The Builds Are Coming! The Builds Are Coming!

A Printer Assembly Companion! In November, we will roll-out a series of 3D printer and CNC machine assembly “Companions.” After looking over approaches to assembly and test prints, it becomes evident there are two main approaches. The first is videos (you can see them in the Video tab above). The second track is by reading absolutely incomprehensible assembly instructions that comes with many printers and CNC machines.  Or buy a bunch of 3DP books on … Read more

Save the Planet with 3D Printing!

Stop Global Collapse! The Answer is Distributed Manufacturing.   Done on low-cost 3D printers. CHINA IS GOING OFF-LINE, too!  Turn off your long supply lines.  Lower the cost of goods to consumers.  Get people designing and innovating again. “How?” With Ultra-Make. We’re a new business model:  We champion “emailable” products.  Things the new Maker Class of Designers and next-gen Manupreneurs can sell to customers online for local printing at the end use location. No factory … Read more

Making – BIG: Spring and Fall Project Sizing

Haven’t really been doing much in the 3D, CNC, and FDM side of the shop, lately.  Although here last week, SainSmart had an email offer that looked pretty good. What they offered was a 5.5 watt blue laser to fit the 3018 series CNC machine. We have one, though still in the box, along with a new expanded controller for it. Seemed like a good deal (regularlly $149) so I fell for it.  We’ll see. … Read more