Philip Cotton

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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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?”

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‘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.

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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3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Bring Birds back to the city with 3dprinting and ‘Printednest’.

Philip Cotton

3dprinting to help birds? We all know how 3dprinting can help people, almost every day there are more news articles explaining how 3dprinting is revolutionising the medical industry.

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.

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.

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.

Leo the Maker Prince – how to engage a generation into 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

[link]. My background is education and teaching high school students about 3dprinting. I have often thought to myself, ‘how can we engage even younger children into 3dprinting?’

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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].

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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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

“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?’

www.3dfilemarket.com my attempt to shake up 3dprinting and filesharing by Philip Cotton

Philip Cotton

. The story behind the site… My aim is to create a 3d sharing platform where users can freely download and 3dprint amazing printable designs and ultimately help expand 3dprinting. There are many different file sharing sites out there at the moment, however the 3dfilemarket.com is unique in all designs have been verified and checked that the models are actually printable, you will not see screen shots of CAD models on the 3dfilemarket.com, printability is the key here.

RAPDASA and Formnext

Wohlers Talk

I attended last week’s 19th annual conference and exhibition of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) in Johannesburg. About 230 people attended from several countries.

AM in Formula One

Wohlers Talk

Note: Research associate Ray Huff authored the following. Two weeks ago, I attended the Circuit of the Americas Formula One race near Austin, Texas. I was a guest of Additive Industries, along with the Sauber Alfa Romeo team, for practice day at the track.

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3D-Printed Food

Wohlers Talk

The idea of 3D-printed food came in or around 2011 when Hod Lipson and his team at Cornell University produced some crude but intriguing examples.

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When you need an extra pair of hands.

DIY 3D Printing

Source: [link]. 3d printed cyborg cyberpunk prosthetic robot

AM in Africa

Wohlers Talk

Yesterday, I recently returned from my 22nd visit to Africa. Twenty of them have been to South Africa where additive manufacturing activity is the strongest. In fact, I estimate that 99% of AM work on the continent has occurred in the country.

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Arcimoto Steps into the Future with its Electric Fun Utility Vehicle

The Solidworks Blog

Innovation is the future and to get there you need the right tools. Let’s see how Arcimoto, a forward-thinking company uses SOLIDWORKS to devise new technologies that raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint size, and price affordability in electric vehicle design.

Complex 3D Printed 5 Axis Rack System

DIY 3D Printing

Source: Henry Segerman. 5 axis industrial 3d printer

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Wohlers Report 2018

Wohlers Talk

Wohlers Associates, Inc. announced today the release of Wohlers Report 2018 , the industry-leading global report on the state of the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry, terms used interchangeably.

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AM in the U.S. Military

Wohlers Talk

I had the great privilege of spending most of last Thursday at the Pentagon, and what I learned was encouraging. The U.S. Department of Defense has advanced its use of additive manufacturing beyond what I had anticipated.

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.

3D-Printed Guns

Wohlers Talk

With the “green light” looming for the 3D printing of guns on July 31, I was contacted by CNN, ABC7 News (San Francisco), and others. In two days, I conducted six interviews, including four television, one radio, and one print. Four of them are here: CNN Live with Brooke Baldwin.

Cytosurge Improve their FluidFM µ3Dprinter with Pinpoint Accuracy Tech

DIY 3D Printing

I wrote about Cytosurge technology before. They developed a 3D printer that can print metal on the micro-scale. A true technological wonder. Just imagine small robots floating in your bloodstream to repair your body or extremely complex and fine electronic parts like micro-antenna arrays.

NASA 3D Printed Mars Habitat Competition Projects

DIY 3D Printing

NASA announced the projects to enter the third phase of their 3D printed Mars habitat competition. Here you can see some amazing technological concepts. Hopefully I'll see some of them being used on Mars sometime in the future.