Here at 3D Print Works, the world of 3D Printing excites us!  We know there are people out there who are just as enthused as us and we want to share our passion. 

We've been making plastics for over 20 years and decided to make our own 3D printing filament in 2015 by adapting processes we already understood.  It was a good business fit. Even better, we get to meet and interact with others in the industry.

What is particularly exciting is it is so new and dynamic.  It changes all the time and our job is to keep up.  We have a range of filaments - Vanish, our water dissolvable and we are bringing out some anti-bacterial PLA. 

We like experimenting with new ideas and jumped right into the Masterspool Refill project.  The concept is simple - reduce waste and cost by using re-useable spools.  What's more, you can make your own Masterspool from the odds and ends of filament you have left over and would normally throw away.  We designed our Refills to make it easy to change the filament on the Masterspool so you don't need to have multiple reels.  Thanks Richard at RepRap.

We like experimenting with colour - see our Elefilament  Sparkle range.  And when our experiments go wrong?  We sell the reels as "seconds" so you can save money and we reduce our waste.

We like experimenting with materials.  We can bring together our knowledge of polymers, our manufacture capability, our engineering expertise and our 3D printers to provide you with a truly unique service.  We can even match a specific colour for you, unique to your brand or product.

Who are we?

Here we are at the first ever 3D Print Works Grand Prix aka The Christmas Day Out in December 2017.  Some of us were very competitive, some of us were first timers and some of us were like "Driving Miss Daisy".  A great time was had by all followed by a late lunch at Spice in East Kilbride.  What should we get up to next Christmas?

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Anyone would think we were robbing a bank!

3D Print Works is a subsidiary of  Safeglass (Europe) Limited,a family owned business based in East Kilbride, Scotland.  We have developed a range of materials for our flagship product, Safeglass.  This award winning product is a special safety glass used for “break the glass” devices mainly within the transport industry.

Our in-house engineers have expertise in designing products using their knowledge of how polymers really work!  We can manipulate molecules to behave in different ways.  Sometimes in unexpected ways!  But always with the customer in mind – our goal is to make 3D printing more user-friendly and exciting for you.