Robert Beerworth Team : Web Strategy Tags : Web Design Featured

What does 3D printing have to do with web design?

Robert Beerworth Team : Web Strategy Tags : Web Design Featured

After a wait of a few weeks for delivery, Wiliam’s 3D printer has finally arrived.

Like the Oculus Rift we’ve been playing with in the office, our 3D printer is more about technology and playing around, than web design.

Which is not to say that the web and 3D printing do not have plenty to do with each other.

The web is the gateway to what will be an extraordinary revolution - thanks to 3D printing - in how products, parts and widgets will be found and printed at home or at work.

Aready, there are millions of different downloadable files and designs ready for use on a 3D printer.

A few of our designers are working on different ideas for how our logo can be incorporated into different designs… a Wiliam key ring, printed on-demand for clients is currently the most popular pick.

Here you can see the 3D file we are printing on-screen - the first half of a Star Wars Tie Fighter:

Here you can see the printer working it's way through printing the Tie Fighter; the software claims about six hours print time and 22gm of materials:

And here is our first ever print - a shark. Clearly, the printer remains entirely an unnecessary novelty in our office:


Finally, a video showing it all coming together: