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.
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.
A great 3D printed accessory for your MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X. We have designed two 3D printed parts for the Makerbot Replicator 2 and 2X. The reel adapters, which are available in two sizes, allow you to use filament reels with a centre diameter of 15mm or 35mm.
On 1 April we posted a blog about a 3D printed knurled nut that had been designed by our team. Well, we have an update – we have now created a set of M3, M4, M5, M6 and M8 knurled nuts.
Here at 3D Print Works we are getting ready to celebrate Star Wars Day on 4 May. It really is amazing that the popularity of Star Wars hasn’t waned among young and old especially since the original film first premiered in May 1977! To celebrate ‘may the force be with you’ we looked to the Star Wars films for inspiration and decided to emulate the scrolling text.
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Faberge egg, why not make one on a 3D printer from PLA filament instead? I have always loved the stunning jewel encrusted eggs created for the Russian Tsar’s by Faberge – well who wouldn’t! The story goes that Carl Faberge had complete freedom with regard to the design of the Easter eggs with only one stipulation, inside each egg there had to be a surprise.
Here at 3D Print Works we have built our own Rostock Delta 3D printer and thought it would be exciting to share one of the first things we have printed using it. We used PLA filament to print a 220mm high lampshade. So sit back, enjoy and let there be light…
At 3D Print Works we have designed this really useful 3D printed knurled nut. It simply transforms a standard M4 steel nut by encapsulating it inside the 3D printed part. It makes the small nut much easier to manipulate and hand tighten, there is no need for a tool such as a spanner.
Taking “me” to a whole new dimension with this 3D printed “Mini Me”. I had a 3D scan of myself done last November at the 3D Print Show in London. When the STL file arrived, I couldn’t wait to get it on the printer. It is quite spooky to see yourself emerge from the feet up on a Makerbot.