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
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
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.
Have you been swept up in PokémonGO fever? We sure have. Though we may have been having more fun printing 'em than catching 'em! Read More
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.