Helping to grow 3dprinting, DesignBox3D leads the way with Zmorph 3d printers..

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  Ever needed an unbiased view of a 3dprinter? Want to steer clear from the mainstream brands and try an alternative? I often look at different printers that come onto the market and I have tested many smaller branded printers. The … [Read more...]

How to start 3d printing as a beginner!

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You've just received your 3d printer, but where do you start? I remember vividly opening the box of my first 3d printer the solidoodle 2 and thinking ‘now what’. Instructions were minimal and the experience was like a voyage of discovery. What could … [Read more...]

3D Printing and Solidworks at University entry level by University Lecturer and Industrial Designer Chris Buerckner

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3D printing is a rapidly growing production technology that requires educational institutions to keep pace if future designers are to be able to take advantage of its capabilities. Since graduating from a BA in Industrial Design eight years ago, I … [Read more...]

3D printing ready for London schools with Teach Design and Beeverycreative

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With 3D printing on an endless wave of expansion in education this has to be one of the most promising collaborations yet. Teach Design has formed an exciting partnership with Beeverycreative to put the Beethefirst 3dprinters into a number of London … [Read more...]

Protect your STL files! 3dfilemarket partners with Authentise

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    Two and a half years ago I was sitting in a presentation by Joshua Harker on 3dprinting at the 3dprintshow London. This was the epic year of the start of the 3dprinted fashion show, when the world’s 3dprinting elite descended on … [Read more...]

3dprintshow London continues the growth of 3dprinting

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The 3dprintshow sets the standard of 3dprinting shows. From a small venue three years ago showcasing the future of 3dprinting, to a regular event that is the highlight of the 3dprinting calender, the 3dprintshow is a must for all die hard techies. … [Read more...]

3d print your own open source toy robot by Cannybots

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  Remember Scalectrix as a young child? Hours of fun were had racing toy cars around race tracks as fast as possible. The game never seemed to get old. Now you can take it to the next step with Cannybots open source toy robots. The idea is simple, … [Read more...]

3D printing and education continues to expand.

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With 3dprinting in the news every day and education being a hot topic, it’s always nice to see good examples of 3dprinting being taught in schools. With the announcement that China is going to place around 400,000 3dprinters in their schools and … [Read more...]

3Dprinting in high schools? Is local collaboration the way to expand 3dprinting in education?

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Originally written for 3dprint.com this is the edited version of my article. With 3dprinters slowly making their way into our schools, you would expect teachers to start using it straight away. ‘3Dprinters gathering dust in workshops not being … [Read more...]

3dprinting really does Rock!

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Want to start 3dprinting but not sure where to begin? First place for many is thingiverse for a free download, however what about when you want to design something yourself? There’s only one real option, spend hours learning a CAD package and try to … [Read more...]

A breath of fresh air in a crowded 3dprinting world

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I first saw this printer at the 2013 3dprintshow in London and it caught my eye immediately. This was different from other printers. This actually had good design as the core feature. Many times when looking at 3dprinters you see a strange attempt at … [Read more...]

The ‘Google’ of 3dprinting files?

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The 'Google' of 3dprinting files? When we search for a website we usually head for Google, but where do you go when you want to search for a STL file for 3dprinting? With model repositories growing in number every day, actually finding what you want … [Read more...]

10 movers and shakers to watch in 3D printing (orginally posted on geektime.com 17/12/2014)

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Curious who the thought leaders are in the exploding field of 3D printing? Then look no further than this list. 3D printing is poised for substantial growth: In 2013, sales reached $2.5 billion globally and by 2018, that figure is projected to … [Read more...]

Masters student pushes the boundaries of 3dprinting

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3dprinting and slip casting? When I first read this on twitter I had to investigate further. Being a follower of this technology for the past four years I have seen many different uses and applications of the 3dprinting. However, the use of … [Read more...]

Makers Empire A revolution in 3dprinting education

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http://youtu.be/coQ5G4mnMKA 3dprinting with no experience?  No cad modelling skills required? Anyone can create a 3dprintable design in under 5 minutes? Sounds like a dream come true and that is now reality with the release of Makers Empire … [Read more...]

Bioprinting and 3Dprinting

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  There have been many innovative uses of 3dprinting that make the news almost every day. 3Dprinting cars and even houses are just a few examples of how fast the technology is emerging. It is widely recognised that the medical industry stands … [Read more...]

Myminifactory Interview – My Views on 3dprinting and education

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    This is the interview that was originally posted on myminifactory.com on 14/10/14. I have been a Design and Technology teacher for 6 years and have led Product Design at Ladybridge High School for the past 5 years. My … [Read more...]

Made in Space and 3dprinting a ‘cosmic’ combination

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgZymJC4a-g[/embed] 3Dprinting in Space?  Many people are only just getting to grips with 3Dprinting on planet earth. The industry has not even matured yet and already there is a 3Dprinter that has been designed to … [Read more...]

3dprinting and GCSE students. Amazing work.

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  I am often asked how do you teach 3dprinting to whole classes of students? Many people outside of education seem to think that there is some kind of barrier to teaching the technology in a classroom. They see these great machines that print … [Read more...]

3DPrinting Teacher of the Year

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This article was originally BY MERITXELL GARCIA SEIN-ECHALUCE · SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 by 3Dprint.com Founder of the 3dfilemarket.com, an online community to download and share 3D printing designs and to promote 3dprinting, Philip Cotton is a … [Read more...]

3dprinting comes to London with 2014 3Dprintshow

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The return of the 3Dprintshow to London was one of the most highly anticipated 3dprinting events of the year. The event started three years ago as a small get together of growing 3dprinting enthusiasts/companies  and it has now turned into a Global … [Read more...]

‘Tie-Dye’ and 3dprinting

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    3dprinting can be quite rigid at times, most printers only print in one colour, some have dual extruders that can print in two colours and a few might even have triple extruders that allow three colours. However, the majority of … [Read more...]

Bring Birds back to the city with 3dprinting

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3dprinting to help birds? We all know how 3dprinting can help people, almost every day there are more news articles explaining how 3dprinting is revolutionising the medical industry. The E-Nable group is making great strides with prosthetic hands and … [Read more...]

museums in the classroom through 3dprinting.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWngnI2Cq50#t=32   Remember those lessons in school where teachers enthusiastically described topics from a text book?  Photos were the only real way to gauge an understanding of the topic along with a vivid … [Read more...]

‘Makers Affair’ runs 3dprinting workshops in London

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Do you want to learn how to 3dprint, but you don't know where to start? Do your children ask to learn about the technology but you really have no clue how to meet their demands. The answer could be here with the launch of Maker's Affair 3dprinting … [Read more...]