west on October 31, 2010

Our presentation ( Laura West and Mark Ganter) at Ars Mathematica in Paris was a great success and as promised we are jointly releasing our cemetenous metal casting formula for you to play with. What follows is a series of tips along with the formula.  Of course we found that it also works quite nicely […]

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admin on October 28, 2010

We really have the great fortune to work with some really talented people.   The folks that come to play and learn in our lab seem to make magic happen. Our own Nick Lewis (from RepRapBreeding) is at in again! http://blog.makerbot.com/2010/10/25/and-the-halloween-charm-challenge-winner-is/ The MakerBot Halloween contest results were announced a few days ago.   There were two winners […]

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ganter on October 19, 2010

Things have been VERY busy in the lab these last days, the new class is working on their first  lab.  Also, we are trying out several new powders with our collaborators on other campuses.  We also received an invitation to both present physical work and provide a lecture at ARS Mathematica. Since we will be […]

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admin on October 5, 2010

This is taken directly from the “Bits from Bytes” blog page.” “Today we have been acquired by 3D Systems! BfB is a small company, and with that size comes great flexibility: we can effect change here relatively quickly. Also, we can look after our customers at a personal level and with these things in mind […]

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west on October 4, 2010

I had the opportunity to meet Ron Rael of UC Berkley this weekend.  He is working on an exhibition of sculptural models that are all printed in alternative materials (primarily cement).   They are amazing, undulations of form that really emphasize the breakdown in barrier of shape that this technology allows.  The sheer scale of the individual parts is […]

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west on October 1, 2010

There are several of us working together now trying to find alternative  inks and powders. I recently came across this source for Maltodextrin (an ingredient of both plaster formula’s).  It can be found for as little as $15 on the web or in your local vitamin store.  It seems to work a little better than Benefiber – […]

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admin on October 1, 2010

While looking for labs supplies at the local restaurant supply store, I passed down the aisle with vinegar and cooking wines.  I started looking at the labels.    Something about this label really caught my eye! Perhaps it was the percentage of alcohol? 12% seems close to our binder mixes.   What about the 1.5% salt content?  […]

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