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We captured all our conversations with 3D printing experts to give you all you need to know about 3D printing.

From François Willème’s photo sculpture technique in the 1860s that captured an object in three dimensions using cameras to 3D printed blood vessels in 2009, the history of this empowering technology is fascinating. We’ve spoken to teams on the front line who are defining the future of 3D printing, take a look and dive in:

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Samiya Parvez of Andiamo

Samiya head up Andiamo, a revolutionary startup who are disrupting traditional treatment for disabled children with the help of 3D printing and unwavering determination. They drastically reduce wait times from 28 weeks to 48 hours for custom body supports called ‘orthotics', by using 3D scanning and printing technology. We spoke to Samiya about the story behind Andiamo and the future of 3D printing.

Read her full interview here.

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Adrian McEwen of MCQN ltd & DoES Liverpool

Author of ‘Designing the Internet of Things’ and builder of the first mobile web browser Adrian McEwen, talks to us about how 3D printing and makerspaces can help take us away from a throwaway culture to one that mends.

Read his interview here.

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Chris Thorpe of I Can Make

At I Can Make, they create fun, educational content for 3D printers, like fossils you can print out and leave for children to discover. They also offer workshops to help teachers understand the role 3D printing can have in the classroom. With some people arguing that 3D printing isn’t going to take off in the way we predicted a couple of years ago, we decided to chat to CEO Chris and Head of Products, Mark about what they’ve seen over recent years and what they think the future holds.

Read his full interview here.

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Samantha Payne of Open Bionics

Imagine if custom made, carefully designed, bionic hands and arms for amputees were affordable, 3D printed and only took 40 hours to produce: set up in 2014, Open Bionics are doing just that and after only a year of rapid prototyping aim to be on sale by the end of 2016. Their hand uses soft robotics to closely replicate bones, ligaments and skin that make up a human hand and it's all open source allowing everyone to benefit and make adaptations. What Open Bionics are doing is not only life changing for the millions of amputees across the globe, it’s also a massive leap forward in democratising technology.

Read her full interview here.

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Alex Fleetwood of Sensible Object

Local start-up Sensible Object are moving gaming away from screens with their first offering Fabulous Beasts which connects physical and digital play. 3D printing has been essential in designing their hit game Fabulous Beasts.

Read his full interview here.

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