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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. However, the use of 3dprinting in slip casting is a first and the results of this new technique is truly stunning. The concept is being pioneered by graduate designer and masters student Jade Crompton (Liverpool Hope University).

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?” ” I first became interested in 3D printing after stumbling across it on the internet. I found the cubify website in its beta stages and decided to look further into the technology.

‘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. If you want to change colour whilst printing on these single extruder printers you have to stop the machine and change the filament roll manually. This is hardly a streamlined process.

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. For the past few years consumer 3dprinting has been pretty much the same, a spool of PLA/ABS, an extruder and a build plate.

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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. The E-Nable group is making great strides with prosthetic hands and helping disabled people through a community of volunteer 3dprinters who print limbs for people. Now there is a growing 3dprinting community helping nature called ‘Printednest’.

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. After manoeuvring through the bodies I came face to face with a 3dprinted robot that bore a striking resemblance to the robot from the movie ‘i robot’ with Will Smith.

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. It is widely recognised that the medical industry stands to make great strides from the use of 3dprinting through research and development and this was evidenced at the 3Dprintshow in London.

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

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[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?’ ’ I teach teenagers and they love 3dprinting, they can’t get enough of it and they demand it in most lessons now! However, how do you get elementary age children to understand and relate to the concept of building objects layer by layer?

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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. The great thing about this designs is it shows how far 3dprinting can be pushed with a creative mind. To read the blog please click here.

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]. 3dprinting education 3d printing astronaut International Space Centre Space

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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. The outcomes and results from going with a relatively unknown can sometimes be more reliable then the market leaders. There has to be life beyond makerbot right? This philosophy is exactly what Preet Jesrani, CEO of Designbox3D is adopting.

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

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. Sometimes, you just did not get the topic, you couldn’t imagine it in your mind and ultimately you did not fully learn about it. This is where 3dprinting can be most powerful.

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. The idea is simple, download and 3d print the designs for the robot, then you can programme the electronics through the use of simple programming interfaces such as – Arduino, Blockly, Python, mbed and Scratch.

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. link]. 3dfilemarket.com Uncategorized 3dfilemarket 3dprinting autodesk education low poly meshmixer modelling philip cotton

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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. Keep it simple and you might succeed, but anything more complex than a book mark and it could take up hours of your time. Imagine having a Ferrari and needing someone else drive it for you?

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. For this reason, we wanted to create a Geektime list of ten bloggers, influencers and innovators in the 3D printing sector that you should keep your eye on.

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. One of the biggest barriers to elementary/primary school children learning how to 3dprint is the cad element. Teaching children how to 3d CAD model is not as easy as paint by numbers.

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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. This was a proud moment that a school thousands of miles away wanted some advice in introducing 3dprinting into the classroom. After a few months of experimenting with 3dprinters, Javier Saavedra had successfully exposed high school students to this amazing technology with some really good results.

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. My background is Industrial Design having studied a BA(Hons) degree in Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University. I then went on to gain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) from the University of Manchester in Design and Technology.

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. The project is called ‘Made in Space’ and has been pioneered by joint partnerships between entrepreneurs, NASA and key 3D printing developers.

“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?’

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. Founder of the 3dfilemarket.com , an online community to download and share 3D printing designs and to promote 3dprinting, Philip Cotton is a teacher consultant for BBC learning who teaches design and technology at the UK Ladybridge High School. Philip Cotton was one of the first teachers in the United Kingdom to introduce 3D printing in the classroom.

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. The event started three years ago as a small get together of growing 3dprinting enthusiasts/companies and it has now turned into a Global brand expanding year on year helping spread the 3dprinting revolution.

‘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. Maker’s Affair was set up by Loh Hu, a graduate from Singapore who came to the UK to study a Masters degree in Business Innovation at Birkbeck College.

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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.

Getting Caught Up with SOLIDWORKS Ambassador Jason Pohl: a Q&A

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Sciaky Gets NASA SBIR Award for Machine Learning for Process Control

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Sciaky has just gotten a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award in order to use machine learning to improve fault detection in Ti-6Al-4V parts made with the company’s. View the entire article via our website.

VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printers Bought by Two Aerospace Customers

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Metal 3D printing leader VELO3D, which became the sixth AM company to announce that it was going public this year, just revealed that it will be delivering one of its. The post VELO3D’s. View the entire article via our website.

Cool Hi-Tech 3D Printing Robotic Arm

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Improve Productivity by Reusing Parts

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Why 2D CAD Still Matters

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2D drawings have been the sole reference for conveying design information for many years. Linear perspective drawings, a system of creating an illusion of depth on a flat surface, was used back in the 1400s. Orthographic projection and descriptive geometry were used in the 1700s.

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3D Printed Buildings Will Become Standard!

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When 2D is Enough

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Here I am writing about 2D on a 3D Blog. What’s up with that? You and I both know there are still plenty of 2D CAD users out there, which can be mind-boggling to anyone who has fully embraced the world of 3D CAD.

Cloud-Enabled Simulation Tools Designed for SOLIDWORKS Users

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5 Times 3D Printing Moved Fashion Forward

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Fashion designers push fabric to its limits, folding, stitching, and starching textiles to sculpt new and fabulous creations. No wonder they love 3D printing. It offers them even more possibilities to sculpt beyond the confines of fabric, combining shape and color in exciting new ways. .

Wayland Additive Sells Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer to First Customer

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After the March launch of its flagship Calibur3 metal 3D printer, the U.K.’s s Wayland Additive has announced its first sale. Exergy Solutions Inc. in Calgary, Canada will be the first. The post. View the entire article via our website.