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3D Printing Solutions in the Automotive Electronics Industry

3D Printing Solutions in the Automotive Electronics Industry

April 26, 2017

Automotive manufacturers typically produce parts in quantities ranging from 10,000 – millions at a time. Companies like HGM specialize in custom manufacturing in lower volumes. Custom development, from prototyping to testing, is essential and often as costly as what is required for much larger production runs. Precision and accuracy before production begins is paramount.
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The MakerGear Story

The MakerGear Story

April 04, 2017

He was a software guy, not a machinist. Not yet, anyway. But one afternoon at auction, he got into a spirited bidding war on a machine. $250 later he had his very own vintage micro-lathe. It was exactly what he needed to enable him to begin making a real difference in the dawning desktop 3D printer movement.

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Creating an Affordable, Life-Saving Device Using 3D Printing

Creating an Affordable, Life-Saving Device Using 3D Printing

January 12, 2017

In a place where supply chain economics often keep life-saving technologies out of reach, 3D printing is uniquely positioned to provide a new way of tackling global issues in the 21st century.
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Creating Products from Scratch with 3D Printing

Creating Products from Scratch with 3D Printing

December 23, 2016

“Here's a great example of a product created from scratch. From concept to design to prototype to production to packaging to marketing to store." 

Paul Higashi, Epic Junx  founder

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Happy Holidays from MakerGear!

Happy Holidays from MakerGear!

December 23, 2016

This week, we're loving these M2 ornaments our intern, Anthony, printed for all of our staff. Thanks Hank Dietz for the brilliant design! To print your own, click on this post to download the free .stl file. 

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Thanksgiving in 3D

Thanksgiving in 3D

November 23, 2016

We've pulled together a short list of prints that can add some 3D panache to your Thanksgiving table. Find the design files at the links below.
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Reinventing an Old Tradition with 3D Printing

Reinventing an Old Tradition with 3D Printing

November 04, 2016

We're hosting a mini contest to see who can fabricate the snazziest "I Voted" pin.   Post photos of your pin with #ivoted and #MakerGear for a chance to win a free nozzle set and spool of PLA! 
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Halloween Treats from MakerGear

Halloween Treats from MakerGear

October 25, 2016

Headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend?  Just in time for Halloween, we're sharing over twenty free designs for you to print your own Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkinhead. Complement your carving skills or just skip the carving entirely by printing facial features for your pumpkins this year!  

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3-2-1.....Rocket Challenge at IMTS!

3-2-1.....Rocket Challenge at IMTS!

September 19, 2016

Our friends at Rippl3D have created a brilliant rocket challenge that allows kids (and kids at heart) to design and print their own model rocket fins for test launch. We were thrilled for the chance to partner with them at the International Manufacturing and Technology Show last week in Chicago!
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MakerGear Brings STEM to Life at the Great Lakes Science Center

MakerGear Brings STEM to Life at the Great Lakes Science Center

August 16, 2016

It’s no secret that we’re passionate about leveraging 3D printing as a tool to transform education. When we learned that theGreat Lakes Science Center (GLSC) wanted toenhance their summer program offerings with 3D printing, we jumped at the opportunity to collaborate.

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Gotta Print 'Em All!

Gotta Print 'Em All!

August 12, 2016

Have you been swept up in PokémonGO fever? We sure have. Though we may have been having more fun printing 'em than catching 'em!
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Student Entrepreneurs Find New Solutions to Old Problems

Student Entrepreneurs Find New Solutions to Old Problems

August 05, 2016

One of the things that excites us most about 3D printing, is the potential to solve real world problems in real time. This week MakerGear joined with The Veale Foundationfor their first annual Veale Startup Week held at Gilmour Academy.

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