UX special event on Human Factors in Product Design – 14th October 2014 at Hotel du Vin – Brighton
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UX special event on Human Factors in Product Design – 14th October 2014 at Hotel du Vin – Brighton

What a venue, what an event! This month’s UX event in the Hotel du Vin here in Brighton was a pearler! Tim Minor was kind enough to invite Dr Eddy Elton, Cathy Grundy and myself to give a series of talks surrounding the use of Human Factors in Product Design. Eddy gave a great comparison … Continue reading

Chemical sciences in the 21st century: the role of 3D printing workshop April 2014
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Chemical sciences in the 21st century: the role of 3D printing workshop April 2014

Chemical sciences in the 21st century: the role of 3D printing workshop Today I went to a chemistry event on 3D printing up in the prestigious University of Nottingham, held in their new Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. The line-up of speakers was a real who’s who in materials science, chemistry & 3D … Continue reading

123D design, make and create programs/apps to make prototypes and CAD models
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123D design, make and create programs/apps to make prototypes and CAD models

We’ve recently been experimenting with the 123D design, make and create apps/programs from Autodesk (http://www.123dapp.com/) . These are seriously great for prototyping and for photogrammetry (capturing 3D geometry from a range of photographs of an object). Here’s an image of Evan Mackrill’s hockey sticks that have been prototyped using the Make app which allows CAD … Continue reading

Various methods to finish ABS 3DPrinted models
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Various methods to finish ABS 3DPrinted models

Here are some links to various finishing techniques for ABS 3D printed models, as would be typical using our Stratasys Fortus machine. Some really neat finishes here, be careful with using acetone though, for anyone considering this make sure you consider the health and safety issues here, and in particular make sure you do it … Continue reading

Zprint and Zedit software basics for 3D printing with Zcorp machines
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Zprint and Zedit software basics for 3D printing with Zcorp machines

This lab bite covers the basics of ZPrint and ZEdit 3DPrinting software used to make objects on the Zcorp 510 (and other) 3D printers. This is a useful piece of software for some basic checks and calculations, and any finishing touches that need to be made. Checking the layers to be printed, checking for access holes, … Continue reading