3D Print in More Materials with the Heated Bed

Posted by Elijah Post on Oct 6, 2015 12:33:48 PM

The Heated Build Platform, which is standard on the Series 1 Pro, lets you print in many more materials than you could without it. But what is a heated build platform, and why should you use one?

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Topics: technical

3D Printing Systems, Explained

Posted by Elijah Post on Sep 24, 2015 3:17:59 PM

It’s been a little while since our most recent post! We’ve been busily working on lots of cool things in the meantime! In today’s post, I’m going to talk a little bit about 3D Printer system architecture. System Architecture, as I will define it here, refers to all of the software and firmware elements that go into the machine’s computers.

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Topics: technical

Bringing Advanced Manufacturing to Norway!

Posted by Espen Sivertsen on Sep 21, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Editor's Note: Espen Sivertsen is the CEO of Type A Machines. He writes:
Last Thursday was day 2 of Norway’s primary technical expo for CNC equipment providers; Teknisk Messe. With some 3000 people visiting the expo, we’ve been working with our Norwegian partner Hugg all week to showcase the technical possibilities of additive manufacturing using the Print Pod system. This has gathered a lot of interest: I gave my keynote to a packed auditorium of some 150-200 local manufacturers. It is very clear to everyone that additive manufacturing is going to be an increasing part of their tool kit, and our Series 1 Pro provides a great entry point. The Type A Machines booth got swarmed after our talk, and our customer list is growing!

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Topics: events, company

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