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Alibre Design Newsletter - May 2011


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Attention Makers: Join us at the Bay Area Maker Faire!

 

Come see us May 21-22 in sunny San Mateo, California for the Bay Area Maker Faire, the ultimate DIY/Maker exposition. We're giving away a RapMan 3.1 3D printer during the event, so visit us early at Booth 56 for more details and your chance to win!

Learn more about Maker Faire

Boeing's Future of Flight exhibit
 
 

Hot News: Alibre and 3D Systems deliver complete design/3D printer bundles!

 

SAN MATEO, Calif.--Today, Alibre, Inc., developer of affordable CAD/CAM software, announced the availability of the industry-first 3D printing hardware and software bundles. Partnering with 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC), the global leader and inventor of rapid prototyping and 3D printing solutions, Alibre now offers complete 3D design and 3D printing for creators, DIYers and businesses.

To meet the 3D printing needs of a growing Maker community, the bundles deliver the first-ever total personal manufacturing package starting at under $1,500. This enables someone to go from idea to 3D model on a computer screen to actually holding the finished product in their hands within hours.

Check out the press release here.

Professional telescope components from Quasar Astrotech
 
 

Three Versions of Alibre Design to Fit All of Your Needs

Alibre Design Personal Edition Box

Alibre Design Personal Edition

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Alibre Design Professional Box

Alibre Design Professional

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Alibre Expert Box

Alibre Design Expert

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Tech Tip: Using MoI, Alibre Design and KeyShot

 

Moment of Inspiration (MoI) is a surfacing modeling program that allows you take an idea and make it real and as fast as possible. As a surface modeler, MoI is unmatched in its combination of powerful tools and simplicity and has some distinct advantages when used in combination with Alibre Design...

Read more in this month's Tech Tip

Creating a Belt Assembly
 
 

Gadget Freak: Interactive Beer Pong Table

 

Here's a little extra content provided courtesy of Design News.

To Cameron Hoerig, the idea of building a typical beer pong table was out of the question. "I'm an electrical engineering student, so I should have a table that stands out," says Hoerig, so he built an interactive table.

On either end of the table there are 10 LED rings composed of eight LEDs each. In the middle of each ring there's a photocell. The Ping-Pong ball triggers the sensors and the gadget's software rotates the LEDs, causing light to spin around the cup.

Read the full Gadget Freak article here.

Interactive Beer Pong Table
 
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