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photosynthesis

As the uses for desktop 3D printing continue to expand we are constantly being blown away by the creations produced by our customers. This project by Steve Cox of CREATE Education is one of our recent favourites.

Currently the University of Sheffield is holding a celebration of the work of Nobel Prize winner, Sir Hans Krebs. Krebs won the Nobel Prize in 1953 for his pioneering work discovering the citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle. The cycle explains one of the most fundamental processes of life: the conversion of food into energy within a cell.

Steve has produced a collection of large scale models for the university that reveal the hidden nano worlds found in the process of photosynthesis.

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The six impressive large-scale models were all printed in Faberdashery Arctic White PLA. Steve chose to use Arctic White as it is a great colour for exhibition models due to the optical brighteners in the filament. As Steve also pointed out, PLA is itself a product of photosynthesis as it’s produced from biomass (corn starch). You can see Steve’s full round up of this fantastic project on the CREATE Education blog.

KrebsFest runs at the University of Sheffield throughout November and is free to everyone. Steve’s prints will be displayed in the Western Bank Library exhibition space until February 2016.

Here’s a beautiful story.

Simon and Steph got married this summer. They wanted to make their wedding favours really personal to them. What better way to do this than by 3D printing them!

We’ll let them explain it in their own words:

We have been playing with the printers for around a year and were impressed with the capability and versatility of them. When we were looking into the cost of favour boxes they turned out to be pretty expensive and with the cost of everything else we decided to try and make our own. We found the design of the box on Thingiverse and sweets to go inside that we had personalised with our names and dates of the wedding to make them unique. Our past experiences with white had either come out slightly see-through or with a yellowy tinge. The Faberdashery Arctic White seemed like a perfect option. It was completely pure and exactly what we wanted-matching perfectly with the brilliant white decor. At the wedding lots of the guest said they were amazing and asked where we had got the boxes from – they were completely in awe when we said we had made them! We would just like to thank you for allowing us to have this extra wow factor on our special day!

Simon and Steph

 

As you can see, the results were stunning. Thanks Simon and Steph for sharing your story with us.