6 Cool Things To Print In September

6 Cool Things To Print In September
Well, summer has finally left us behind, and we’re printing cool things in September. The leaves litter the streets, the skies get greyer, it gets dark earlier, and you’re now sharing your house with a surprising amount of spiders. What better time to print some cool stuff on your 3D...

A brief history of 3D printing – Part 1: The first decades (1980-2000)

A brief history of 3D printing – Part 1: The first decades (1980-2000)
This blogpost will walk you through a brief history of 3D printing and will introduce you to the major names and events that made their mark on the field. Given that 3D printing is still a growing and developing industry, it’s hard to imagine it’s been around for over 40 years! To be...

Does 3D Printed Jewellery Serve As A Good Alternative To Traditional Accessories?

Does 3D Printed Jewellery Serve As A Good Alternative To Traditional Accessories?
3D printed jewellery is completely revolutionising the craft industry because it is cheaper and far easier to make than traditional jewellery. In today’s blogpost we will look at how you can create everyday and bespoke pieces ready for wear through 3D printing. We’ll also show you some of our favourite pieces we found on MyMiniFactory that you can create yourself.

Scan the World – A 3D-Printable Digital Cultural Heritage Collection

Scan the World – A 3D-Printable Digital Cultural Heritage Collection
Get a mini version of the Egyptian Sphynx or Michelangelo's David - Scan the World is the easiest way to bring cultural heritage to life! This blogpost will introduce you to Scan the World, an initiative held by MyMiniFactory that aims to make culture accessible through scanning and uploading 3D-printable renditions of art, sculpture, and architecture.

Our Guide To 3D Printing Methods

Our Guide To 3D Printing Methods
 3D printing methods can be complex. You shouldn't rush in to printing if you don't know what method would work best for what you're trying to print. If you’re printing with plastic, you should use FFF/FDM. However, if you’re trying to print with steel or resin you should use DMLS...

3D Printing and The Chinese New Year

3D Printing and The Chinese New Year
Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐 3D Printworks would like to wish everyone a wonderful Chinese New Year. This article will celebrate the occasion with an overview of 3D Printing in China, the celebrations taking place and a look at a fantastic 3D Model we created.

The Willow Tea Room's 3D Printed Exhibition

The Willow Tea Room's 3D Printed Exhibition
“Mackintosh at The Willow” is perhaps the most significant locations in all of Glasgow for celebrating the design heritage of the city. The exhibition teaches visitors about the life and story of local entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston and her collaboration with Charles Rennie Mackintosh during the late 1890s and early 1900s. Upon entry to the exhibition visitors are met with 3D Printworks first creation, wall mounted LED plates which commence the exhibition.

Essential tools for printing in 3D

Essential tools for printing in 3D
We decided to bring to you our ‘Essential tools for printing in 3D’ so next time you can’t find that essential tool, you can remember reading this blog and say to yourself… “I should have listened”.

This 3D Artist Makes Game Characters Come to Life

This 3D Artist Makes Game Characters Come to Life
This 3D artist makes game characters come to life   We have been working with 3D artist, Scott McLellan, who recently approached us for assistance with printing his designs. First and foremost, Scott is a character modeller. But he also produces game assets for Solus.