Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

A Latte and a New 3D Company Logo to Go

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

A Latte and a New 3D Company Logo to Go

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Byline: Lizzie Edmonds

IT IS a testament to how mainstream 3D printing has become.

With the technology now making replacement bones, car parts and even figurine "selfies", demand has rocketed. Now there is a place where you can get any item, design or prototype printed while you enjoy a coffee.

The Makers Cafe in Shoreditch is thought to be the first 3D cafe in the UK, founded by Soner Ozenc, 34.

Mr Ozenc, who lives in East Dulwich, said: "I am a mechanical engineer and product designer. In 2006 I started up an online laser-cutting service which was successful but I wanted people to be able to come to a venue and see the process. I thought it was the right time to start up in a physical space.

"I call it 'theatre of manufacturing' people seeing their idea turned in to a prototype product. People get really taken in by it. To give you an example, one person came in with their company logo a bear. Then we made a file and then got it printed in to a key ring. …

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