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.
Our recent 3D print challenge was to build a Rostock 3D Delta Printer. The Rostock 3D printer was designed and built by Johann C. Rocholl in 2012 and has a variety of different designs built around it like the Kossel, Rostock mini, Rostock MAX, Rostock-Montpellier, Rostock Prisma, Delta-Pi, Cerberus, cOssel, Cherry Pi and ProStock. We decided to build this particular model because it was much lesser known.
What do we mean when we talk about 3D printers? For most of us, we mean the kind of 3D printers we have at 3D Print Works – a MakerBot Replicator or a Reprap. This uses one type of technology (FDM) but there are other types of 3D printers available which this article will explain.
We are passionate about 3D printing and hope we can incite the passion in you, too. When I am asked why, a myriad of ideas pop into my head – so many it is difficult to be clear. So I have narrowed the list to 3!