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Large format printing a customer’s own dashboard design

We recently showcased the new Raise3D large format machine capable of printing up to  305x305x610mm parts and it wasn't long before the first order arrived to test it! A customer contacted me with their own design for a race car dashboard which needed to be printed in as few pieces as possible using ABS plastic. … Continue reading Large format printing a customer’s own dashboard design

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Large Format Printing is HERE!!

We're continuing to invest in the print farm at Midlands 3D and have now added the awesome Raise3D N2 Plus to the line up.  The new machine will enable much larger print volumes up to 305x305x610mm and greatly improve the number of available materials. To-date, we've been focused on volume capability with a line up… Continue reading Large Format Printing is HERE!!

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We’re now a manufacturing partner!

Since mid 2016 we've listed 3d printing services on www.3dhubs.com, the worlds largest network of manufacturing hubs spanning over 140 countries. Recently 3D Hubs launched a new service 'fulfilled by 3D Hubs' which offers a seamless transaction process for the customer by letting 3D Hubs choose the most appropriate hub for your order from a… Continue reading We’re now a manufacturing partner!

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Startups and SMEs are missing out by not exploiting 3D Printing

3D printing is still a largely un-tapped resource and with companies often jumping to the conclusion that injection moulding is the only option, organisations are missing a huge opportunity.

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Bridging the gap to injection moulding

A regular customer recently asked if I could re-work a design to make it more cost effective for 3d printing at scale and I was more than happy to oblige!  The part in question was a universal bracket for mounting security and in-vehicle cameras.  As ever, it was a design that didn't really warrant the… Continue reading Bridging the gap to injection moulding

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Upgraded Aluminium Y Carriage Plate for Wanhao, Balco and Maker Select i3 3D Printers – NOW AVAILABLE

I recently upgraded all of the machines in the print farm to a much better print bed which reduces variation in print quality and makes setting up the machines much simpler.  The new upgrade is my own design and I have a few plates left to sell. If you own a Wanhao i3 v2.1, i3… Continue reading Upgraded Aluminium Y Carriage Plate for Wanhao, Balco and Maker Select i3 3D Printers – NOW AVAILABLE

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200 Parts in just 3 hours? How 3D printing has enabled Matrix Telematics to cut costs and increase flexibility

One of our first customers, Matrix Telematics needed a simple but effective method of ensuring the wiring on the back of their commercial dashcams couldn't be removed by the vehicle driver.  We worked with the customer to refine their idea into a 3D model which could be printed at scale, minimise material usage and ultimately ensure… Continue reading 200 Parts in just 3 hours? How 3D printing has enabled Matrix Telematics to cut costs and increase flexibility

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High Detail SLA Resin Printing is (almost) Here!

Here's a test print from one of the lucky few who have received theirs already.....and yes, that is on the end of a finger tip!

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Carbon Fibre 3D printing is here!

Believe it or not, this little test print is printed with carbon fibre infused filament.  Whilst the surface isn't 100% glossy, the parts weighs a fraction of the equivalent plastic piece and are very strong making them perfect for many applications.  Carbon fibre prints have been used extensively in applications subject to heat such as… Continue reading Carbon Fibre 3D printing is here!

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Looking to the future….

A little over three years ago I entered the world of 3d printing which combined a whole host of the things I love to do, designing things, making things and the possibility of selling things.  A lot has changed in those three years and its an eternity in the fast paced development of 3d printing.  What started… Continue reading Looking to the future….