3D

3D or 3-D normally refers to three-dimensional space

3D printing also known as additive manufacturing is a term used to describe any one of various processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object In 3D printing, successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.

3D printing in the term's original sense refers to processes that sequentially deposit material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads. More recently, the meaning of the term has expanded to encompass a wider variety of techniques such as extrusion and sintering-based processes. Technical standards generally use the term additive manufacturing for this broader sense.

Spotlight on Augmented Reality from Company Connecting

Over the past two weeks we have concentrated on IT companies working in the area of Augmented Reality and other related technologies.

We have published articles from companies and people using and working with Augmented Reality. We have also published an infographic and a video which...

“Fairy Glen School for Fairies – An Adventurous Journey”, is a full colour digitally illustrated children’s book, developed by David Plested as part of his University degree curriculum. The business idea was to create a product that could help parents better connect their children to nature and the environment. The story is set within a popular local visitor area owned by the RSPB,

What is Augmented Reality and how does it differ from Virtual reality? Simplistically Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of something real which the user is immersed in. Augmented Reality (AR) is exactly what it says, it’s computer generated enhancements layered on top of the real world.

Spacecraft 3D image accompanying the Company Connecting article on Augmented Reality. NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraf

This week’s infographic is IT companies working in the Oil & Gas Sector. Not surprisingly at least 50% of the companies are based in the North East of Scotland, but there is a good spread across Scotland. Software Development is the top skill again, with 37% of IT companies involved in developing software. Project Management and Business Analysis are also in the top three skills.

This is a word cloud of the skills in companies providing products and services to the Oil & Gas Sector: Another Company Connecting infographic

3D Visualisation, e-books and cyber security a few of the products and services IT companies in the Borders and South West Scotland offer

This is the eighth in our series of infographics on IT Companies. This weeks is IT companies is the Scottish Borders and South West Scotland. The companies are spread throughout the area from Motherwell, Paisley & Kilmarnock, to Newton Stewart, and the isles of Arran, Bute & Tiree....

Anarkik3D is a Company Connecting member, and we featured its CEO Ann Marie Shillito in our Nutshell series last year. Ann Marie is an artist and jeweler. With her team she has developed Anarkik3D Design which exploits 3D virtual touch (haptics) to make 3D design more spontaneous. She has also set up Anarkik Creations to sell unique 3D printed jewellery. 

A photo of some of Anerkik Creations unique 3D printed jewellery.

Anarkik Creations is raising £20,000 via Crowd Funding

One of our Company Connecting members, Anarkik Creations is raising £20,000 via a crowdfunding campaign. Anarkik Creation uses its own technology (Anarkik 3D) to create distinctive and innovative jewellery and accessories. Its creations are distinctive and enables people to express their...

It's easy to find an IT company you know about – but how do you find one you don’t know?

How do you find an IT Company by Janice Grant Shaw founder of Company Connecting

Read the remarkable story of Ann Marie Shillito, FRSA. Ann Marie's creativity and love of design led to the set up of Anarkik 3D which develops haptic products for 3D virtual touch so that concepts and ideas can quickly be converted into reality.

Ann Marie Shillito, CEO of Anarkik 3D, jewellery designer and expert in 3D haptics