Blueprinted began May 2014 in Castle Hill, NSW. We started with a simple passion for the industry which was just starting to get its bearings. Many 3D printing patents had ended which created a boom for lower-cost 3D printers to enter the market. This was excellent news but hadn't come without its teething issues. Lower quality printers caused problems with support.
Originally we offered 3D printing services, 3D printer parts and filament. We quickly noticed that there were serious issues with the filament that was currently on the market. It was super expensive, inconsistent and lacked any form of support after purchase. We decided to solely focus on what was unknowingly a huge yet achievable challenge. To provide the best filament without sacrificing affordability to every region Australia and New Zealand wide.
Using our 2013 DIY Project Prusa Mendel i2 named Neptr, we sourced countless rolls of filament (NEPTR had a very interesting personality, to say the least). We developed our own improved mixtures to achieve better adhesion and consistency. Our original benchmark being that if NEPTR could print it, pretty much any printer could...
Over the next two years, we would make many improvements to our growing range.
February 2016 we started Print3d, a facebook community group populated with an amazing array of Australian and New Zealand innovators and makers!
March 2016, we finally moved out of the garage and into a larger workshop 314 Technology Way Bella Vista. Our mission stays the same. To c ut an innovative and creative path for the 3D printing industry in this corner of the world.
September 2016, we began running free 3D printing and modelling workshops for the public. Our goal was to help the public to learn a little more about this innovative and growing industry.