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Offline Atheling

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3d Printing North East UK
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:49:13 PM »
Hi,

I've got a bit of a 'luddite' question......

Is there a particular company or place in the UK that does quality 3D printing (I'm not exactly sure of what I mean by good quality as i have no experience of this new fangled thing!  :) )

I did notice that my local library used to do it but no longer offers the service. There is another local company but I'm not sure of whether I would be getting ripped off or not (again, no experience).

Can anyone please point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

Offline Dags

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 11:30:00 PM »
Alan Crookes at White Dragon Miniatures (Nottingham - not North East but he's the name that is regularly mentioned)

Offline Atheling

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 10:50:41 AM »
Alan Crookes at White Dragon Miniatures (Nottingham - not North East but he's the name that is regularly mentioned)

Thanks Dags. I'll get in touch with him today. :)

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 01:04:09 PM »
Alan Crookes at White Dragon Miniatures (Nottingham - not North East but he's the name that is regularly mentioned)

I use Alan for my 3d prints, the service and quality of the prints is outstanding.

Offline Atheling

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 08:59:41 PM »
I use Alan for my 3d prints, the service and quality of the prints is outstanding.

I got an email back from my enquiry and he said he was more inclined to do industrial work :(

Offline flags_of_war

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 09:33:46 AM »
I got an email back from my enquiry and he said he was more inclined to do industrial work :(

What are you trying to get printed?

Offline Atheling

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 09:35:41 AM »
What are you trying to get printed?

I was researching the approximate costs of project so I had some idea of how much it would set me back to jump in at some point.

I was asking about getting a Maori Pa printed. I didn't send any files, just links to the products to give him some idea of size etc.

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 08:21:58 PM »
You may want to contact https://www.sabotag3d.com/ he usually sells his own stuff but if I'm not completely mistaken he also did some prints for Nick from TooFatLardies.

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 10:58:28 AM »
I was researching the approximate costs of project so I had some idea of how much it would set me back to jump in at some point.

I was asking about getting a Maori Pa printed. I didn't send any files, just links to the products to give him some idea of size etc.

You would be better off finding someone with a PLA printer. Alan uses a high end Resin printer and is expensive. I'm using him for masters so i fully expect the print cost for such a thing.

Offline Atheling

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 12:50:06 PM »
You would be better off finding someone with a PLA printer. Alan uses a high end Resin printer and is expensive. I'm using him for masters so i fully expect the print cost for such a thing.
Cheers mate. I'll have a hunt around for a PLA printer, once I've googled it to find out what it is I'm looking for.  8)
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 02:32:51 PM by Atheling »

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 12:54:26 PM »
Nothing good will come of it. Just look at the havoc that new fangled Spinning Jenny wrought. Light the torches and sharpen ‘t’ scythes!
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Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2020, 11:58:32 PM »
There is a maker space in Hull library https://www.hcandl.co.uk/libraries/makerspace


A visit to the site is at [size=78%]https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/space-of-the-month-makerspace-hull[/size]


Depends how far North East you are as the only other one I know is upon Scotland  :'(

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Offline Atheling

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Re: 3d Printing North East UK
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 09:26:37 AM »
There is a maker space in Hull library https://www.hcandl.co.uk/libraries/makerspace


A visit to the site is at [size=78%]https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/articles/space-of-the-month-makerspace-hull[/size]


Depends how far North East you are as the only other one I know is upon Scotland  :'(

I'm not near either I'm afraid  :'(

A project that is going to have to be put on the back burner semi permanently sadly.