Simplify Reverse Engineering
Boost Rhinoceros software and make reverse engineering quick and easy. Shorten your tasks by optimizing most of the common task. Mesh2Surface is a plug-in for Rhinoceros providing tools to convert your scanned data to complete CAD model in minutes rather than hours. With number of simple, but efficient features to optimise the process of converting scanned data to a perfect CAD model. See some of the functions in action by clicking on the link bellow.
/from Marilyn3d: check my page “MESH 2 SURFACE” to watch demonstration videos/
3D printing helps prototype car that will travel faster than a bullet
The BLOODHOUND Project is an international education initiative
focused around a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt.
The core aim is to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects)
by showcasing these subjects in exciting ways.
The Project Director is Richard Noble and the
Program Architect is Dan Johns
This car will be powered by a jet engine and a rocket as it attempts to go at least 1,000 mph. Key parts of the car were designed using 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) technologies..
The world’s first 3D-printed gun
An American gunsmith has become the first person to construct and shoot a pistol partly made out of plastic, 3D-printed parts. The creator, user HaveBlue from the AR-15 forum, has reportedly fired 200 rounds with his part-plastic pistol without any sign of wear and tear.
HaveBlue’s custom creation is a .22-caliber pistol, formed from a 3D-printed AR-15 (M16) lower receiver, and a normal, commercial upper. In other words, the main body of the gun is plastic, while the chamber — where the bullets are actually struck — is solid metal.
The lower receiver was created using a fairly old school Stratasys 3D printer, using a normal plastic resin. HaveBlue estimates that it cost around $30 of resin to create the lower receiver, but “Makerbots and the other low cost printers exploding onto the market would bring the cost down to perhaps $10.” Commercial, off-the-shelf assault rifle lower receivers are a lot more expensive. If you want to print your own AR-15 lower receiver, HaveBlue hasuploaded the schematic to Thingiverse.
Rhino 5.0 Public Beta – New Build
New Rhino 5.0 public beta builds are available almost every week. Rhino 5.0 automatically downloads and notifies you of updates when they are ready.
Speed Up you architectural modelling with VisualARQ 1.6
VisualARQ is an architectural software that runs as a fully integrated plug-in in Rhinoceros.
Speed up your modeling workflow with its set of parametric objects(walls, windows, doors, stairs…) and get the project documentation(plans, sections, elevations, areas, volumes, components tables) on the fly.
What’s new in VisualARQ 1.6:
- Real-time Plan Views in page Layout details
- Customizable wall joints
- Wall components wrapping
- Hatched section views
- Tables with area, length and volume of VisualARQ objects
Video tutorials: YouTube channel
Share your insight and inspiration
There is nothing like showing your designs and ideas in 3-D. Pan, zoom, and rotate with a tap or drag of your finger. The handy navigator lets you scroll through thumbnails, so you can quickly jump to any model you want. Load Rhino models from web sites, Google Docs, DropBox, email attachments, or from iTunes. Save views as images for markup and emailing.
- View any Rhino 3DM files from v1.0 thru 5.0.
- Browse thumbnails of the Rhino files on your device.
- Zoom, Pan, and Rotate very large models quickly, even on your iPhone 3GS.
- Stereo mode supported (3D glasses required).
- Download from any web server.DropBox, or Google Docs to the model library on your iPad or iPhone in minutes (usually seconds).
- Open 3DM files attached to an email.
- Use iTunes to copy 3DM files directly to your iPad.
- Capture views for markup and emailing.
- E-mail 3DM files directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
- Layer on/off control - New
- Retina display support - New
- Background color settings - New
RhinoPiping is a new plug-in, developed by NAVINN Software, that allows creating piping networks in a 3D environment and to forward information to people working in engineering offices, purchasing, subcontracting, manufacturing, assembly and test.
NGons no more
Quad Cap Pro is a modifier plugin for 3ds Max that fills borders and ngons with quad polygons unlike the normal cap tool which produces one big ngon.Quad Cap Pro is the successor of the Quad Cap maxscript. It is now faster, has many more features and also it can cap ngons with an uneven number sides producing quads and a single triangle.Here are some of the benefits you get:
•You don’t have to spend time manually transforming ngons into quads.
•Save time and energy to model what’s really important
•Perfect quad topology for you cylinders and spheres
•You don’t get pinching when you apply turbosmooth
•Improves hard surfaces modeling and even organic modeling
Source: Quad Cap Pro
June 23. 2012
New Online Game Tests Artists’ Ability To Spot Quality 3D Models
While many claim to be experts in the industry, CG artists can now challenge their artistic eye through gameplay. TurboSquid, the world’s leading source of quality 3D models, has done just that with 3D Expert, a game for rating 3D model quality. In the game, which has been described as “highly addictive” by beta players, you quickly flip through 3D models and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10, winning points for both accuracy and speed. There being over 250,000 models in the TurboSquid catalog, players never have to rate the same model twice….
Rehovot, Israel, June 20, 2012 – Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing has announced 39 new ‘Digital Materials’ available with its Objet Connex range of multi-material 3D printing systems. This development places Objet customers at the forefront of additive manufacturing in terms of range of possible printing materials to choose from. Customers can now select from 107 materials ranging from rigid to rubber-like substances in terms of texture, standard to ABS-grade engineering plastic in terms of toughness, as well as from transparent to opaque, in terms of clarity and shades. …..
June 21, 2012