Why are Cave Paintings and 3D Printer Designs Similar?

Why are Cave Paintings and 3D Printer Designs Similar?
What do cave paintings and 3d printer designs have in common? The fact that humans have always had the urge to create and express themselves. Today, we still have the opportunity to be artistic – but there has been increasing concern that creativity is being diminished under the strain of delivering curriculum-driven results.

Will 3D Bioprinting Eliminate Animal Testing in the Future?

Will 3D Bioprinting Eliminate Animal Testing in the Future?
Will advances in 3D printing spell the end for animal testing? Last month researchers at Herriot-Watt University claimed to have made a break through in 3D bioprinting. Why is this development so important? It could spell the beginning of the end for animal testing, which has been a long debated topic of contention.

Our 3D Printing News – Bagpipes and New Possibilities!

Our 3D Printing News – Bagpipes and New Possibilities!
Earlier in the week we revealed the first part of our interview with Donald Lindsay, musician and inventor of instruments. His latest invention is a 3D print of bagpipes. The second and final part of this 3d printing news explores fresh ways of printing and how 3D printing might change the music industry. 

The Latest 3D Object to be Printed? Hoots Mon, it’s the Bagpipes!

The Latest 3D Object to be Printed? Hoots Mon, it’s the Bagpipes!
 Over the past year we have enjoyed experimenting with a vast range of 3d objects – and now we have a 3d object within the musical world to add to our repertoire! Donald Lindsay, who is a bagpiper and also something of an inventor, approached us for the use of our filament. 

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

Organic September – How is 3D Printing Changing the Way We Eat Food?

Organic September – How is 3D Printing Changing the Way We Eat Food?
Organic September – the self-confessed biggest celebration of everything organic takes place this month. Organic food is food that is grown without any artificial or synthetic fertilisers designed to make the food last longer, but with the inevitable result of eating ingredients with a much lesser nutritional value. 

The Future of Trees and Parks Within the World of 3D Printing!

The Future of Trees and Parks Within the World of 3D Printing!
As Love Parks Week takes place again this year on 25th July we turn our attention to how 3D printing could shape nature and the way our parks look in the future. We have celebrated the day by printing our very own park scene comprising a man, his dog, a park bench and some trees!