We are based in West Mainland on the Scottish Island of Orkney off the North coast of Scotland.
With an interest in 3D printing and archaeology it seemed an obvious route to take to try and develop a system of creating physical 3D models from the 3D data that is now being captured at archaeology sites.
We were one of the early creators of 3D physical models of a live archaeology site – The famous Ness of Brodgar. Our first season was spent with trials and then producing a 1 metre square model of the main trench P of the dig. A total print time of 14 days ment that this was quite a task! Most of our models are used for educational purposes and some are sold to help raise money for the dig. Please visit our Etsy shop to buy one of these and support archaeology in Orkney.
A current project is the creation of models of neolithic tombs, enabling people to study these fascinating structures which are often remote and difficult to access. Often impossible for people with disabilities.
Not all our 3D printing is of an archaeology nature we also designed a Mah Jong board as we could not find a suitable one on the internet as well as a coin holder for the car as the Hyundai Ionic does not have one in the centre console. I’m sure more items will follow.