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A guide to printing Face Shields – battling COVID-19 one 3D Print at a time

A guide to printing Face Shields – battling COVID-19 one 3D Print at a time. This guide shall run through the process we are using to print faceshields/masks to help with battling COVID-19/ Coronavirus. Will self-isolation stop you from using …

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Tom Watkins

March 26, 2020
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Guide to 3D Scanners for Engineers

The 3D scanner market has exploded in recent years. Users in various industries from healthcare and manufacturing to construction and automotive are all increasingly investing in 3D scanning technology. Within this guide to 3D scanners for engineers we hope to …

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Tanya Weaver

March 26, 2020
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How to solve your injection moulded problems with 3D printing

During the current Corona crisis we have seen a jump in companies requiring their injection moulded plastic parts as soon as possible- without the delays and added costs. This is where we can help solve this issue, with a 3D …

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Tom Watkins

March 20, 2020
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5 Reasons Why 3D Printing Is Changing Manufacturing Forever

1 – 3D Printing is now ready for Production Parts 3D Printing is changing manufacturing. From End Use Parts to Low Volume Jigs & Fixtures, you can now print in Continuous Carbon Fibre. This is stronger than Aluminium, incredibly light …

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Charlie Jessey

March 11, 2020
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How 3D Printing can keep “Business As Usual” during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The fight against the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (Corvid-19) continues as the global death toll reached 3,110 and the number of confirmed cases exceeded 92,000 this week. This is leading to export from China significantly slowing down, lead …

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Charlie Jessey

March 5, 2020
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Reinvent Manufacturing Events

Now that February’s regional knowledge transfer events have come to a close we thought we would share a few pictures with you… We had over 150 attendees across the 3 days and we’d like to thank those businesses who attended. …

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Charlie Jessey

February 20, 2020
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Don’t Buy the Wrong 3D Printer!

Our regional Solid Print3D knowledge transfer events will ensure you know everything necessary before investing in a 3D Printer for your business. In our experience there are 4 key questions you need to ask yourself before buying a 3D Printer: …

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Neil Sewell

January 31, 2020
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Simulate before you print!

Process simulation, performance modelling, and material analysis tools for Markforged 3D Printers. 3D Printer Developers Markforged have entered a collaboration with MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in computer-aided engineering simulation software and services. While Markforged users can already implement …

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Charlie Jessey

January 22, 2020
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3D Print Press Tools for Steel Forming!

Centreline Engineering Solutions 3D print their forming dye tools for sheet metal fabrication. The 3D printed punch and die mount on a press brake, forming 14 gauge steel. The key to producing the high performance tooling is the ability to …

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George Field

January 21, 2020
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Bringing 25-year-old Cannondale mountain bike suspension back to life

Wärtsilä – a leading global company focussing on smart technologies were machining a lifting tool for moving heavy engine parts around the factory. The irony was the lifting tool they originally designed to be machined was also heavy and difficult to transport.

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Tom Watkins

January 3, 2020
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