I joined the world of 3D printing a few weeks ago, with thanks to my colleague Alastair Ray. The DT department has two machines which are capable of creating 3D prints.
I used a file which had been created and shared by the Field Studies Council EdTech team. I am hoping to pick their brains about the process of getting the OS Open Data. The file was obtained from the Thingiverse website, which hosts thousands of files which can be rendered in 3D plastic.
The result was a 3D printed mountain, which was very pleasing to me. It took about five hours to print.
It's pictured here. I'd like to investigate how the production could be linked to OS Maps and local walks in some way.