A quick intro to 3D printing for creatives

3D printers are appearing at speed across the design industry and while it's difficult to see why the need for 3D printed objects in a web agency, for product designers, jewelers, architects and other creative professional access to a 3D printer makes perfect sense.

The technology has struck a balance between creative, tech and outright geek, unfortunately unless you're able to get stuck in and trial a few of the many printers available it's almost impossible to make a considered opinion as to which will suit you and your business.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.