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3D Printing: 3rd Industrial Revolution presentation


Grant Cameron, Managing Director of CDG, has been invited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology to present 3D Printing: The 3rd Industrial Revolution. By looking backwards we can look forwards to the future. By understanding the technology available now, we can invent tomorrows products today.The presentation is taking place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st January at the University of Surrey, Business School of Management, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH.

The main handout for the presentation is available in the following link...


Seven 3D Printing Technologies

21 Years in Business


CDG are celebrating 21 years in business. We sincerely thank all of our customers, past and present, for their support and valued business. CDG offer a unique track record in supplying the latest 3D Technology. Our longevity is down to offering our customers real expertise backed up with first class post-sales support. Our product range, experience and knowledge of the industry are second to none.

CDG competitive advantage

Design the Impossible with Geomagic Sculpt


Design The Impossible...Geomagic Sculpt picks up where your CAD system stops, so you can design like never before while working within established workflows. Sculpt beautiful, detailed organic forms—designs that would normally be out of the question—because with Sculpt, you’re not constrained by anything except your imagination.

Geomagic Sculpt

Use with a mouse of new Touch 3D Stylus.


Click below for more details...

Geomagic Sculpt software

Geomagic Capture Mini 3D Scanner is launched


Geomagic Capture Mini is a new small object scanner with 88 x 87mm field of view.

Capture Mini is a smaller, more accurate version of its previously released Geomagic Capture system. With a choice of 3DS’ Geomagic software products included, the Capture Mini system is an economical, highly accurate and easy-to-use turnkey solution for scanning, designing and inspecting small objects. It is ideal for industries such as manufacturing, product design, mechanical, jewellery and dental appliances. Capture Mini uses state-of-the-art blue LED structured-light scanning technology to bring real objects into a variety of CAD packages, allowing designers and engineers the freedom to create new designs based on existing objects.

Geomagic Capture Mini 3D Scanner

"Capture Mini gives our customers yet another option to begin their journey through the digital thread,” said Calvin Hur, Vice President and General Manager, Geomagic Solutions, 3DS. “This is an easy, highly precise way to begin bringing the real world into digital design packages, then creating objects, 3D printing them, and scanning them for fidelity to CAD designs. It opens the door for creating 3D content of all kinds.”
Capture Mini has accuracy of as little as .034 mm (.0013 in.) and greatly improved fidelity of scan data. This compact scanner captures nearly 1 million points per scan in a speedy .3 seconds, and its field of view (88 x 87 mm) is ideal for objects that fit in the palm of your hand: jewelry, dental prosthetics, electronic components, toys, automotive and aerospace components and other small, precise parts.

5 New materials for ProJet 1200


3D Systems have announced 5 new micro-SLA materials for the ProJet 1200 that expands this technology into more applications. Attached are some slides with images for the ouput. We are informed the new materials will be shipping before the end of 2014.


VisiJet FTX Cast

This is a wax/resin hybrid material developed specifically for easy and effective direct casting applications using standard methods and materials to achieve high precision results for applications from jewellery manufacturing to small medical devices.

visijet ftx cast material


VisiJet FTX Gold & FTX Silver

These metallic plastic materials enable stunning jewellery samples and presentation models as well as prototypes and models requiring a metallic look. Gold and silver coloured particles are embedded in the material resulting in a glimmering metallic finish exclusive to 3D Systems.

visijet ftx gold silver material

VisiJet FTX Gray

This is an ideal new material for printing professional, precise parts for toys, figurines, model aircraft and engineering prototypes with fine detail. The high-contrast opaque gray colour accentuates details and provides a superior base colour for painted items.

visijet ftx grey material


VisiJet FTX Clear

This is a new transparent clear material for prototyping, modelmaking and even end-use applications. Parts printed in this material exhibit a hint of iridescence for stunning appearance. Applications range from crystal pendants to precision small prototype and end-use components or anywhere else a clear plastic part prototype is needed.

visijet ftx grey material

For more information please email or call 01420 88645

End of Year 3D Printer Sale


CDG are offering a range of Ex-demo and 2nd-User 3D Printers for sale. Each printer is sold as a one-off on a first-come first-served basis. All prices quoted exclude VAT.

The list of 3D Printers "for sale" includes:-


  • New CubeX-Duo turnkey solution price £3,265
  • Ex-demo price TBA
  • Build dims 275x265x240mm
  • PJP plastic filament technology
  • Material ABS or PLA

ZPrinter Z310

  • Manufacturers list price £14,895
  • 2nd-User price £4,950
  • Build dims 203x254x203mm
  • HP10 based ZCorp technology
  • Material ZP151 plaster

ZPrinter Z450

  • Manufacturers list price £28,380
  • 2nd-User price £10,950
  • Build dims 203x254x203mm
  • HP11 based ZCorp technology
  • Material ZP151 plaster

ZPrinter Z510

  • Manufacturers list price £34,865
  • 2nd-User price £12,500
  • Build dims 381x254x203mm
  • CJP ColourJet Printing technology
  • Material ZP151 plaster

ProJet 3500 HD Max

  • New ProJet 3500 HDMax turnkey solution price £70,000
  • Ex-demo price TBA
  • Build dims 298x185x203mm
  • MultiJet Printing technology
  • Material acrylic plastic


All prices quoted exclude VAT. Terms are payment in full prior to shipment. All equipment is offered, subject to availablity. CDG reserve the right to amended or withdraw any offers stated.

To reserve your 3D Printer, please call Grant on 01420 88645 or email

CDG 3D Printer sale

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