D printing technology is used to manufacture prototypes, tools, and end-user parts directly from a CAD design. This printing technology offers unprecedented flexibility as it can create a part of any dimension out of any material. Some of the 3d printing materials used include metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and many more. The 3D printing technology has complete control over material composition, surface texture, and micro-structure of the prototype. 3D printing technology also allows the user to construct prototypes using two different materials. >
Lets take a look at this amazing technology and how it has affected the field of architecture and medicine:
3D printing for Architecture
Architects know that there is nothing like a physical model of a building when it comes to displaying their work or design concept. Physical models also play an important role when it comes to explaining and convincing the customer while selling a project.
3D printers are affordable and high quality solutions for architects. Building a physical model requires great deal of expertise, precision, and time. 3D printing machines help designers focus on their building design, while the devices make 3D models of the project.
Many architects are not tech-savvy and are not used to operating complex devices. 3D printers do not require human intervention at any stage of the printing process. Architects just need to need to draw a CAD diagram of the project and instruct the 3D printer to build a 3D model. The 3D printer can print the model within a few hours, which can then be presented to the client.
3D printers are capable of producing of 3D models with accuracy and speed without compromising on the finer details of the architectural project. The price of desktop 3D printing machines is not that high and independent architects can also afford them.
3D printing for Medicine
The application of 3D printing technology can also be found in the production of medical devices. There are different 3D printing materials available that can be used to build real parts. For example, manufacturing hearing aids is a complex process because they are custom-fit devices and cannot be mass produced. 3D printing greatly helps in such matters where medical devices need to custom-fit a patient.
The future of the 3D printing technology is very bright. Market experts state that 3D printing technology will be affordable to the masses by the next decade. The prices of 3D printing devices are falling rapidly, and it is believed that the prices of 3D printers will drop by as much as 80% in the next 5-10 years. It will not be a surprise to see 3D printing devices in each household just like refrigerators, washing machines, and televisions.
Proper apartment floor plan can help you have a comfortable stay for the rest of your life. If you go for a 2 BR/2 BA apartment floor plan, make sure make a proper use of all available resources to have a fault free floor plan. The three main aspects of apartment floor planning are central plumbing, light availability and adequate storage nooks.
Your floor plan must revolve around the plumbing arrangement of your apartment. This will spare you lots of money. Your plan must include laundry areas, kitchens, and bathrooms to share a water wall. This can be the smartest way of planning. Keep your kitchen adjacent to your bathroom kitchen. Much in the same way you can keep the laundry or wash place next to the bathroom. Have your living place and bedroom away from these the common water wall.
Plan your house in such a way that the kitchen, bathroom and closets are tucked into one corner. Plan your bedroom and living place in the available space. Keep as much space as possible for arranging furniture. If you have the same type of floor finish you can begin task areas from wherever you feel like. Having a concrete bar in between the kitchen and open area of the room helps a lot. It obviates the need for dining table and chairs and helps give a more spacious feel.
Your living and sleeping areas must get maximum natural light. The areas which do get much light can be used as entry areas. Large windows in sleeping and living areas can be helpful. However 2 BR/2 BA apartment floor plans rarely allow you to have larger windows. If you cannot build large windows you need to have good ventilation. If the area becomes too large for lamp spacing you can include floor lightings or outlets.
A popular and helpful 2 BR/2 BA apartment floor plan is breaking long, narrow spaces to plan living spaces. This plan usually has a hallway on one side. The other side is flanked by bedrooms and storage. This plan makes it easy to share the common water wall with the kitchen and bathroom.
When it comes to tourism, Melbourne is the city with endless options. This is the real place for family fun. Historical landmarks like Athenaeum Theatre, the oldest culture institute of Melbourne, Cooks Cottage and Melbourne Town Hall, Innovative landmarks like Chill On, Federation Square, The Giant Sky Wheel, waterfront city pizza and pavilion are the main attractions of the city.
Other than historical and innovative landmarks, laneways, public and commercial galleries, parks, theatre and vibrant waterfront atmosphere are the other attractions of Melbourne city. Melbourne Docklands is famous for boat ride of 3 km of stunning water frontage, spectacular parks, architecture and art. This way Melbourne docklands draws the attention of tourists.
Now if you are planning to come to Melbourne, you must be worried about the accommodation. Obviously, you need to stay somewhere. This problem has a simple solution and the solution is Melbourne serviced apartments. Serviced apartments Melbourne are located in the Melbourne CBD. After a fun filled and tiring day, just think of yourself enjoying your fully furnished serviced apartment in the Melbourne CBD.
Melbourne serviced apartments CBD are available with incredible facilities like ADSL internet connection with desktop, Foxtel cable TV with more than 50 channels, gymnasium and swimming pool.
Serviced apartments in Melbourne are located in the heart of Melbourne central business district (CBD) and the Liberty Tower apartments are the best amongst all the serviced apartments.
Liberty Towers serviced apartments Melbourne have fully furnished and well equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and stylish pots. All the apartments have washing machines with dryer facility. These apartments have all the luxurious facilities, a person ever hope to enjoy.
If you have come to Melbourne on a holiday tour, you can stay in Melbourne short stay apartments too. As the name suggests, short stay apartments Melbourne are specially designed for a short stay. Short stay apartments in Melbourne make you feel like you are at home. They offer you a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with large windows. Like Melbourne serviced apartments, short stay apartments include fully furnished and well equipped kitchen. The facilities like internet connection at an affordable price, Foxtel TV with over 40 channels, laundry, comfortable rooms, living and dining area and private balcony are offered by Melbourne short stay apartments. For the security purpose, there are video intercoms available which keep you informed of what is happening at the building entrance.
Melbourne serviced and short stay apartments are available at an affordable price, so you can maintain your budget, as well as enjoy these luxuries during your stay.
Estate agents and property developers have sold, leased or rented properties to customers in the same traditional method for quite some time. Small photographs in the property section of newspapers and specialist magazines, 2 or 3 photographs on a company website and feature displays in their office windows.
However in the USA, Canada and Asia real estate sellers have embraced the power of video to advertise commercial and residential property to a global audience. With 80% or buyers starting their search for property online using the internet, it’s a logical step to take.
Property videos can be viewed by potential customers where ever they are in the world, 24/7 365 days a year. Instead of the usual 2 or 3 photographs, a slideshow video can incorporate 20 to 30 photos and those with a bigger budget can have their property professionally filmed. A property filmed from the customer’s point of view (POV) allows the buyer from the comfort of their home or office to have a virtual tour of the property and surrounding area as if they were there.
Titles and banners can incorporate more information about the property, music, voice-over or narration and even presenters can add that extra professional touch to engage the buyer to sell them their perfect property.
Property videos are the essential first viewing. They save the estate agent, property developer and buyer time and money from wasted viewings.
Property Videos can be embedded onto the estate agents website or uploaded on to popular video hosting websites such as Youtube and many more. The URL links can also be emailed to clients to view at their leisure.
So imagine a buyer is in New York, Dubai or Hong Kong. They can view a number of property videos from their desktop or mobile phone before they fly to London knowing that what they’ve seen online has given them a fuller picture of their investment and are ready to buy their new home in the UK’s capital.
The old saying is the best laid plans of mice and men so often seem to go wrong. When it comes to the government, this is a statement that is used the vast majority of the time since the bumbling of politicians creates some situations that are simply head shakers. This is exactly the case with the step up basis in estate tax for 2010.
This can get confusing, so let’s start off with the basics. The step up basis is simply the value of some asset at a date in time from which a gain is calculated. Let’s say I buy a share of Microsoft in 1990 [I wish!] and I sell it today. I would pay rather large capital gains taxes on the gain in value of that share of stock between 1990 and 2010.
The passing of an asset from a deceased person to their heirs triggers a bit of a different calculation. Let’s assume the same situation as above. Instead of selling the stock in 2010, I die after being attacked by a bear [might as well make it exciting] in 2002. At that point, my stock is transferred to my daughter per my written will. This transfer constitutes a taxable event. Historically, she would pay tax on the gain from the date of my death till she sold the item. The use of my date of death allows her to -step up- the value of the stock instead of pay taxes on all the gains since 1990.
The Bush tax cuts were designed to reduce a number of taxes, but they went a step farther with the estate tax. They were designed to phase it out. In fact, there is no estate tax in 2010. That is nice and all, but the problem is the step up basis for capital gains above is now gone for the year. Instead of paying capital gains on the increase in value from the date of my death, she will have to pay them on the gains from 1990. That is a huge difference and constitutes a massive amount of money going out of my family and to the government. What did the government do for this money? Nothing, I just died!
Is there anything one can do about this mess with the step up basis? Unfortunately, there is not. It is simply another example of the government creating a mess with the best of intentions.
Barry Milton writes about tax planning and other financial planning subjects for UFCAmerica.com.
People who wish to spend their vacation in Sydney can opt for a fully furnished apartment Sydney. These apartments are luxuriously furnished and are perfect for enjoying ones vacation. The furnished apartments that are available on rent in Sydney are designed in such a manner that they take care of every need of the guests who desire to spend their vacation in these apartments. Apart from providing apartments to people who want to spend their vacations, they also provide corporate apartments. These fully furnished apartments in Sydney for rent are located both in the city as well as the suburbs.
A person can book a fully furnished apartment Sydney, both for long term or short term as he/she so desires. People booking these apartments for long term can stay for more than three months. However, a person booking the apartments for short terms can only stay for a limited period of ninety days. For short-term stay a person can book these apartments through the Internet. However, those who desire to stay for a longer period have to provide their personal information in detail. There are some apartments that provide their clients with accommodations that are similar to luxurious hotels. These fully furnished apartments Sydney also offer a 50% discount.
The different types of furnished apartment Sydney are situated in several parts of the city. Some of these apartments are located in the suburbs, whereas some are situated in the main city. These apartments are owned both by private companies and even individuals. They provide their guests with apartments in accordance with their choice, budget and requirements. They also ensure that they meet every requirement of the guests. Besides, the cost of these apartments is much less in comparison to the luxurious hotels in and around the city. But the services provided by the furnished apartment Sydney are similar to that of the luxurious hotels.
The services of the furnished apartment Sydney are second to none. The charges of the apartments include the phone charges. The rates of the calls are same as that provided by the local providers. They provide their guests with starter kits on their arrival to the apartment. These kits contain towels, toiletries, and linen. A personal caretaker is provided by the apartment to take care of the guests. Weekly housekeeping services are also provided. They also provide their guests with food hampers and take care of their children.
People who wish to enjoy their stay in Sydney can make online booking for a furnished apartment Sydney. However, people can log onto worldapart.com.au to get all the relevant information pertaining to furnished apartments in Sydney.
Traditional clock generators use a simple integer-N phased-locked loop (PLL)-based architecture. The output clock frequency is a function of the input clock frequency and the PLL divider values as shown in the equation
Equation: fOUT = fIN.N/P.R
Traditional single PLL-based IC solutions are suitable for simple integer clock multiplication of reference inputs or clock generation from crystal inputs. However, many applications require clock generation of multiple non-integer-related frequencies (e.g., 125 MHz Ethernet and 106.25llMHz Fibre Channel). Traditional solutions require that the crystal frequency be changed to support each unique frequency plan. This forces the designer to use one or more custom crystals and multiple clock generator ICs to generate the required set of frequencies, increasing the cost, complexity and power consumption of the overall solution.
New Any-Rate Clock Multiplier Architecture Simplifies Design
Recent advances in mixed-signal analog design have made it possible to provide any-rate frequency synthesis from a single device. Silicon Labs newest clock architecture leverages a fractional-N PLL used in concert with a low-jitter fractional divider termed MultiSynth to produce any-rate frequency synthesis on multiple output clocks. The flagship of this new product family is the Si5338 Any-Rate, Any-Output Quad Clock Generator. This technology dramatically simplifies timing architectures by integrating the frequency synthesis capability of four PLLs in a single device, greatly reducing size and power requirements compared to traditional solutions.
The Si5338s low phase noise, high-frequency VCO supplies a high-frequency output clock to the MultiSynth block on each of the four independent output paths. The first stage of the MultiSynth architecture is a fractional-N divider, which switches seamlessly between the two closest integer divider values to produce the exact output clock frequency with 0 ppm error. To eliminate phase error generated by this process, the MultiSynth calculates the relative phase difference between the clock produced by the fractional-N divider and the desired output clock and dynamically adjusts the phase to match the ideal clock waveform. This novel approach makes it possible to generate any output clock frequency without sacrificing jitter performance. Based on this architecture, each output clock can be individually programmed to generate any frequency from 0.16 to 350 MHz, and select frequencies to 700 MHz. Typical jitter performance enabled by this MultiSynth-based architecture is 1 ps RMS.
Flexible mortgages were first introduced into the UK to cater for individuals with flexible working patterns. Flexible mortgages are a recent addition to the mortgage market in the UK, although they have been popular overseas for several years.
The initial target market for flexible mortgages were people who have irregular working patters such as the self-employed, and people who receive irregular payments such as bonuses and commissions.
Typical features of flexible mortgages include, overpayments, underpayments, drawdown of overpayments made, additional borrowing facilities, and no (or low) redemption penalties.
In addition to the features that allow for flexibility with payments, the interest on flexible mortgages is calculated on a daily basis. This can result in massive savings to the borrower and can significantly reduce the term of the loan.
For this reason flexible mortgages have become popular with people in all types of employment who are looking to pay off their home sooner. While the initial target market of flexible mortgages may have been the self-employed, people from all walks of life are now reaping the benefits from this new type of mortgage product.
Interest rates are generally higher on flexible mortgages than for traditional mortgage products to counter the increased risk of the borrower not repaying the full balance of the loan by the end of the term. The flexibility of flexible mortgages allows for this to happen.
Some flexible mortgages can also be linked with current accounts, chequebook facilities, debit and credit cards, unsecured loans, and offset accounts.
One popular type of flexible mortgage is the offset mortgage. An offset mortgage will offset any positive balance of funds in a bank account held with the same lender, in order to reduce the amount of interest payable.
Another type of flexible mortgage that has become popular in recent years is the current account mortgage. Flexible mortgages of this type combine the mortgage with a current account and credit card facility in order to streamline the borrower’s banking facilities. Flexible mortgages of this type are sometimes referred to as a -line of credit-.
Flexible mortgages of all types have been gaining popularity in recent years and should continue to do so as lenders find new ways of satisfying a widening array of customers’ needs.
If you are interesting in flexible mortgages, contact an independent mortgage adviser to receive unbiased, expert advice.
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With the extensive advancements in technology, the process of construction and architecture have become more organized and streamlined. A highly precision and technology driven process, BIM modeling consists of steps for generating as well as managing digital blueprints of a building, irrespective, of its nature whether a factory, hotel, office or any other form of physical structure. The process of digitizing important data relevant to the construction of a building, aids decision-makers to make critical judgments and evaluations about modification across its lifespan including in habitation, operation, and demolition. It is now highly appreciated by architects, civil engineers, constructors and others occupied in construction of a building and infrastructure sector across the globe.
To carry out the entire project management in an effective manner, a BIM Manager or a VDC Project Manager takes control of the entire process. In projects, they work in co-ordination with Design Construction Team on behalf of the client. However, companies are also hiring BIMs at different stages of the project delivery and handling. Thus, the intensive level of dynamism and ease of customization provided by converting these important data into a suitable digital format, construct multifunctional structure on the surface. The engineering solutions offered by expert companies are now preferred by every construction firm for their projects.
A revelation to traditional building design systems that were initially dependent on two-dimensional drawings of building sections, plans, elevation and other parts, digitization of maps offers numerous advantages. It offers updated technology which include the 3D maps and introduction of factors such as time and cost as an essential part of the project data, the other two important dimensions to modern day digitized maps of home and offices.
It not only included, geometric calculations into building maps but also comprised of other factors as mention of surface space, geographic study, building material study, ergonomics, green building, light analysis, etc. which were neglected earlier. This provides an efficient solution for building construction in the hands of architects and engineers.
Many companies specializing in Engineering Design Services ensure that they make use of this sophisticated technology to offer customized solutions as per the construction concepts, ideas, and design requirements put forth by clients. The design tool of this building solution presents the different views of a building model for construction and other usages of the building. In this model, a slight change in a one object of the model or design, automatically, changes other dependent model and an architect do not need to break model for every change.
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Condominiums are known today as one of the most popular and in-demand types of modern housings in the Philippines. And the reason why is because of its many benefits which can accommodate the needs of today’s modern trends and lifestyles, particularly with today’s growing demand for modern family-homes in the country.
Condominiums for Modern Filipino Families Condominiums became popular and in-demand in the market because of its benefits which enabled Filipinos to easily and conveniently access their workplaces from their homes, making condominiums a popular choice of home for those who usually spend more time in their workplaces rather than in their homes. This is because these types of condo Philippines are commonly found in and around business and commercial districts.
However, other than the types of condominiums found in business and commercial districts, there are also a number of different types of condominiums which are commonly found around the outskirts of Metro Manila or even in a number of popular neighboring provinces around the capital. These types of condominiums are known as condominium complexes.
Family-Oriented Location One reason that made these types of condo in Philippines a popular type of modern family-home is because of its location. Because of the seclusion that condominium complexes can offer, these types of condominiums became a popular and suitable home for modern Filipino families.
However, other than just the seclusion of its location, condominium complexes can also offer the same privacy of living in an exclusive housing community to subdivision. But instead of houses, condominium complexes are made up of multiple high-rising and mid-rising buildings. This made condominiums a perfect home for modern Filipino-families.
Amenities of Modern Condominiums Another major advantage of condominium complexes, according to many experts, that made it popular as a modern family-home is because of its collection of amenities.
Similar to condominiums in the city, condominium complexes are also known for its collection of recreational facilities, such as swimming pools, gyms, and sports complexes. However, other than just those, condominium complexes can offer additional facilities which aims to accommodate the needs of growing children, such as recreational parks and playgrounds.
In addition to that, condominium complexes are also known for its own security and maintenance personnel who made these types of modern housings even more popular as a family-home for growing Filipino families.