Local Manufacturing by Example

Ask most people what 3D printing is good for and prototypes, bespoke items and repairs will probably feature most highly. There is another use which is less mentioned; but no less interesting or important: local manufacturing. Also referred to as distributed manufacturing, this is changing the way supply chain works. But what does that mean and why the[…]

Metallic Materials print great

If asked to choose a material to get a great finish I think I would choose Faberdashery’s “Robot Silver” every time. Something about the metallic finish that hides the print layering and they just come out really great. Textures pop and smooth areas don’t even look printed. This was printed on our Ultimaker 2 at a[…]

Setting customer expectations

Communication is the most important aspect of customer service. Even if the news is bad news, customers appreciate being kept in the picture and often leave with a better overall impression of your service despite not getting exactly what they hoped for. Think of all those news stories showing disgruntled train commuters or airline passengers who feel they’ve been let down -usually it’s being left in the dark that bothers them the most. […]

Site Launch

Brand New for March 2015! The all new Z-Axis 3D site is now live at www.zaxis3d.uk  The original url is also still live and will bring you to the same site. The Purpose of this site is providing details about the services provided by Z Axis 3D A library of 3D Printing related information about materials, software, hardware and[…]