Shropshire 3D Blog

News and Views about 3D Print in the UK

  1. Overcoming the Log-Jam - 3D Printing Hub in the Classroom

    School Problems We have worked with schools for many years now, and understand the constraints on budget and time that they face....If only there were a 3D Printing Hub specifically for schools which was secure, reliable, specifically for schools and could save the school money. We recommend all schools (from KS2 education) invest in at least one 3D Printer so that...
  2. 3D Printing Community Supports Outbreak Globally

    The 3D Printing Community across the entire Globe from the United States to The United Kingdom, Germany; Italy; Spain - everywhere has risen to the challenge in the shortages of PPE. Here in the UK its great that 3D Printer owners in business and privately are trying to help in the current outbreak to help the NHS. Everyone who is...
  3. MakerBot a Potted History

    MakerBot a Potted History We thought it would be good to trace the history of MakerBot 3D Printers with a history of MakerBot and of the different machines they have produced together with the changing vision of the company. Consumer 3D Printing Way back in 3D printing Time the Cupcake CNC was introduced in April 2009 by MakerBot. Back then Bre...
  4. 3D Printing at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School

    Having been loaned a demonstrator 3D printer for a short number of weeks courtesy of ‘Shropshire 3D Print’, the UKS2 classes put the machine to good use by creating designs linked to their spring topics. Year 6 Looking at bridges as part of their STEM project, Year 6 were lucky enough to have talks from both Telford & Wrekin and Balfour...
  5. Shropshire 3D Print

    We are Shropshire 3D Print, and we Make Futures Reality Why Shropshire? Our business began in Shropshire for a few reasons: Here in the West Midlands,  Shropshire is the seat and birthplace of the 1st industrial Revolution. In the period 1760 to 1830 this was largely confined to Britain. Today you can be anywhere and trade everywhere The county of...
  6. MakerBot Method Launched

    Faster Cheaper; More Precise MakerBot Method Breaks Price-Performance Barriers, Making Industrial 3D Printing Features Accessible to Individual Designers and Engineers; Enables Unlimited Design Freedom, Dimensionally Accurate Prints, and a High Degree of Reliability Previously only Available on Industrial Systems MakerBot Method Launched December 11th 2018 is designed to change industry For many years supplying SME’s with 3D Printing solutions in...
  7. UK Budget October 2018

    UK Government Budget The UK Government has finally done something positive for schools in the UK Budget October 2018. Way back in May 2016, I advocated that our Government introduced a voucher scheme for schools. What I wanted was assistance with the acquisition of the necessary tools to equip our young learners for the 4th Industrial Revolution. What I...
  8. 3D Print Layer Height

    3D Print Layer Height
     Layer height, Layer Height, all I see is Layer Height When choosing the next 3D printer and poring through the 3D printer specification, one of the metrics is usually more prominent than the others: the Z resolution aka the 3D print layer height. Additive Manufacture (AM) has been around since 1981, with Chuck Hull of 3D Systems filing  his patent...
  9. Telfor & Wrekin School 3D Printing Project

    Wrekin View School 3D Printing School 3D Printing MakerBot 3D Printer project January 2018 Long Term Demonstrator Installed December 1st 2017 In September 2017, during meetings with Telford & Wrekin Council, Wrekin View Primary  was identified as a school who would be willing to participate in a project to establish how  a primary school can integrate 3D printing into curriculum. By...
  10. Industry 4 Robotics Impact on Jobs in UK Cities

    The Robotics impact on jobs in UK Cities will be an outcome of industry 4. The January publication from the Centre for Cities at first appears gloomy.  Industry 4 is also called the Fourth Industrial Revolution  It does make stark reading to have reinforced from other sources like The Bank of England studies and Morgan McKinsey Consultants and reports that...

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