With all festivities now out of the way, we’d like to wish everybody (our customers, our suppliers, and everyone else) a very, very happy new year. Personally speaking, 2017 was a fantastic year for ourselves, and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings as we continue to grow and expand our horizon.
Of course, we do already have some things planned. Here’s just a taster of what we’ve got in store for 2018:
For fans of 3D printing, its potential applications, practices and technologies, we’ve already booked spaces at some of the best technology and manufacturing events in the UK, which you are welcome to attend to see us in action.
Our calendar kicks off on January 27th at BETT 2018, a fantastic trade show focused on technology in education, where we will be hosting the Robo stand. We will then be moving onto Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018, which will take place on 6-8th February. On March 28th, we’ll attend Develop3D Live 2018, and on 19-13th April, we’ll attend MACH 2018. We’ll have stands at all these exciting events. Click here to find out more about bookings and what we’ll be exhibiting.
Also, we’ll be running an event at GoPrint3D HQ with CAD/CAM software, structural design analysis and document management company Minitronics soon. This event will include a reverse engineering demo and you’ll have the opportunity to see us print in real-time. Details for this event will be announced soon.
Exciting 3D Printers
This year, we’ll be taking delivery of two exciting 3D printers.
The first of those is the Markforged Metal X, a 3D printer that utilises a process called ADAM (Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing) to print parts in titanium, aluminium, stainless steel, inconel and more metals. This is the first desktop 3D printer of its kind, and it has the potential to truly revolutionise the manufacturing industry, because it allows you to create geometries which are simply not possible with subtractive manufacturing.
The second 3D printer we’ll (hopefully) be taking delivery of is the Formlabs Fuse 1, a Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer. The traditional application for SLS is metal 3D printing, however the Fuse 1 uses nylon powder instead. It can print Nylon 11, which has a 48Mpa tensile strength rating, and Nylon 12, which has a 50Mpa tensile strength rating. The Fuse 1 is the first Formlabs 3D printer that has been engineered to 3D print industrial-grade nylon.
In addition to these two exciting 3D printers, we’ll be updating our products with new machines as they are released. As always, we’ll be covering all the latest breaking product announcements on our blog.
Once again, happy new year from all at GoPrint3D. We hope you have a prosperous one.