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Engr. Rydyl M. Obsum, MTM replied to Leslie Langnau's discussion safety in automation
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"This printer was made to see if it could be done.  It can, and so now, PBC Linear is looking to enter into the market.  As far as I know, every 3D printer takes at least overnight to make a part, unless the part is very simple and small,…"
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Andrew Werby commented on Leslie Langnau's blog post Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables
"Like the article says, this machine takes days to actually produce a part that takes advantage of its size, which isn't exactly "rapid" prototyping. It would also tend to run out of filament in the middle of a build, unless it came…"
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What does Stratasys acquisition of MakerBot mean to you?

How will Stratasys' acquisition of MakerBot affect you?  Would you be more willing to purchase one of the MakerBot products, like the Replicator 2, (for about $2200) to use as a desktop prototype system?  Or a future product from the company knowing that Stratasys development is behind it?   See More
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NBA’s Golden State Warriors gets involved in 3D printing

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, has a lofty goal–bring 3D printers to every school in America.  Similar to the FIRST programs for robotics, introducing 3D printing to school kids is a great way to develop future engineers.  The MakerBot Academy was launched in November 2013 and through corporate and individual partnerships, has already funded more than 1,000 teacher requests to receive a MakerBot…


Can lower cost 3D scanners serve your reverse engineering needs?

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

The 3D printing industry is helping to grow the market for 3D scanners, especially with the introduction of a number of low cost scanners. Are these scanners an alternative to more professional versions for your application?

How will the introduction of low cost…


Tips on choosing a finishing method for your 3D printed part

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:42am 0 Comments

This article explores the more common methods of finishing a 3D printed part, whether that is for look and feel, or for function. 



9 Amazing pieces of art/science from 3D printing

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

Check out these amazing 3D printing "ideas" that give sound a shape. 


Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 6:10am 2 Comments

Do you have a need for a meter-sized build area in a 3D printer?  If so, check out this new one developed by PBC Linear. 


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At 9:20am on April 1, 2011, plaasjaapie said…
"Hobby machines" already produce better prints, in many cases, that Stratasys equipment.  Print a goblet on a Dimension machine and try to drink from it some time.  :-)


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