Do you know a fidgeter? This 3D printing innovation products fidget toy


Fidgeting – it’s what you were told off for at school. For most of us, our early school memories are blighted by the numerous occasions when our restless creativity was brusquely condemned as a cardinal sin. Is it strange then to now find a 3D printing bureau – and Kickstarter – promoting it heavily?

Could 3D printing spell the end of animal testing

Could 3D printing spell the end of animal testing

A breakthrough in 3D printing could herald the end for the need to conduct clinical trials on animals. The prospect was first muted after researchers at Harvard University developed micro-physiological systems, called “organs on chips”, which are able to replicate the functions of human organs such as bone marrow, lungs, intestines and kidneys. The first 3D-printed human liver on a chip was created in San Diego in 2014.

Dutch architects build first entirely 3D printed micro home

3d printed micro home

There appears to be no limit to what can be produced with a 3D printing service. From decorative objects to intricate and life-saving medical equipment, the invention of the 3D printer has made possible so many things that were previously the stuff of fantasy. And now an Amsterdam-based company, DUS Architects, which specialises in designs that make a difference to everyday life, has unveiled the world’s first 3D printed house. Could this foretell a future in which our homes are ordered from a 3D printing service?

How scientists are developing 3D food printers for your home

3D food printers

The ability to create or replicate objects by printing them in three dimensions in offices, or even in the home, would have seemed like the stuff of science fiction fantasy only a few years ago. But now scientists are going one step further and working on 3D food printers.

Will 3D printing one day save your life?

medical 3d printing

3D printing has been making big waves in the medical world since it was first used in surgery in its early form in 1999. Back then, an artificial bladder was made using a biodegradable scaffold created in 3D from a CT scan of the patient’s own bladder. Fast forward to the present day, and 3D printing is set to have a greater impact on medical science and may indeed one day save lives that would otherwise be lost.

The heat must be getting to us..

3D printed mud house

Here at 3D Quick Printing, the Midlands fasting growing 3D printing service bureau, we use FDM technology to 3D print parts in ABS plastic. Parts are strong, functional and are being used in a wide range of applications.

Dramatic growth in mainstream 3D printing applications

3d printer in use

There has been increased momentum in the 3D printing industry, with more and more technologists and firms seeking out the opportunities available through this relatively new technology. According to a venture firm in Korea, it’s now possible to achieve a number of cost-effective solutions through 3D printing, which is also termed ‘Additive Manufacturing’.

Medical marvels replacement bones and ears created by 3D bioprinter

3d printed ear

Is there anything that can’t be 3D printed? From miniature figures of your loved ones to bespoke pasta shapes, 3D printing is taking IT services to a whole new level. But while many applications remain very much in the sphere of fun and novelty, there are some increasingly serious applications of the technology.

3D Printed Sun Dial

3D printed sun dial in use

Here at 3D Quick Printing, the Midlands fasting growing 3D printing service bureau, we’re used to seeing quite a lot of weird and wonderful parts and gadgets created by hobbyist and designers. However, early last week we were amazed by what people are sending us to 3D print at our 3D printing service bureau. Please read on.

To Stack or to Pack? That is the Question

3d printing stacked parts

With FDM 3D printing at our 3D printing service bureau, it’s pretty typical that when we place and orientate the part(s) on the build tray, we prefer to fill up the build bed by packing it out across the X and Y. This makes sense when you have 4 parts with a build time of 4 hours each. We put the job on at 5pm and at 9am in the morning when we arrive at our 3D printing service bureau all the parts will be finished. We then remove the parts off the build tray and place them in our cleanstation for 2 to 3 hours to remove the soluble support material.

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