Retro Rocket Designs

This is just one of the designs from the new Cosmic Cadets collection of 3D Models designed by MakerBot. Its called the Vanguard and it would certainly take pride of place in anyones Jules Verne collection. If you’d like us to print another from the collection just let us know which one and we would be happy to oblige.

The Vanguard

Want one? Check out this link and join the space race now!

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Like a challenge?

This stunning 3D Printed Loco is six feet long, beat that!

This stunning 3D Printed Loco is six feet long, beat that!

Paul Fischer of Maryland, USA has the ultimate challenge for you. This amazing 3D Print of 4-8-8-4 Big Boy  Steam Locomotive used by the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1940′s, 50′s and 60′s is a challenge and a half. Paul modelled the Loco in Solidworks and printed this on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

This monster print took approx. 1800 hours to model and print and is an exceptional piece of work.  You can start printing Pauls masterpiece today, the files are available on Checkout the new MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer on our webstore, the ideal tool to complete your challenge, visit the link below

The New MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer

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Next Gen MakerBots Launched!

We are delighted to announce the addition of 3 stunning new MakerBot 3D printers to our ever increasing range of Personal 3D Printers.

The MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D Printer for Prosumers, the MakerBot Replicator Mini compact 3D Printer for consumers and the industrial strength MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer for large format 3D Printing.

Next Gen MakerBots, the Replicator Mini, Replicator and Replicator Z18

Next Gen MakerBots, the Replicator, Replicator Mini and the large format Replicator Z18 3D Printers

Features include a new 3D Printing Platform, a cool new user interface, the smart Extruder and seamless connectivity.

Contact us now for more details and availability

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Sneak preview of our 3D Printing training facilities

Our new Training facilities

The first of our new 3D Printing Training facilities based at Plymouth, UK

Contact us for more details

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Your own customised XBox Controller!

2014 will see Makers create all manner of customised/personalised items. An Xbox controller is just the start, we’d love to see what you’ll come up with .XBox Controller

Make 2014 your year for 3D Printing and explore your limits!

Scan by Idea Beans and featured on Thingiverse

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Happy New Year!

Personal 3D Printing will step up a gear in 2014 so hold on to your hats!

Have an exciting and very prosperous new year!



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3D Printing Christmas 2013

With Christmas coming up, we thought we would show you some of our more colourful 3D prints to get you in the mood for the 2013 festive season.

RepRap Central Samples Blog

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Practical Magic

Our 3D Printers are tremendously practical devices, capable of making many of the things we would normally go out and buy. Take the shower head for example, in a DIY store we may get to choose from 3 or 4 shower head designs, available in white possibly silver.

We’ll now you can choose from many of the designs on Thingiverse or create an entirely new design yourself.

Shower head complete with thread

Shower head complete with thread

Why not 3D Print your shower head to match your latest colour scheme.

Practical 3D Printing

Shower in technicolour

We’ve printed a few shower heads for you but would like to see what other household items you can come up with, the challenge is on!

Oh and please remember to ask yourself this question the next time your in a DIY Superstore, ‘Do I need to buy this or is this something I can 3D Print myself?

Shower head designed by Erik J Durwood II and featured on

P.S. Now, is it a blue shower head day today or a red one? We’ve got to be the first to ask this question, which means either we’ve created a new ‘trend’ in Colour matched mood enhancing shower heads or there’s something more fundamental going on.

Of course, you could retweet Practical Magic and find out!

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Could you lead the Desktop 3D Printing Initiative within your Company?

Check out the Personal 3D Printing initiative at Lockeed Martin

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA’s biggest science project and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer and the advanced MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer are speeding up the development process, enabling more design iterations and introducing significant cost savings.

Take the initiative with us and we’ll help you move forward into the future.

Video courtesy of MakerBot, Lockheed Martin and NASA.

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In distinguished company

An extract published courtesy of the World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO document on 3D Printing.


We are all working hard to promote 3D Printing technology around the World, thank you for your support.

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