3D Printers and Scanners


3D printing technology is one of the most revolutionary and exciting technologies of the 21st century. The process allows everyone from scientist to teacher to transform their ideas from virtual reality into the physical world, rapidly and cheaply. Today, despite its relatively brief history, the industry is valued today in tens of billions.

Beginning in the late 1980s, in its 30 year history, 3D printing has grown to impact nearly every area of industry, from use in prop construction for films, reverse engineering on manufacturing lines, and even increasingly as the material used to create 3D organs for use in surgery in a process known as bioprinting. 


Yet the real question you want answered is- what can 3D printing actually do for my business? Well, 3D printing massively speeds up the manufacturing process. Whereas even prototype design can take several weeks, now designs can be perfected easily using 3D software, before being uploaded to a printer and presented to the project team the next day.

3D printing also gives designers a high level of design freedom, shaking off the assembly rules, manufacturability, and overall feasibility that limit traditional manufacturing methods. 3D printing lowers production costs substantially through the speed of production, the vast reduction in labour costs, as well as the removal of the cost and labour of building tools needed in the production proccess. 


Here at Creative Office we believe that 3D printing shouldn't be available only to the largest of companies.

That's why we've partnered with two industry leading producers, MakerBot and Shinning3D, that make 3D technology that's affordable to entry level consumers and business, bringing 3D manufacturing to Nottingham and the East Midlands.

MakerBot's range of printers combine high-end printing technology with an ease-of-use and affordability that have made them an industry household name. Shinning3D's EinScan range of 3D scanners allow users to scan physical objects rapidly to give them detailed geometric data that can then be shipped to a 3D printer and reproduce the original structure.