When I was a kid, I always used to think, is there a need of clutch ? what does it do exactly ? & as a kid I was able to imagine the working of brakes & how does the speed increase but I was never able to understand clutches ! It was truly a satisfying moment for me when I was completely able to understand clutches. So here it is, today we’ll see everything you need to know about Clutches ! more “How car clutches work ? | Parts, function & types !”
So what is 3D printing ?
Additive manufacturing – commonly referred to as 3D printing – is the process of creating a solid three dimensional physical object from a digital file or design.
Unlike traditional manufacturing methods where material is removed from a solid block, 3D printing technologies build products layer-by-layer, only adding material where it is needed. A variety of 3D Printing technologies enable a wide range of materials to be processed, including polymers, resin, plastic, paper, wax, sandstone, metals, ceramics and bio-materials.
First commercialised in the late 1980s, additive manufacturing technology initially found widespread usage in producing prototypes and tooling; but is also being applied across various engineering industries, architecture & medical sector !
About TIME TO 3D :-
Time To 3D is India’s first-of-its-kind 3D printing hub located at Mumbai. While 3D printing technology has been around for three decades, it has mainly been restricted to industrial and B2B(business to business) applications. Founder Mr. Rahul Shah sensed the need to bring this technology to direct consumers, and to bridge the gap between technological advancement and public awareness. As a result, Time To 3D was founded with the aim of creating a platform to increase awareness on 3D printing and to engage directly with consumers.
This initiative is a partnership between Imaginarium (India’s largest 3D printing company) and the Time Media Group. You will find state of the art equipment at the hub that can cater to both consumers and industries.
Highlights at the hub :-
3D printing services –
Customers have a choice of bringing in their own 3D digital file or download one free from the internet.
- You can choose from a range of novelty customized products.
- 3D selfies :- Yes, you heard it right, 3D selfies ! First, you’ve to visit the hub to get scanned by their structure sensor linked with iPad. The sensor then converts the scanned file into a 3D model file & is then uploaded to the 3D printer. Voila, you’re done ! Now let the printer do rest of the job !
- 3D printing offerings :- Using latest 3D printers and software, consumers can 3D print any household item or even a school/college project in a wide range of materials. Also Time To 3D caters to clientele in the fields of jewellery, engineering, aerospace, architecture, medical, dental, fashion, interior design, automobile, prototyping, manufacturing, education, casting/moulding, entertainment and many more.
Doodle Pen Sessions –
Compact and easy to use 3D doodle pens extrudes heated plastic that cools down immediately to form a solid object. The hub offers hands on 3D doodle pen sessions for 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes.
Regular workshops and courses are conducted at the hub that are designed for anyone of any age in any field where no prior knowledge of 3D printing is required.
Birthday Parties –
At Time To 3D, a combination of fun and learning is served to young consumers. Birthdays parties are organized in a manner that children enjoy themselves while learning. Party activities include an introduction to 3D printing, hands on scanning and doodling sessions.
Other offerings –
True to their word of being a one stop shop for 3D printing, the hub also offers 3D printers, 3D doodle pens and 3D filaments for customers to purchase directly. Unlike any other platform, consumers have the opportunity to walk in and experience 3D printers and doodle pens first hand before making a purchase.
My personal experience at the hub –
You feel that you’ve entered into an entirely world the moment you enter into the hub ! There were tons of products at the display & it was hard to believe that every one of them was 3D printed ! Then they showed variety of products they manufacture. The products included from engineering sectors such as gears & exhaust manifold, buildings, medical sectors & other show-pieces which I wasn’t able to take my eyes off !
After that, I had my eyes on a little miniature Einstein. The detailing on the miniature model was unbelievably marvelous ! They didn’t fail to notice my curious mind & showed me how these types of miniature models & selfies are manufactured with their modern tech ! They also let me have a hands-on session on 3D doodle pens 😀
They handed me a goodie bag too at the end of the event ! It contained small 3D printed keychain, mobile holder & other stuff ! I recommend that you should at least visit the hub once & believe me you would like to have every one of them once you lay your eyes on them !
Time to 3D is located at Vile Parle, Mumbai; just 500m away from Vile Parle station ! If you want to dig up more information or shoot any enquiries, visit their website !
Today, selling & buying used cars is multi billion dollar business industry ! A new competitor has entered into this industry & is redefining the way cars are being sold & bought in India. The competitor – CARS24 ensures car owners a simple and reliable way of selling their cars at the best price.
About Cars24 :-
Founded by Mr Vikram Chopra and Mr Mehul Agrawal in 2015, today, CARS24 has 52 branches across 11 cities in India with bench strength of more than 600 employees. CARS24 has since auctioned 1 lakh plus cars through its network, spanning across thousands of authorized buyers in India.
Why CARS24 ?
Typically, it takes a car owner around 30-50 attempts to sell his/her car. The process involves listing the car on various websites, taking numerous calls, meeting multiple buyers, facing last-minute buyer back offs, delayed payments and an endless wait for the ownership transfer. Even after all this, there is no guarantee that one will get a fair price for his/her car. more “CARS24 creates an efficient & reliable way for car owners to sell their used cars at best price !”
With great power, comes great BRAKES
that was just my honest attempt to make you laugh 😀
Well, that is what I think about brakes. If you have a car with a powerful engine which could run fast as a cheetah but doesn’t have enough powerful brakes to stop it OR control it, you better sell it ASAP 😛 .
So today in here, we’ll see what are brakes & the types of brakes ! more “What are Brakes ? | Types of Brakes explained (animations)”
“Whattt ? Things will fly ? We can fly ? Ohh common, give me a break ! You’re gone mad “, said people, to two bicycle mechanics – Orville & Wilbur Wright who first dared to challenge gravity & they won and yes, they zipped up people’s mouth ! It’s been more than a century since the first airplane – Flyer took off & flew at speed of just 11 kmph ! In a span of 100+ years, the numbers have got multiplied by factor of 1000’s ! These are the aerial vehicles which have taken engineering at a whole new level; they are not normal, each one is beyond limits ! So lets worship the top 10 wonders of the aviation world ! more “The Top 10 Wonders of the Aviation World !”
The whole world is fascinated by Italian super-sports & hyper cars. Italy would now be also known for – (curtains up)iXOOST ! Okayyy, brace yourselves, you’re going to see something which you’ve never imagined of ! iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system is a unique docking station made from old
car exhausts & Formula 1 exhaust pipes !
About iXOOST :-
iXOOST is an Italian company which also belongs to Modena. Wait, does it ring any bells ? – The same city where the factories of super sports car makers – Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani & Maserati are/were located here(except Lamborghini which have their headquarters nearby). And so Modena is also called the “capital of engines” !
iXOOST is created by Matteo Panini-who feels a deep respect & admiration for old cars and things from Modena & Mirco Pecorari-who comes from the world of aviation !
Our senses are also unique, just as our own soundtracks are:
ourfavourite songs and all the things that bring back strong emotions,just like a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Sight, hearing and touch are all extremes of a world which may be found today in our dock station.
And so we have risen to the impossible challenge of combining mechanics and sound.
Indeed the sound of finely tuned engine of a sports car & a Formula 1 are inimitable. Everyone can hear it’s sound, everyone sees it but only a real passionate person would FEEL !!!
About iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system :-
The audio systems or the dock stations are hand made in Modena. You may configure your dock station & even customize it & get it delivered right to your door 😉 !
The “orchestra of sound & mechanics” comes in 3 distinct forms –
1. iXOOST OTTO
2. iXOOST XiLO
3. iXOOST Radial6
Lets get to the handmade masterpieces made by extremely passionate people made with extreme technical precision !
iXOOST OTTO :-
Made from the genuine F1 exhaust, the OTTO immediately catches your attention. They are differentiated & available according to number of cylinders – V8, V10 & V12 ! It has 4 speakers, 1 extended ranged speaker & 1 subwoofer ! Price:- € 6500
iXOOST XiLO :-
The XiLO consists a monocoque chassis in aluminium & wood(the base). The origin of the word – “XiLO” comes from the Greek word-xylon, which means ‘forest’.
The XiLO has 3 speakers + 2 subwoofers facing in the front side plus the coaxial sub-woofer facing down side. The coaxial subwoofer is for obtaining deep & precise bass sounds, says iXOOST. It weighs about 18 kg. Price:- € 5000
iXOOST Radial6 :-
This perhaps is more interesting. The tailpipes of supercars weren’t just enough, so Mirco Pecorari who is inspired by the world of planes decides to make another dock inspired by the design of Radial engines.
The supporting blade which raises the block & the nose of dock is carved out of a solid block. iXOOST wanted to make it so perfect that the blade closes perfectly with the nose cone and the crankcase of the back woofer to imitate a real plane engine. Price:- € 8000
Know more about :- Radial engines-History, Parts, working, prod & cons !
For buying, visit iXOOST’s store
For more detailed specifications about each one, visit iXOOST’s website
OTTO & Radial6 are audio systems for iPad & iPhone while the XiLO has wireless connectivity available with any smartphone. XiLO is equipped with bluetooth technology & even with AUX connectivity.
The perfections & detailing of every model clearly tells us about how passionate they are ! I would really love to meet them & have a chat if I ever get a chance 😀 !
I would also love to buy one of them but… IN FUTURE !(because probably my parents would kick my butt if I ask them to buy me one)
It is a perfect gift to a passionate mechanical engineer ! So lets just dream about it(coz it doesn’t cost), & which soundtrack would you love to play first on it ? Share your thoughts in the comment section below ! I’m waiting…
Source & all media credits :- iXOOST !
The top 5 Bugatti concepts according to me are –
Bugatti type 57GT Concept
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Darth Vader Bugatti Concept
Bugatti Renaissance GT – 6
Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport Concept
Bugatti Vision GT Type – 6
by Alex Imnadze
Let me know with whom you have fell in love from one of these & post them in the comment section !
& which one are you going to own 😛 ? (dreaming doesn’t cost 🙂 )
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