3D printing – the future and the here and now

For this week’s fact we are looking at the future of 3D printing. If you haven’t already seen the latest research, here’s an interesting read about the development of 3D print ‘ink’. The technology would allow for different material properties to be assigned to a different part of a print. Read more…

Enter the world of 3D printing

Welcome to this weeks Fun Fact. This week we’re delving into the exciting world of 3D printing. There seems to be endless possibilities to print all sorts from everyday to large scale objects. Do you know the first fully 3D printed electric car was designed in 2014? Following years of Read more…

Rolling with technology

For this week’s Fun Fact Fact, we turn to Nokia. Now known as a world-famous mobile phone maker, Nokia’s roots started out in something quite different. Any ideas? They were originally founded as a pulp mill and famous for selling toilet paper. Fast forward 150 years and the company has Read more…

Fun Fact Friday – Screw it!

This week’s Fun Friday Fact is about something that is all around us. It helps the construction of our everyday essentials through to extremely complex structures. The mystery product literally holds things together. It’s also available in various sizes, and is a toolbox fundamental. That’s right, it’s a screw. The Read more…

Getting the right pace

Do you know the first speeding offence in the UK happened in 1896? Walter Arnold was caught breaking the then speed limit of just 2mph! His ‘horseless carriage’ was travelling at a dizzy 8mph – even this seems slow in today’s age. We don’t know how his speed was recorded Read more…

What do fittings, figurines and rings have in common?

And just like that, it’s Friday again! And our SLA 3D printer is in full action from minute plastic fittings through to fantasy figurines! The breadth and intricate detail we create with the printer is astounding. I enjoy the variety of designs we work with and we’re always ready to Read more…

‘Nothing is impossible’

Welcome to our first blog post of 2021. Let’s start by sharing a Fun Friday Fact …. ‘In the 1920s newly hired engineers at General Electric would be told, as a joke, to develop a frosted lightbulb. The experienced engineers believed this to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Read more…

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering

We decided to put our new 3D scanner through its paces and decided a great challenge would be to scan and model a complex part that was originally injection moulded. The part we scanned was the cover of a pass-through plug that measures hows much electricity a socket is using. Read more…

Making the impossible possible

3D Printing makes the impossible possible…. This 3D printed folding phone holder is a great example of a product that can be 3D printed, but not made using conventional machine tools. The holder is printed as a single piece, with a working hinge. When folded flat it is less than Read more…

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