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.

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. 

Why We Love the Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

Why We Love the Ultimaker 2 3D Printer
The main reasons we love the Ultimaker 2 3D printer can be summed up in 3 words: Philosophy, Filament and Education. Philosophy Ultimaker was founded on the principles of Open Source.   The founder of the 3D open source project (called RepRap) is Adrian Bowyer whose philosophy is all about creating wealth through collaboration. 

Is 3D Printing Always The Best Option?

Is 3D Printing Always The Best Option?
Is the 3D printing hype justified? Will it really change the world as we know it? There is no doubt that 3D printing is a world-changer that will only be fully realised in years to come. In the meantime, the real question is “what is the best tool for the job”?

Experienced Chess Player Trades Conventional Set for 3D Printed Version

Experienced Chess Player Trades Conventional Set for 3D Printed Version
Bill McDougall has been playing chess for 42 years but had never before encountered a 3D printed chess piece until recently. As a member of the Portsmouth and Hampshire chess leagues, he has played in several tournaments, competed against a grandmaster and several international masters. 

We’re 3D Printing the Sea’s Brightest (But Most Endangered) Stars!

We’re 3D Printing the Sea’s Brightest (But Most Endangered) Stars!
National Marine Week is taking place again this year from 26th July – 10th of August. This year’s underwater theme will focus on the protection of starfish as The Wildlife Trusts ask children to make the starfish pledge and write to the Prime Minister about getting more places protected through Marine Conservation Zones.

The Future of Trees and Parks Within the World of 3D Printing!

The Future of Trees and Parks Within the World of 3D Printing!
As Love Parks Week takes place again this year on 25th July we turn our attention to how 3D printing could shape nature and the way our parks look in the future. We have celebrated the day by printing our very own park scene comprising a man, his dog, a park bench and some trees!

We Celebrate the Opening of the Commonwealth Games with 3D Printed Running Shoes!

We Celebrate the Opening of the Commonwealth Games with 3D Printed Running Shoes!
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games launch today – and we’re launching a pair of our own 3D running shoes to celebrate! We have champions such as Mo Farah and Usain Bolt in our midst as the Athletics kick off this Friday. For the duration of the games we will be making 3D figures related to some of the 17 sports taking place over the course of the fortnight.