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Robin and Lucienne Day, British designers who changed the landscape of furniture and furnishings

This month, we take a look at two designers who shaped post war Britain with mass manufactured designs that brought innovative and affordable design to the British public.   Working on back to back drawing boards, but working independently, Robin Day OBE and his wife Lucienne Day shared the spirit of optimism that ran through...

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Top tips for 3D printing

The countless capabilities of 3D printing seem to grow by the day. Whether it’s improving production processes for manufacturing - such as replacing CNC and milling as is achievable with a Markforged Mark Two 3D printer, or encouraging children to take an active interest in additive manufacturing - as is achievable with a BEEINSCHOOL 3D...

How to utilise 3D printing in the classroom

It’s in the news every week, school children are talking about it, most people in technology have probably heard about it, but what exactly is 3D printing?Critics are saying it’s the next industrial revolution that’s due to change how the manufacturing industry operates. Industry leaders claim 67% of manufacturers in the UK are already using 3D...

3D printing on the moon? I can’t even get it to work in my classroom!

Another day passes and another stream of news stories fly across my twitter feed demonstrating why manufacturing will never be the same again.3D printing really is one of those amazing innovations that helps to demonstrate how crucial designers and engineers are to changing the world around us. From low cost custom printed prosthetics to...

Why I love Chicks with Bricks

Today the wonderfully named ‘Chicks with Bricks’ – a group celebrating women in construction roles and industries – are having a celebration event.Unfortunately I can’t make it this time but I went to one not so long ago, meeting a vast range of women, and men, working on major and not so major projects, and all with great stories to tell. It was...

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?“Athlete”“Doctor”“Actor”“Fashion designer”Sound familiar?When asked at the age of 14 what I wanted to do when I grew up, I answered “football player or coach.” Maybe I was still riding the high of watching Leicester City beat Tranmere Rovers in the FA League Cup. Maybe it was the years of playing football...

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