From Books to Machines: Makerspace Libraries Continue to Grow

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jan 19, 2017 2:44:21 PM

Image courtesy of College of San Mateo Library.

When we think of libraries, we always think of books, a building of resources mostly comprised of collections of prints ready for consumption by those who want to learn more. For several years now, however, many libraries especially here in the US, have transformed into something which many of us wouldn’t have expected or thought of in the past. While staying true to their roots of being a cornucopia of knowledge, a good number of libraries have modified their certain areas and extended them into a makerspace to make room for another set of learning tools, another form of literacy: digital fabrication equipment that are teaching and enabling communities to develop ideas and create things.

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Topics: makerspace

A Closer Look at the Tungsten Carbide Nozzle

Posted by Elijah Post on Jan 17, 2017 4:46:26 PM

In 2014 we introduced the G2 extruder, which blew away the standard groovemount design that was common in those days. To this day, we remain light-years ahead of the other standard designs on the market because of the proprietary design that the G2 employs to make your prints become reality.

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Topics: Products

A Cross Section of 3D Printing Industry Workflow Providers

Posted by Elijah Post on Jan 10, 2017 3:13:19 PM

Many newcomers to the world of 3D printing may not be familiar with the amount of talent that exists in the industry. If you’re just entering this new space, and you’re not quite ready to invest in a machine yourself, we’ve got your back.

The 3D printing industry is a blossoming field full of manufacturers, service providers, content generation companies, consultants, analysts, and many more people who can help you turn your designs into reality and bring your products to market fast.

Of course, the distinctions below aren’t cut and dry - many companies take on multiple roles in order to serve the needs of the market.

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Topics: 3d printing

Direct Printing to Series 1 from Cura Type A

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jan 6, 2017 3:07:35 PM

Our cura software, Cura Type A, has been developed to help you process your 3D models for printing. Built for ease of use and the functionality you require, Cura enables you to control your 3D print’s internal structure, visualize them and work with over 78 material profiles so you can truly maximize the capacity of your Type A Machines 3D printers.

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Topics: Pro Tips

Type A Machines’ 2016 Year Review

Posted by Kim Carbon on Jan 5, 2017 4:24:55 PM

At Type A Machines, we always strive for excellence and innovation and pursue projects we believe will transform not only the 3D printing industry but also that of advanced manufacturing in general. On this note, as we begin and start our new and existing projects for 2017, we look back to the year that was and the challenges we took on to bring to all our customers the best features that the 3D printing technology has to offer, as well as the stories that inspired us to keep on doing what we do. Here are some of the highlights of our 2016.

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Topics: company

3D Printed Hat Holder Using the 0.6mm Hot End

Posted by Elijah Post on Dec 30, 2016 10:00:49 AM

Here’s another great use case for a 0.6mm hot end. It can be hard to understand exactly how much of a difference a 200 micron adjustment can make. In this case, the 200 microns we’re talking about is the 200 micron increase in nozzle diameter from our standard hot end to that of this new one.

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Topics: product announcements