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Magazine blog features our metal AM work

Additive Manufacturing magazine has featured an article about the work we undertook with the SAVING Project to design and build an internal lattice structure for a functional bike stem. Using metal Additive Manufacturing, parts can be built that are considerably lighter but just as strong as their conventionally machined counterparts. Read the article here, and you can find our original …

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3T employee Matt in AM workshop showing 3D printed plane

Forces TV film documentary at 3T

It’s been a busy and exciting day at 3T as we welcomed a film crew from Forces TV into our manufacturing facility in Newbury. Filming a pilot technology show, presenter Matt Teale’s focus was on how 3D printing could revolutionise the way troops at the cutting edge are supplied with equipment and replacement parts, and asks the question “could 3D …

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Service as usual during festive break

We are pleased to announce  that our metal and plastic machines will be running throughout the Christmas/New Year break. We will process orders as usual except on the Bank Holidays and Weekends. Order despatch will depend upon courier service availability during this period. Please email your requirements and data to enquiries@3trpd.co.uk. Our Finance, Marketing, R&D and Quality offices will be …

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CAD image of 3D printed Octopus

3D printing for winner of animation contest

Simpleware have announced the winners of its 2015 animations contest, and we were delighted to be commissioned to build a 3D model of the winning design; a blue-ringed octopus designed by Dr David Ackland of the University of Melbourne. Built using our plastic Additive Manufacturing technology, the model was given a smooth finish using our vibro finishing technique, and coloured …

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Small close up of Michael Eden's 3d printed models

Plastic AM works of art at design shows

The work we’re doing with Michael Eden is continuing to generate stunning works of art using our plastic Additive Manufacturing process, and some are being displayed at design shows at the moment. Michael tells us “this is a really busy time getting ready for my solo show at the Holburne Museum in Bath that starts on November 21st. I also …

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TCT Launch: new materials, machines and R&D team

Launching at the TCT Show, NEC Birmingham today, we’re showcasing how our latest material developments, metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine acquisitions and recruitment within our R&D team reinforces our position in the UK market with one of the largest independent metal AM capacities and as a strong competitor within the European market. Materials development is a key area for us, and …

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AM & 3D Printing Conference

We’re exhibiting at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing in Nottingham next week, so if you’re attending why not come along to our stand to see our latest material developments and examples of 3D printed parts that reduce cost and lead time, whilst retaining their strength and complexity. Producing lightweight prototypes and end-use production components that are …

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3D printed metal bracket

3T producing space qualified parts for Airbus Defence and Space

3T are producing the first space qualified aluminium Additive Manufactured (3D printed) components for Airbus Defence and Space in UK as part of a programme to introduce components that cannot be manufactured using conventional technology. The single-piece structural bracket for the Eurostar E3000 telecommunications satellites weighs 35% less than the previous bracket which comprised four parts and 44 rivets. Furthermore, …

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Race Tech International poster about 3D printing for F1 cars

3D Printing is the future for F1

An interview with one of our Metal Additive Manufacturing experts features in the latest issue of Race Tech magazine, focussing on how this 3D printing technology has evolved from being used for one-off prototype parts or scale models for testing, to full production and, in some cases, 40-60 parts being used on F1 cars on the race track today. Read …

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Close up of Heat Exchanger at 3D Printing Exhibition

3D Printing making a difference

In collaboration with Materialise NV we are delighted that our 3D Printed concept Heat Exchanger is being featured in the MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING exhibition at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels throughout May and June 2015.                   Our Heat Exchanger offers a radical new approach …

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