The 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?
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!
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!
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.
Disclaimer: 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.
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!
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!!
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 great 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.
Developed 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.
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!
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!
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.