Artec Gold Partner UK

Artec3D Gold Certified Partner for the UK

Europac3D, one of the UK’s leading 3D printing, scanning and inspection businesses, has received Gold Partner Status for ‘exceptional product knowledge’ with Artec3D, a global leader in handheld 3D scanners. Artec supply Europac 3D with top of the range scanners such as the Artec Leo – the fastest, most intuitive professional 3D scanner on the market.


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HP Launch New 3D Printing Materials PA11 and PA12 With Glass Beads

Last week saw the annual pilgrimage to Germany for  Formnext, the world’s leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing methods. For us at Europac3D it represents a chance for us to meet many potential customers and also our key suppliers, in particular for HP and Uniontech. Forging new relationships from the US and China is a key part of the visit and understanding precisely the new developments in the pipeline for 2018 from the key decision makers and developers. The highlight for Europac3D, this year, was the announcement of 2 new materials, PA11 and PA12 with glass beads for the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer.


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Customisation for the masses

The latest demand in fashion, personal accessories and even healthcare is for creating products that are customized to the individual.  For years personalized and bespoke products have commanded a premium price whether a suit from Saville Row or a bespoke insole for a shoe, but advances in 3D printing and scanning mean that such a customized approach can not only be extended into other product areas, but can be done so at a fraction of the cost.


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The future of 3D printing in education

Do you remember the excitement of new equipment arriving at your school? Whether it was a new overhead projector and fresh pack of acetate sheets or a new TV on wheels, the memories stick with us and often so does the topic the equipment was conveying or demonstrating.

Technology has come on leaps and bounds from the early 00’s and many schools have now added a 3D printer to their inventory, but how does this help with school-based learning and what does it mean for the future generations?



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Kreon Skyline 3D scanning bike seat and stem


Here at Europac3D there are a few of us who are keen cyclists and last week we thought we would set ourselves a little challenge. We wanted to test how tough is the new PA12 Nylon material from the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer; obviously we could look up the specs on the data sheet, but sometimes ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ as some people might say.

We decided to see if we could replace the existing seat post and seat, including all of the associated assembly components, clamps, rails, bolts etc, and build it all in one piece with a little modification here and there.


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HP Jet Fusion MTC


The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will continue to drive the additive manufacturing revolution in the United Kingdom after it became the first centre in the country to install HP’s latest ground-breaking 3D printer.

The Coventry-based centre has added the revolutionary new HP Jet Fusion 4200 to its extensive additive manufacturing armoury, which has been supplied by Europac 3D.


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All in the detail

Advances in technology never fail to amaze us.  Every day advances help improve the way we work, rest and play and there is no better indicator of technical advances than those we are experiencing in the world of 3D printing.

Already the technologies are being used to assist professionals in saving lives, transforming the manufacturing industry and even in the battle against climate change.  There really are no limits when it comes to 3D scanning and printing, with experts predicting that there are even greater developments on the horizon.

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The Future of 3D printing in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has been the driving force for 3D printing ever since its formation: so much so that the technology researcher SmarTech predicts that 3D printing in the automotive industry will be worth $1.1 billion a year by 2019.

3D printing is at the core of the car industry, and we’re close to having fully printed cars from the ground up. Its uses have even expanded to the movie industry – the Aston Martin that was riddled with bullets in the 2012 James Bond movie, Skyfall, was something you needn’t have cringed about: the model used for production was a 3D printed version.

So, how has 3D printing changed the face of the automotive industry already?

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