I got into 3D printing quite late - only January of 2016, but as a trained furniture designer, I have always had an interest in the technology.
In the past when I visited various shows and exhibitions I always thought it was too expensive to get into as a hobby, but I then came across a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, that promised a 3D printer shipped for £230 and I thought that that wasn’t a bad offer, given that pro 3D printers were in the region of £1000, so I decided to back it. About 12 months later I received my first 3D printer - a New Matter MOD-t. It’s not the greatest printer but at the very least I could get useable objects from it, and with some involved tinkering and tweaking of settings, I'm now able to get reasonably good prints from it reasonable reliably.
After getting used to the tortuous ups and downs of 3D printing and finding that there were no more bits and bobs I could print to fix or solve problems around the house, I finally turned my skills to producing more scupltural and organic forms and solutions. This approach was more reminiscent of the furniture I enjoyed designing and making as a design graduate and post graduate.
I’m happy to showcase the work I have created which I have refined and perfected over many iterations to produce 3d models that are printable and useful.