Essential tools for printing in 3D

Essential tools for printing in 3D
We decided to bring to you our ‘Essential tools for printing in 3D’ so next time you can’t find that essential tool, you can remember reading this blog and say to yourself… “I should have listened”.

Happy St Andrews Day – Let’s Talk DIY 3D Printing Bagpipes!

Happy St Andrews Day – Let’s Talk DIY 3D Printing Bagpipes!

On this momentous day, we are celebrating how diy 3d printing has allowed bagpiper Donald Lindsay to 3D print brand new instruments here in Scotland. However, before we launch into the interview – does everyone know exactly who Saint Andrew was? Saint Andrew was the first disciple of Christ, preaching the gospel as he travelled all around the Black Sea and Greece.

So You Want to Test the Resiliency of a 3D Object? Give it to an 8 Year Old!

So You Want to Test the Resiliency of a 3D Object? Give it to an 8 Year Old!

This will be the first part in a series whereby we 3D print objects and then test them to check their resiliency when up against real life everyday conditions! This mug printed in Flame Red ABS filament is the first 3D object to be put to the ultimate test! We have been testing the mug for six weeks, putting it through a series of trials.

Solving 3D Printing Problems

Solving 3D Printing Problems

3D printing problems are frustrating!  It all worked out beautifully yesterday, but today it is not sticking to the bed, there is a big crack down one side and then it failed 3 rows before the end. Understanding why things go wrong is the first step to understanding how to prevent them from happening.

Competition – We Want to See You 3d Printing with #vikingfilament!

Competition – We Want to See You 3d Printing with #vikingfilament!

We’re at the 3D Print Show in London! As part of the Materials and Properties for Print conference, our co-founder will be giving a talk on filament at 3.30pm on May 21st. She will be discussing 3d printing with different types of materials in depth and offering advice on the problems you have come up against.

Plan 3D Success and Select a Quality Filament

Plan 3D Success and Select a Quality Filament

When it’s time to plan 3d print outs and the next filament you will use, we are here to help! Since the arrival of 3D printing different types of filament have burst into the industry – but how do you know whether a filament is good quality or not? What questions should you ask the supplier?

Want to Print 3D? We Launch a Filament Production Line.

Want to Print 3D? We Launch a Filament Production Line.

In a rare occurrence I managed to grab 3dprintworks Chief Engineer/Designer Ralph for a chat about the company’s brand new production line. We discussed the machines’ capabilities and what types of filament we will be manufacturing – and I discovered that the objects we can print 3d may be about to change forever.

What Will You Make with Metallic 3D FIlament in 2015?

What Will You Make with Metallic 3D FIlament in 2015?

A brand new metallic 3d filament is being developed for FDM 3D printers by 3D Print Works. While quality 3D printers such as Markerbot, Flashforge  and Ultimaker  are conducive to producing well-made products, the development of brand new types of filament is essential to the growth of the 3D printing industry. 

What Material Do You 3D Print with on World Elephant Day?

What Material Do You 3D Print with on World Elephant Day?

It is World Elephant Day today – so let’s all sit up and take notice of the dangers facing these wonderfully majestic and altruistic animals. Elephants have roamed the earth for around 55 million years, but throughout history they have faced hardships such as ivory poaching and the destruction of their habitats.