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First AM Aircraft takes flight

First AM Aircraft takes flight

The world’s first aircraft built using plastic Additive Manufacturing has taken to the skies and successfully flown at University of Southampton.  3T’s nylon SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) capabilities enabled the aircraft to be lightweight yet strong, and the four separate parts to be easily assembled with snap fittings.  The internal structure contained mountings for all the mechanical workings, which again …

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New FANUC Robotics Case Study

New FANUC Robotics Case Study

3T has worked with Fanuc Robotics to develop a new camera housing for their robotic arms, resulting in more benefits than they had hoped for.  Not only does the housing give them increased protection and easy access to their cameras, but they’ve also achieved a significant cost saving and reduction in the weight of the components.  Read the full case study …

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Wired June 2011

Wired June 2011

Under the headline “imagine it – they’ll help you make it” is a feature in the UK edition of Wired Magazine.  The article features 3D-printing company Digital Forming and shows a number of products that 3T has produced for them.  We’re always proud of the work we produce and it’s exciting to see it profiled in such a magazine. Lisa Harouni, …

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3T Sponsors Assa Exhibition

3T Sponsors Assa Exhibition

Assa Ashuach‘s 80% Air exhibition is opening at Galleria Gracis in Milan tomorrow (12 April 2011).  3T is proud to work alongside Assa, the award winning artist who has been working with Additive Manufacturing over a number of years.  The exhibition will feature a number of OPEN objects, which are objects that gallery visitors can co-design with the artist (modifying the …

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The Manufacturer magazine features 3T

The Manufacturer magazine features 3T

A feature entitled Object of Desire in The Manufacturer magazine assesses the future for rapid prototyping.  3T’s CEO, Ian Halliday, is quoted in the article and makes the point that:  “not only are parts produced through rapid prototyping technology often of a higher inherent quality than those produced through regular production technology, but they are also inherently more cost efficient. …

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June seminar date announced

June seminar date announced

With interest in additive manufacturing and 3D printing growing, our 9 March 2011 seminar is now full and we have announced the date of our June seminar.  We will be holding our next Additive Manufacturing Seminar on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 at our Newbury headquarters.  During the full day seminar, all delegates will get the chance to broaden their understanding of Additive …

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Manufacturing technology that will change the world

Manufacturing technology that will change the world

The Economist magazine’s cover for the 12 – 18 February issue featured an image of a violin that was made using an EOS laser-sintering 3D printer with the headline – ‘Print me a Stradivarius – the manufacturing technology that will change the world’.  The feature ‘The Printed World‘ is available to read on The Economist website.  The story takes an …

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3D Printing Service

3D Printing Service

With famous advertising agency JWT reporting that 3D Printing is one of the ‘100 Things to Watch’ in 2011 and The Daily Mail picking up the story and writing in January that ‘The Factory in a Box’ was on its way into consumers homes, there’s never been so much consumer interest in 3D printing services and printers.  The question is …

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Prestigious award for 3T RPD

Prestigious award for 3T RPD

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Rapid Technology and The Additive Manufacturing Community (RTAM) have honoured Phil Kilburn and Ian Halliday of 3T RPD Ltd by announcing them winners of the prestigious Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award.  Phil, Ian and their co-author, Jason Watson, Consultant MPT Healthcare Scientist, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, identified an opportunity to use rapid prototyping …

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Rapid Prototyping Seminar being held at Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future

Rapid Prototyping Seminar being held at Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future

3T RPD Ltd has enjoyed ongoing success with their Rapid Prototyping/Manufacturing Seminars that are regularly held at their manufacturing site in Newbury, Berkshire, enabling a vast number of companies to benefit from learning about their innovative manufacturing techniques. They are now delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Seminar at the Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future in Rotherham …

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