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Live demo of New Wax printer at IJL London


CDG have joined forces with 3D Systems at the International Jewellery Show IJL, Olympia, London from 3rd to 5th September 2017. Find us on stands J30 and J50 demonstrating the new ProJet 2500 wax 3D printer, design for creating wax patterns for casting jewellery. Also, we will be demonstrating the Geomagic Sculpt digital clay software for creating 3D models of jewellery and other items.

ProJet 2500 Wax banner at IJL

Geomagic Sculpt for Jewellery Design


Geomagic SCULPT software is the quickest way to create complex geometry. It is a modern and unique digital clay modelling software most suited to art and design including artefacts, toys, fashion and jewellery. The examples below give you a flavour for what Sculpt can do.

Sculpt for Jewellery design

Sculpt for Jewellery

Sculpt for Fashion design

Sculpt for Fashion

Please contact CDG for for info.

ProJet 2500 wins top award for best printer


The ProJet 2500 multi-jet MJP printer from 3D Systems has won the 3D Printing Industry award for the Best Enterprise 3D Printer.

This high performance 3D printer is available from CDG in the UK in three configurations:

- ProJet 2500 for high-resolution black or white plastic parts;

- ProJet 2500 Plus for high-resolution black, white, clear or elastomeric parts;

- ProJet 2500 W for high-resolution wax parts / patterns, as used for investment casting in jewellery and for industrial applications.

Please call 01420 88645 for a demonstration or email:

Simon Van De Crommert receives the award on behalf of the manufacturer 3D Systems

ProJet 2500 wins award

Samples parts printed on the ProJet 2500

Please note the ProJet 2500 can be used for functional prototypes AND some production applications:-

ProJet 2500 3D printed parts

ProJet 5600 multi-material large format 3D Printer


3D Systems introduces the new ProJet MJP 5600 multi-material composite 3D printer: delivering new price performance standard for large format, multi-material 3D printing.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 8, 2017 – 3D Systems at RAPID+TCT 2017 announced the new product. The new ProJet MJP 5600, offering print speeds up to two times faster, a larger build volume, and part costs that are up to 40 percent less than competing multi-material 3D printers. The ProJet MJP 5600 also features the new 3D Sprint™ 2.5 software, contributing to productivity by providing improved estimates of build time and material use.

The ProJet MJP 5600 features best-in-class jetting technology to deliver high-definition parts used for prototyping, functional testing and medical modeling. The system’s multi-material capabilities enable customers to digitally blend rigid and elastomeric materials at the voxel level to achieve superior mechanical properties for a wide range of applications, including: assemblies, rubber-like components, jigs and fixtures, and dies. Coupled with 3D Sprint software, the ProJet MJP 5600 also allows customers to assign different material blends to separate shells within a single part.
The company also announced VisiJet® CR-BK, a new rigid black plastic material for the ProJet MJP 5600 that opens new opportunities to produce parts with enhanced mechanical performance to meet the most demanding product designs and models.

With its 64-bit OS, larger 10-inch display and on-board capabilities to slice multiple builds simultaneously, the ProJet MJP 5600 delivers a superior user experience and faster job processing speed over the ProJet MJP 5500X, which it replaces.

ProJet 5600 3D Printer
The company plans to offer an upgrade program for current owners of the ProJet MJP 5500X to protect their investment and achieve the full functionality of the ProJet MJP 5600. The ProJet MJP 5600 is expected to be fully available in June, with the upgrade program planned for July.
“Today’s announcement extends our leadership position in 3D multi-material plastics printing by delivering solutions that enable customers to produce better parts faster at a much lower cost,” said Jim Ruder, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Plastics at 3D Systems.

UCL invests in ProX 100 metal printer from CDG


University College London (UCL) have invested in a 3D Systems ProX 100 direct metal printer from CDG who supplied the ProX 100 machine, PX Box, furnace, accessories and materials as part of a full turnkey solution.

George Dwyer at UCL comments: "The ProX 100 printer installation and training took about 3 days, provided by the excellent 3D Systems engineers. The printer will be used to support robotics research at UCL, including surgical tool development, micro robotics and haptics, as part of an EPSRC capital equipment grant. Up to now we've been printing the tips of endoscopes for surgery which are around 5mm in diameter. The detail and dimensional accuracy of the printer has been incredibly impressive. The surface finish direct from the printer is a little coarse but the parts can easily be polished for a smooth surface."

ProX100 metal printer in situ

Image of the ProX 100 metal printer and PX Box in situ.

Successful test prints were produced within a week of the machine being installed, as can be seen in the image below, noting the parts are printed on a metal build plate, then removed later as a separate process.

ProX 100 direct metal printing test parts

Image of test parts

For more information on 3D metal printing, please contact Grant Cameron at CDG on 01420 88645 or email

Shining3D launch new desktop scanner


Shining3D launches Evolution of Desktop 3D Scanners April 22, 2017 Shining3D, a leading global developer and manufacturer of 3D scanning, 3D printing and 3D software solutions has announced the formal opening of European Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.


Shining3D EMEA will commence operations immediately with the launch a new generation of EinScan 3D scanners Shining3D EMEA, will provide a dedicated sales, support & innovation center for Shining3D’s products for the European, Middle Eastern and North African markets and is expected to solidify its sales activities, which have been handled exclusively by Shining3D distributors across EMEA.

The company states that Europe is a strategic area in its plans to accelerate the introduction of its industrial, professional and consumer product into the global market. “Our innovative, world class 3D scanning and 3D printing solutions, including the new EinScan-SE and EinScan-SP models that we are now launching, have been globally recognized for their quality and reliability,” said Oscar Meza, VP of global sales. “With the opening of the new EMEA office in Germany, our goal is to build a solid sales infrastructure and provide our clients with qualified local customer support and advanced training capabilities.” The evolution of desktop 3D scanning The first products launched by Shining3D EMEA are the EinScan SE (Elite) and EinScan SP (Platinum) systems, which represent the evolution of Shining3D’s EinScan S desktop 3D scanner range.

The EinScan S desktop 3D scanners enjoys a strong reputation among professional for high speed and accurate scans. These new models enable even faster single scans (under 4 seconds with the EinScan-SP version) and 360° scans (under 1 minute with the EinScan-SP version); with maximum single shot accuracy below 100 micron for the EinScan-SE version and below 50 micron for the EinScan-SP. Both systems also feature one-click uploads to third party data sharing platforms, with automatic alignment and automatic mesh generation. The scanners produce accurate 3D models which can be directly 3D printed, without the steep learning curve necessary for complicated 3D design software, by auto-meshing files to be watertight.

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