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Royal Garden Party

Well nothing really to do with the business, but I do feel honoured to  have been invited to a garden party even as a significant other!

Perhaps one of the wetter and colder Garden Parties, but beautifully organised and very interesting. It’s rather fun choosing the cakes and sandwiches, which were of course beautifully presented.
Tea at the Royal Garden Party.

Having never seen the royals up close before, I was impressed at how carefully P. William listens to people.

The Yeomen of the the guard

Yeomen of the guard at Buckingham Palace Garden Party
Every so often the the Yeomen of the Guard marched through – I couldn’t quite work out why,

Talk at the IET

Simon gave a talk at the IET( Institute of Engineering and Technology) in Stevenage. The talk covered all aspects of the THREEDY printing experience, from a beginners to actually making real objects by the end of the talk . Going from concept to final product Simon designed (using SPACECLAIM) and manufactured some IET inscribed key rings, and printing the key rings live on a THREEDY by the end of the hour . The sandwiches were and coffee were good too. The talk discussed printing live hinges and flexible rubber type materials and also standard screw threads.

Cyclone Triple Lift Triple Track Marble Machine

What fun! One of our engineering customers has taken time off from business to print a marvellous fun object.

It is the “The Cyclone: triple lift, triple track marble machine” , by mroek, published 

It can be found at:  https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1340784

This one was printed in PETG and took about 23 hours to print and stands a fraction short of 160mm high.

marble_run1

Did you see our Threedy 3D printers at the TCT show in Birmingham?

We spent three days at the TCT show demonstrating our Threedy 3D printers.  It was good to catch up with some of our customers and meet new ones. There are lots of new and interesting plastics coming onto the market. We will be testing them over the next few weeks.  For the first time ever we did not take Old Faithful, (our final prototype Threedy machine). It is still going strong and is coming up to around 20,000 hours of running. Instead we were showcasing some of our newer, bigger machines which now include wi-fi connections making file transfer much easier.

How does Amazon get away with it?

We don’t sell a lot on Amazon as we tend to sell directly to people we have met in person. So I was shocked and horrified to discover false reviews on Amazon by someone pretending to be a customer of ours. It has undoubtedly cost us sales, but fortunately one of our customers alerted us to the issue and we are pursuing this with Amazon.  The Amazon review was inaccurate and the person who put it on has obviously never been near a THREEDY 3D printer, is not a customer of ours and is recommending an inferior machine.

If you do have any questions regarding the technical specification of a THREEDY machine, do speak with us. We are always happy to demonstrate our machines and talk with you.  If you are a serious buyer we will send you print samples and you are welcome to visit us to see the machines in action and decide for yourself.

London Model Engineering Exhibition 2017

London Model Eng ShowWe had a fantastic (if slightly exhausting!) weekend at Alexandra Palace. Once again, the London Model Engineering Exhibition was a well attended and well organised event.

It was great to see lots of our previous happy customers as well as new faces.

Alexandra Palace 2017

 

As always, we enjoy hearing about what you’ve been using your THREEDY 3D Printers for as well as showing off our own projects! We heard about school students printing parts for their Design & Technology projects, model enthusiasts printing railway trucks, printing moulds for castings for larger engineering projects and much more.

Many of you were asking about our Training Days. We will confirm dates for future trainings soon. Please contact us if you are interested and we will keep you informed. We tailor our sessions to the needs of the attendees and if you’d prefer us to come to your group or school we would of course be happy to arrange that.