Can You 3D Print A 3D Printer?

Can You 3D Print A 3D Printer?
We’ve been seeing this question asked a few times. “Can you 3D print a 3D printer” sounds like a stupid question, but, just as in everything else, there are no stupid questions. We’d all like to save a little money by reproducing 3D printers for ourselves! So, this blog post...

3D Printing is Upcycling's New Best Friend

3D Printing is Upcycling's New Best Friend
Do you think 3D printing can help you with upcycling? You should! Upcycling can be frustrating - you get your newly acquired prized possession at home, only to find a part of it is missing. What can you do to rectify the situation? Use custom 3D printing, of course!

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...

8 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed the Olympics and Paralympics

8 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed the Olympics and Paralympics
Here at 3D Print Works, we love the Olympics. And we also love the Paralympics. But what we love most of all is when 3D printing crops up in relation to the Olympics and/or Paralympics! Yes, you’d be surprised to learn that 3D printing is actually a surprisingly important part...

6 Cool Things To Print In August

6 Cool Things To Print  In August
  We’re over halfway through 2021! August is here, and you know what that means – it’s the last month of summer. If, like us, you’re in the UK, make sure to get your sun in before it vanishes for the next 6 months. If you’re already sunned up, however,...

Microprinting: The Future of 3D Printing?

Microprinting: The Future of 3D Printing?
We’ve all heard about conventional 3D printing. But have you heard of micro-printing? Yes, the world of 3D printing normal sized objects is no longer at the forefront of the technological frontier. The world has moved on – and now it is possible to 3D print things that are invisible...

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...

How We Helped 3D Print A Flintlock Pistol

How We Helped 3D Print A Flintlock Pistol
You've probably heard of a 3D printed gun. But what you haven't heard of is a 3D printed gun from the 1700's. While we didn't exactly do that, we did 3D print a part of the internal mechanism for a prop flintlock pistol to make it "fire" on stage.  We...

5 Best 3D Printed Items You Didn't Know You Can 3D Print

5 Best 3D Printed Items You Didn't Know You Can 3D Print
Here at 3D Print Works, we thought we’d make a list of the 5 best 3D printed items you didn’t know you can 3D print. Why? 3D printing is becoming increasingly familiar in various workplaces. In manufacturing, the arts, and medicine, 3D printing is already revolutionizing how much we can...