admin on November 28, 2011

We’ve been busy working on new works for Emerge 2012. However, one of our alumni (Nick Lewis) of the InkShield project and RepRapBreeding checked in the other day.  He told us to check out the action on Kickstarter in 3D printing & DIY CNC. As of today, we checked Kickstarter search: <3D printer>, there were […]

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admin on November 18, 2011

In a bit of fun, we took the Skull Coin from Thingiverse and used it to produce a mold.  Last night, we did a kiln cast glass run.   The results were very nice glass dubloons (not quite the glass coins we envisioned). {glass skull dubloons}

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ganter on November 17, 2011

It was bound to happen, SLA for everyone.    RobHopeless over at has recently posted a quite complete description of a DIY stereolithography (SLA) system. SLA was one of the first systems commercially available to early makers.  SLA is part of a group of technologies often called “rapid prototyping” and recently being called Additive […]

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admin on November 4, 2011

Several people, we know, have been asking if we know anything about a book that has shown up on the various internet sites called “Printing in Plastic” by J.F. Kelly & P. Hood-Daniel.   It is a companion book to “Build Your Own CNC Machine“.   The P-in-P book is 446 page manual taking readers through […]

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Dear Open3DP readers and members of the Maker Community, This is a question that was send to us recently from a local high school and we are reaching out to you (the reader community) for a better answer.   { Image from} Question: “I have been working with #### at ### HS with Model […]

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