We’re delighted to announce that 3D printing software developed with the help of Glastonbridge Software Ltd has been nominated for a major global award.
The Anarkik 3D Design 3D modelling, designing and printing application – which is set to take the market by storm and revolutionise the way designer-makers work – has been shortlisted in the Best Consumer Software category of the 3D Printshow Global Awards for the second year running. The product, which took the Best Consumer Software prize in the 2013 3D Printshow honours, has been nominated for the same accolade at this year’s awards, which are to be held in London later this month.
The Cloud9 software has been developed for professional designer-makers and artists and, bundled with the Falcon haptic device, which simulates touching at a single point of contact, helps to create easy, fluid designs in 3D. Founded in partnership by Edinburgh-based contemporary designer-maker Ann Marie Shillito and software engineer Xiaoqing Cao, Anarkik 3D has been developing its haptic technology to help revolutionise the way makers design their craft since 2007.
In collaboration with Glastonbridge Software, the designer-led firm offers advanced computer-aided design software combined with the technology to actually touch and manipulate objects created in a virtual three-dimensional space.
The commercialisation of its products follows seven years’ practical, theoretical and applied research into touch technology – otherwise known as ‘haptics’ – in a collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh.
The 3D Printshow will take place in London, Paris and New York between 4 and 6 September, 17 and 18 October, and later in 2015 respectively. Its Global Awards will kick off the proceedings at London’s Old Billingsgate on 4 September.
Also in the running for the Best Consumer Software Award are Netherland’s-based Ultimaker, whose Cura software has been designed to make 3D printing as easy and streamlined as possible; Sketch-Up’s Make 3D modelling software, and US and Iceland-based Modio’s desktop 3D printing application.
You’re invited to cast your votes and nominate Anarkik 3D Design via http://3dprintshow.com/global-awards/best-consumer-software/
This article was penned by Lynda Hamilton for Glastonbridge Software Limited.