Tuesday, 14 October 2014

One Giant Leap for MANC-kind

The Manchester Space Programme has successfully launched and retrieved it's first un-manned space probe #DOGE1. The launch vehicle suffered catastrophic damage as it reached the outer limits of the earths atmosphere and exploded. Fortunately the flight safety systems deployed to return the delicate on-board scientific equipment to earth; where it is was recovered by the ground crew who had tracked the re-entry vehicle to a field close to the Humber estuary. The project was an undeniable success and more will follow, maybe a few more HABs (High Altitude Balloons) for research and then we get to play with proper rockets :-)


   The date and time were not set correctly on the camera, but who cares WOW :-)

Meanwhile at Launch Control - The @mcrspaceprog team looking up at the sky at the just launched space vehicle...

Picture by Tim Nash ‏@tnash  Oct 13 2014

Go to our website for more information about the Manchester Space Programme and how you can get involved http://www.manchesterspaceprogramme.org/ and follow us on twitter @mcrspaceprog

PS: Some of the components used were 3D printed :-)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Meeting No 32 at Fab Lab (Thu, October 16th 6-8:30pm)

It is that time of the month again!

See Meetings & Events page for location details. See also twitter

Things are moving fast; 3D Printing has gone into Space since we last met...

I'm Hugo, co-founder of Cults

Hello #3DPrinting Network of Manchester,

I'm Hugo, co-founder of Cults, first French 3D models repositories website for 3D printing.

I am contacting you because we're now pleased to host a unique and innovative design collection, which might interest you.

"Maison & Objet" is a series of objects - lamps, clocks and containers - inspired by the cities of Paris, Miami and Singapore, which currently host the international exhibition "Maison & Objet". Designer Samuel N. Bernier, creative director of leFabShop, made this fantastic collection. His designs are fully 3D printable by anyone equipped with a personal 3D printer. You simply have to download the 3D models on our platform Cults before start the 3D printing process.

This art project is a true shift because it aims to empower people. They have the opportunity to be both: manufacturer, consumer and critical of their own design products.

I hope this information will motivate you, enjoy it and relaying it on #3DPM.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me at hugo@cults3d.com. I'd be happy to answer you.


Cults’ team.

Posted on Behalf of Cults.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Seeking Help to grow #3DPM Farnworth

#3DPM has established an office in an indoor market and it has been furnished with 3D printers and computers   and it has been set-up to research and develop the #3DPrinting Academy; as well as spread awareness of 3D printing technology.

Help is being asked for, to grow #3DPM Farnworth; and in return we hope to help those who help us. For example:  to access 3D printing resources, knowledge and the network, etc.

If interested?  Then please get in contact at our meet-ups; or email 3dprintgroup@gmail.co.uk for info.You are also very welcome to call in for a chat; the office is usually open around mid-day 10-3pm Mon-Sat.  ...  Address: #3DPM, The Indoor Market, 2 King Street, Farnworth, BL4 7AZ, UK.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Meeting No 31 at Fab Lab (Thu, Sept 18th 6-8:30pm)

See Meetings & Events page for location details.

A custom 3D coin necklace. There are actually pennies inside.

Now Anyone Can Use 3D Printing To Make Money!

Read more at: businessinsider.com

Innovative double extrusion system

This is clever, check it out at 3ders.org ...

The biscuits went down well...

The biscuits went down well and Joanna was very informative as usual. Gareth and Stef made it okay; looking forward to the next event to find out more about their project :-)