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In 3D Printing, It's all About Quality

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 27, 2015 11:40:00 AM

The openness of 3D printing technology has enabled many more people to contribute to the design and development of 3D printing over the last 10 years than would have ever had the chance to do so otherwise.

The RepRap movement, of which Type A Machines calls itself a proud descendant, is directly responsible for the technological revolution in 3D printing machines that we have all benefited from in the last decade. A further benefit is the ample amounts of engagement a single discussion can entertain regarding all aspects of 3D printer design and use. One recent discussion in our community forum about print quality has encouraged us to delve into the subject even further, inspiring the subject of today’s blog post.

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Topics: technical

The Difference between the Series 1 and the Series 1 Pro

Posted by Lucian Novosel on Aug 25, 2015 7:30:00 AM

What's the difference between these two? Only a couple amazing innovations really. To make this easier, here's a table that outlines the differences:

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Do Educators and Makers Need the Best 3D Printers?

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 13, 2015 11:12:14 AM

This is a continuation of a previous post from last week, where we discussed what Manufacturers and Professionals need in 3D Printers.

Educators and makers are changing the way they do their work because of 3D Printing. A large portion of the maker movement has championed the 3D printer as the tool most conducive to creativity. Teachers of all education levels from elementary school to doctoral work are incorporating 3D printers into a wide range of their curricula, and students are starting to use 3D printers in their work and studies both on and off campus.

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Topics: 3d print pod, comparison

New Version of Cura Software Out Now!

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 11, 2015 10:20:00 AM

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new version of our 3D printing software, Cura for Type A Machines. Version 1.3.1 is out now! This version of the Cura software has some pretty cool new features we think everyone will love!

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Do Manufacturers and Professionals Really Need The Best 3D Printers?

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 6, 2015 10:26:14 AM

3D Printers are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and price points. Many people choose to pick less expensive machines as their first 3D Printers. This makes perfect sense to people who are just being introduced to 3D printing technology. However, many of these entry-level types of machines lack the latest features and reliability that the best 3D printers have. As a result, for many of our customers, the Series 1 is not their first 3D Printing machine. But, where does one need to go in order to find the sweet spot between capability and value?

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How to Reduce Your Manufacturing Costs with the Print Pod

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 4, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Anyone who has experience with manufacturing knows that there are a great number of costs that go into running a hardware manufacturing line. For quantities below 10,000, the Print Pod can radically simplify everything that makes up your day-to-day operations.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, Print Pod