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Since the #indiansummer  is in full flow here in the uk we here +magic model decided to 3d print some daffodils since it is now that one should be planting one's bulbs in time for #spring2016   #3dprintinguk  
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Here's an old 3d printing uk re-visited. I really like the simple way the #extruder  of the #3dprinter  dances around and creates the perfect contours for the #topographical   #3dmap  of #greatbritain  
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Checkout my new #jewellery   design for a #turtle   pendant. Designed on #rhino3d  and printed by those hard working folk +Shapeways Inc 
Got so excited when it arrived that I ordered some more designs #f1car  in #brass  and my favourite #dolphin in solid #silverjewelry  . However once I get my #form1  back up and running then I hope to print the #mastermodels  here at #magicmodel  and save a few pennies. In the meantime thanks #shapeways  
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This Minions logo from +magic model is an amazing piece of 3d printed art made in the uk. Check it out.
Minions Logo 3d print uk
Minions Logo 3d print uk
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Checkout our new Dolphin design. Now available Shapeways. Looks great in silver. This model is of course part of a wider sealife collection. The range is going to expand into more types of jewellery such as earrings, rings, cuff-links and napkin rings for you to impress your dinner guests. ‪#‎dolphin‬ ‪#‎jewellery‬ ‪#‎magicmodel‬
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We’ve had our second hand JollyElk #Form1 for about a year now and only just getting around to really troubleshooting it. We have had some parts from it with varying degrees of success. However through the trawling research of the forums for Formlabs on the laser and poor part quality it has been decided that it is not the mirrors, it’s not the resin, and it’s not the resin tank (cloudy with a chance of meatballs)

With the help of @joshk and @kevinholmes we are currently attempting to install a choke into the laser to try and reduce the flare. We really really really want nice parts with nice smooth sidewall quality so there is little sanding as possible. Actually this is the whole reason we bought the machine. Then again that’s Ebay for you. However by now Formlabs should be offering a plug in laser for sale on their webshop. Hopefully one day soon.
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This 3d printing blog is based in the uk and has some very valid opinions on the future of consumerism in the disruptive technology that is now spreading like a virus.
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3d printing in Formula 1
Once upon a time an F1 car was made using hand crafted tools shaping metals and cutting and tapping and boring. You needed a lot of patience to work this way where parts came out precise and accurate. Perfected. 
These days Formula 1 cars rely heavily on cad cam and rapid prototyping otherwise known as 3d printing. Car designers have these fantastic machines at there disposal and still they cant seem to make the parts fast enough for the hundreds of iterations of a design for a single part.

There is definately a limit to layer object manufacturing and it looks like that may be reached sooner than expected. 
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Minimise transport costs by using uk suppliers
When it comes to manufacturing the far east has dominated and to some extent still does. But things are changing for the better. No longer will small manufacturers into research and development need to source their components from china and Taiwan etc. parts can now be bought at much less cost from uk3dprinting firms such as magicmodel who are specialising in producing and manufacturing small batches of hard plastic parts. Obviously accuracy is never going to match that of a precision cnc or injection molded part but it is a great accessible solution for proof of concept. At magicmodel we encourage our customers to try one before  committing to a small batch of say 50-100. This way our customer is able to test their design with very little to no collateral damage.
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High res versus low res
Magicmodel 3dprinters are capable of producing parts in 2 resolutions. If you require a quick turnaround and
your part is quite big ie 150mm x 150mm x 150mm say then you ought to opt for the low resolution at 0.25mm per
layer. This is pretty much the default for most fdm based machines as it gives a good balance between quality
and speed. Both resolutions allow for 0% – 100% infill which can also help speed things up whilst preserving
the strength of your part or model
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