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Towards More Automated Printers

3D printers can be used in a manufacturing context. This might be surprising for anyone who has waited hours for their low-poly Pokemon print, but for low-volume plastic parts, you can actually run a manufacturing line off a few 3D printers. 366 more words

3d Printer Hacks

Things you didn’t know about PLA filament

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is the material that is used in our 3D printer.

Like a glue gun, the extruded heats up filament to a liquid, and pushes it out to layer by layer to create beautiful and useful things. 62 more words

3D Printing Comes to Easterseals of SEPA!

by Sandy Masayko

The AT Department has a new tool! We are delighted to have a loan of a 3D printer to create Assistive Technology. (A 3D printer can manufacture objects by laying layers of plastic filament until the object is formed.) Thanks to Andrew Askedall, Senior Director of Product Design at… 217 more words

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Makerbot Replicator Mini With Smart Extruder Plus

Makerbot Replicator Mini With Smart Extruder Plus
This Printer Works Great And Comes With The Smart Extruder V2 This Extruder Does Not Clog And It Performs Like A Champ. 21 more words


MakerBot Really Wants You To Like Them Again

For the last couple years, a MakerBot press release has generally signaled that more pink slips were going to be heading out to the already shell-shocked employees at their NYC factory. 1,482 more words


MakerBot attempts to embrace the open-source community with its new Labs platform

The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk among the maker community when it stopped disclosing machine design in 2012 — a departure from the company’s roots as in the open-source Rep-Rap community. 442 more words


Creating Lights in Tinkercad

Jelly Fish Light

Battery, LED and Tinkercad Glow Circuit

Disco Ball Inspired Light

My favorite part of a new school year is the chance to create new projects to excite my students. 200 more words

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