Will 3DHubs be the new Ebay of 3DPrinting?

Recently we have been considering outsourcing some of our work to the all new and ever expanding @3DHubs community, with mixed results. The prices listed for each hub vary greatly so in order to minimise the collateral damage we decided to opt for the less expensive hubs just as an experiment on some jobs that […]

Dual / Twin / Double Extruder FDM

Until recently I was a little sceptical about dual extruding. Why would anyone want to have two extruders on their 3dprinter or prototyping machine? Well, there is one great reason and that is for support structure which is soluble. Stratasys FDM machines come with dual extruders and they use a soluble support material which dissolves […]

Stereolithography with Form1

Recently we here at Magicmodel got our hands on the SLA printer that is the Form1. Initial impressions are good and it will allow us to produce rapid prototypes at a much higher resolution than before. Keep posted for more news on this ground breaking technology. WE GOT ONE OF THESE         […]

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Cosplay 3DPrint and Pipboy 3000 Rock on

Lately we have been getting a few Cosplay 3dprint enquiries in for props and armour for character costumes. This is quite a new area for us but we feel that we can offer a really excellent service at a great price.

For example a full set of Cosplay 3dprint parts of the Pipboy3000 is a project we took on recently and managed to get the price down as low as £50. This is a nice clean print with all the build structure taken off. Our customer was most pleased with the result too.

As far as modelmaking for your own Cosplay 3dprint and prototype costume it seems like a fantastic way to get shapes that would otherwise be hard to make by traditional methods. The added benefit of Cosplay 3dprint is that you get your parts to play with right away. Cosplay 3dprints can be sanded, painted, and weathered all very easily which can make you and your costume stand out from the crowd.

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Small batch production

Create Small Batch Production supply chains

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 uk 3d printing firms such as magicmodel who are specialising in producing and manufacturing small batches of hard plastic parts. Accuracy is never going to match that of a precision CNC or injection moulded 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.

 

Check out our instagram page for some great small batch run projects, especially SMOOGA

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Architecture in 3d Printing

Architecture in 3d Printing with Magicmodel I would never have believed that someone would actually industrialise Adrian Bowers reprap machine into one that can build a house! Yes a house. Check out the link to this guys page who made a lovely job of his new castle. Wow, Cinderella would be proud! Thing is with […]

Low Cost 3D Printing and Prototyping

Welcome to the world of affordable 3d printing and prototyping. Is your local rapid prototyping service bureau eating into your annual budget? Then why not try us out. We are experienced and friendly but best of all our parts are of great quality. Please don’t hesitate, order your part now at UPLOAD DATA You will […]