I’m not sure what Andrew Mazzotta does for a living, but I do know that he has a boatload of 3D printers and is racking up numerous hours testing and evaluating them, which is all to the good. This week he compares the Makerbot Replicator to the Lulzbot AO-100, and throws in a few comments [...]
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, [...]
Here’s the set of presentation slides that Joseph Prusa uploaded for his session at the Open Hardware Summit this week in New York: You will notice that the slides are in reverse order. Hopefully Prusa will resort them. We’ll be watching for a video of his presentation to be made available online and will post [...]
Bre Pettis, one of the original founders of Makerbot Industries and the current CEO, put together a thoughtful, frank, and detailed response titled “Let’s try that again” to the current controversy over Makerbot going closed. Whether you agree with Pettis, or disagree, you have to give him tons of credit for addressing the questions head-on [...]
It retrospect, it really shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that MakerBot is headed down the closed system path. Turns out that on November 9, 2011 they filed a patent application for “Automated 3D build processes” that was successfully granted July 24, 2012.
The latest promotional video from Shapeways:
Before I started actually printing with Tantillus I spend uncounted hours/days/weeks devouring everything online about Reprap and 3D printing. That was extremely helpful, but also generated a little fear and trepidation. One of the things that I heard about frequently was the problem that many people had in getting their parts to stick to the [...]
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 [...]