James and the Giant Me

We feel privileged to be able to help our customers and sponsoring this amazing guy is no exception.  Interrupting his extremely busy life we caught up with one of the biggest names in 3Dprinting, James Bruton, and asked him a few questions.

When did you first become aware of 3dFilaprint and how did you find out about us?

Long time ago, about 4 years to be exact, when I first had a 3Dprinter and was trying to find a reliable supplier. I found 3DFilaprint on eBay originally and have been using them ever since.

How have you found our service and products?

Pretty good. I buy a lot. There have been a few issues but Tim is great a sorting out a problem.

What do you like best about our service and products?

Reliability, community and collaboration. I have attended a few TCT events with Tim and team and enjoy working with them.

Tell us more about your last projects.

The Spiderman Robot

Lego Skateboard

The Exo Suit is another ongoing project. It’s made of wood and steel but all the complex bits are 3D printed. You can see James’ latest big update on this project here.

I use a Lulzbot printer and they support my YouTube Channel where there is a new show every Tuesday

What was your favourite project using 3D Filaprint products?

Lego Skateboard. You can see all three episodes of the YouTube shows I made for it here

What other projects are you running using 3D Filaprint filament?

All of them. My day job is working for Bladez Toys so I am working on several projects here as well as my own projects.

What other products should we stock that would be beneficial to you?

I was at the TCT Show recently and saw what Filkemp are doing. They have a low warp, low temperature nylon which doesn’t absorb moisture. This is mainly for clothing and industrial use but could have benefits in many other applications.

What advice would you give to children and young people who are at school and would be interested in pursuing a similar career?

I’m a toy prototype engineer + full time YouTuber, my advice would publish what you do and be active in the community then the toy companies will be able to find you.

You have a thriving YouTube channel, how much time do you put into managing that?

5 days a week. It takes a lot of time to present each episode.

This week we promoted the Spiderman Homecoming which was sponsored and approved by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony Pictures asked me to do a Spider-Man DIY project to help promote the Blu-ray and Digital release of Spider-Man Homecoming, so I decided to make my Spider-Man robot launch a surveillance drone! The drone was modified to look like the Spider-Man surveillance drone in Spider-Man Homecoming, and I also built a 3D printed robotic drone launcher pod that unfolds it.

What is your favourite annual event/conference and when and where will you be showing/demonstrating next?

I don’t tend to go to too many as they take me away from creating content. I did go to the TCT show last month.

As for demonstrations I am attempting a Guinness World Record in London on 20th October 2017. The record attempt is for the largest 3D sculpture of a human. The record is 3.06m tall. We are going for a Giant Me of 3.6m. Over 50kg of filament was used in its production. Check out the latest information about the event here.

Good Luck James!

Are you doing anything for Halloween?

I don’t really have a lot of time for celebrating as I am working on another secret project, however I have been invited to a Bonween event. It’s an event between Halloween and Bonfire Night.

I don’t know about you but that could just catch on!

Look out for James next big thing on this blog on 24th October. Also, we will have a report next month on his Guinness World Record attempt!

Thank you James for your time. We look forward to working with you on your projects in the future.


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