Monthly Archives - September 2016

CNC Machining and 3D Printing

CNC machines advanced technologies have streamlined processes producing parts quicker and more efficiently. Same goes for additive manufacturing, producing one-off parts with inexpensive materials to increase productivity.  Skilled machinists rely on CNC machines to create high-strength custom parts, fixtures and unmatched geometries. Think of the possibilities when combining the two technologies. Additive manufacturing is designed to complement CNC Machining, not replace it.  Now with stronger, light-weight materials, the Markforged Mark Two 3D printer it runs by itself, allowing machinists to [...]

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Our Promotional Giveaway

Nothing annoys me more than a useless promotional giveaway. Why bother? We’ve all been to seminars, demonstrations, and product launches where you are given ‘something’ that will sit on your desk taking up space.  One day you realize that the product that was launched, when you were gifted with this exquisite little inconvenience, has long been discontinued, and finally, you throw the damned thing out. Promotional giveaways can be as useful, yet mundane as a branded pen, notepad, or USB [...]

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iPhone Charging Stand

3D Printed iPhone Charging Stand Printed as two separate parts, the iPhone charger part and the Apple watch part then super glue together. The charging cord gets wrapped through the bottom of the stand to prevent the cord from breaking, the charger end of it fits tightly into the slot allowing users to easily detach and reattach their phones.  The Apple watch charging magnet bed, fits snug into the hole to prevent it from falling off the stand. Once assembled, the [...]

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Mark Two Event

Mark Two Event Join Us September 7th 11 AM – 3 PM We are celebrating the Mark Two from Markforged with our guest speaker Veronika Tyukova At our Newington location we will provide free lunch, giveaways and the demonstrations/tutorials will run at various times between the hours provided above.  All are welcome to join, please reserve your seat. (Confirm your reservation by AUGUST 30th) The Mark Two is the world’s first industrial strength carbon fiber 3D printer. Integrated with dual extruders of continuous fiber filament to [...]

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Stronger Alternative to ABS and PLA

Nylon, a stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing. The stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing.  For those who have printed using PLA (Polylactic Acid) relative strength, but mostly known for being the eco-friendliest plastic, however, most brittle. Printing in PLA is the most inexpensive way to go, but the quality matches the price.  Most prints cannot stand over 100 degrees and often during the printing process, PLA material is more likely to have inconsistencies due to its inability to withstand certain temperatures. Printing [...]

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