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.
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.
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.
It was great to see lots of our previous happy customers as well as new faces.
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.
Our THREEDY 3D Printers will be printing these and more at theLondon Model Engineering Exhibition this weekend, where we will also be printing with Carbon Fibre. Simon and team are looking forward to chatting with people about 3D printing – whether you are new to 3D Printing or after some more tips / information about our fantastic THREEDY 3D Printers – come and say hello if you are there!
Would you like to learn about getting the most out of your THREEDY 3D Printer?
Come to our next THREEDY 3D Printer Training Day in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
on Wednesday 11th January 2017
The hands-on interactive training day will cover:
Printing with various materials including ABS, PLA, nylon, carbon fibre
Effects of printing at different temperatures
Benefits of orientating the print object on the printer
Printing large and small objects
An overview of different slicing options and slicers and the printing process
Printer speeds and how they affect the final printed objects
An overview of popular design software
including SketchUp, OpenScan
using PhotoToMesh for generating cylindrical and spherical photo lithophanes
Tricks and tips for better printing
Interesting school & hobby projects
The cost for the day will be £150+VAT* per person. Refreshments and lunch will be included. Printers and materials provided.
*Course attendees will receive a £125 discount off any THREEDY 3D Printer purchased within six months of the course date
secondly: thank you to the Austrial Railway Group for freeing up space for us (although we are of course sorry that you were not able to attend!)
It was great being able to exhibit our THREEDY 3D Printers so close to home. We had fun printing and chatting about 3D printing railway related items – loco sheds, bogeys etc. We hope that our demonstrations showed what they are capable of and how useful they can be in creating your models.
If you are interested in using a 3D printer to create some of your models – whether for model railway or any other purpose – please do get in touch. We are always happy to have visitors to come and see our THREEDY 3D Printers in action and answer any questions you may have about 3D printing. Contact us if you’d like to arrange to visit – or if you would like to arrange for us to attend an event you are running.