Sketches, Design, Watches

LUMA-iD Watch Concept

LUMA-iD WATCH CONCEPT by Mark Little The LUMA Watch Concept; we undertook this project as a bit of a design exercise and because we love watches! Specification: Unique star shaped cut glass 50mm overall width Valjoux 7750 Chronograph Water resistant to 100m Swiss made Hard coated stainless steel torx bolts […]

Develop 3D June magazine cover

DEVELOP 3D June 2015 Cover Story

DEVELOP 3D JUNE COVER STORY by LUMA-iD It was an absolute delight talking to Tanya Weaver from Develop3D and sharing the roller coaster ride it has been to go from a 3D Printed concept to a new business and a packaged, completed Freefly VR product. The full story can be […]

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Traction Engine Restoration

TRACTION ENGINE RESTORATION By Matt Passmore A few months ago we were approached by a group who were part way through a mammoth task. They had taken on the restoration of a Ruston Proctor SCLA (Steam Compound Light Argentinian) Traction Engine, built in 1908 for ploughing fields and exported to […]


Freefly of Hoxton

FREEFLY OF HOXTON by Sam Janzen Here at LUMA we sometimes get out of the office. Sometimes we even go for a drink! However, a few weeks back we decided to take our work to the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch and show it around (under our Freefly aliases). On top of a […]


Polishing 3D printed models

POLISHING 3D PRINTED MODELS by Matt Passmore 3DPRINTUK recently purchased a vibratory polishing machine in order to offer a different surface finish to their customers. Small ceramic cones are mixed with water inside the machine and polished for 12 hours. This removes a thin layer of material from the parts, […]


Loesche Coal Mill

LOESCHE COAL MILL by Matt Passmore Loesche came to us looking for a 23:1 scale model of their coal mill to help market their product. This project was without doubt the largest 3D printing job we have undertaken, standing half a metre high. The original and very complex CAD data […]

Immersive Stonemilker VR experience Bjork

Björk Virtual Reality Video for ‘Stonemilker’

BJÖRK VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO FOR “STONEMILKER” by Sam Janzen To coincide with the physical release of Björk’s new album Vulnicura, the Freefly VR was used to display her new 360 degree music video. As you put the headset on, you find yourself on an Icelandic beach, where in the near-distance you can […]