3D Printing

3D Printing is the process that creates a physical 3D object from a digital design by adding a material such as plastic or metal, layer by layer.

Until recently, 3D printing technology was beyond the realms of most budgets but has now become more and more accessible to organisations of any size. For educationalists and industry professionals alike, 3D printing continues to deliver new outcomes and opportunities.

3D Printing in Education

3D printing can play a valuable part in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics), transforming the classroom into an interactive learning environment. By providing hands-on learning, students can create tangible aids to help understand complex concepts or through rapid prototyping capabilities, see their ideas and designs turn into real objects. 3D Printing also helps future proof students as they enter the workplace with knowledge, skills and confidence using the technology.

3D Printing in Industry

3D Printing serves multiple benefits in business as more industries adopt the technology. From rapid prototyping and manufacturing through to architectural scale models and prosthetics, 3D printing presents new ways to minimise design cycles, eliminate design flaws, inspire audiences and reduce prototype production costs.

Our portfolio of 3D printers boasts a wide range of Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) for low cost and quick prototyping projects and Stereolithography (SLA) technologies for high detailed objects.

We have an experienced and dedicated team of in-house 3D print specialists who will help apply the right technology to your exact needs. Our training services are then tailored depending on your current use and experience with 3D print.

From integrating into the curriculum to deliver rich learning experiences or taking 3D to the workplace to develop detailed prototypes, we’ll help empower your users and inspire them with exciting and fresh ideas for how 3D can lead to intelligent outcomes.

Why Choose XMA?

Flexible payment options

Manage cost of device through an operating expense model

Approved supplier

Approved supplier to key public sector buying frameworks

In-house specialists

A long serving and experienced team of in-house 3D print specialists

Tailored training packages

Bespoke training programme designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skill-set

End-to-end service

Specialists from planning, deployment through to aftercare and training

Long standing partnerships

Partnerships with the leading manufacturers of 3D printers, ensuring best price and services

Our Partners

Success in Action

"3D printers are revolutionising how schools teach design and technology, science and arts subjects but, just as importantly, XMA finds they are offering primary school children an alternative way to learn. "

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"I was pleased the company could offer all HP printers, which was what I wanted. What’s more, the cost of the new printers was also worked out within the five year deal so that minimised our initial outlay too and made the whole project much easier. Price played a part but it was not the only factor. XMA were competitive but not the cheapest. What was more important to me was that what they could offer exactly fitted with my plans and they had a value-add."

Anton Saverimuthu, Technical Services Manager, Harrow College

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"Introducing Viglen products to allow the university to maintain an enviable record in cutting edge computer-based research."

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