3D Blue Peter Rabbit

Exhibition explodes with new 3D printing technology

Imagine a world where any object can be produced whenever we want them using computer data and turning it into real physical objects before your very eyes. That’s the innovation behind the latest 3D: Printing the Future exhibition at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven this summer.

Using the latest 3D printing technology, the exhibition includes an explosion of over 100 printed objects, revealing how 3D printers inspire creativity and ground-breaking design which could potentially change the future for industry and medicine.

From replacement body organs, robotic body parts and artworks to model engines and more, the exhibition explores the rapidly evolving field of 3D printing and its growing impact on society.

Elizabeth Kwasnik, Director at The Beacon Museum, which is owned by Copeland Borough Council and run in collaboration with Sellafield Ltd, said: “In the past year 3D printing machines made an estimated 6.2 million objects alone in the UK and this is set to skyrocket when machines become more widespread and capable. This innovative exhibition takes visitors on a journey through key industries using this ground breaking technology such as medicine, entrepreneurs and businesses. It can help inform local companies who could potentially capitalise on 3D printing technology by manufacturing things they couldn’t make through traditional methods thus helping to transform the way they operate”.

It’s also an ideal exhibition for any science or engineering enthusiast not to mention a fun, interactive event for families”.

The museum has 3D printers working daily creating new objects to display at this exclusive exhibition. Families can create and take away their very own object by taking part in the 3D Printed Pens, Laser Cut Dream Catchers and Laser Cut Insect Hotels workshops on selected dates and times this August and September (booking required).

The 3D: Printing the Future exhibition is open daily and runs until the 9th October including this Bank Holiday Monday from 10.00am – 4.30pm with the last admission to the exhibition at 3.45pm.


Notes to Editors:

Images: 3D Blue Rabbit; 3D Red Rocket, 3D Printing Machine and 3D WREX Skeleton Support.

1. The 3D: Printing the Future exhibition runs until the 9th October 2016.
2. Spanning 5 floors, The Beacon Museum is located on the West coast of Cumbria in the picturesque fishing town of Whitehaven. The museum tracks the social history of the local coastal area and boasts a Harbour Gallery the new ‘Light in the Dark’ Gallery and an extensive programme of national touring and temporary exhibitions. For more information, visit https://thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk .
3. This exhibition was created using a Science Museum Blueprint Pack. As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum and its world-class collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. More information can be found at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk .

For more information or a hi-res image/s, please contact Rebecca Walker on 01539 825003 or at rwalker@cumbriatourism.org. Alternatively contact Cumbria Tourism Press Office at pressoffice@cumbriatourism.org Tel: 01539 822222.

For further information

Contact Reception on
01539 822222 or info@cumbriatourism.org