The world´s first 3D printed motorcycle

APWorks produces bionically optimized metal parts for a wide range of industries, from aerospace to automotive and robotics. Its newest creation is the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle and it’s called “Light Rider”. It has truly earned its name as a lightweight in its class, weighing in at just 35 kg and is propably the world’s lightest motorcycle prototype.

The Power to weight ratio equals that of a supercar. With a 6 kW electric motor powering it from zero to 80 km per hour in just seconds and a frame boasting a mere 6 kg, it is 30% lighter than conventionally manufactured e-motorcycles.
3D printing gives the geometrical freedom to realize such complex shapes. The motorcycle frame has been created out of thousands of thin layers in a metallic powder bed. Bionic algorithms define the organic frame structure using Altair’s OptiStruct. This aerospace approved approach gives the motorcycle superb stiffness and guarantees optimal use of material. Silent, emission free and powerful, it is powered by an electric motor, accelerating the motorcycle prototype with up to 130 Nm torques.
3D-printing technologies have revolutionized the design and manufacturing process not only in terms of structure and aesthetics, but also in impressive weight savings on parts and equipment when compared to those made using conventional manufacturing techniques. APWorks used an algorithm to develop the Light Rider’s optimized structure to keep weight at a minimum while ensuring the motorcycle’s frame was strong.
Each 3D-printed part of the Light Rider’s frame was produced using a selective 3D laser printing system that melts millions of aluminum alloy particles together. Consists of thousands of thin layers just 60 microns thick. They designed frame parts that were hollow instead of solid, which has allowed for integrated cables, pipes and screw-on points in the finalized motorcycle structure.
The whole frame is made out of Scalmalloy, which is a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy that is virtually as strong as titanium. Specifically developed for ALM-based production, the material combines high strength with an extraordinary level of ductility, making it an especially interesting material to use for highly solicited parts in lightweight robotics, automotive and aerospace applications.


The world of art has forever sorrounded societies in history, but so has technology. The combination of these two has brought a whole new way of creating what we know as Digital Art. And this new Sensu Brush is the ultimate tools for digital artists, they made it posible to deliver an authentic painting experience on your tablet or smartphone.

How is this posible? Well, these genious engineers and artists developed many artist brushes during the years. Combined with advise from some of the best brush makers in the world, which are craftsmen who understand the subtle properties of hair taper, flexibility, and strength, they applied this knowledge to the creation of these unique tools.
For an artist the fact of creating is fulfilling and inspirational, they see beauty in diferent perspectives in life. While this hasn’t changed since Miguel Angelo or Leonardo Da vinci, technology has progressed and the challenge for many artists has been to integrate new methods in their art.
This unique pending design uses advanced hair technology that creates a spring and responsiveness that feels like real painting. the traditional shape of Solo’s handle is milled of solid aircraft-grade aluminum, lending just the right weight and balance.  It’s solid and just long enough to use like a pen.
After testing various metal and metallic fibers, traditional synthetic brush hair has been infused with conductive properties to help fine powder release from make-up brushes as they came in contact with skin. This synthetic hair became the perfect material for these delicate brushes.
ArtRage is an app that gives an incredible degree of control over the action of the tools and the Sensu brush takes advantage of the all of them, providing a rich and gratifying experience and an unprecedented degree of artistic control, it is an oil paint app. The watercolor look can be created with another app called Auryn Ink, you can also download Sketchbook Pro and Brushes.
You won’t regret it, while you sketch around your house carrying a tablet or sitting at your living room. Enjoy the beautiful combination of art and technology, include it in your daily life.

How to Design Original Resumes for Creative Careers

In the world of creative thinking, there has been a revolution of digitalization, we have been bombarded with new tools, profiles, and even the creation of new areas of expertise. Writers, photographers, artists, and even fashion designers have needed to upgrade their skills when applying for certain jobs. Resumes are now full of innovation, imagination, and different artistic styles.

We grew up with the idea that the more serious and professional your Curriculum Vitae looked, it would be more likely to achieve the required expectations of the employers and, therefore, to be hired. If you’re a doctor or a lawyer, this might actually work, but for designers, artists, or photographers, it’s a long way from what it’s supposed to be. An artist’s resume needs to show the quality and originality of their work. This does not mean that you will hand in something resembling a high school graffiti. We are here to help you and we have put together some pointers to take into consideration, depending on your application and skills.
Design Students, Photographers, Fashion Designers, and Artists
Creativity is very important, which means their resumes have to be colorful, dynamic, interesting, and eye-catching, but at the same time, they have to be resourceful when showing the information required, always being true to the artist’s style without overpowering the document.
When you go online, there are so many styles of professional resume templates for graphic designers and artists that you can easily download and modify depending on the specific needs of the person.
If you have photos, paintings, drawings, or sketches, you must make sure to include a physical and digital portfolio of your work, specifying the year and the media used to create them. These have to be in high quality, medium to large size, so they can be properly appreciated.
The internet is full of examples of inspiring creative resumes and design portfolios. In order to stand out in this market, it is essential to make your online portfolio as inspiring as possible.
Production and Entertainment 
Productions with real budgets are always in need of individuals to do specific jobs. Therefore, remember to put your profession or your current position immediately after your name. When writing down your experience in the field, the best is to point out professional jobs first, then student and micro-budget projects last. Producers want to see that you have previous professional experience.
If you’re a recent graduate, add your education at the top of your resume and the experience, if any, at the bottom. You must list each position you have held, along with a list of concise points describing your job responsibilities at each company. If you’ve completed any significant personal film projects or won any awards, add them to the list.
There are websites where you can upload your resume, video, and demo reels when applying for specific jobs. Building up a network of contacts by studying media at school, film at the university, or attending a local filmmaking club. By meeting people and making low budget short films, as well as working on movie sets, will help you keep in touch with film crew members on social media. It is known that often directors and producers will work with the same people time and time again; therefore, this will increase the probability of finding a job in the area.
Finally, creating social media profiles and writing a great description can also help put your name out there. Participate in forums, online competitions, Vimeo, twitter chats, and Instagram profiles will definitely increase your chances of getting a job. Creativity revolves around us, digitalized on the internet, and you should try to be a part of it to let people know what skills you offer.
Jacqueline Guzmán/ neuvoo
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Classic cars from THE ROARING 1920´s

Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wrote an amazing and iconic novel “The Great Gatsby“. The story of love and opulence has graced the big screens with adaptations in movies showing the unique lifestyle of New York’s Long Island high society in the Roaring twenties.
This was the decade when motor cars became mainstream with better and safer engines that finally saw horse carts out of the US. Here’s a list of the Top 5 classic car models from the era that redefined cars as we know it.
1924 Chrysler Model B-70. Foundedby Walter Chrysler, it quickly became one of the most premier car companies in the world. Walter launched the B-70, one of the most powerful and successful cars of the 20s. The B-70 could do 70 to 75 miles an hour and accelerated from five to 25 miles in seven seconds. Apart from this, it featured hydraulic brakes and unheard of features like aluminium piston, air cleaner and hydraulic shock absorders. Suffice to say that the B-70 was one of the best-selling cars of the Roaring twenties.
“Gold Bug” Speedsters, The company custom built high-quality automobiles, hearses, fire trucks, taxicabs, and trucks from their plant at 123 Kissel Avenue. The car Kissel referred to as a “speedster” was widely known as the Gold Bug. They were popular among celebrities of the era, including pilot Amelia Earhart and boxer Jack Dempsey. There is an estimation that fewer than 40 cars survive today. The 1927 Kissel Gold Bug Coupe Roadster was used in the movie The Eddy Duchin Story in 1956.
1925 Renault 6 CV NN, This was the company’s first luxury tag that it had come to be known for in France. But this did not seem enough to convince the French and so in 1926, the small car ran for 203 straight hours. The next year, it became the first car to cross the Sahara desert and sales There is no doubt that the Renault 6 CV NN was one of the most premier cars to grace the era.
1923 Lincoln L-Series Sports Phaeton, Ford took over Lincoln Motor Co. in 1923, redesigning its cars and instantly making the brand the epitome of American luxury. The Sports Phaeton was especially popular because of its sporty look despite its ability to carry up to four passengers.
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster, represented the epitome of prestige and beauty back then, as they do now. Entirely hand-built, only 7,874 were produced, and they were owned almost exclusively by the very wealthy. Between 1921 to 1926, there were 1,703 Silver Ghosts produced in Springfield. It’s power came from an L-head inline six-cylinder engine that offered 40/50 horsepower. This car has a three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel mechanical brakes, and a wheelbase the size of 143.5-inchs.


History of HALLOWEEN- Ancient Origins


Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition filled with ghost stories, witches and black cats. Many people forget that most of the stories and traditions actually come from real life historic events and Halloween is actually one of those. Personally, I have always loved the stories of witches connected with mother nature and ancient traditions of the forests. I can’t leave aside one of my favorite characters which is Dracula, the Count of the undead. All of these stories have some truth in them. So, follow me and learn about the real origins of HALLOWEEN.

  • Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
  • To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
  • By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on
  • On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III (731–741) later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13 to November 1. By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted the older Celtic rites. In 1000 A.D., the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It is widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. All Souls Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
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Getting a job using your second language


Knowing other languages in a world that, thanks to globalization, has forced people to be bilingual and almost makes them forget their mother tongue, definitely comes in handy when looking for a new job.


Numbers do not lie, today, nearly 60% of the job offers require the candidate to master a second language. English and German are taking the lead in the list for the most popular languages required by employers, especially in the areas of engineering, finance, new technologies and health.

However, according to recent surveys from Adecco and the Center for Sociological Research (CIS) in Spain, five languages will prevail among job seekers in 2016. To our surprise, these languages are: Italian, Portuguese, German, French, and the ever-present English. 

An astounding 89.5% of current job offers require a second language, so it is time to get enrolled in the language course of your choice. French is on the list due to the fact that it is the official language of over 30 countries and as one of the five official languages in the United Nations; it also stands out in the touristic and pharmaceutical areas. German — or Europe’s second most spoken language—, stands out in the tourism sector, as well as those languages mentioned above. Perhaps the most shocking fact about this list is to see the “nonna’s” mother tongue on it. Italian has had an impressive boom these last years in Europe, especially in Spain. Brazil’s peak as a first-power economy in Latin America led them to appear in this list, and the fact that it is the official language in six countries. The near future looks very promising for Portuguese.

Do we really need say something more to convince you to go ahead and learn a second language? If you need a little extra motivation, Laura Centeno, Country Manager for People Working, indicates that a bilingual person could earn 20% more than those who speak only one language.


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