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 …

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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. …

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On “Making While We’re Breaking…”

“Oh shit…” you’re thinking.  400 people on a cruise ship have it, at least 80,000 thousand people worldwide have it…what will become of the world, right? Well, it’s going to change.  Bigly and fastly. The world has become dependent on long supply lines – and to our own detriment. But, before you get too depressed about it, remember that we were headed down the crapper  anyway. That’s because the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse include (presently) …

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A “Fax Machine of Things”

A “Fax Machine of Things?”  Who’d believe it? Yet it is easily within reach.  ISYN. I wanted to add a bit more to the Ultra-Make website about this whole e-mailing to things concept which, I have to admit, fascinates the hell out of me. In the ideal configuration,  there would be one to three online machines. Obviously, most products would have a 3D printer aspect.  And since the present printers are in the $200 range for …

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Business Model of the Future

This is NOT going to become a full-time job for me. In fact, this site was built purely to show my Peoplenomics.com subscribers a different take on the future that arose from my book “The 100-Year Toaster.” The book, serialized over several months, was the beginnings of a “manifesto” – wherein the most dangerous economic problem of ALL was revealed. That Problem? This (way of living on the Earth) cannot persist. Something’s going to get …

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