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Economist - Third Industrial Revolution

Economist – Third Industrial Revolution

The Economist’s latest Special Report “A Third Industrial Revolution” presents a comprehensive review of 3D printing written by Paul Markillie.  The report looks at the full range of 3D printing – or additive manufacturing – and looks at the impact the technology will have on the manufacturing sector.  The article “Solid Print” points out that making things with a 3D …

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Print yourself a pet - I don't think so

Print yourself a pet – I don’t think so

We know things are moving fast in this exciting industry, but we didn’t realise quite how fast.  Reading The Economist article ‘Just Press Print‘ about how the next development will be the printing of 3D pets had us scratching our heads.  Until the last paragraph. Just check out the article yourself.  The Economist has a great track record for printing …

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Home of the Future

Home of the Future

Last night, Channel 4’s documentary series ‘Home of the Future’ featured 3D printing and discussed how it could revolutionise the future of manufacturing.  The programme talked to Lisa Harouni of Digital Forming and visited 3T to see the process in action. The family were delighted in the lamp that was created using Digital Forming’s software and produced at 3T.  The …

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3T nominated for Made by Britain award

3T nominated for Made by Britain award

Richard Benyon, Conservative MP for Newbury, has nominated 3T as the ‘Made by Newbury’ representative of a national project called Made by Britain.  Richard says “This superb company started providing plastic (SLS) parts for a range of customers, and now manufactures precision metals as well. 25% of products are exported. They innovate, take on young engineers and produce products that …

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TED Talks about 3D printing

TED Talks about 3D printing

The lastest TED Talk discussing 3D Printing has just been published (24 January 2012).  Lisa Harouni, co-founder of Digital Forming, gives an overview of the state of the Additive Manufacturing industry.  Featuring many 3T RPD products, Lisa’s talk gives not only a thorough background on many aspects of AM but also gives a glimpse of what the future might hold. …

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3T presents at AILU event

3T presents at AILU event

The Association of Laser Users has announced the speaker line-up for its prestigious conference ‘Lasers lead the way in additive manufacturing‘.  3T’s Phil Kilburn will be presenting at the event on ‘Lightweight and complex part design for Additive Manufacturing’.  The event, which is on 29 March 2012 , will take place at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.  The event is …

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Flying High with Queen and Crawford

Flying High with Queen and Crawford

3T customer Queen and Crawford has recently completed the fabrication of a giant kite for Heather & Ivan Morison.   We were delighted to build the 6,000+ joints for this amazing piece of work.  Called ‘The Shining Man’, it is a sculpture which has the potential for flight.  See the piece fulfil that potential when it was flown on the beach in Jersey in the …

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3D Printing on Christmas wish list

3D Printing on Christmas wish list

The Daily Telegraph today suggests that a 3D printer would be the perfect present.  With an all round overview of the 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, landscape, the article makes interesting reading.  The DT’s Roger Highfield says that the ‘next industrial revolution could be upon us’ and whilst we at 3T don’t see many people putting one of our EOS machines on their Christmas …

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3T donates to charity for Christmas

3T donates to charity for Christmas

Every Christmas 3T RPD Ltd donate the money they would have spent on Christmas cards to a national charity, with the emphasis being on contributing to a worthwhile cause with long-term aims. Instead of sending out traditional, printed cards, 3T send a Christmas greeting via e-mail to their customers, prospects and suppliers, and for every person that responds via a …

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M 280 benefit for customers

M 280 benefit for customers

3T announces we have installed the UK’s first EOSINT M 280 machine.  This machine offers significant benefits to customers as it can produce bigger parts, faster and in a wider range of metals. The additional machine brings our metal additive manufacturing machine count to four.  This increased capacity creates more production opportunities for customers with increased responsiveness, flexibility and speed. Speaking …

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