A 3D printer is a machine that creates a 3D model from a digital design, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
FabLab @ The Word is currently home to four Ultimaker 3D printers and we regularly run sessions for people to have a go at using this state-of-the-art technology.
From home decorations to customised parts for your bike, 3D printing is an exciting technology which allows you to make almost any 3D object you desire.
Using the 3D printers
In FabLab you have the opportunity to experience this new technology first-hand – whether you’re a designer who wants to see your design come to life or just curious about 3D printing and want to see how it works.
You are able to download designs already created online and then develop them into your own bespoke object.