Philip Cotton

A breath of fresh air in a crowded 3dprinting market

Philip Cotton

I first saw this printer at the 2013 3dprintshow in London and it caught my eye immediately. This was different from other printers. This actually had good design as the core feature.

Masters student pushing the boundaries of 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

3dprinting and slip casting? When I first read this on twitter I had to investigate further. Being a follower of this technology for the past four years I have seen many different uses and applications of the 3dprinting.

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Bringing the museum to the classroom through 3dprinting.

Philip Cotton

Remember those lessons in school where teachers enthusiastically described topics from a text book? Photos were the only real way to gauge an understanding of the topic along with a vivid imagination. Well lessons are changing with schools starting to adopt 3dprinting technology in the classroom.

InMoov – 3Dprint your own life size humanoid robot

Philip Cotton

It’s 2013 and I was at the 3dprintshow in London. There was a large crowd gathered around a stand so naturally I was intrigued to see what the excitement was about. I knew the 3dprintshow was about to impress beyond anything I had ever seen before but nothing could prepare me for this.

The ‘Google’ of 3dprinting files? 3dfilemarket interviews 3Dshap.es CEO Seena Rejal

Philip Cotton

The ‘Google’ of 3dprinting files? When we search for a website we usually head for Google, but where do you go when you want to search for a STL file for 3dprinting? With model repositories growing in number every day, actually finding what you want can be a hard task and you might even have to search many different sites before get to discover the model you want. 3Dshap.es aims to solve this and become the number one platform on the internet for searching 3dprinting files. 3Dshap.es

Joshua Harker – “Mazzo di Fiori”

Philip Cotton

Now this is exciting, ‘Joshua Harker raising funds to complete the Research and Development of a revolutionary new 3dprinting technology’ This leaves my taste buds salivating.

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Another great use of 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

I had the great pleasure of interviewing leading educator, James Novak to learn more about his 3dprinted bike he designed. James is a lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia and has gained world wide recognition for his bicycle he developed.

Learn how to low poly model with these easy steps.

Philip Cotton

Ever wondered how to create amazing low poly models? The answer is simple, you can easily create low poly designs using Autodesk meshmixer. I have written a tutorial on how to do it and posted it here.This is a great hack for altering models quickly and requires almost no CAD modelling experience.

Helping to grow 3dprinting, DesignBox3D leads the way.

Philip Cotton

Ever needed an unbiased view of a 3dprinter? Want to steer clear from the mainstream brands and try an alternative? I often look at different printers that come onto the market and I have tested many smaller branded printers.

‘MakersAffair’ to launch 3dprinting workshops in London

Philip Cotton

Do you want to learn how to 3dprint, but you don’t know where to start? Do your children ask to learn about the technology but you really have no clue how to meet their demands. The answer could be here with the launch of Maker’s Affair 3dprinting workshops in London.

Want to learn how 3d printing works in space?

Philip Cotton

I wrote this quick blog on the 3dfilemarket.com to show how 3d printing in space is so different from printing on earth. What we don’t even think about when designing could prove deadly for astronauts. Check it out here [link].

3d print your own open source toy robot by Cannybots

Philip Cotton

Remember Scalectrix as a young child? Hours of fun were had racing toy cars around race tracks as fast as possible. The game never seemed to get old. Now you can take it to the next step with Cannybots open source toy robots.

3dprinting really does Rock!

Philip Cotton

Want to start 3dprinting but not sure where to begin? First place for many is thingiverse for a free download, however what about when you want to design something yourself? There’s only one real option, spend hours learning a CAD package and try to attempt your design.

10 movers and shakers to watch in 3D printing (orginally posted on geektime.com 17/12/2014)

Philip Cotton

Curious who the thought leaders are in the exploding field of 3D printing? Then look no further than this list. 3D printing is poised for substantial growth : In 2013, sales reached $2.5 billion globally and by 2018, that figure is projected to soar to $16.2 billion worldwide.

3dprinting story run by the3dprintingassociation.com published 8th and 9th December over two days

Philip Cotton

We recently spent some time with Philip Cotton, winner of the 3D Printshow educational excellence award for two consecutive years, what follows is part one of a two part interview with Phil. We begans by asking, “How and why did you first become interested in 3D Printing?”

Makers Empire – A revolution in 3dprinting education

Philip Cotton

3dprinting with no experience? No cad modelling skills required? Anyone can create a 3dprintable design in under 5 minutes? Sounds like a dream come true and that is now reality with the release of Makers Empire 3dprinting software.

Bioprinting and 3Dprinting – a potential lifesaving use of the technology.

Philip Cotton

There have been many innovative uses of 3dprinting that make the news almost every day. 3Dprinting cars and even houses are just a few examples of how fast the technology is emerging.

Myminifactory Interview – My Views on 3dprinting and education

Philip Cotton

This is the interview that was originally posted on myminifactory.com on 14/10/14. I have been a Design and Technology teacher for 6 years and have led Product Design at Ladybridge High School for the past 5 years.

Made in Space and 3dprinting – a ‘cosmic’ combination

Philip Cotton

3Dprinting in Space? Many people are only just getting to grips with 3Dprinting on planet earth. The industry has not even matured yet and already there is a 3Dprinter that has been designed to 3Dprint in zero gravity.

3D Printing Teacher of the Year – Exclusive Interview With Philip Cotton

Philip Cotton

This article was originally BY MERITXELL GARCIA SEIN-ECHALUCE · SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 by 3Dprint.com.

3Dprintshow 2014 rocks London once again.

Philip Cotton

The return of the 3Dprintshow to London was one of the most highly anticipated 3dprinting events of the year.

‘Tie-Dye’ and 3dprinting – A colour revolution by ‘Richrap’.

Philip Cotton

3dprinting can be quite rigid at times, most printers only print in one colour, some have dual extruders that can print in two colours and a few might even have triple extruders that allow three colours. However, the majority of parts printed on FDM desktop printers are in one colour.

3dprinting at Second Baptist School Houston Texas

Philip Cotton

I was recently contacted by a high school in Texas regarding some 3dprinting advice. This was through my linkedin profile and on the back of winning the 3dprintshow education excellence award.

“At the moment my GCSE students are 3dprinting some pretty cool stuff”

Philip Cotton

. I am often asked how do you teach 3dprinting to whole classes of students? Many people outside of education seem to think that there is some kind of barrier to teaching the technology in a classroom. They see these great machines that print out objects layer by layer, but when it comes to education I have heard comments such as, ‘well they can’t all 3dprint at once so how does it work?’

The Wonder of Flight

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was authored by Joseph Kowen, associate consultant at Wohlers Associates. I have always loved to fly. As far back as I can remember, I was always looking upward at the first sound of a plane. I can still feel the excitement of a trip to the airport as a child.

Importance of Design for AM

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was authored by Olaf Diegel, associate consultant at Wohlers Associates. Lasertech, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company in northern Sweden, asked me to design something that showcased metal AM, so I chose a small still.

Working with metal materials for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Perhaps more than any other manufacturing process, additive manufacturing works best when you match the material to the right additive process. Some of the challenges, though, are: –many additive processes suggest proprietary versions of materials.

3D Printing is changing the way we think about customization — and Christmas!

Leslie's Blog

By Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer. Our nieces and nephews stayed with us around the holidays for their Christmas vacation last year.

Print-On-Demand Bone Could Quickly Mend Major Injuries

3D Printer

New developments in 3D printing could allow doctors to print bones on the fly, enabling medical professionals to help patients heal quicker from bone injuries.

New Rapid Liquid Printing 3D Printing Process from MIT

DIY 3D Printing

Very smart people from MIT developed a novel 3d printing process called "Rapid Liquid Printing" where a material is injected into a gelatine cube medium that acts as a support. It increases the speed and you can get complex geometries.

DfAM at Materialise

Wohlers Talk

What does a major German car manufacturer, surgeon from Brazil, producer of food-making equipment, and large toy maker have in common? All are interested in methods of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM).

The 3D-Printed ‘Super Bike’ Could Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think

3D Printer

Are you in the market for a motorcycle? Meet the Dagger, a 3D printed super bike created by Divergent 3D. The Dagger was introduced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Mashable reports : But the bike isn’t made completely out of 3D-printed materials.

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

3D Printer

Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

Leslie's Blog

People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. Hod Lipson, professor at Columbia University, recently gave a presentation on why 3D printing will definitely disrupt what we know of today as design and manufacturing.

WATCH: This 3D Printed Jet Engine Is Hypnotizing

3D Printer

We always here about 3D printing and how it can be used to print the latest health innovation. But, thanks to the skills of one individual, he has used 3D printing to print a functioning jet engine.

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

3D Printing for Beginners

Let's be honest, 3D printing can be quite tricky. Home 3D printing technology is still immature and 3D printing beginners who just bought their first machine are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting reliable and repeatable 3D print results. [.]. Beginners Corner

25 Years of RAPID

Wohlers Talk

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017 , North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and manufacturing products and services. The event marks the 25th year for me to attend the event.

Additive manufacturing’s bright future

Leslie's Blog

2016 was an extraordinary year for additive manufacturing. Most vendors introduced truly manufacturing capable machines thanks to all the research and investment they could do when 3D printing was overhyped.

These Inventors Just 3D-Printed a House for Less Than $100

3D Printer

Italian company World’s Advanced Saving Project has found a way to 3D print low cost and self-sustainable housing for communities in developing countries.