admin on July 25, 2010

I was at a get-together with some friends, (like Evan Malone from NextFab Studio) over the weekend, and one thing led to another.   Ideas were flying.  Here’s one that came out of the jam that could use a little community help (come on down all you hackers).  Bre from MakerBot thought it was an amazingly […]

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ganter on July 22, 2010

I like to thank Nick L. {he’s in several other posts, as well as the writer of RepRapBreeding} for a pointer to this truly exciting project. What happens when you combine  “I’m an industrial design graduate with a strong interest in using technology to enable innovative and new design” – Greg Saul and “The goal […]

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admin on July 16, 2010

Erik de Bruijn had provided a very meaningful comment on the previous post. Thanks. It turns out that NASA has been interested in both micro-gravity and zero gravity additive manufacturing systems for a while.   Two reports are available which deal directly with the FDM process: WPMicrogravityFDM NASA_MicroGravity_FDM Also, the RepRap team has also engaged […]

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ganter on July 14, 2010

We’ve been actively exploring some of the limits of 3D additive manufacturing systems (i.e. material systems,low-cost systems, etc).    Since we have access to a variety of systems, we have been asking Why do we run builds in the current orientation? or Do you really need to build platform on the bottom? or What if we […]

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admin on July 8, 2010

Carlo has been submitting comments and questions over the last several weeks.   He has put up a complementary blog regarding “Digital Fabrication” and his 3DP experiments. http://digitalalfred.blogspot.com/ Great new work!  You are all encouraged to check in on Carlo’s blog!

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admin on July 5, 2010

After, all the crazy holiday parties,  we thought it would be fun to bring you a chip that was not covered with dip or salsa . One of the shapes that we like to use for experiments is an equi-distance surface between a pair of crossed cylinders. The shape is generated via an implicit equation. […]

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ganter on July 2, 2010

Nick Lewis has been keeping up the tradition of having fun with ones new toys. Nick recently received some new transparent blue PLA from UltiMachine.   After building a few parts, one thing led to another, and soon the black light was shining brightly. Check it out on his blog RepRapBreeding: Here’s the link to the […]

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