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Plastic AM builds large single piece

Assa Ashuach Studio in London designed the Femur Stool using software that uses an algorithm to remove any redundant material according to stress zones on the object surface, optimised the carry a load of 120kg. An optimisation of the exterior and material use was made to achieve a light and economical form. Assa then asked us to produce the stool …

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Develop3D features 3T in its 3D Printing issue

This month’s Develop3D magazine is “The 3D Printing Issue” and we were delighted to be asked to contribute to many of the key features.  A full copy of the magazine is available to download here, and 3T appear in the following features:- Page 20 – “All On Board” … we worked with BAE Systems to produce a batch of 300 plastic …

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Plastic AM cycles into the future

thejerseypocket has written a feature about our client RaceWare Direct and the bespoke 3D printed bike parts that we produce for them.  RaceWare Direct sell bracket mounts for Garmin GPS computers produced via our Plastic Additive Manufacturing process. As not all bikes are the same and handle bar sizes differ, a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t always work. But …

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12th year of Christmas Charity donations

For the 12th year running, 3T will 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, and staff also donate rather than sending cards to each other. …

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Queen’s Christmas Broadcast features Commonwealth Baton

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast included footage of the Commonwealth Baton, which is currently on its way around the 70 competing nations. We are very proud to have been commissioned by 4c Design to build the titanium lattice structure using our metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. The striking organic form was built in 4,000 layers and comprised intricate internal and external …

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3T feature in IMechE article

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ article about the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games explains how 3T produced the six titanium parts using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.  Taking 30 hours to build, the baton’s lattice section was made up of 4,000 layers and the outside has a highly polished finish, taking eight days to complete. Jon Vickers, Metal …

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New facilities, machines, funding and staff

A continued period of expansion at 3T RPD is leading to a number of significant developments.  The company has extended its production facilities by 35% in order to expand the metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) factory and add to the number of DMLS machines.  Two new M280 machines have been delivered in the first week of October 2013, bringing capacity up …

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3T presents at IMechE event

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has invited 3T’s CEO, Ian Halliday, to speak at their forthcoming event; Next Generation Additive Manufacturing Technology: taking metals from prototyping to production.  Taking place on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, delegates also get a tour of the MTC research laboratory. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology is one of the …

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3T secures Government funding for R&D projects

3T RPD has been successful in securing roles in six out of 18 Technology Strategy Board-funded Additive Manufacturing (AM) development projects.   The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, is investing £8.4m in Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which creates objects layer by layer.  Powdered plastic or metals are selectively melted by powerful lasers which are guided …

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Plastic AM Spring with permanent surface colouring

Plastic AM Finishing guide is launched

We are pleased to announce that our new online guide to Plastic AM Finishing is now live, explaining and showing examples of how our team of skilled finishers and modelmakers use a variety of in-house techniques and bespoke finishing processes to produce the best possible parts for our customers. Additive Manufacturing (AM) creates parts that can be used in a variety …

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