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‘Tough Black’ – it’s new, it’s tough, it’s black

3T is expanding its portfolio of products by launching the new PA 1102, black material – PA11 ‘Tough Black’.  The launch represents two significant opportunities for 3T’s customers; this is 3T’s first Polyamide 11 material and it is the first time an EOS “mass coloured” black material has been available via an Additive Manufacturing service provider.   PA 11 offers …

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3T project with Sigma Components and Rolls-Royce

3T is working in partnership with Sigma Components and Rolls-Royce on a NATEP funded project to develop lightweight pipe end fittings.   The project is funded by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) and will see the team redesigning a selection of traditional end fittings to minimise both weights and cost by using Additive Manufacturing. A full report on …

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3D printed Royal Ascot Poem Hat

Hat’s off – 3D printed Royal Ascot hat

The hat is the original design of milliner Gabriela Ligenza and features the words of the 2014 Royal Ascot Poem, written by Racing Poet, Henry Birtles. They came in to 3T to see the process in action and you can see the video they’ve produced here.  It features our CEO, Ian Halliday and the poem is voiced by Joanna Lumley. …

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Engineering the Future report

Engineering the future

  “Engineering the Future – an insight into modern manufacturing” has been jointly published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology. 3T RPD contributed to the report which clearly states that the UK’s manufacturing sector is a vibrant, resourceful and diverse.  It needs long-term and consistent two way dialogue with …

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TCT features diamond studded AM piece

In its November 2013 issue, TCT carries a feature on additive manufacturing and the jewellery business.  The feature previews a new piece of our work.  We were proud to be associated with this prestigious and unusual piece of work. Twenty four of the 25 pieces were built in 316L Stainless Steel.  The remaining piece, the pin that closes the neckpiece, …

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Commonwealth Games 2014 Queen's Baton titanium lattice

Commonwealth Games Baton

As the Queen’s Baton Relay begins, the BBC has produced a documentary on the story of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton.  It follows the design by 4c Design and the production of all four elements – the wooden handle, the titanium lattice frame, the gemstone and the heart. The cameras came to 3T to see the lasers at work on some of the …

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3T at the Science Museum

Today is the first day of a nine-month exhibition at The Science Museum – 3D: printing the future.  The exhibition will help visitors discover how innovators are using 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change their lives. 3T has supported The Museum by making a significant donation to the mass display which greets visitors as they enter …

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Commonwealth Games 2014 Queen's Baton titanium lattice

3T supplies titanium lattice for Commonwealth Baton

We are very proud to have been commissioned by 4c Design to build the titanium lattice frame for the Queen’s Baton for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Glasgow based 4c Design has created an outstanding design for the Queen’s Baton which takes inspiration from Scottish materials, local designers and craftsmen, Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage and additive manufacturing technology. There are …

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Design Museum – the future is here

Today (24 July 2013), the Design Museum launched its latest exhibition: “the future is here“.  The exhibition aims to show visitors the different types and applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and encourages people to explore the technology in a hands on way.  3T parts feature across the exhibition with many of our customers contributing examples of their work.  For example, Assa Ashuach has a number of 3T …

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Guide to AM for medical engineers

Medical Plastics News, the voice of the medical plastics industry, invited 3T’s Phil Kilburn to write a “beginner’s guide” to plastic additive manufacturing in the medical sector.

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