By Nick Allen, Managing Director, 3DPRINTUK The uses of 3D printing today are well established across industry, and it is routinely used as a prototype and production technology. As more companies become aware of the design freedom that 3D … [Read more...] about 3D printing for unique automotive applications
By Nick Allen, Managing Director, 3DPRINTUK 3D printed parts are now commonplace in end-use applications, but not all are used in as exacting an environment like the ones used by Planet Ocean, based in Camberley, UK. Planet Ocean is a … [Read more...] about Rolling in the deep—3D printing parts for marine instruments
By Nick Allen, MD, 3DPRINTUK 3D printing is unique as a disruptive technology in one key respect, and that is, having disrupted the manufacturing paradigm through the introduction of rapid prototyping some 25-30 years ago, it is now disrupting … [Read more...] about 3d printing — An alternative to injection moulding?
Despite some reports of its untimely demise, the automotive sector is still a dominant force in the United Kingdom. Research and development is strong, as is manufacturing for motorsport, which is a huge industry in its own right. 3DPRINTUK … [Read more...] about 3D printing supports student automotive engineers
There has been a large-scale response by the 3D printing community to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a giant effort to close the gap between supply and demand for PPE for front-line NHS workers. In recent weeks, some really clever and innovative designs … [Read more...] about How to use SLS to 3D print face shields
Users may be confused, and in some instances disillusioned, about the role that 3D printing can really take on when looking at production scenarios. There is a lot of work to be done to illustrate that 3D printing is really now established as a … [Read more...] about How to choose between additive manufacturing and traditional alternatives for production