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.

Getting Started with 3D Modelling Software Part 2

Getting Started with 3D Modelling Software Part 2
Last week I gave you an overview of the most widely used 3D modelling software. Now, it is time to present my own first 3D models. I have only recently begun diving into 3D design, so my models are fairly simple. You can build them, using the default shapes provided in SketchUp Make and Blender.

Getting Started with 3D Modelling Software Part 1

Getting Started with 3D Modelling Software Part 1
It’s been a while since I completed my first 3D print project. Since then, I’ve printed many other great models, worked with several 3D printers and experimented with different filament materials (we have something very special coming out soon). So it’s time to take another step out of my box and start creating my own 3D printable designs.

Microsoft Launches a New 3D Printing File Format

Microsoft Launches a New 3D Printing File Format
Last year Microsoft announced the launching of a new 3D printing file format. The software giant is reclaiming its place as an technology industry leader by entering the fast-growing world of 3D printing. The 3MF is intended to replace the current STL file format.