DynaMaker Introduction for LiU students

Are you a student interested in parametric design and design automation? Next week we host an open webinar to introduce LiU students to DynaMaker, our cloud service for building and publishing your own web-based 2D & 3D CAD tools for mass product customization!

We will go through the basics of the tool, how it is structured and what kind of things you can build, including the rules that auto generate your CAD-model directly in the browser! Also, you will learn how to publish your application and share it with your friends with a simple link, like this one about a parametric greenhouse:

https://deployed.dynamaker.com/applications/nlG3smhahc2/

So if you are ready to know how to build something like this, register now for the webinar next week, Thursday 22th October at 15.15, by sending an email to webinar@dynamaker.com. We will send you the link to access the webinar 24h before.

 See you there!

Summer Wishes

The summer is here and the activity level at the office is a bit lower, as is the custom in Sweden. We’ll be back with full power in August! Meanwhile you can still reach us at info@skymaker.se.

We hope you have a pleasant and happy summer!

Open webinars for spring 2020

Now we are starting up a new series of open webinars where you get to sit down with our engineers and learn and discuss how to build online configurators and how to automate CAD processes for mass customization.

  • Webinar #1 – Introduction to DynaMaker (20 – Feb, 16.00 CET)
  • Webinar #2 – Auto generate 2D drawings (05 – Mar, 13.00 CET)
  • Webinar #3 – Create assemblies efficiently (19 – March, 16.00 CET)
  • Webinar #4 – Handle user interaction (02 – Apr, 13.00 CET)
  • Webinar #5 – Automated quotations (16- Apr, 16.00 CET)

Read more on Open Webinars where you can register.

From DynaMaker Direct to a Fiber Laser

When implementing Mass Customization in your organisation one key is automation all the way to the manufacturing machines. Therefore we have worked with Salvagnini to create a direct connection towards their Salvagnini OPS planning software from our cloud service DynaMaker. Below you can see an example of customized cover plates being handled from the cloud directly to one of their fiber lasers through the OPS.

Do you own a Salvagnini laser or press break and are interested in this? Please contact us and we will help you on the road to Mass Customization!

Summer internship at SkyMaker

After another year at Linköping University, where I just finished my fourth out of five years in my MSc in Mechanical Engineering education, I return to SkyMaker for my second summer internship. 

Last summer I built a simple house structure configurator inspired by the open source project WikiHouse. I developed my programming skills in JavaScript and learned how easy it is to use SkyMaker’s software. Something I never thought to be so useful is the power of linear algebra. Modelling a house can be simplified to moving and rotating some vectors around in the 3D space, giving the vectors some dimensions, introducing some rules and BAM(!), you have a structure for a house.

Even though I enjoyed working almost purely with software, this year I wanted to be closer to a real machine. And fortunately, SkyMaker invested in a laser cutter/engraver earlier this year that I have got the opportunity to play around with. During my first week back at SkyMaker I have experimented to find cutting and engraving settings for different materials for the laser cutter. Enabling the possibilities of just making a sketch, selecting material and let the software and laser cutter deal with the rest. 

Using the DynaMaker platform, I have built a simple customizable coaster application where you can upload your own logo so your company or home can have its own custom coasters.

Now I’m off to enjoy a holiday I longed for but I’ll be back in mid July to keep working on the laser machine and to develop more applications. Hopefully you have by then, if you haven’t already, realized the opportunities with DynaMaker, registered and developed your own first application. Trevlig sommar, happy summer!

/ Emil Fernlund

Additive manufacturing of robot accessories

During the upcoming week its focus on robotics and Kristofer Skyttner is holding lectures both in Västerås (25/6) and Stockholm (27/6) with examples from the industry when Automation Region and Innovative Materials Arena arrange breakfast seminars about automating all the way for robot accessories.

With the help of flexible manufacturing methods, like additive manufacturing, there are new ways of leveraging digital tools for automation to really automate the process all the way.