Premier Farnell Demonstrates Full Range of 3D Printing Products with Extensive New Resources

Includes a dedicated 3D Printing area on the website and comprehensive series of webinars

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Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, is now demonstrating its comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products with extensive new resources, including a new dedicated area of the website along with a series of webinars covering all aspects of the technology.

The range of 3D printing solutions available cover products from suppliers that offer different printing material technologies for both home and professional use, from Lulzbot, Multicomp, Creality and Makergear to Craftbot, Photocentric and Ultimaker.

“Premier Farnell has invested significantly in its range of 3D printing solutions and these new resources provide customers with information to get started with 3D printing or make the most of their budget, be it large or small”, says James McGregor, Global Head of Category – Test, Tools and Production Supplies at Premier Farnell. “This new resource on the website provides customers with direct access to key supplier resources, including videos and case studies, as well as an evaluation of the pros and cons of using 3D printing and the alternative technologies available.”

The dedicated area of the website also provides information about common 3D FFF 3D printing materials available from Premier Farnell. This includes materials commonly used for home use such as PLA (Polylactic Acid) and PLA Composites through to materials for professional use such as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol) and TPU / TPE (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

The element14 Community has also launched a series of webinars to support members starting out in 3D printing. The new four-part webinar series is designed to educate members on how to get started with choosing a 3D printer and their first print, to creating their own functional items. The first three webinars are now available for download, with episode 4 to be broadcast 13th December at 7pm GMT. The webinars last one hour and are hosted by the element14 Community’s Phil Hutchinson. The full programme of topics includes:

  • 3D printing for Makers Pt. 1 – Introduction:
  • What is 3D Printing
  • Key Components of a 3D Printer
  • How is 3D Printing Different to Other Manufacturing Methods
  • Types and Brands of Printer
  • Types of Materials
  • File Sources
  • 3D printing for Makers Pt. 2 – First Print Basics:
  • Heated Bed / Enclosures
  • Physical Support Materials
  • Walk Through your First Print Step-by-Step
  • 3D printing for Makers Pt.3 – Maintenance and Diagnose Bad Prints:
  • Printer and Filament Maintenance
  • Diagnosing Faults with Prints.
  • 3D printing for Makers Pt.4 – Create your Own Functional Items:
  • Introduction to Software Packages
  • 3D Scanning
  • How to Take Measurements
  • Your First Model

Phil Hutchinson, Senior Specialist for the element14 Community added; “These webinars intend to show members how easy it is to get started in 3D printing. Premier Farnell is increasing access to high quality, reasonably priced 3D printers through its extensive range, opening up new opportunities to makers and engineers looking to do everything from prototyping to printing replacement parts. In these four, one hour webinars I will guide members on their journey, so that they can get started straight away and realise real benefits for their projects or their businesses.”

Premier Farnell's 3D printing range and 3D printing resource is available at https://uk.farnell.com/3d-printing-solutions

To join the element14 Community and download the 3D printing webinars please visit www.element14.com/welcome


About us

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

For more information, visit http://www.farnell.com/