The Willow Tea Room's 3D Printed Exhibition

The Willow Tea Room's 3D Printed Exhibition
“Mackintosh at The Willow” is perhaps the most significant locations in all of Glasgow for celebrating the design heritage of the city. The exhibition teaches visitors about the life and story of local entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston and her collaboration with Charles Rennie Mackintosh during the late 1890s and early 1900s. Upon entry to the exhibition visitors are met with 3D Printworks first creation, wall mounted LED plates which commence the exhibition.

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”.

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.

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?

Our Newly Printed Couple is Having 3D Problems! Can We Learn From Lessons in Love?

Our Newly Printed Couple is Having 3D Problems! Can We Learn From Lessons in Love?

As Valentines Day is upon us once more, we wondered what amorous objects we could 3D print. After scouring Thingiverse, our Marketing Assistant Yaros found these very affectionate salt and pepper pots. He soon learned valuable lessons about how to deal with 3d problems like cross contamination when printing in two colours and cracks on your prints.

The Science of 3D Printing with Different Materials: Which is Best?

The Science of 3D Printing with Different Materials: Which is Best?

In two previous interviews with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle we discussed ABS material and Temperature. Colin has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry and 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.

The Science of ABS: Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions

The Science of ABS: Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions

In a previous article we carried out an interview with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle, who has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry. At 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.

The Science of Temperature and 3D Printing

The Science of Temperature and 3D Printing

This is the second in our series “The Science of…” where we ask Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle questions related to 3D printing. Colin has over thirty years experience in the plastics and polymer industries and has been wonderful to work with as we develop new materials together.

The Science of 3D Printing with ABS

The Science of 3D Printing with ABS

Over the next few weeks we will explore “The science of...” different issues related to 3D printing. This week we are exploring the magic of ABS filament! We will explore these topics through a series of interviews with Colin Hindle, Lecturer in Polymer Technology at Edinburgh Napier University, who is developing materials alongside us at 3DPrintWorks.