Mutual Improvement

CNC Dust Collector Vacuum Attachment

Having used our CNC Step machine to make the boxes for our THREEDY 3D Printers, we are now using the THREEDY 3D printer to improve our CNC machine with this handy vacuum hose attachment.

The attachment (printed by a THREEDY 3D Printer) keeps work-pieces on the CNC Step free from dust during milling operations.

Easily fitted to the CNC Step machine, the suction adaptor fits all standard vacuum hoses. The adaptor is held together by magnets, which makes opening it up to clear out debris very easy.

This picture shows the vacuum hose fitted to the dust collector adaptor:CNC dust collector in use

Win A Snowball Puzzle

Would you like your very own four-piece take-apart snowball puzzle? Designed by Simon, printed (of course!) on a THREEDY 3D Printer


Follow these simple steps to enter:

1. “Like” our Facebook page

2. Comment on our Snowball Post with your idea for a winter or Christmas themed 3D printed object

Once we have received 40 suggestions, we will select one winner to receive a Snowball puzzle

Good luck! We are looking forward to receiving your ideas

G4G Celebration of Mind (Letchworth) 2015 – A Great Success

Thank you for all who came to and gave talks / demonstrations at this event last weekend. We are sure you will all agree that it was a fantastic day!

Highlights of the day included James Dalgety’s automated bridge card dealing machine, Ollie Sovary-Soos putting impossible objects into bottles, a flying shark, Adrian Fisher’s mazes and drone, Alison’s talk on Einstellen chess problems, finding out the answer to how to make £million by Solving Infinity (“it involved a bit of luck”), some interesting shapes and a bit of magic.

There was so much going on! I am sure we have missed some out, so please don’t feel offended if we haven’t mentioned you! Perhaps comment on this post to let us know what was your favourite part of the day?

Thank you Donald Bell for sending us your photos (many of which we have used here!) If anyone else has any good pictures, please send them to us!

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Here is a list of the talks / demonstrations. Thank you to all who contributed

  • Tetrahedrons made easy : Simon Bexfield
  • Curious & Interesting Triangles : Donald Bell
  • Tower of Hanoi & Gray Codes : Bob Huxley
  • Palago : Mark Jenkin-Rees
  • The Samaritani Formula : Adam Atkins
  • Automata & Bridge tables : James Dalgety
  • Amazing Mazes : Adrian Fisher
  • Extreme Puzzles : Tim Rowett
  • Magic : Jerry Sadowitz & Casper
  • Impossible Objects : Ollie Sovary-Soos
  • Self-assembling Puzzles : Anthony Steed
  • Mind bending chess : Alison Bexfield
  • 3-D combinatorial puzzles -“It’s a Wrap” : Michael Dowle
  • Rattlebacks : David Singmaster
  • Neuro Science & Mathematics : Simon Nightingale
  • Solving Infinity, the Infinity Puzzle: Alex Selby

Please let us know if you would like an invitation to next year’s event!

Why you didn’t find us on KICKSTARTER

We want the people who share in using and developing our machines to benefit from our profits. This can happen by our own “Crowd Sourcing” option – offering shares in our company to those who positively input to it.

Why would we want to give 10% away to Kickstarter? (Kickstarter applies a 5% fee to the funds collected, in addition to which payment processing fees of around 3-5% are applied)

If we pay out this extra cost on the devlopment of our printers, we will then need to charge more when we are selling our printers in order to recoup these charges. So essentially you, our customer, loose out and we move further from our goal of making 3D printing accessible to all.

Cool Under Concorde

Wednesday was the hottest July day ever recorded in the UK. We didn’t mind, as we kept out of the sunshine at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Fair.

Having decoded the Alien’s messages, Year 9 and 10 pupils saw THREEDY in action, printing NASA space wrenches and the all important Alien Key to access their life support system. The students showed great determination in solving the puzzles (also produced by THREEDY) to put together the power cubes.