Q & A: Managing Director Ralph Talks Special Effects and 3D Printing

Q & A: Managing Director Ralph Talks Special Effects and 3D Printing
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – after waiting for what seems like the time it would take to travel through intergalactic space and back, the next segment in the Star Wars saga has been released! As our Managing Director Ralph McNeill works with works with special effects when he’s not immersed in the world of 3D design and printing – we got to thinking about how additive manufacturing is changing the industry.  

3D Printing: Top 3 Highlights of 2015

3D Printing: Top 3 Highlights of 2015
It has been such an eventful and exciting year for the 3D printing industry! 2015 is almost over, so we decided to give you a quick highlight of the Top 3 projects that caught our attention throughout the year and really inspired us.

This Season’s Perfect Geek Gift – A 3D Printer!

This Season’s Perfect Geek Gift – A 3D Printer!
This Season’s Perfect Geek Gift – A 3D Printer! Christmas is around the corner and this means only one thing – it’s time to start planning your festive shopping! Finding the perfect gift is not always easy, finding the perfect geek gift is on the verge of being truly stressful! 

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.

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.

3D Workshop at Technology Teachers’ Association

3D Workshop at Technology Teachers’ Association
See us at the Technology Teachers’ Association Conference 2015 where you can learn how to use a 3D printer in your school. This year’s TTA will be opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dr Diane Aston from The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining will deliver the conference’s keynote address.

Custom Models Are Revolutionising Anatomy Education in Yoga

Custom Models Are Revolutionising Anatomy Education in Yoga
Custom models are revolutionising anatomy education in yoga   Last year 3DPrintWorks embarked on a fascinating project with yoga teacher and founder of Meadowlark Yoga, KarenBreneman (@avidyogi). Now, we are working on a custom models project that aims to improve the way that yoga is taught in classes.

3D Printing in the Prado Allows Blind Visitors to Touch Paintings

3D Printing in the Prado Allows Blind Visitors to Touch Paintings
The “Touching the Prado” exhibition has demonstrated yet another way that 3d printing in arts and culture can improve the world on a deeply moving human level. In order to give blind and visually impaired people a realistic sense of the paintings, 3D printing in the Prado has reproduced five of their most famous paintings.

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.