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The NavVis VLX is no ordinary indoor scanner. It's the world's most accurate wearable mapping device with simultaneous mapping and localization (SLAM) technology. Fast, precise, and compact, it allows operators to efficiently capture as-built indoor data for visualization in the AEC industry and elsewhere. The job of developing such a revolutionary piece of hardware fell to NavVis industrial designers Sarah Godoj and Nils Christensen. To achieve this formidable task, they leveraged the power of rapid prototyping to test and perfect the design. The result? The ideal balance of device accuracy, accessibility, and ergonomics – validated using Ultimaker 3D printers. "It's...

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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is commonly known as “static electricity.” These discharges occur when an electric charge is built up then transferred to another object, often accompanied by a visible spark. This can cause product defects or lead to unsafe circumstances. 'ESD-safe' refers to materials that reduce the discharge of static electricity Why are ESD-safe materials important? Because ESD-safe materials reduce the discharge of static electricity, they can prevent damage to products. Should ESD occur during a production or manufacturing process, there lies the potential for costly delays or repairs. Creating ESD-safe areas – either by taking precautionary measures or by using...

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Episode 19: Adopting 3D printing within your organization In the latest episode of Talking Additive, Matt Griffin explores the methods by which several individuals and organizations boost the adoption of 3D printing within a company.  Drawing from the first two seasons of Talking Additive, including a few follow-up calls with past guests, this episode will look at what it really takes to for companies around the world to introduce, embed, and regularly use additive manufacturing technology to achieve the previously impossible.  The featured stories explore a range of contexts and strategies to inspire Talking Additive listeners. You’ll hear from L’Oreal’s Matthew Forrester, as he reveals...

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  Bringing new worlds to life is a challenge for both the film and television industry; even more so when it comes to the creation of the science-fiction creatures and artifacts. Most people watch TV shows and movies without realizing the process behind the scenes. The reality is that a large number of teams put a lot of effort into making these worlds come to live, or to make even small objects appear on screen for one second. Despite the advances of CGI and digital effects in the past few decades, prosthetic makeup, practical effects, props, and costumes continue to...

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Dr. Gokul Krishnan Founder, Maker Therapy – USA   Dr. Gokul Krishnan is the founder of Maker Therapy, a US-based organization that designs patient-centric makerspaces in pediatric settings such as hospitals to support technologically rich learning experiences for hospitalized and chronically ill children.   A Maker Therapy makerspace “There is often a lot of despair that accompanies the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness or hospitalization. Especially for children in this situation, it’s important to offer outlets that encourage growth, playfulness, and a sense of achievement,” Dr. Krishnan says. “Maker Therapy supports young patients by focusing not only on the present...

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