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Surprise Your Loved One With a 3D Printed Present for Valentine’s Day!
If you’re sick of buying your partner the regular 1-2 combo of flowers and chocolates, perhaps you should consider 3D printing a present.
The traditional gift box has been revamped thanks to 3D printing – and customized to your liking. Break the news gently with an “It’s Over” gift box or offer yourself to the person you desire with the classic “Be Mine” box.
Hide a small present or an engagement ring inside, be creative!
If you’re not feeling so adventurous, there are a variety of heart-shaped boxes and other simple designs.
Is your clumsy better half always dropping their precious iPhone 6? Give it some added protection with this durable phone case which will help absorb the shock from a fall. Besides the practicality aspect, we’re also happy to customize this item to your liking.
If you’d like to go a little overboard and spoil someone, check out this over-sized set of heart gears which are sure to have heads turning.
Two great examples of this are the ‘Heart Wings’ set and this delightful ‘Kids kissing’ cookie cutters. As usualThingiverse, has a wide selection of similar products available.
Nothing says I love you better than a neat little bracelet made out of red and white hearts, or a customizable heart chain. If you’re not in the market for those kind of accessories, check out this cool fractal heart barrette, great for girls on the go!
If you’re interested in a 3D printed gift, but nothing was quite to your liking, then check out this Thingiverse page for a huge selection of Valentine’s Day presents. We wish you a happy Valentine’s!
Our Latest Blog Post Highlights Why You Should Choose to do Business With M3P 🙂
Our priority is to ensure your complete satisfaction as our customer. Print with us and we guarantee you won’t hesitate to make us your number one selection.
1) Unparalleled Customer Service
The utmost respect for our customers is mandatory. Regardless of your knowledge of 3D printing, our staff will ensure the purchasing process runs smoothly.
Our live chat service via Facebook means that any questions or orders will be taken as quickly as possible. Don’t hesitate to ask us anything, we’ve probably heard it before, after all. We’re also available via e-mail and telephone (+0035627031403).
Alternatively, make an appointment and we can speak face-to-face at our Birkirkara outlet.
2) Customization Options
Besides providing you with the power to choose the aforementioned possibilities, customers can also select a number of..
3) Post-Print Methods
A shiny new print fresh-off the build plate is still an unfinished product. Support removal, sanding and painting are also catered for, as well as chemical treatment using substances including acetone, amongst others. The extra man hours required to complete these works are factored into the quote you will receive, should you decide to print with us. Certain post-sale techniques merit an additional price.
4) Worldwide Delivery
Not only can you request a print from the comfort of your own home, you can have it delivered to your doorstep too. The joys of the internet! Locally, one of our deliverymen will bring your product to the locality of your choice at a time convenient for you.
5) Price Match Guarantee
We can’t stress this offer enough. Any product made available by any 3D printing company around the world will be sold by us at an equal price. In fact, we’ll even beat their whatever they’re offering. Our high standard of printing means that local customers only serve to benefit from this offer.
6) Bulk Discount
If you’ve placed an order exceeding a certain price, we’ll happily give you a discount for choosing to print with us.
7) In-house 3D Designers
The latest additions to the illustrious Malta 3D Printing team are two experienced designers with a passion for the exciting new world of 3D printing. Expanding our horizons means we’re perfectly capable of producing our own files. Have you got an idea you want turned into reality? Get in touch. You won’t be disappointed.
Purchasing a 3D Print Couldn’t be ANY Easier. We Present to You *3 Alarmingly Simple Steps* to Get the Ball Rolling!
This short and sweet guide is tailor made to help you through the simple process of acquiring a 3D printed product from Malta 3D Printing. Anyone with a basic understanding of computers will be able to glide through these steps with ease.
Visit Thingiverse or Youmagine,two of the most popular databases jam-packed with 3D files, all available for free. Enter keywords into the search bar (such as ‘Batman’ or ‘Fishing lure’) and a number of results will pop up.
Imagine Star Wars IV is about to hit the theaters and you’d like an eye-catching collectable to take with you – go for a light saber or a Storm trooper helmet! Go wild, use your imagination!
If you feel swamped with choices or can’t find what you’re looking for, share your concept with us via Facebook and we’ll lend a hand.
If you’ve designed a file yourself, we’ll happily accept that too. Generally, we work with .STL and .OBJ file formats, but other file types are also acceptable.
Alternatively, you can just send us the link. After doing so, we can discuss customization options which include:
If you’re uncertain on any of the above, we’ll be happy to explain in further detail once you’re in contact with us.
We can alter the product size or quality to match your budget, meaningyour favourite prints will always be affordable. Collect your product from our Birkirkara store or have it personally delivered to your doorstep.
From Cosplay to Cartoonists, Malta 3D Printing’s Blog brings you all the Madness and Mayhem that was the Malta Comic Con 2014!
For the fantastic fans who attended the 6th installment of the Malta Comic Con, and those unlucky enough to have missed it – here’s a heartfelt review by Malta 3D Printing to echo the great vibes we felt over the weekend.
The well-organized staff knew they had their work cut out for them, but they really outdid themselves. We’re ecstatic to have contributed to this magnificent two-day journey, which ran smoothly throughout.
It came and went in one bright flash, but the memories and experience we’ve gained will not be forgotten.
Every fascinating nook and cranny at St.James Cavalier had an alluring exhibition. World-renowned sketch artists and comic book creators like Dave Taylor (Batman, Judge Dredd etc.), Andrew Wildman (Thundercats, Transformers) and Mike Collins(Spiderman, Doctor Who), amongst others, reached out to their Maltese fans.
Budding local illustrators also contributed pop-culture mash up, alongside heated gaming competitions, workshops for parents and children and a Fantasy Showgirls performance.
Now that the local public is getting a slice of the Malta 3D Printing pie, many know what to expect from us. We encountered a lot familiar faces, but plenty of fresh ones too.
We anticipated hordes of cosplaying crusaders, and as we predicted the turnout was excellent. The incredible level of detail put into the costumes was inspiring to us.
As a company that prides itself on customization, we were impressed.
A young Darth Vader, Big Boss and Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Mercury from Sailor Moon, Captain America and an assortment of Batman characters like Poison Ivy all made cameo appearances.
Our pair of ‘Ultimaker 2’ printers and colourful array of products attracted interest from a terrific assortment of people.
Similar to the Comics Expo, this event was the first time many people came face-to-face with 3D printing, a hot topic in the ever-expanding world of technology. Therefore, we received a flurry of questions from wide-eyed children to those young at heart, and the Malta 3D Printing trio answered every and any question.
Droves of passersby were once again lured into our puzzle competition.
Ten lucky individuals solved the enigma and were rewarded with a translucent Pokémon of their choice. Those unfortunate enough not to have completed the puzzle, although feeling slightly frustrated, still left with a smile on their face.
As we promised in our previous blog post, we conducted printing sessions on the spot for customers. Puzzle cubes in various colours were a popular request, while other creations included a pair of monsters from the popular League of Legends game.
The prospect of winning one of our products on display had attendees with a twinkle in their eye.
The three products available to those who chanced their hand at our rafflewere a blue glow-in-the-dark Aztec warrior, a red ‘hell-skull’ and a crowd favourite, the Terminator T-800 skull in grey.
The lucky winner, Axel Scicluna, took home the menacing ‘hell-skull’ as a reward.
At one point, members of our team invaded the hallways of St.James, armed with an assortment of 3D printed weapons, spreading knowledge and wisdom.We sincerely look forward to working with some of the bright minds we met at this event.
As we slowly regain consciousness after this 2-day spectacle, we can only hope that similar events in the future can maintain the same intensity. Malta Comic Con 2014, we salute you.
by Martin Calleja Urry | 3 December 2014
Our latest blog post tells you exactly why you should be heading to the Malta Comic Con this weekend at St James’ Cavalier and more importantly, which stand to check out once you’re there 🙂
Organized by Wicked Comics, the event is the 6th installment of its kind, hosted at St.James Cavalier, Valletta. Both days will be choc-a-bloc with foreign and local artist exhibitions, gaming competitions, workshops, discussion panels, lectures and plenty more!
We’ll be there before the first person arrives and after the last one leaves. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit our stand.
We’ve got tricks up our sleeves and aces in the hole. A re-imagined army of Pokemon and a life-sized Master Chief helmet(from the Halo series) will be at the front of our stall.
Find out what the rest of the exclusive products are by dropping by this weekend!
Every attendee has an equal chance to win a prize with Malta 3D Printing. Enter our raffle for a chance to win one of three products.
Reckon you’re great at solving puzzles? Try your hands at our super-popular 3D cube puzzle. Form a 3×3 cube within 20 minutes and win a free Pokemon. It looks simple, but looks can be deceiving.
Take this unique opportunity to learn about 3D printing first-hand. Whether you’re clueless about the entire process or you’re familiar with fusion deposition modelling, we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have.
Select a 3D model of a character from your favourite series, and within a few hours or less it will be ready.Talk about efficiency!
If you’re not 100% certain on what you’d like, we’ll happily recommend something. Observe our technician fine tuning our machines, or stand back as he carefully detaches a fresh, hot product from our Ultimaker 2 build plate.
Best friend an X-men fanatic? Check out our Wolverine Claws or Wolverine bust.
Our stand will be overflowing with eye-catching products from your favourite pop-culture universes. Now is the time to purchase a Christmas gift which your loved one will never forget. Remember, you won’t find our products in any other stores.
Alternatively, add a little spice to your cosplay outfit with one of our products. If there’s nothing on display that matches your costume, inquire with us and we can print it as soon as you’d like. You can also place a personalized order and have it ready for the Christmas period.
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Our latest blog post takes a look at the top 5 weirdest things that can be made with a 3D printer! Ranging from sex toys to guns, this blog is not for the faint of heart!
Let’s not forget 3D printing’s dark side, capable of producing dozens of weird, wonderful and even dangerous products.
Join us for a wild ride filled with a list of strange products printers can produce. Parental discretion is advised.
SexShop 3D allows owners of 3D printers to create dildos, plugs or vibrators at any size for only $5. As usual free alternatives exist, and Markerlove are more than happy to push the boundaries of the open-source community.
It’s not only male body parts that are being printed.
This Motherboard article claims that a 26-year old teacher from New York felt a sense of empowerment after scanning and printing her own vagina.
In related events, a Japanese artist also scanned her vagina, but she used the data to 3D print a boat.
What an exciting time we live in – we couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried. She was subsequently arrested for allegedly distributing ‘vagina selfies’. Oh the woes of being a misunderstood artist!
Short for unmanned aerial vehicle, these lightweight machines are slightly different to their cousins that drop bombs from high altitudes. Attach a camera to them, learn how to fly one and you’ve got yourself a unique perspective for filming live events, sports matches or even home-made films and documentaries.
Eventually, 3D printed drones could be irreplaceable in recon missions. The ability to 3D print a new one and have it up and running within a few hours makes it extremely desirable.
Supposedly, the world’s first 3D printed drone was designed and built across the pond, in Southampton. The SULSA drone can be assembled within 10 minutes and is comprised of only 14 parts.
Hopefully, hobbyists won’t use these to spy on their neighbors.
Think of it as a souvenir for 9 months of struggling.
If you’re ready to fork out about 100,000 Yen (€683), you can cuddle up to your plastic fetus as much as you like. Fasotec and the Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo are the ones responsible for the ‘Shape of an angel‘ service.
The impressive Biotexture technology is used to render the 3D data, after which a high-end resin printer begins to dual print the mother’s transparent womb and the fetus’ body.
Fasotec have been in the industry for over 30 years, so if there’s anyone you should trust to print your fetus, it’s definitely them.
Besides water pipes, other paraphernalia like grinders, ash catchers, splash guards, pipes and cleaners can also be printed.
With the infinite customization options available to users, you may be smoking out of a skull-bong modeled from your own head soon enough.
Most cannot fire more than a few rounds. It is sobering to imagine thepotential dangers of such a product, created by the same machine which is about creating, not destroying.
Contrary to the Daily Mail’s fear-mongering article which implies that anyone can 3D print a gun, they are in fact very hard to make. As anyone with experience in the world of 3D printing could tell you, printing a complex, functioning product is far from easy. On top of that, building something which requires multiple pieces that can fire live rounds makes it an even tougher nut to crack.
Luckily, most of 3D printing personnel we’ve met aren’t hell bent on spreading anarchyby promoting the proliferation of plastic guns.
Our latest blog post takes a look at the great adventure we had at the end of October; The MaltaComics Pop Culture Expo 2014!!!
Follow the link below to read all about this amazing experience! 🙂
Taking centre stage in the main hallway at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, our stand attracted countless curious expo guests. The mechanical sounds of our printers churning away were drowned out by the expo’s array of interesting noises – whether the host was announcing the arrival of Bane, or Paul Eiding was shouting out “SNAAAKE!” at the top of his lungs.
Our stand was flanked by two stalls which captured the essence of the event – a graphic novel and comic book stall to our left and right respectively. On the opening day, the celebrities were stationed right in front of us, and only a stone’s throw away from our printers, one could find a splendid collection of vintage automobiles.
These included the A-Team van, KITT from Knightrider and Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, amongst others.
We were elated to receive positive feedback during and after the event, and interest in our merchandise did not wane throughout the weekend.
People particularly appreciated the level of detail in our products, from the finely chiseled chin on Batman’s face to the intricacy of our Terminator T-800 Exoskull. Most people seemed to be taken aback, amazed at 3D printing technology in general.
Attendees loved our Wolverine claws and Dr.Doom mask. Our Hell Boy gun was pointed at many a head, and Adventure Time sword carried around with pride. Other fan favourites included our Portal book ends, Batman bust and of course, the translucent Pokemon.
To highlight 3D printing’s ability to provide quick, on-demand products, we conductedlive printing sessions, pumping out business card holders for ourselves and nearby vendors, who appreciated our kind gesture.
As friendly lightsaber battles raged on in front of our stand, we continued to produce and sell items including a glow-in-the-dark gyroscope and a hidden-blade from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
The majority of people were unfamiliar with printing procedures, so we elaborated on the process of creating a three-dimensional shape from a 3D file. Others were curious as to what materials are most commonly used (PLA, ABS, Rubber etc.), and how long the average product takes to be printed.
Hordes of people lined up to attempt our challenging cube puzzle, but surprisingly, less than a dozen managed to complete it.
A highlight of the weekend was being fortunate enough to spend some time with the down-to-earth celebrities that attended. As a token of appreciation for the countless hours of entertainment they’ve provided us with over the years, we donated some 3D printed products to them.
Things came full circle for ex-Star Trek star Robert Picardo. He may be used to the ‘Replicator’ device, dreamt up by inspirational Star Trek writers, but our 3D printers are the real deal. We gave the doctor his first dose of 3D printing. He left with a big smile on his face and glow-in-the-dark letters spelling out ‘N-E-R-D’.
Joseph Gatt, the God of War and Game of Thrones star received a free door-stop in the shape of a slice of cheese, courtesy of Malta 3D Printing. Popular voice-actor Paul Eiding(voice actor for Metal Gear Solid & Ben 10, etc.) was kind enough to sign two ‘Fox Hound’ badges printed on the spot, and even took another home as a souvenir.
Now, we’re fully focused on future events of a similar nature. Expect us to return with a passion – more puzzles, bigger and better products and the chance to win free 3D printed items.
A big thanks to all those who showed interest in what we’re passionate about. Witnessing the smiles on people’s faces is just as rewarding as removing a freshly printed product from the build plate!
Only for iPhone 6 users!
New phones, new gear. We bring you 3D printed gadgets for the latest iPhone, including speakers and portable charging docks!
In light of Apple’s latest record-breaking smartphone, Malta 3D Printing has selected a number of useful printables to enhance the iPhone experience.
Early purchasers may have been left with a sour taste in their mouth due to some unforeseen problems, but our selection of unique products will help turn their frowns upside down.
This stylish iPhone 6 charger is sure to save your blushes in a sticky situation – remember that time you accidentally deserted your date, only because your iPhone ran out of battery? What about that time you got lost in the woods searching for your camping buddies?
This versatile gadget annihilates any chance of those awkward situations becoming reality.
Not only does it charge your iPhone faster than a regular charger, it also extends the battery life. Gone are the days when our trusty cellphone batteries would last a couple of days in the red zone. In 2014, low-battery means it’s time to panic!
Using Wi-Fi, 3G, or an application (practically any smartphone function) drains the battery like crazy.
Simply slot your brand new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into the case and voila.
For the energy conscious customer, a solar-powered version is also available, helping you bring your electricity bill down. The electronics required are simple to attach to the case, but a full-kit version with no assembly is also available.
If you’re looking for something simpler, this standard iPhone dock will do the job.
There’s nothing unique or special about it, but sometimes simplicity is all you need. On that note, 3D printing marketplaces are now jam-packed with different iPhone 6 cases. Some are quite stylish, like this steampunk case, and others quite basic.
While you’re still buzzing from the familiar smell of a freshly opened iPhone, savor the moment by blasting your favourite tunes. Should Apple’s sound hardware not provide you with the kick you needed, try a set of 3D printed enhancement speakers.
This model by Thingiverse user Datheus is sure to turn a quiet night in with friends into a thumping house party. All that’s required is for users to place their smartphones into the device and prepare for the onslaught of noise complaints.
iPhone users on the go will be tired of fumbling around whilst driving in search of their trusty smartphone – a recipe for disaster. Imagine dodging traffic as it rings away in your bag or pocket, only for you to have missed the call by the time you’ve fished it out.
Debuting on Thingiverse only two days ago, this simple case protects the iPhone and allows drivers to safely answer calls without too much attention diverted from the road.
It’s also been modified to accommodate for charging.
Our latest blog post talks about the impact of the technology of tomorrow on the games of yesterday; tabletop gaming, revamped thanks to 3D printing!
A bright mind and a 3D printer can go a long way. Combining aesthetics and entertainment value, 3D printed games range from chess sets and larger-than-life Rubik’s cubes to entirely new gaming universes created within a matter of days.
Effectively changing the rules of manufacturing, 3D printing will have fans of tabletop gaming stoked when they realize the scale of their favourite pastime just got a whole lot bigger. Printing already has a place in gamers’ hearts’, producing key items like dice and custom landscapes – essential for any serious tabletop gamer.
Exciting breakthrough projects like Breach, Pocket Dungeon and Pocket Tactics have invaded the market dominated by Games Workshop. According to their Thingiverse pages, some of these exciting are yet to be fully completed.
Pocket Tactics is perhaps the most famous of the bunch, and is basically the size of a small travel game – you can play it on any flat surface. Creator Arian Croft, also known as ‘Dutchmogul’, claims to have thought of the idea on a Tuesday night, and by Friday had a functioning prototype ready.
While designers like Croft are busy ping-ponging new ideas around the Ill Gotten Gamesoffice, well-established games like Warhammer 40k and Warmachine may need to look over their shoulders.
Sure, it will be difficult for small companies to pry the hands of loyal gamers away from the most popular tabletop games, but what if they bought miniatures from a different company? Some official gaming kits can cost hundreds of euros, and more.
3D printing is allowing for high-quality miniatures, and Hero Forge serves as the proof in the pudding. Their Kickstarter page reveals the length at which they’re willing to help their customers customize their favourite gaming pieces.
Ironically, the digital revolution is helping the analog world.
Raising over $360,000 (more than triple their original target), their Kickstarter financial goal was met back in February. The appeal to gamers lies in the unprecedented level of detail one can add, with users able to choose different armour, poses, weapons, equipment and character sizes.
Moving on to a different branch of games completely, a quick look at the leading online marketplaces like Shapeways or Thingiverse will reveal the extent of the different board games, puzzles, desk toys and life-like models available.
Chess fans will feel right at home here, as the classic game has been a target of 3D technicians around the world. Since all it requires are pieces and a board to play on, the levels of customization are limitlesss.
If you fancy novelty, check out this portable Star Trek 3D chess set, or if you’re eager to take on two foes at once, this impressive three player set from Acryl should do the trick. Lord of the Rings fans will melt when they gaze upon this classic chess set with characters from Tolkien’s universe.
Our next pick is for the puzzle freaks out there. If you’re a fan of the age-old Rubik’s cube, this extra-large, fully-functional 3x4x5 cuboid will certainly catch your eye. Now being produced en masse, this nifty puzzle requires a bit of DIY assembly – requiring users to use their own springs, screws and washers.