It’s SXSW time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting announcement that we’ve seen so far came from Makerbot on Friday. The company’s CEO, and [...]
The US Embassy in Prague posted a video featuring an interview with Jeffrey E. DeGrange, a Stratsys V.P. during the October 2012 3D Print Days Conference. Unfortunately the Stratasys printers are completely enclosed, so it’s difficult to capture any video of them actually producing parts. As a result the video editor, either knowingly or unknowingly, [...]
Early in July I had the great pleasure of attending a meet-up of the Fraser Valley RepRap Group near Vancouver British Columbia. The group has close to 60 active members and is doing some really creative work. Here are some of the photos from my afternoon with this great, and very open/welcoming, group of RepRap [...]
LemFugitt20120717-104.jpg, a photo by makerbot on Flickr. I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Makerbot Industries in Brooklyn. This was my fifth visit over the past two and a half years. Every time the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity seems to have been cranked up by at least another order of magnitude.
This is the first complete part produced on my Tantillus 3D printer. The part finish and appearance is much better than I expected, and better than most of the 3D printed parts I’ve seen coming off of other printers, even some commercial units. As you can see in the video, I had the gap between [...]
Here’s Part 1 of a classic interview from May 2010 with Bre Pettis, one of the founders of Makerbot Industries. They had shipped over a 1,000 printers at that point and were expanding rapidly. Via: Makerbot Industries Visit – Bre Pettis Interview Part 1 – YouTube
Sublime (Brad) at Tantillus.org printed a fully functional hobby lathe using PLA plastic capable of cutting metal parts. Each of the parts necessary to build the lathe was small enough that they could be produced on an affordable 3D printer within the budget of most robot hobbyists. The lathe design was the result of contributions from many people, though [...]