Can the next leap in technology help us reduce fear of the unknown? Is privacy obsolete? By Jon Peddie Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things. I recently gave a lecture on augmented […]
More than 90 manufacturers produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing systems in 2016. Metal 3D printing is almost 50% of the service market. The newest edition of the Wohlers Report on the state of the 3D printing industry shows worldwide revenue growth of 17.4% in 2016, to $6.063 billion. This is a drop from 25.9% […]
Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium and Oculus Quill will allow […]
The new DPI-8X works with an Android tablet to offer a more portable option for project scanning. DotProduct recently released its new DPI-8X handheld 3D scanner, a device aiming to put portable, durable, and easy-to-use 3D imaging tools directly into your hands, literally. The DPI-8X works in tandem with an Android tablet and DotProduct’s proprietary […]
Tiny new processors are driving innovation in a wide variety of industries. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today launched a new quarterly report covering the fast-growing Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. VPUs are specialized processors currently capable of running 10-bit or 12-bit datasets of tens of megapixels at rates of up to 60 or 120 frames […]
WorldViz CEO Andrew Beall predicts industrial use will drive adoption of VR in 2018.
Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such as the HTC Vive will soon be […]
Bentley and drone manufacturer DJI team up to add value to DJI’s products.
Avoiding virtual reality motion sickness was a key criteria for the development team. A startup with years of experience in telepresence technology has introduced a new visualization tool for architecture that promises an immersive virtual reality experience without the motion sickness. ImmersaCAD made its public debut in November at Autodesk University. The technology combines the […]
Autodesk to streamline online consumer CAD portfolio. Autodesk has informed users of its various free online 3D design tools that early in 2017 it will consolidate the product line. Many existing applications including the 123D series of design and 3D printing tools will cease to exist as stand-alone products; the features from these apps will […]