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Richard Horne


Richard Horne (RichRap) is an Electronics Engineer, Product Designer, Salesman, and Problem Solver working in a wide range of industries and applications, across many platforms and technologies for the last 20 years.

My interest and passion for 3D printing started in 2009 after visiting the RepRap project website and reading a series of blog posts by another highly dedicated developer, Nophead.

RichRap started blogging, designing and developing with 3D printing shortly after.

After building up my first 3D printer, The RepRap developments and further adventures in DIY 3D printing Blogger Blog started on Sunday 13th September 2010 and has continued ever since.

I am the co-author of 3D Printing for Dummies – A Wiley publication and hold an advisory board position for the 3D Printing association

I also write for and help produce the RepRap Magazine -

I strongly believe in Open Source technology, collaboration and open innovation along with the freedom to share ideas and designs.

If you need 3D printing advice & help or wish to collaborate on a project, innovation or business idea, do get in contact and let’s talk. 

Twitter or Google+ is the best and most direct ways to get in contact with me.

Contact –

Please join me on Twitter @RichRap3D   -

And on Google+ -

Files and designs shared on YouMagine -

Files and designs shared on GitHub –

Files and designs shared on Repables -

My Youtube channel is here, all 3D Printing and Hi-Def video content.

My Flickr Page -

For excellent 3D Printing advice and guidance please see the Reprap Forum (PM me if you want to make contact).

My 3D Printing Blog -

Website -





I am no longer active on Thingiverse

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