London’s First Mini Makers Faire

London's First Mini Makers Faire

This weekend saw London’s first Mini Makers Faire. On Saturday was the interactive day was based at the London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle. There were a few trade stalls, many creations people had made, projects to get

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3D printing a pattern for sand casting

3D printing a pattern for sand casting

In Model Engineer No 4329 July 2008 there was a set of plans by Jan Ridders for building a coffee cup stirling engine. I liked the model but had some ideas for adapting it to make it a little more

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iMakr – The Opening of a 3D Printing Store in London

iMakr - The Opening of a 3D Printing Store in London

Today I joined 300 other makers, designers and tech enthusiasts at the opening of iMakr. In fact the opening has proved so popular that it has been spread over 2 days so that more people can attend. The store describes

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Afinia 3D Printer

Afinia 3D Printer

For a some time 3D printers have been provided in kit form, often requiring soldering and programming skills to make them work. The relative newcomer to the market Afinia has a different approach to 3D printing being an “Out of

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3D printing

3D printing

A new company Shapeways is opening up to make small 20cm×25cm×33cm plastic objects based on a 3D modelling or CAD file. They hope to be able to make items upto 91cm×61cmx91cm in the future. Using a range of different materials

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