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TopSolid, 3Dprinting & restoring old cars

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In 1965 the car Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the U.S.
Nearly 50 years later, Thomas uses modern cad/cam technology to restore his old (1966 model) beauty to it´s former glory.
For those of you reading this blog have seen past blogs about Thomas, Swedish TopSolid guru and his 1966 Impala.
This time he used TopSolid and a Stratasys 3D printer to repair the broken center console.
Check out the full story with pictures on Thomas blog: www.tomme.se

TopSolid, Stratasys 3D Printer and a 1966 Impala

Swedish TopSolid guru Thomas Ericson is not only one of the guys making the impossible made possible at Swedish TopSolid reseller Protech but he is is also a huge fan of classic American cars and at the moment it´s a Chevrolet Impala 2D HT 1966 that is getting all the attention. Sure it´s coming along fine but this beauty wasn´t always a beauty, when Thomas first laid his eyes on this car it was a burned out wreck.
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But as the hours go by (i wouldn´t want to guess how many) this Chevrolet Impala comes closer to it´s former greatness. But a problem with a project like restoring such a car is that getting all the right parts can be really hard or even impossible. So what to do? Give up? Or if you you are like Thomas you just make your own brand new parts! Check out Thomas blog to see how TopSolid and a 3D Printer from Stratasys can make life a whole lot easier when restoring old cars.

Check out Thomas blog Tomme.se here!

Designing a toy car in TopSolid 7 – Part 2, Rapid Prototyping

If I wanted to make my own toys when I was a kid I have would carve them out of a wooden block using a knife. And I tell you, that was no walk in the park. Blood, sweat and tears and one or two blisters in my hands was all I got…
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But these days some 30 years later it´s a whole other ballgame. Advanced software together with state of the art machinery opens new doors to say the least. But come on, where´s the fun in that?
Anyway, as you might have read a while back my son Love got to design a toy car in TopSolid 7 (you can read about it here).

Luckily for us Swedish TopSolid reseller Protech are also experts on 3D Printers and they promised to produce what ever Love designed if he did it on his own. Protech kept their promise and eventually a package was delivered to our house. It would be an understatement to say Love was excited. Next time he will design a train he says… Well, let´s see, all in due time.

Check the video below to see how Loves car came to life.

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If your in Malmoe, Sweden on the 4-5 th of may you should visit Protech at the Plastteknik 2011 fair. And if you do, be sure to say hi from me.

Wood Products & Technology 2010

 
Every second year the Wood Products & Technology fair is held in Göteborg, Sweden and last week they opened their doors once again.

“Wood Products & Technology in Göteborg is Scandinavia’s most complete wood industry fair, featuring a full range of products and services for all sectors of the wood industry. That’s what makes Wood Products & Technology such a great contact-creating venue and such a potent business forum.”

Showcasing Topsolid’Wood and WoodCAM was Protech, swedish TopSolid VAR. This year they also got to show the all new TopSolid’Planner.

I got the opportunity to ask Anders Brask from Protech a few questions and here´s what we talked about.

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Swedish TopSolid users conference

On the 15-16th of june swedish TopSolid reseller ProTech will host the annual swedish TopSolid users conference in Jönköping.

  • The first day TopSolid’2010 will be presented together with TopSolid’Mold and TopSolid’Progress.
  • On the second day again Topsolid’2010 is presented but this time together with TopSolid’Wood.

Two guest speakers are invited this year including myself:

Daniel Forsman of Flexible Engineering will do a comparison between TopSolid 7 and other competing systems.
Daniel wrote an article on the subject published here in January. If you haven´t read it i highly recommend you do so. You can find the article here.

I will show some highlights from TopSolid 7 and also talk about this blog.