Anarkik 3D Design version3: 3D modelling software with virtual 3D touch for designer makers, applied artists (this is what they say!), using haptic technology, (what is haptics?) for you to easily create and manipulate your virtual designs, ready for 3D printing.

See the CEO’s journey to founding and running Anarkik3D …..a slideshow for #shemakes event

For non CAD users this is a real revelation! (watch the videos below). Scroll down to see our 3D artists’ work, classes, courses, news and events.

See our award-winning
software in action…

1. The Art and Science of Touch
2. A Designer Maker’s Point of View
3. Anarkik 3D Design: An Overview


‘Touchable Universe’ Project awarded Innovate UK Stage 2 funding re Learning Technologies: Design for Impact Competition. Many thanks to everyone who has participated and helped move the project forward.

Masterclasses, workshops & courses

New Taster class: “3D modelling for 3D printing”, 18 July 2016, in Edinburgh, 6 – 9 pm. Places available and more infomation here. This is a great introduction to 3D technologies and the class suits all levels of expertise. We use our remarkable award-winning Anarkik3D Design package as it is easy enough to get to grips within 3 hours – it has haptics, the sensation of virtual 3D touch!

Masterclass: 11-13 July. 3 Day Comprehensive course about Anarkik 3D Design package, 3D Printing & Pricing Your Work. Places available and more infomation and to book go here. For serious designer makers, applied artists and creatives with no CAD experience to learn 3D modelling for 3D printing using Anarkik3D Design, to help understand the constraints of 3D modelling for successful 3D printing.

Information plus images of workshops & demos in Holland & Cologne in Nov 2015 see here. These were run by Birgit Laken and Ann Marie Shillito, both highly experienced designer maker/jewellers who enjoy their work.  Ann Marie is CEO of Anarkik3D, and author of the book ‘Digital Crafts’.

In a Nutshell with Ann Marie Shillito of Anarkik3D: read here

All classes include information on how to access 3D printing to enable you to take advantage of 3D digital designing and 3D printing. We can help show how to price, market and sell created works. Course Overview and booking.

Group bookings: Up to 10 people, friends and colleagues can experience 3D modelling and 3D printing for serious fun while learning lots (Taster classes included). We cater for your requirements in a creative environment where in-depth discussions are part of the course. Masterclasses, courses and classes can be held at Anarkik3D Ltd in Newington, Edinburgh or at a venue of your choice.

Please contact us to organise a date for your group. If you are interested in masterclasses and workshops held at your hub, workshop, craftcentre or have a proposal please contact us. We demo 3D printing on an Ultimaker2.

Latest News
#shemakes event: GirlGeeks Academy event 10th Sept 2016 in Melbourne Australia

08/09/2016 / Presentation for #shemakes event 10th Sept 2016

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SlideShare presentation for #shemakes, a GirlGeekAcademy event in Melbourne, Austratia, 10th Sept 2016. Here is more information on each slide: Slide 1. My story: a career move from designer jeweller to running a software development company. The move seems a big leap but is really a very straight path helped along the way through collaborating with super techies and computer scientists and demonstrates the value that STEAM collaborations bring to innovation. Slide 2. My jewellery business specialised in using refractory metals such as titanium and niobium. Refractory metals are not easy to cut by hand but laser cuts them like

Birgit at Anarkik3D Design just before version 3 release in May 2015

26/09/2015 / Designer Maker feature

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ANARKIK3D: DESIGNER MAKER FEATURE   How technology is transforming the jewellery industry: we talk to three designer makers to find out how Anarkik3D’s innovative haptic 3D modelling software is influencing their creativity. There is a quiet revolution going on across Scotland and internationally as designer makers embrace the use of new technologies to create and produce innovative objects, including jewellery collections, for increasingly discerning consumers; and the technology behind this? Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software. Award winning Anarkik3D Design 3D Modelling Software is unique. It exploits virtual touch technologies to create an intuitive interface for designer makers to interact digitally

Anarkik 3D Design Version 3: Torus creation

19/04/2015 / Anarkik3D Design: workshops for Oct/Nov & V3 !

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Anarkik3D Design: the anticipated new version now available as well as a series of workshops from Glasgow, Dundalk in Ireland, Cologne and the Netherlands to get you up andrunning and being creative fast. The changes you will love are the enhancements and colour additions to functions such as rotate, Boolean, slice, mirror, torus creation, deform, etc. The interface is uncluttered: you can design, create, experiment, explore and play and go with the 'flow' with as little disruption as possible. Boolean is now so fast there is no excuse any more to go and make that cup of tea or coffee!

08/09/2016 / Prototyping an idea – fast!

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This is how prototyping happened. Prototyping a solution: I was involved in a mundane task when this idea came to the fore, a solution to a concept that has been rattling around in my head.  So mid task I did a quick sketch so as not to lose it. But I was so excited to develop it, see if it works that I down tools and switched on my 3d modelling programme. Within a few minutes I had a rough 3d digital model I could 3d print. We have an Ultimaker2 3D printer in our office which is used on our courses to demonstrate