3D printing for creating 3D objects


Man tends to use the existing technology to bring something new and this makes sense because it helps the man in various ways. Obviously the technologies are much helpful to the mankind only if man uses it in right way.  The one of the best advanced technology is 3D printing. It is the best printing technology ever because the 3D printer creates the 3D objects exactly as per the give input. The 3D objects are used in different places in different fields. The input for the 3D printer is given in the digital format so that it can read the input exactly and brings out the intended 3D object. This can be called as the great achievement for printing and the technology will be much useful because the 3D objects are used in industries, factories, aerospace, automobiles, architecture, fashion and jewellery and arts.

3D scanner

The 3D scanners are best use for 3D printing because people can take needed copy of the object and that can be used as input. Tech giants use 3D scanning with their hardware to bring the realistic output. In the near future the 3D scanning technology will be in the smart phones and it will be much easier to scan the objects to take the digital copy. There is different 3D modelling software used to design the 3D objects.

3D objects as decorative items

The house decoration probably starts from interior and most of the people tend to decorate the interior and the outdoor with 3D objects. It is quite common to use the 3D objects for various reasons. Most probably the look of the home can be enhanced both in interior and exterior using 3D objects that comes with light and other decoration. Some 3D objects can also be used in the outdoor of the house or in the garden.

Medical field

3D printing is much helpful in the medical field because 3D objects are needed in terms of surgery of certain organs like knee, elbow and also in the dental. The field of orthopaedics and orthodontics use 3D objects as they can use the 3D model to fix in the body of the patients.

The field of automobile will need it because there are many different 3D objects used in the luxury cars and normal automotive. The industries and factories use 3D objects for the machineries in various aspects. The architecture models are full of 3D objects and also the world of fashion, design and jewellery also use 3D objects. Get for a reliable 3D printing Auckland to get quality 3D printing

NZ firms complain PayPal funds have not been paid

Two Kiwi firms say they have not received payments from PayPal for goods and services they have sold online for 10 days, leaving them $130,000 out of pocket.

Several other New Zealand businesses have also complained of late payments on PayPal’s Facebook page.

A PayPal representative said the company was aware of the issue.

“PayPal is aware of an error that has resulted in some of our New Zealand customers experiencing an issue with transactions being moved to their bank account from their PayPal balance.

“We are aware of the situation and our team is working hard to fix it as soon as possible. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Hamish Coulter, owner-operator of Hamilton food company Muscle Fuel, said it had used PayPal for the past 2½ years to process payments for all the online orders it received through its website.

But it had not received any payments since September 3 and was considering temporarily stopping taking online orders until the issue was resolved or it could find another payment partner.

Muscle Fuel, which employs 14 staff, had to take out an emergency overdraft from its bank to stay afloat, he said.

“We generally will get our account cleared at 10pm every night and by 10pm the next night the money is deposited into our account.

“PayPal customer service has been absolutely useless and have not given a timeframe when we can expect to be paid.

“There are many disgruntled users who are unable to pay their bills or their staff wages.”

Arend Nollen, owner of Wellington social media consultancy Social Envy, said it also stopped receiving payments from PayPal on September 3 and was now owed $100,000.

“We process quite a lot of money with our online business and the money hasn’t shown up into our New Zealand bank account at all,” he said.

PayPal was hard to contact, he said. “Every time we get in touch they say it our bank’s fault. We do business with two different banks, BNZ and Kiwibank, and they have both confirmed they haven’t received a cent.

“I have been following the PayPal Facebook page and there are loads of other customers facing similar issues.”

Nollen said Social Envy was getting by on reserves it had accumulated during the past few months.

“We are using that to maintain the business and pay the bills, but if this money doesn’t come in, potentially we won’t be able to pay wages to staff – it is going to put us in a lot of hardship.”

It did not have an account manager it could call and did not believe it was a valued customer, he said.

Coulter said each time he called PayPal’s Australian call centre, he got a different person and had to start from the beginning.

“They have generated an ‘inquiry’ but it has gone nowhere. First of all they tried to blame my bank and then they said they didn’t know of any issues.

“Last time I spoke to them [on Monday] they did admit there was an ‘issue’ which they said they were working on and they said I had to be patient. They said it was ‘just a glitch’.”

The problems had come at a bad time, as he was about to fly out to the World Power Lifting Championship, he said.

“It is not a good time to be stressed basically.”

Resource http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/84210948/nz-firms-complain-paypal-funds-have-not-been-paid

NZ cop calls for cannabis reform

A New Zealand police officer is arguing for the decriminalisation of cannabis, saying the punishment does not fit the crime.

The frontline officer shared his opinion in a September ‘I Am Keen’ column for Police Association magazine Police News, where officers have the opportunity to anonymously voice their views on police operations.

“People who are stoned are generally quite jovial and the last thing they want to do is fight me,” he says.

“That is a very simple reason for me to not treat cannabis possession with the same enforcement enthusiasm I once did.”

He says his perspective on the crime has changed over his time as an officer.

“I have dealt with drugs on an almost daily basis in the course of the job, whether it’s seizing them or dealing with the after-effects on users.

“But I often question why we prosecute people who have small quantities of cannabis on them.

“Initially, I had a zero-tolerance approach. Anyone I found with a ‘tinny’ would find themselves before the courts. Now, however, I am more likely to tell them to get rid of it in a nearby drain and be on their way.”

The author says there is no organisational ruling to minimise the punishments for these types of offenders.

“[But] as individual officers we seem to have taken it upon ourselves to deal with this matter in a more liberal way.”

Compared with alcohol, the officer feels the harm from the drug is minimal.

“Yet we readily accept alcohol as part of our daily lives.”

Under the influence of alcohol, people are generally more violent  and unable to take care of themselves, he says.

“Another reason is, does punishing a user of a drug, any drug, actually impact on their decision to use that drug? I don’t think so.

“People use drugs for various reasons. The thought of being prosecuted for such behaviour is obviously something they have considered briefly and then decided not to worry about it.

“Punitive measures often have very little impact on the fight against drug use.”

He argues treatment and education are the answers to drug problems, not criminal sentences.

“Slapping someone with a criminal conviction for possessing one gram of anything is a disproportionate punishment.”

He would like to see New Zealand follow the example of US states Washington and Colorado in decriminalising.

Medical trials have shown benefits in using medical cannabis for palliative care, he says, citing the use of the drug by high-profile New Zealanders.

“This war on drugs is not sustainable and cannabis reform needs to be at the heart of a wider debate about how we deal with drugs. Making criminals out of users benefits nobody.”

resource http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/nz-cop-calls-for-cannabis-reform-2016091320

How many people does NZ need?

OPINION: I’m not anti-immigration. I would be a bit hypocritical if I was, given that we have staff on our farm from South Africa and India. Over the years, we have had Sri Lankan and Zimbabwean herd managers as well as plenty of good Kiwis.  And besides, if it wasn’t for immigration I would never have met my lovely wife, whose parents emigrated here from the Netherlands in the 1950s.

I’m a proud New Zealander, love this country, I was born here, and it’s part of who I am. My great-grandfather came from England in the late 1800s, but I feel no connection with what some people call the “Mother country”.

But, really, am I any more Kiwi than those who have become citizens that were not born here?

The islands we call New Zealand were here for millions of years with no human inhabitants before the first immigrants arrived 800-1000 years ago. Whether our ancestors arrived in the 1800s or 1950s or we became citizens last year, we’re all Kiwis. Sorry Winston but that’s my opinion.

Migrants are a big part of the work scene in farming, especially in dairy, and that needs to continue. Certainly, jobs and housing are available for skilled workers in agriculture, the problem seems to be the number of immigrants who prefer Auckland. The infrastructure is struggling to cope – last Friday my sister-in-law left the North Shore at 3pm and took three hours to get to the end of the southern motorway. It’s madness.

But is it immigrants that are driving up the demand for housing?  If you look more closely at the figures, the number of immigrants coming in has been stable for the last 10 years, the difference now is that more Kiwis are coming home and fewer are leaving.

That’s got to be a good problem to have. It’s not that long ago the big concern was how many of our best and brightest were leaving and not coming back.

If you are worried about immigration, watch the Nigel Latta programme about it on TVNZ On Demand. One of the most interesting statistics is the net contribution to the economy from immigrants, depending on where they come from. The highest contributors, when you look at tax paid less expenses such as health care and education, were immigrants from UK or Ireland, followed by those from Europe or North America. Not far behind were those from Asia and the Pacific Islands. The group with the least contribution in financial terms might surprise you. It was New Zealand-born citizens.  That’s me.

New Zealand is not an easy country to get into. You have to be young with a clean record and have skills and qualifications we need. That’s a good thing, we want people who are here to work and contribute, and be positive for our economy and for our country.

I’ve read some economists’ opinions, that for New Zealand to have a strong economy we need at least 10 million people. I’m not keen on that. To me, a lot of what is great about New Zealand is it is relatively unpopulated. You can still walk on beaches and not see another person, and it’s not far out of town before you’re out in the great outdoors. Maybe I’m being selfish.

In a couple of weeks our son Josh will be heading to the Netherlands to play rugby and to live and work there.  Sixty-three years ago, his grandparents were coming the other way. They thought they would never see their families again, and they came here to build a better future for their children.

They certainly did that. I bet they never dreamt that one of their grandchildren would complete the circle and go back, or that a journey that then took six weeks would today take 27 hours. The world is a smaller place, and people moving and working overseas is a two-way street.

Immigration has been great for New Zealand, and if it is managed properly that can continue.

If you are a skilled migrant who is working hard and contributing to your adopted country, good on you and thanks.

If you’re a born Kiwi that thinks immigrants are flooding in and taking our houses and jobs and it’s all bad news, it might be time to think again.

resource :http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/84202446/How-many-people-does-NZ-need