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3D Printing


  • 1 March 2016: an online STL file fixer (thanks to James - jpr55).
  • The software for generating files for the 3D printers (known as Doraware-P) is now installed on all PCs in the Dyson Centre or download at home.

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"How to 3D print" sessions: four sessions have now run - please make contact with the Centre Manager (rlr20) if you would like further sessions to run.



We currently have five RS/IdeaWerk machine for use by undergraduates.

We intend to buy a further circa five machines in the next few months, but are as yet undecided on which type.

Undergraduates are able to operate the RS/IdeaWerk machines if they have been shown how, or if they have not been shown how, please see the Powerpoint slides or the manual above/below (note they are quite detailed as they cover everything we think you might need to know).

Note that for Researchers and Members of Staff, if you desperately need some parts producing, then you may like to consider one of the "bureau" services offered by one of the many companies out there:

Paying for your 3D prints

You can now pay for your 3D prints through EPOS click now on the link below to access the payment page.

Note: The printing charges are £1 per every 30g printer (to the nearest whole pound), Postgraduates have an additional charge of £7 for every £7 worth of printing.

Don't forget to fill out a charge sheet and write on 'EPOS payment' or we would not know you have already paid for your prints!

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RLR, 26 October 2016

“A modern workspace where engineering students can come together outside of the classroom to think, experiment, design, build and exchange ideas.”

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The Engineering Department are delighted to announce a major refurbishment project taking place in the Summer of 2015. 

£2M donation from the James Dyson Foundation, a £2.65M investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and £0.6M from the University of Cambridge will allow us to transform the workshop and library facilities for hands-on learning, access to information, and the encouragement of creativity and innovation.