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Leasing Options Now Available!

Posted by Danny Schmitz on Aug 25, 2016 6:30:00 AM

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Topics: Leasing

How to Hide Internal Structure from the Outside of Your Print

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: 3D Internal Structures

Introducing PerformancePLA & EverydayPLA

Posted by Elijah Post on Aug 17, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Today we are expanding our product offerings in the world of filament by introducing two new Type A Machines branded PLA filaments to the world: EverydayPLA and PerformancePLA.

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Topics: PLA

Three Ways Additive Manufacturing Changes Job Creation

Posted by Espen Sivertsen on Aug 9, 2016 6:30:00 AM

No one likes to see their job disappear. Skilled workers who have spent their lives building trade-specific knowledge are being replaced by AI systems. The gap grows between those who have technology and those who do not, fostering discontent, political polarization, poverty, and deprivation.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, jobs

What the 3D Printing Industry Can Learn from Pokemon Go

Posted by Espen Sivertsen on Jul 15, 2016 6:30:00 AM

I spent the weekend with my wife catching Pidgeys, Rattata’s and the occasional Pikachu. The quest to “Catch em all” had half the neighborhood out searching the park. Pokemon Go is the first mass adoption of an augmented reality game on smartphones. Already, it’s far outstripped Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and just yesterday surpassed Twitter in terms of active users on Android.

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Topics: 3d printing, Pokemon

Design for the Additive Manufacturing Process: Part 2

Posted by Elijah Post on Jul 13, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Designing objects for the additive manufacturing process (DFAM) is different than traditional design for manufacturing (DFM). This is because the 3D printing process is different than traditional machining, casting, or injection molding. These differences apply to both the design of your part, as well as the way the part is physically oriented on the build platform.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, DFAM