Five Things I Love About The Robox 3D Printer

Five Things I Love About The Robox 3D Printer

The Robox 3D printer from Cel was launched as a kickstarter campaign less than two years ago and it’s already the most popular beginners machine on the market. It impresses at first sight with an elegant and expensive-feeling design. Once I started printing with it, I realized that this printer has so much more to offer than just a fancy look. 

My Very First 3D Print Project

My Very First 3D Print Project

I have been waiting for this since day one of my internship at 3D Print Works and here it is – my very first 3D print project! Entering the futuristic world of 3D printing is very exciting. However, we are yet to reach the point when you just choose a cool 3D model, tell your 3D printer to make it, sit back and relax. Here are some things I discovered which might help you.

3D Scotland – See 3D Printers at Work

3D Scotland – See 3D Printers at Work

The 3D Scotland Open Day gives you a chance to see 3D Printers at work. 3D Printing is being hailed as the next Revolution so don’t be left behind. Come to see 3D printers at work AND speak to our experts.  It is an informal day,  you can drop in at any time.

So You’ve Got a 3D Printer in Your Classroom – What Now?

So You’ve Got a 3D Printer in Your Classroom – What Now?
A fortnight ago we gave a lecture for the Technical Teachers Association (TTA), unveiling the Rocket Car project. The overall aim of the seminar was to give teachers a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) project that uses 3D printing in different ways

The Science of Temperature and 3D Printing

The Science of Temperature and 3D Printing

This is the second in our series “The Science of…” where we ask Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle questions related to 3D printing. Colin has over thirty years experience in the plastics and polymer industries and has been wonderful to work with as we develop new materials together.

Why We Love the Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

Why We Love the Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

The main reasons we love the Ultimaker 2 3D printer can be summed up in 3 words: Philosophy, Filament and Education. Philosophy Ultimaker was founded on the principles of Open Source.   The founder of the 3D open source project (called RepRap) is Adrian Bowyer whose philosophy is all about creating wealth through collaboration. 

What Happens When a Novice and a 3D Printer Meet?

What Happens When a Novice and a 3D Printer Meet?

Three weeks ago I was enveloped into the world of 3D printing for the very first time. I moved away from my comfort zone beside the computer and social media to learn more about the Makerbot printer and the 3D objects produced by it. Looking from the printer to the colourful printed objects, my first thought was: how will I ever produce objects as good quality and as detailed as that?!

3D Printed Reel Adapter for MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X

3D Printed Reel Adapter for MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X

A great 3D printed accessory for your MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X. We have designed two 3D printed parts for the Makerbot Replicator 2 and 2X. The reel adapters, which are available in two sizes, allow you to use filament reels with a centre diameter of 15mm or 35mm.

3DPrintWorks Celebrates Star Wars Day

3DPrintWorks Celebrates Star Wars Day

Here at 3D Print Works we are getting ready to celebrate Star Wars Day on 4 May. It really is amazing that the popularity of Star Wars hasn’t waned among young and old especially since the original film first premiered in May 1977! To celebrate ‘may the force be with you’ we looked to the Star Wars films for inspiration and decided to emulate the scrolling text.