Teacher Appreciation Week - Five Useful Prints

Teacher Appreciation Week - Five Useful Prints

It is Teacher Appreciation Week and we have been reminiscing about the encouragement we have received from our favourite teachers. Truly good teachers inspire us, push us to push ourselves and more recently, take the time to learn the new technology of 3D printing. They all deserve a medal for that one! 

 

Interviewing Laykanics – The Startup Transforming STEM Education

Interviewing Laykanics – The Startup Transforming STEM Education

The TCT 2016 Start UP Zone returned bigger and better in 2016, providing newly established companies with a great opportunity to showcase their products and compete for the Startup Award and a prize of £10, 000. In this year’s competition, we saw 16 companies make their big TCT debut with products and services covering all the major areas.

21st Century Libraries: 3 Reasons to Get a 3D Printer in 2017

21st Century Libraries: 3 Reasons to Get a 3D Printer in 2017

3D printing has been in the spotlight for several years now, unleashing a storm of enthusiasm but it had also attracted a great deal of scepticism. However, one thing is for sure – 3D printing technology found its way into business and education, and it’s here to stay. Today, 3D printers are cost-effective and convenient tools in manufacturing, medicine and fashion.

Presenting 3D Printing Technology at University of Glasgow

Presenting 3D Printing Technology at University of Glasgow

 Presenting 3D Printing Technology at University of Glasgow This week we had the pleasure to deliver a guest talk on 3D printing at the University of Glasgow. The marketing director and co-founder of 3D Print Works, Avril Stringer presented on the main types of 3D printing technology, current applications and future development of the technology.

Top 5 Thingiverse Prints for Biology Students

Top 5 Thingiverse Prints for Biology Students

The frog dissection kit has long been a tool used by schools to demonstrate the anatomy of the frog and therefore understand the amphibian better. Students will learn about the frog’s ecosystem and how it has adapted to its environment over time. Did you know that over half of the frogs used are killed for use in the classroom? These nifty little kits solve that problem.

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.