims.
Now in its eighth year of trading, Central Scanning Ltd prides itself on having developed close working relationships with its clients by offering an attentive, professional and efficient service.
From teeth sized objects to complete cars and more, Central Scanning Ltd is able to provide a full service for 3D Scanning, digitisation, reverse engineering or inspection as required and has recently added the sub millimetre Surphaser large volume engineering scanner to its range of equipment for bureau services.
3D Scanning and digitisation can either be undertaken in the company’s temperature controlled lab conditions, or out on site if required by its experienced engineers.
In combination with the Artec 3D scanners, Steinbichler 3D scanners, associated software (Polyworks, Geomagic, Rhino, SolidWorks etc), the Objet Eden 500V 3D printer and a number of specialised partners, Central Scanning works in partnership with its customers to help ensure that all their requirements are met.
Central Scanning can provide customers with a bespoke training and support package (or simply the system) and tailor its quotations to match individual requirements.
At DEVELOP3D Live 2014 the company will be exhibiting the Artec Eva 3D scanner and blue LED 3D Scanning system from the Steinbichler Comet L3D range.
CGTech specialises in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimisation, and analysis software technology for manufacturing.
CGTech will feature the latest versions of its VERICUT software products for both Machine Tool Simulation and Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) programming and simulation.
VERICUT MACHINE TOOL SIMULATION
CGTech will be exhibiting the new VERICUT 7.3 CNC machine simulation and optimisation software.
VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machining, including multi axis milling, machining centers, mill/turn centers, drilling and trimming, water jet cutting and robotic machining. VERICUT is driven from post processed CNC Code and runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems including Dassault Systemes Catia, Siemens PLM NX, Delcam PowerMill, Vero EdgeCAM, CNC Software MasterCAM, Open Mind Hypermill and SolidCAM.
VERICUT also features OptiPath, which provides feed rate optimization for more efficient cutting and reduced cycle times.
VERICUT COMPOSITES APPLICATIONS SUITE
CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
There will be demonstrations of projects that highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP machines of all types including Robots.
Chaos Group creates physically-based rendering and simulation software for artists and designers. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group has devoted the last 16 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.
See the very latest 3D Printing and 3D Scanning technologies on CDG’s stand. The products include the NEW Sense 3D Scanner at, what CDG describes as, an amazing price; the NEW Geomagic Capture 3D scanner & software for professional engineering scanning, modelling and inspection; and the latest CubeX & ProJet 3D Printers. Plus the new Cubify 3D CAD software tools INVENT, DESIGN & SCULPT.
CDG provides 3D printing and 3D scanning products and services with over 12 years of experience. The company can now supply 7 different 3D printing technologies including PJP, FTI, CJP, MJP, SLA, SLS & DMS catering for small and large parts, and parts with fine detail in a variety of materials. For 3D scanning, it offers 4 technologies including Sense, Geomagic & Breuckmann high-end 3D Scanners and Aicon Photogrammetry.
Concurrent Engineering is a leading provider of product development solutions. It helps manufacturers optimise their globalisation, time-to-market and operational efficiency through an integrated suite of solutions across the product lifecycle.
Concurrent Engineering is trained and certified in PTC solutions and can provide a complete product development solution for clients, comprising of products, services, training and support.
Concurrent Engineering is a Platinum-level PTC Partner for PTC Creo, PTC Mathcad, and PTC Windchill. The company has also recently been awarded PTC PLM Preferred status, the first PTC partner in the UK to achieve this recognition. According to the company this means it is able to bring together the global benefits of PTC technology, with the dynamics and experience of a local provider, to ensure the best solution for its clients.
At DEVELOP3D Live 2014 CSI will be showcasing DesignDataManager (DesignDataManager.com) the company’s CAD, BOM, Document, Business Process and Supply Chain Management tool. CSI will show how PDM/PLM can help you to reduce engineering cost, reduce waste, increase design productivity and take your product to market faster.
CSI is a team of technical and business professionals dedicated to providing industry-leading PDM and PLM solutions to enterprise and small business customers since the late 1980s.
According to the company, the CSI experience starts with its Sales Team who as experienced technical experts, will discuss your requirements and work in partnership with you to guarantee the right solution.
CSI says it does not use hard sell tactics; instead it claims to be open, honest and experienced with the added knowledge that you will be impressed with its full range of products. CSI builds on that partnership, and through professional and open communication says it will deliver you quality and service to exceed your expectations.
Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times.
The company is one of the world’s largest specialist suppliers of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, PartMaker and ArtCAM programs making up a comprehensive range of CAM systems. This broad selection allows Delcam 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 and quality control programs. The company’s unique 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 offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. 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 45,000 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. Dell Precision workstations 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 ensure superior price-performance for use with CAD/CAM/CAE, Media & Entertainment, Medical and many other workstation applications. You too can benefit from technology that is:
The DeltaTrix 3D Printer is a capable and novel 3D printer, soon to be offered in kit-form on crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter. Many offerings at the most affordable end of the 3D printer market focus on just being cheap, resulting in devices that look out of place in even the most modest design studio. Robust and well designed, the DeltaTrix 3D Printer is said to deliver a new level of sophistication and quality.
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.
Use DriveWorks configurator software to respond to more enquiries, generate more custom orders & win more business.
It will help you:
DriveWorks lets you 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. The developers say it’s ideal for same but different designs.
DriveWorksXpress is included in SolidWorks 3D CAD Design Software.
Dutton Simulation is a UK re-seller and specialist support agent for forming simulation, FEA stress analysis, computational fluid dynamics and collaborative visualisation software packages.
VCollab visual collaboration software technology is designed to reduce large CAE file sizes dramatically for easy collaboration and reporting locally from HPC resource located anywhere on the planet. 3D geometry or assemblies from many popular CAD systems like CATIA, UG NX, Pro/Engineer, WildFire etc and other 3D authoring tools like 3D Studio Max, Maya etc can be converted into VCollab’s CAX files.
NEi Nastran is the renowned and cost effective alternative NASTRAN solver. These solutions are available standalone or as CAD integrated systems.
XFlow CFD code from Next Limit Technologies offers unique new technologies which are said to reduce the time and cost of CFD whilst increasing accuracy and integrity of the results.
FTI FormingSuite, offers upfront feasibility analysis as well as cost estimation and optimisation for sheet metal parts.
DYNAFORM from ETA is used to analyse a wide variety of metal forming processes.
Emco offers a complete solution for 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Manual/CNC and Laser cutting machines to the Education and Industrial sectors. According to the company these are 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 unsurpassed quality – real parts, right now,’ says Emco.
Creaform’s 3D hand held white light / laser Scanners. The Handyscan & Go!SCAN 3D scanners stand out as the most accurate portable 3D scanners on the market today, says Emco, featuring the TRUaccuracy technology, that ‘guarantees accuracy no matter the environment.’
At DEVELOP3D Live 2014 Emco will be exhibiting the Projet 460Plus colour 3D Printer and the Go!SCAN 3D which is claimed to offer 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 & solutions to Education & Industry. The company is committed to excellence and quality offering a wide range of services and consumables.
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customised products utilising its proprietary consumables across a variety of end markets.
Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released solutions for desktop applications up to large scale enterprises and manufacturers.
The company’ s platform provides organisations of any size the capability to rapidly manufacture true to life and functional duplication of any CAD rendering. With nearly 18 U.S. and 91 international patents, EnvisionTEC works with a strong customer and partner base in jewellery, automotive, dental, medical, sporting goods, aerospace and consumer packaged goods.
Since it was founded in 2000, Epitomy has been providing software solutions to UK manufacturers and distributors of complex capital goods. The company 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. Epitomy incorporates these tools into its main solutions and, as a value-added reseller, also offers them to the UK market.
At this year’s DEVELOP3D Live Epitomy 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.
If you are interested in finding out more about 3D PDF, XVL, or the company’s other solutions, email Epitomy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 258 0404.
EPLAN is an electrical engineering design program, offering innovative options 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 automates 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 340,000 schematic drawings and parts documentation managed by 51 leading manufactures such as Siemens and Rockwell Automation.
The company will be demonstrating EPLAN Harness proD, an innovative 3D tool for the construction of wire harnesses. According to EPLAN, 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 this is a thing of the past, says the company. 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 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 manufacture a range of machines, 4 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 offer a range of high engineering services, from one off prototypes to full blown injection mould tools.
With over 20 years experience in 3D scanning and printing, Europac3D has an install base of more than 200 systems throughout the UK, providing equipment and software training.
Europac3D also offers a bespoke scanning service to capture in 3D almost any object for the purposes of:
The company says it can scan anything from small jewellery items to multi-storey buildings and from heritage artefacts to film stars using a wide range of professional 3D scanners, all of which can be viewed on its website.
Europac3D operate a full 3D printing service and is a reseller for the complete range of class-leading 3D Systems 3D printers. New models include the ProJet 4500 Full Colour Plastic Printer and the ProJet 5500X Multi-Material 3D Printer.
At DEVELOP3D Live, Europac3D will be showcasing blue light laser scanners new to the company.
Stand 48 & 49
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 revolutionary recently launched FARO Focus3D X330 Laser Scanner for 3D measurement and 3D image documentation.
The Fuel3D handheld scanner is a point-and-shoot 3D imaging system that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects. Fuel3D is said to be the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process files in seconds. And, according to the manufacturer, the Fuel3D costs less than one tenth of the cost of its nearest industry competitor.
The Fuel3D scanner works in much the same way as a normal digital camera – literally point and shoot! But it shouldn’t be confused with the consumer 3D cameras available today. The Fuel3D camera is said to be significantly more advanced.
When the manufacturer says 3D, it means the Fuel3D resolves a fully 3D surface consisting of a large number of physical and colour measurements. These can then be viewed from any direction, edited, and used as source material for 3D printing or for on-screen manipulation. Fuel3D can be used by anyone who wants the ability to rapidly create 3D models.
The GOM ATOS 3D scanner is developed for the reverse engineering and dimensional control of components. According to the company, fast, accurate, GOM scans are now an established way of reducing product development times and ensuring highest quality components.
Applications include, producing accurate STL files for Reverse Engineering; rendering GOM scans directly in visualisation software to remove the need to create CAD models; inspection of parts to verify geometry for prototype, production or RP parts.
The ATOS Core is the latest 3D scanner from GOM offering new product lines to meet applications and budget.
The ATOS Core Essential Line is competitively priced whilst still providing all the tools you need for easily creating and exporting high quality STL files. With GOM Inspect free software the ATOS Core becomes an inspection tool for complete analysis of parts against CAD data.
GOM Inspect is the free software that can be used with ATOS data or 3rd part scan data. CAD data can be imported for inspection of point cloud data including tools like GDT in the software. Mesh processing tools can be used for creating STL files from point cloud data or optimising for machining or FEA.
Your CAD renders deserve the best custom lighting to perfectly reveal the form and materials of your designs. HDR Light Studio is designed to provide 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!
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.
According to INNEO, as the No1 PTC Preferred Implementation Partner 2013 and No1 PTC reseller worldwide, it delivers industry leading 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 boasts more than 270 employees 30 years successfully implementing software solutions, and is a PTC 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 2.0: 3D design software, the revolution in 2D and 3D CAD software, learn how it can not only improve your product designs but accelerate time to market and increase overall productivity.
PTC Windchill PDMLink: Powerful and intuitive integrated solution for Product Lifecycle Management and CAD Data Management for both SMBs as well as large enterprise.
KeyShot: the leading edge rendering and animation software bringing your design images to life. Save on costly errors and expensive prototypes with intuitive 3D rendering in real time. See the latest release at DEVELOP3D Live.
In addition INNEO also offers a number of software enhancement tools to optimise the performance of your CAD and PDM systems, these include Startup TOOLS and GENIUS TOOLS Model Processor which are designed to help improve workflow and administration of your systems.
ITI TranscenData is a central source for CAD Data Exchange and PLM Integration Solutions. Since 1985 it has partnered with the leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors to assemble a suite of software products and related services – all aimed at eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data, and maintaining data integrity and value.
ITI TranscenData’s technology is continually advancing and the company’s 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:
Lagoa is claimed to be the world’s first web-based platform for photoreal 3D visualisation and collaboration. It enables designers, engineers, architects and advertisers to create, iterate and publish spectacular 3D content without any hardware or software installations.
Lagoa’s proprietary rendering engine harnesses the power of the cloud to deliver a stack of sophisticated tools like real-world materials, advanced lighting and physically accurate cameras at what the company describes as blistering speeds. The browser-based interface allows teams to collaborate in real time, shortening time-to-revenue and providing businesses with interactive e-commerce tools.
Lagoa was founded in 2012 by Thiago Costa (creator of Lagoa Multiphysics), Arno Zinke and Dov Amihod to make digital 3D creation available to everyone, everywhere. Lagoa is based in Montreal with additional offices in Boston and Bonn, Germany.
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.
With a portfolio containing the full range of Stratasys 3D printer solutions, Laser Lines says it is in a unique position to offer a tailored solution to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be functional models in real engineering grade thermoplastics or fine detail parts for product evaluation.
Celebrating 21 years of selling and supporting these products, the Stratasys Platinum reseller 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.
Lightworks Iray+ provides customers requiring photographic quality visualisation with integrated rendering for their application or workflow. The company will be showcasing how it can enable the highest quality visualisation for use in Online Configuration, Virtual Showrooms and with your CAD applications.
Lightwork Design has taken Nvidia’s world-leading iray technology and combined it with its own extensive knowledge of developing component technology, to create Iray+. You can employ Iray+ to produce physically-accurate photographic quality images with ease and exceptional efficiency. Lightwork Design works with its customers, tailoring each project to their specific needs – whether working alongside your team designing a complete turn-key solution, developing custom materials, or automating your design process.
▶ Physically accurate ray tracing technology with interactive and photorealistic modes
▶ Quick integration into your existing workflow with our intuitive API
▶ Infinite speed and performance scalability when using Nvidia hardware
▶ Create fully customised materials or use our extensive material library
▶ A consistent material representation across your full workflow
▶ Cloud rendering capabilities enable desktop, mobile or web applications
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering, animation and lighting technology and the maker of KeyShot. As the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination, KeyShot is designed to break down the complexity barriers of creating photographic images from 3D models.
With the CPU-based architecture, photographic real-time rendering can be achieved even on simple laptops without the need for special graphics cards. KeyShot allows you to easily change materials, interactively create and adjust lighting and cameras to make the product development process faster and easier than ever before. KeyShot reads in every major 3D file format natively on both PC and Mac, thus making it fit into any virtually product development environment.
Through this, KeyShot allows designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists to communicate early concepts, make design decisions, present production ready design visuals and create marketing and sales images.
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.
The company prides itself on the quality of its work and offers concept models through to fully operational working prototypes, for all market sectors.
Hi-tech rapid prototyping methods include Stereolithography (large frame through to Hi- res), Selective Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modelling, and 3D Colour Printing etc.
The company also boasts traditional model-making skills, vacuum casting in the largest variety of polyurethane materials, coupled with integrated project management to ensure that high quality prototypes are delivered on time, every time.
OR3D specialises in providing on and off site laser scanning for part inspection and CAD reverse engineering projects with a range of laser scanning equipment that covers building and interior scanning, through to sub millimetre accurate scanners, for high precision manufacturing and engineering applications.
OR3D claims to provide a complete solution from scan data acquisition through to processing the data to generate native CAD models in SolidWorks, Inventor, NX, Creo and CATIA.
As an authorised sales and training partner of Geomagic software and hardware, the company will be demonstrating scan based design, inspection and freeform modelling applications.
Physical Digital pitches itself as a professional, experienced responsive company for handling 3D scanning of products or components. Working with Physical Digital, the company says you’ll benefit from the latest non-contact 3D scanning equipment, flexible software that produces data in whatever format you need, and a friendly, approachable team who work hard to help you keep to budgeted costs and delivery schedules.
Physical Digital is the only independent digital measurement bureau in the UK that uses the GOM system, including the ATOS and TRITOP optical measurement systems. According to the company this means it can offer you high quality results that help your business to cut turn-around time and reduce production errors. The nature of its services means you can send smaller components to its dedicated facility for off-site measurement, or Physical Digital can come to you and work as part of your team.
Physical Digital claims there’s no project it can’t help with; current customers range from medical innovation suppliers to marine businesses, and the objects it measures can be anything from the smallest components to large and complex machinery.
Polygonica is a solid modelling software toolkit for processing polygon meshes on STL models.
One of the most significant elements of Polygonica functionality is the automatic solid healing algorithm, which allows solids with gaps to be closed and self-intersections to be fixed without the need for manual intervention.
Another important element of Polygonica is the Boolean engine, which has been tested and improved since 1994. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow solid simplification, slicing, sectioning and spun profile calculation.
Polygonica has a wide range of applications, particularly in the fast-growing fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, where there is a requirement to solve complex polygon modeling problems when handling defective models with vast numbers of polygons. However it also applies to industries such as CAD/CAM/CAE, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modeling and other 3D digital applications.
Proto Labs delivers fully functional prototypes in production intent materials to dramatically cut the cost and time normally associated with product development. This empowers designers and engineers with the means to rapidly develop, test; and get their products to market first in an ever competitive global market place.
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 and are ideal for prototyping, bridge tooling and low-volume production.
Firstcut satisfies the need for functional prototypes much earlier in the development cycle for quantities of 1-10+. 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.
When you submit your 3D CAD model, Proto Labs’ powerful super-compute cluster creates an interactive quote giving pricing options and where appropriate, suggesting changes to improve manufacturability. You simply interact with your quote online, tailor options such as material and delivery to your requirements and with every change, the pricing information automatically updates. This built-in “what if” analysis enables last minute project refinements to be accommodated at the click of a button.
At DEVELOP3D LIVE, Roland will be showing the latest in desktop fabrication machines, including new products for 2014. The company will aim to show how CNC milling is the most versatile and cost effective prototyping option you can invest in.
Roland DG Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer of milling and engraving machines, 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 has shipped over 70,000 3D machines and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011, Roland DG 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 dental. Its production lines utilise a digitally-controlled system, Digital Yatai, which enables individuals to produce Roland products to the highest quality standards.
The Samsung SSD 840 EVO was designed to deliver more speed, more reliability and to make it much easier to setup and install than ever before. The market-leading 840 Series SSD was significantly improved upon in the 840 EVO. Samsung’s new TurboWrite technology delivers significantly faster sequential write performance. And, with upgrades to NAND, a new controller and firmware, the 840 EVO has superfast responsiveness under everyday workloads.
Samsung’s end-to-end integration, allows the company to deliver a reliable, high-performance, 2nd generation 3-bit MLC SSD. The upgraded firmware and advanced signal processing guarantees the same level of endurance and reliability as our previous generation, while improving performance. The 840 EVO’s ultra-low power consumption helps extend laptop battery life even longer than before.
As SSDs become more mainstream, it is more important to make the installation process as smooth and simple as possible. Samsung’s One-stop Install Navigator is a comprehensive guide for software setup, data migration process and hardware installation. The new Samsung Data Migration Tool 2.0 is simple to use yet provides some very powerful capabilities – including a custom cloning option that intelligently moves media files to a secondary storage device when source data is greater than the SSD’s capacity. Together, it is now easier than ever to get setup and running with Samsung SSDs.
Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The company helps thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support.
Siemens PLM Software works closely with its customers to deliver the PLM solutions they need to support the critical decisions that go into their products. According to the company, these solutions are open to give them the freedom to use and combine whatever tools and information they need. They’re complete, says Siemens PLM Software, so they add value across the entire product lifecycle.
Siemens PLM Software says it recognizes that building great products has never been more challenging than it is today. Products are getting more complex, as are the processes to build them. The company sees how complexity is affecting its customers. It sees how the pace of product decision-making is increasing faster than the capacity to absorb information. And it has been actively working to address these challenges. That’s why, two years ago, it embarked on a new vision called “High-Definition PLM”.
At the event the company will be highlighting the products from the following portfolios: NX, Solid Edge, Teamcenter and Tecnomatix.
Solid People is a specialist CAD recruitment company. Its staff have worked with design tools, helping them understand clients’ needs and match candidates quickly and accurately, without sending a ‘bin full’ of CVs.
The company is proud to be a little different to the ‘recruitment norm’. Here are a few reasons why:
At DEVELOP3D LIVE Solid People would like to meet both companies looking for their next designer, and designers looking for their next career move.
solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology designed to 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 quickly and easily.
Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire enhances this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. According to the developers, 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 allows industrial designers to develop forms faster, using either Windows or OSX. It enables you to capture an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize products with realistic renderings generated in real time.
Evolve provides organic surface modeling and parametric control, with NURBS-based surfaces and solids and a unique ConstructionTree history feature. It is said 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 world leader in 3D solutions that “helps 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.
The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D, say the developers. 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.
Solutionix, the fast-expanding developer of structured-light 3D scanning systems, will preview the very latest in its comprehensive range of 3D scanners.
On show at DEVELOP3D LIVE is the new-generation “Crossover Scanner”, the RexcanCS+, which represents the very latest in the field of high-accuracy, affordable, structured-light scanning. Being compact and portable and featuring multiple scanning volumes and fully automated scanning, the RexcanCS+ is claimed to offer unprecedented value for European customers and is revolutionising the industry.
Scanning demonstrations will feature the high-resolution Rexcan 4, including the new LED projection systems. Rexcan 4 provides a maximum of 24 scanning volumes, depending on the size of the object, and is capable of ultra-high accuracy, low noise and the ability to capture an area up to 1.5m diagonally in a single shot.
Solutionix will also demonstrate the Rexcan-DS2 and Medit Identica Blue high performance desktop scanners, which have been developed specifically for small-object applications such as a jewellery, turbine impellor, tooth, stone model or impression scanning.
All of the Solutionix-Rexcan range of 3D scanners are designed to provide unparalleled value in high accuracy 3D scan data collection for a wide range of reverse engineering and quality inspection applications in industrial and manufacturing markets.
Experts from Solutionix will be on hand to discuss visitors’ reverse engineering and quality inspection requirements as well as the opportunities for potential Solutionix European business partners/distributors.
SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D Direct Modeling software, claims to develop the best direct modelling solution for engineering and manufacturing. According to SpaceClaim the acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD.
Steinbichler GmbH is a specialist in 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.
The company’s references include major companies within the Aerospace, Automotive, Research, Electronics, Medical and Engineering sectors.
The team at Steinbichler UK Ltd can assess individual requirements and recommend bespoke system packages suitable for a wide range of projects and offer on-going aftersales support on a personal basis.
Demonstrations are free and without obligation and are structured to give customers the opportunity to fully assess system capabilities in relation to their particular requirements.
At DEVELOP3D Live 2014 Steinbichler UK will be exhibiting the Comet L3D 8MP system.
Stratasys is a worldwide leading manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, with more than 1,800 employees worldwide. Formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies, Stratasys and Objet, the company’s patented Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) and PolyJet 3D printing technologies produce professional-grade prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content.
Stratasys recently launched the world’s only colour, multi-material 3D printer – the Objet500 Connex3. Set for its UK debut at DEVELOP3D live, the Objet500 Connex3 features a unique triple-jetting technology, enabling users to mix three base materials to print up to 46 different material properties and colours in one part, all in a single print job.
Stand 55 + 56
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). According to SSA 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 provide methods development and implement simulation strategies, delivering real financial and technical benefits.
SYS Systems supplies and supports Stratasys 3D printers across the UK and Ireland.
According to SYS, Stratasys 3D printers represent the cutting edge for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. 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.
These best-in-class systems will be available to see in operation with Stratasys’ UK & Ireland Platinum Partner, SYS Systems.
Desktop rapid prototyping capability will be demonstrated with an Objet30 Pro. This ground-breaking 3D printer 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. The Objet30 Pro leads the way in producing truly lifelike models for form, fit and functional testing, says SYS.
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. Its emphasis is on working closely with end-users to find the very best solution for their individual needs.
Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing and Product Development IT services to the global manufacturing industry. The company claims it enables ambitious manufacturing companies to design and build better products.
According to Tata Technologies, effective PLM is about implementing the right combination of people, data, processes, technology and infrastructure to optimise the product lifecycle. While most PLM service providers focus primarily on the technical challenges and deployment of vendor technologies, Tata Technologies believes that the key to creating true value and bottom line benefit from PLM lies in a judicious blend of well-understood processes and requirements, realistic expectations for vendor technologies, a pragmatic and comprehensive deployment and change management plan, and commitment at all levels of the organisation.
According to Tata Technologies it delivers total PLM services that:
Tebis develops CAD/CAM solutions for the automobile and aircraft industry as well as their subcontractors from the styling, model making, tool and mould manufacturing sectors.
More than 8,200 systems have been installed at more than 1,950 sites world-wide, including automobile manufacturers such as Audi, Daimler, BMW, VW, Opel, Ford, Seat, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Toyota and Hyundai.
One important prerequisite for such high acceptance are the high quality results, which Tebis customers achieve on their milling machines. Ultimately, the high competence of Tebis’ application engineers plays an ever more decisive role in supporting and optimising existing process lines when integrating Tebis CAD/CAM systems.
Tebis philosophy of Software products covers CAD and CAM, featuring especially effective functions to the manufacturing related aspects of design. According to Tebis, this leads to an unparalleled advantage for CAM users when calculating tool paths and emphasises the software’s productivity. Tebis also covers such areas as machining simulation and quality control (CAQ), as well as also providing file viewers to support paperless manufacturing.
All products use the same database, user interface and are based on the same releases, a decisive advantage when supporting process chains and the key to a rapid return on investment.
From product design and engineering to visualisation, art and imagery for marketing and advertising, The Foundry has customers using its software to create amazing illustrations and objects all around the world.
MODO is used extensively for all kinds of design work. According to the Foundry, 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.
Tri-Tech 3D is a leading provider of Stratasys 3D printing systems within the UK and Ireland, offering both Objet ‘PolyJet’ and Stratasys ‘FDM’ 3d printing technologies. The company offers the complete range of Objet Desktop, Objet Eden and Objet Connex multi-material 3D printers, including the complete line-up of Stratasys Mojo, Stratasys Dimension and Fortus Direct Digital Manufacturing systems.
Services include initial consultation, specification and supply of 3D printing hardware and software, onsite 3D printer installation, training and full product support services
Tri-Tech 3D’s credentials
Visit the Tri-Tech 3D stand to see the latest Stratasys 3D printing technology and collect a FREE sample.
Stand 36 & 37
Virtalis says it can help you develop an innovative way to market, demonstrate and sell your product, process or service – using Stereoscopic 3D VR in a wholly immersive and interactive environment.
Virtalis can wrap your products in feature-rich virtual worlds, allowing you to view them in context and demonstrate operability and construction at 1:1 scale.
As well as offering VR across the full product lifecycle, the company also focuses on elements beyond the initial design and prototyping of a product into manufacturing, marketing and training.
The Visualizer plugin is designed to provide a fast, fluid, & easy way to create a photographic version of your 3D conceptual designs.
Visualizer is said to emphasize simplicity, so you don’t have to be a rendering expert to create vividly-real results. According to the developers, if you can move a 3D object or camera in the viewport, then you already know how to use Visualizer. You also don’t need to run it on an expensive workstation, as the plugin is optimized to perform well even on low-end PCs and laptops.
Visualizer currently supports Autodesk Maya and Neon for McNeel Rhino, with more applications in the works. For more information, including a trial evaluation, visit www.getvisualizer.com.
voxeljet is a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printing systems and operates what it believes to be one of Europe´s largest service centres for the “on-demand production” of molds and models for metal casting.
voxeljet SYSTEMS business division focuses on the development, production and distribution of what it describes as the fastest and most powerful 3D printing systems in the market. Today, voxeljet has a well-coordinated product range that reaches from smaller entry models to large-format machines, and therefore is claimed to offer the perfect 3D print system for many application areas.
voxeljet SERVICES custom parts service centre creates sand moulds and plastic models based on CAD data on demand. Small-batch and prototype manufacturers appreciate the automatic, patternless manufacture of their casting molds and 3D models. The company’s customer base includes well-known automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, foundries as well as innovative companies from the arts design, movie and entertainment industry.