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 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.
Over the past year we have been 3d printing cell phone covers as part of 3DHubs partnership with Fairphone. In December, Fairphone asked its community to submit a range of designs and then chose five. Now, customers can choose a design and select a 3D printer based on location.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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!
The magic of 3D printing means we can have a detailed look at something which is otherwise so small that it can only be seen using x-ray techniques. When a PhD student at St Andrews University recently approached 3dprintworks, asking us to print the Fluorinase Momomerscale, we were more than happy to oblige.