From sustainable design and 3D printing to protecting intellectual property and design to fabrication Hollywood style, the conference programme at DEVELOP3D Live, promises to deliver a perfect balance of informative talks.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Alongside the conference, the free one-day event, held at Warwick University on the 20th March 2012, will host an action packed exhibition featuring over 30 leading technology firms.
Specialist resellers and consultants, including TEAM engineering, CSI, Concurrent Engineering, NT CADCAM, Resource Group and Altran Xype, will be on hand to show visitors how to get the most out of their software, offering consultancy, training services and integration with complementary technologies, such as simulation, Product Data Management (PDM), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
Meanwhile, ITI Transcendata will show how to maximize data re-use between multiple CAD systems and DriveWorks will demonstrate how its software can be used to automate workflows in the design and configure-to-order sector.
Showing how to bring designs to life through advanced visualisation will be Luxology with its 3D modelling and visualisation software modo and Luxion with its real-time ray tracing and global illumination program, KeyShot. HDR Light Studio will demonstrate its image-based lighting creation studio.
There’ll be a major presence for workstation technology at DEVELOP3D Live. Dell will show off its Precision range of tower, rack and mobile workstations and AMD will demonstrate its family of FirePro professional graphics cards, optimised for all the leading 3D CAD/CAM/CAE applications. Visitors will also be able to get ‘hands on’ with 3Dconnexion’s extensive range of 3D mice.
For simulation, there’ll be Ansys 14 from IDAC, the Dassault Systèmes Simulia Abaqus product range from SSA and a range of integrated analysis solutions for CAD software including Inventor, NX and SolidWorks.
For rapid prototyping, DEVELOP3D Live will feature a whole range of technologies including 3D printing and additive technologies from Objet and Laser Lines (Dimension, Stratasys and HP), plus fully functional machined and injection moulded prototypes from Proto Labs and Roland DG.
Reverse Engineering and inspection will also have a strong presence at the show with Geomagic and Delcam presenting their respective software solutions, while Physical Digital, Faro, OR3D and Steinbichler UK will show off their range of laser scanning and metrology products and services.
For manufacturing Delcam will demonstrate its broad range of CAM software including PowerMill, FeatureCAM and PartMaker, while CGTech will present its Vericut software products for machine tool simulation and automated fibre placement (AFP) programming and simulation.