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3T at Paris Air Show

3T at Paris Air Show

For the first time, 3T will be exhibiting at Paris Air Show. This biennial exhibition will run from Monday, 17 June 2013 to Friday, 21 June 2013 for the trade and is one of the oldest and largest events of its type in the world.  It promises to showcase the latest technological innovations in the aerospace arena, as well as being a great place to meet …

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gold plated garmin mount

Plastic AM goes for gold

This week’s Cycling Weekly magazine features a gold plated Garmin mount produced by 3T for RaceWare Direct’s 1000th customer.  Produced using their plastic additive manufacturing process in Nylon 12, 3T then had the part copper-coated before receiving a 0.2mm 24-carat gold plating.

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Aeromag high flyers article

The future of additive manufacturing in aerospace

January 2013’s issue of ‘Aerospace Manufacturing’ has an article looking at the future of additive manufacturing (or additive layer manufacturing) in the aerospace industry. It presents an interesting round up of the current state of play and looks to the future.

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3T supports charity at Christmas

Every Christmas 3T donate the money they would have spent on traditional Christmas cards to a worthy cause via an e-card to their customers and suppliers.  For every person that responds via a link to their website, £1 is donated to the nominated charity.  Staff also donate what they would have spent on cards to each other too. This year …

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dmls design guide angled surfaces

DMLS design guideline

3T was part of the SAVING Project team which had the mission of creating sustainable products through innovative design and additive manufacture. As part of the project, a set of design guidelines for metal additive manufacture (or DMLS) were produced.  We worked alongside team leader, Mike Ayre of Crucible Design to produce the guidelines.  They include some of the design basics, advice on supports …

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Report on HVE

Report on HVE

A recent report in to “The Future of UK High Value Engineering (HVE)” prepared by RBS identifies that “half (53%) of UK manufacturers feel HVE technologies such as composite materials and additive manufacturing will make their business fit for the future”. The report goes on to reference the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that 3T built in partnership with The University of …

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Additional plastic AM capacity at 3T

Additional plastic AM capacity at 3T

3T’s new EOSINT P395 is now up and running.  The P395 is the most technologically advanced Selective Laser Sintering machine on the market and brings the total number of EOS plastic additive manufacturing machines at 3T to six.  Speaking about the acquisition of the new machine, Ian Halliday, 3T’s CEO said:  “Our acquisition of a P395 follows our installation of the …

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3T hosts Materials KTN AM tour

3T hosts Materials KTN AM tour

3T is to play host to an Additive Manufacturing seminar on behalf of The Materials KTN.  The event, which is being held at 3T’s purpose built facility in Newbury, will take place on Thursday, 22 November 2012.  The free seminar is being organised by the polymers group of The Materials KTN in order to give greater insight into both Plastic AM and Metal …

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3D printing competition

3D4D Challenge winner announced

London-based technology charity, techfortrade, has announced that Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) has won The 3D4D Challenge.  The 3D4D Challenge set out to find transformational ideas that could leverage 3D printing technologies to deliver real social benefits in the developing world.  The winning project will enable waste plastic to be used as filament for 3D printing machines, to create new products. The winning …

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Cycling Weekly feature AM

Cycling Weekly feature AM

The current issue of Cycling Weekly contains an Additive Manufacturing (AM) feature and talks about how the technology is making radical changes and opening up massive windows of opportunity to the cycling community. Explaining how 3T are creating innovative and bespoke components for bicycles, it describes how lighter, cheaper and, quite possibly, stronger parts are now achievable using AM methods. …

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