Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Royal Vase
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Printed using 3Dom Filaments Sky Blue PLA

This Royal Vase was printed by one of our THREEDY 3D printers a couple of years ago (at the 3D Print Show London, 2014). We thought it appropriate for today’s special occasion!

Printed in a brilliant royal blue PLA (3Dom Filaments Sky Blue PLA)

vaseThe vase was printed as a continuous spiral, demonstrating the superb sub-micron positional accuracy of the THREEDY in the Z-axis. Printing a vase which is over 15 cm tall using a sinlge thickness wall is a demanding test for any combination of printer and filament.

 

What will THREEDY 3D Printers be printing in 90 years time?

A Fantastic Weekend At The Doncaster Show

A lovely brass train (not 3D printed!) by Polly Model Engineering Ltd
A lovely brass train (not 3D printed!) by Polly Model Engineering Ltd

Simon took several THREEDY 3D Printers to demonstrate at the 23rd National Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition at Doncaster Racecourse last weekend.

It was great to see so many old customers and new faces.

There were some fantastic exhibits and marvellous engineering.

Our THREEDY 3D Printers were busy printing these componentBronzefill Components using Bronzefill Filament.

 

Alan Bullock Railway Models
Alan Bullock’s Water Tower & Loco Shed models

 

 

Also displayed at the show, on the Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group portable track, were these fantastic models (Water Tower & Loco Shed) printed by Alan Bullock on his THREEDY 3D Printer. I am sure you will agree, the detail is fantastic!

Inside the Loco Shed
Inside the Loco Shed

 

 

Loco Shed: Close up detail

Loco Shed: Close up detail

 

Simon did manage to get away from his 3D printers for long enough to have some fun on a William Foster & Co steam engine!

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Doncaster Show

Will your school be at Duxford STEM Fair?

THREEDY 3D Printers will once again be running a 3D Printing Workshop at the Duxford STEM Fair (14-15 June 2016). Students will get hands-on experience using THREEDY 3D Printers, and have the opportunity to customise their own prints.

Duxford15Disclaimer: The Concorde in the background was not printed by THREEDY (although students will have the opportunity to print their own aeroplanes)

STEM Fair Duxford is an enrichment day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our 3D Printing Workshop will be one of over 30 different workshops.

Can’t make it? We would love to visit your school to demonstrate THREEDY 3D Printers. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Model Railway 3D Prints

Here are some photographs sent in by one of our THREEDY customers of his models, which are composed almost entirely from parts printed on his THREEDY 3D printer.

These models will be displayed on the new Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group portable track at the National Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition 2016 in Doncaster 20th to 22nd May and they will also be appearing at the Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group‘s show in Bakewell, Derbyshire on July 16th.

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Photograph by Peter Vincent

 

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Photograph by Peter Vincent

We will also be at both of the above shows, demonstrating our THREEDY 3D Printers. So come along, see these fantastic models and have a chance to see our printers in action. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Spalding Model Engineering & Hobby Show

Did you see us at Springfields this weekend?Spalding Show

We enjoyed chatting to lots of interesting people, and demonstrating THREEDY 3D printers at Spalding Model Engineering & Hobby Show 2016. Simon met some marvellous students from Boston Grammar School (and hopefully taught them a bit about geometry… if they are now wandering around muttering about rhombic dodecahedrons and triakis truncated tetrahedrons, then that is his fault!)

Our THREEDY printers were busy printing cleats for model boaters using bronzefill filament.

Simon gained inspiration for some Steam Inspired puzzles…watch this space!!

 

 

Trigantius Go Tournament

THREEDY 3D Printers is sponsoring Cambridge Go Society‘s annual Trigantius tournament tomorrow – you can expect that the prizes will include puzzles printed by our THREEDY 3D Printer!

Go is one of the world’s greago-boardt strategy board games. It originated over 3,000 years ago in China and is part of popular culture today in Japan, China and Korea. Whilst less well known in the west, you have probably seen AlphaGo in the news recently.

AlphaGo-Lee-Sedol-first-moveDeveloped by Google DeepMind, AlphaGo is the first computer programme to ever beat a professional player at Go. The 40th Trigantius Tournament is taking place in Cambridge this weekend, whilst the landmark five-match tournament continues in Seoul between AlphaGo and the best human Go player of the last decade – Lee Sedol.

Want to know more about Go? Visit the British Go Association’s website.

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London Model Engineering Exhibition 2016

We had a busy weekend at Alexandra Palce for the London Model Engineering Show 2016.

We had seven THREEDY printers running during the show, including “OLD FAITHFUL” – our prototype, which has been printing almost every day for the last three years and “The Big One” (print size up to 310 x 210 x 160mm – compared to our classic model which prints up to 210 x 210 x 160mm)

Waiting for the doors to open: It didn’t stay this quiet for long!

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We demonstrated our THREEDY printers to many people, young and not-so-young, with  experience of 3D printing ranging from “never heard of it” to 3D printer owners and users. We also enjoyed chatting with previous friends and customers who returned to say hello and let us know how they were getting on.We always enjoy hearing what you have been up to with your printers!

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The printers were printing printer parts, puzzle parts and the Nasa Space Wrench. If you’d like to print your own Space Wrench, the stl file is available to download from Nasa. WP_20160116_012c