Hobs proudly present 3D printing to the Royal Family

Hobs Reprographics received a tremendously enthusiastic reception to its 3D and Augmented Reality showcase at the Coronation Festival for Royal Warrant holders at Buckingham Palace from 11th-14th July. Members of the Royal family, including the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and Duke of Gloucester, were given a personal demonstration of 3D printing and Augmented Reality on the Hobs stand.

Kieran O’Brien, CEO of Hobs Reprographics commented, ‘The Duke of Gloucester was very interested in our services, given his background as an architect. He told us he wanted to use 3D printing to help him in building high end motor car models, rather than building models of Buckingham Palace! Around 60,000 people attended the Festival and we were delighted by the public’s fascination and interest in 3D printing and by the crowds of people who wanted to talk to us about it. We’ve certainly challenged traditional views of printing and communication and are thrilled with the response.

Having attended trade shows that are geared towards 3D print or visualisation, it was wonderful to see how the general public reacted to the desktop 3D printer we had on site.  There were many oohs and aah’s and sometimes pure  disbelief that this type of technology existed. It made me remember just how amazing 3D printing is!

We had a few impressive architectural models on site as this is our speciality however the models we made for fun attracted the most attention – Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels and my favourite – a corgi!

Thank you to the many people that visited our stand and took part in our – Win a 3D Printer – Cube X Competition! Congratulations to Val Doole – our winner!

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