Revolution 3D Printing Trinidad

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that 3D printing services are now available in Trinidad. I reached out to the company and asked a few questions. Connect with them through their facebook page which has an email and telephone contact under the About tab.

What is 3D printing and what can it be used for?

The method that we use, Fused Deposition Layer manufacturing, is one of a subset of technologies used in additive manufacturing, a process commonly referred to as 3D printing. The technique involves a machine taking as an input a three dimensional computer design and slicing the model into numerous layers. A nozzle then deposits layers of plastic, one over the other, which fuse together to create a three dimensional object. Thus, the technology allows the creation of physical replicas of computer generated models.

Tell us about your company and the service you provide?

Revolution 3D Printing consists of a team of four young vibrant designers. We leverage our creativity and technical skill to produce an array of stylish and functional products. We intend to stay one step ahead of the local industry while seeking to promote the technology as a solution for many design problems locally. We have a standard offering of products which we feel persons would be interested in, but are much more interested and excited to work along with customers to design and produce exactly what they want or need. We provide printing services for those people who wish to build their own models and simply have them printed; Modelling services for those who have only the concept of what they want and also repair and maintenance services for FDM printers.

What material(s) are used in printing?

There are a wide range of different types of 3D printers and they can print in many different materials, they can range from chocolate to metals, ceramics, concrete and most often plastics. We print in either of two types of plastic: ABS or PLA, ABS is a more opaque plastic that gives results similar to Lego, PLA is more transparent but still very hard.

What is needed to get a 3D print done? A design file, the object to be copied, a photo, a sketch?

To get a print done, we need a 3D model, like I said before we can make this model for you either based on your description of what you want, a sketch or for some simpler models, we can build it from a picture. This 3D Model is then converted into a gcode file which can be interpreted by the printer.

How long will a typical 3D print take?

The time taken to print has a very wide range, this is dependent on the size of the print, complexity of the model, print speed and percentage infill chosen. Small prints can be done in close to half hour while large, more complex prints can take anywhere from 10 to 24 hours.

Your thoughts on the use of technology in Trinidad?

It is our opinion that this technology can help inspire innovation locally giving young innovators the tools they need to create products that will be targeted to solving problems that we are faced with on a daily basis. We hope to work alongside university students to propel their final projects from mere concepts to usable/sellable products. We hope that persons will explore their imaginations and approach us with different ideas for things they want to work on. The beauty in this technology is the fact that it can be of benefit to persons from all different areas of study, from artists to scientists, hobbyists to engineers! 3D Printing makes specialized manufacturing available to all without the need for mass production as is the case with injection moulding which would normally have been used.

Anything else?

The technology is still very experimental and while it is our belief that eventually every home will have a 3D printer, sadly it is not there yet. We eventually intend to provide training classes for persons wishing to purchase their own printer or just to be exposed to 3D printing.

Press Release : Acer Expands Its Liquid Smartphone Sales to the Caribbean

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Editor’s Summary:

  • Acer Liquid E700 smartphones featuring Android 4.4.2 are being sold at Digicel stores in Bermuda, Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Advanced HD front speakers and DTS Studio Sound deliver excellent CD quality audio performance
  • Large 5-inch 1080p HD IPS screen with Zero Air Gap technology provides crisp, vivid visuals with wide viewing angles
  • Powerful battery provides up to 12 hours of video, 100 hours of music, 24 hours of talk time or 60 days in stand-by mode
  • Excellent image capture via a 8MP camera with auto-focus and flash
  • Ideal for professional users, triple SIM capability eliminates the need for multiple phones
  • Acer America announced today that its new Android-powered Liquid E700 smartphones are available at Digicel stores in Bermuda, Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Boasting dynamic audio, light weight, a large screen and ultra-long battery life, the Acer Liquid E700 is primed to support today’s mobile lifestyle, whether it’s enjoying music at the beach, listening to music during a jog or watching videos on a plane. It’s comfortably lightweight at just 5.46 ounces and sports a premium look and feel with crafted top and bottom curves optimized to protect the screen and provide a better grip. Featuring a brilliant 5-inch HD IPS display with Zero Air Gap technology and 900:1 high contrast, the Liquid E700 prevents glare and provides vivid images with wide viewing angles for clear reading, even in sunlight.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Digicel Group, which has enabled us to expand our smartphone presence to the Caribbean,” said Hugo Hernandez, vice president, Acer America Smartphone Business Group. “We believe professionals, consumers and frequent travelers in this region will appreciate Acer’s Liquid E700’s ergonomic design, premium sound quality and extremely long battery life.”

Rachael Lindo-Hall, Digicel Head of Group Device Management, commented; “We’re committed to ensuring our customers have access to the latest and greatest handsets which in turn open up a world of possibilities for them on our 4G network. The Acer Liquid E700 smartphone is a perfect choice for our style-savvy, on-the-go customers as it meets both their business and personal needs. We are happy to be welcoming Acer to the Digicel family.”

Ideal for Travel: Long Battery Life, 3G Quad Band & Triple SIM Capable
Boasting a powerful quad core processor, the Liquid E700 is fast and responsive. Plus, it’s got ample room for archiving photos, videos and other data locally with 4GB ROM that can be expanded with a Micro SD card.

Triple SIM capable, the Acer Liquid E700 eliminates the need to have multiple phones for work, international travel and pleasure, while 3G quad-band supports up to four radio frequencies and fast downloads at 21Mbps. In addition, the powerful 3500mAh battery provides up to 12 hours of video, 100 hours of music, 24 hours of talk time and 60 days in stand-by mode, long enough for a full day of mobile entertainment or a transcontinental flight.

An 8MP auto focus camera with a F2.0 aperture captures high quality images even in low light situations, while a 2MP front camera enables high-quality videoconferences. The smartphone’s 2-way live screen™ offers temporary group sharing in real time, so users can share their ideas with up to six friends. The initiator/group administrator simply taps on a photo or note and it will pop up on a friend’s mobile device who can return photos or notes using the same app. The live screen also enables the copying and pasting of pictures and scribbles with an active stylus or finger, while images and slides can be edited and exported to .JPG, .PDF or .PPT.

Fluid, flexible and intuitive, the user interface is easy to use and supports multi-tasking. Users can switch or remove tasks in one page view or leverage a multiple view layout to access tasks more efficiently. Integrated AcerFloat apps extend one-handed control to quickly and easily launch frequently-used applications. Excellent connectivity is provided via WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR and a micro USB slot.

Availability and Pricing

The Acer Liquid E700 smartphone is available at Digicel stores with affordable pricing in Bermuda, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.

Acer smartphones are backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a one-year warranty. Acer’s online community at provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.

9D Cinema - Valpark, Trinidad

So I came across their page on Facebook and they are opening today, NOV 23 2014. Rides are $30 adult and $20 children. It's a 3D glasses experience with added effects like motion, wind, rain, snow, fog, lightning and more. Specially created shows run for about 9 mins. It is a franchised business and it has made its way to Valpark, Trinidad. Looks small like it could fit about 8 persons. From my research this was written about in local papers since middle of October, don't know how I missed it.

I will definitely check this out soon and update this blog post. Check them out and come back and share your experience in the comments below.

Tech Remix Weekly 007 - NOV 2014

iPhone 6 now available at bMobile - Trinidad

The iPhone 6 has been available in Trinidad for a while now since launch from the various shops. However, it landed today on bMobile's website - bMobile (TSTT) is an authorised distributor of the iPhone. Check's on the Apple website also indicate that it is available in Trinidad through bMobile. I asked for pricing and am waiting on a reply.