There are two types of people in this world -- those who can neatly wrap a gift and those who depend on gift bags and tissue paper. There is, of course, a third type that deserves a some attention -- those who print their own packaging! We did a little hunting to round up some holiday box print designs that are a gift in and of themselves.
While many of our customers have been casting metal from 3D printed parts for some time, we hadn't given it a serious effort. We finally gave it a try and the results were encouraging. We turned aluminum soda cans and an old aluminum ladder into some awesome stuff. Check out our process and lessons learned. Read More
Turns out MakerGear printers are not just workhorses, they're road warriors too! StartupBus teams prototyped their designs while rolling down the highway at 60 mph on their way to the national competition in NOLA. Read More
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. Read More
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.
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. Read More
“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
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.
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. Read More
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! Read More
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!
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! Read More