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About 3D Printing
3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional object of virtually any shape from a digital model.
It is achieved using an additive process where successive layers of material are laid down. Each layer is a thinly-sliced, horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
Each object begins with a digital Computer Aided Design (CAD) file, created with a 3D modelling programme, or one which is scanned into a 3D modelling programme with a 3D scanner.
Virtually any three-dimensional shape can be printed. If you can draw it, you can print it!
THREEDY was originally designed to print puzzles, at which it excells, but it can be used to print an infinte number of other objects. Fun things / toys / models / useful things…Below are just a few examples. For more ideas, take a look at our blog – or look at our “Printed by THREEDY” facebook album
A handy clip to hold a door open
Simon’s “Perplexing Pyramid” puzzle (nylon)
A toy boat
Darley Control Panel
All of the above were poduced by 3D printing using a THREEDY 3D Printer.
The possibilities are endless!
What will YOU print???
THREEDY currently comes with two different bed sizes.
The classic THREEDY can print to 210 mm x 210 mm x 160 mm.
The large THREEDY can print to 310 mm x 210 mm x 160 mm.