New How To Manual For Advanced 3D Printing

We just completed the new how to manual for advanced 3D printing with our Utlimaker S5 professional 3D printer. This manual gives you the step by step instructions on the following: Standard prints & prints with PVA dissolving supports. Two colour prints Multiple density printing Operating the Ulitmaker S5 We also have a new workshop that goes over all of this. See our workshops here > Our new manual >

Your CNC in Metal Project, No CNC Experience Required

If you have a project that requires machining in aluminum or steel (or even wood) we can work with you on it. Our Tormach CNC can machine up to 9″w x 5.5″d x 9″h in steel and aluminum. Our Pocket NC10 can machine up to 3″ x 3″ x 3″ aluminum, steel and wood, and is for highly detailed and small objects. All you need to do is supply us with a drawing in: eps, dxf or illustrator format. We can also use various 3D formats. To discuss what can be machined and how to proceed, talk to or email […]

3D Printing with Plant Based Resins – Our New Anycubic Photon M3+ Resin Printer

We now have new Anycubic Photon M3+ 3D resin printer. They allow us to use a Plant Based Resin for our prints. The printers also run at a low cost, unlike our former resin printers that were very expensive to run. The M3+ prints at 6K resolution, with a maximum print size of 24.5 x 19.7 x 12.2 cm / 9.6 x 7.8 x 4.8 inches. Our results have been very good so far, with very high resolution test objects. Previous Next

Epilog Mini Laser – How To Engrave A Glass

Our Epilog Mini laser can perform a number of duties: it can make rubber stamps, and it can engrave a wine glass. It can also of course do the usual laser duties, like engraving and cutting: wood. plexiglas, and card stock. I have just completed 3 new How To guides for the Epilog. Guide A – How To Laser Cut & Engrave… Guide A > Guide B – How To Make A Stamp… Guide B > Guide C – How To Engrave A Glass & Other Round Objects… Guide C >

Easily Create A file To Be Machined On Our Tormach PCNC440

We have just completed a new manual that guides you to easily create a file that can be handed to Makerspace for machining on the Tormach. Makerspace can take your 2D or 3D files and create the tool paths for the Tormach to then machine out your object. Your object can be different metals, like brass and aluminum. CNC Page here > Tormach File Creation Manual >  

Artec Spyder 3D Scanner & Artec Studio How To Video & Guide

We have now completed our new How To video on how to operate the Artec Spyder 3D scanner. The video also gets into Artec Studio, and how to process your scans step by step. We have also created a guide tom go with the video. The two new high end scanners are owned by the Engineering department. You can get special permissions to use the scanners from the Engineering Department if you require a high end scan. Video Workshop & Guide > Previous Next

3D Printing Infills & Rafts

Infills can really change your mechanical properties of your 3d model. It can change the strength, resistance, the finished look, print time and the cost. You will also need to consider infill densities when you are using plastic insert nuts. A 3D model will require dense areas for the insert nuts to bite into. I found a few great articles recently, one on Infills and the other on Rafts. Rafts can help your model adhere to the build plate and give it a solid foundation. From the first article from M3Dzone.com, these are the recommended infill settings: Recommended 3D Print […]

Our Advanced Vinyl Cutting Class – Multi-Colour Decals & T-Shirt Heat Transfer

Our advanced Vinyl Cutting Workshop explored using multiple colours for vinyl cut decals as well as for heat transfers for clothing. The process is all about registering the multiple colours. We created registration marks for both the decals and the heat transfers. With the decals, the multi-colours are applied to the transfer paper first, and then the final decal with both colours (or more) is applied to the final object. For the heat transfer, we applied masking tape to each registration mark, and then heat transfer the first colour to the fabric. Then the next layer was lined up to […]