CubeX Wins CES 2013 Emerging Technology Award!

3D Printer Users

It was a lot of fun watching the C/Net Best of CES 2013 Awards ceremony live feed. Best of CES 2013 Award for Emerging Tech category! Award Best of Show CES 2013 CubeX CubeX 3D Printer That was especially true when I saw that the CubeX won the. I have no idea when I might be able to see, and possibly test, the CubeX for myself. When I made my first visit to see the Cube just after last year''s CES, I traveled to Rock Hill.

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2013: A New Year and a New Focus

3D Printer Users

And, Lulzbot has announced a new, much larger capacity printer to be released 2013. And, of course, these are not the only players that we will be following in 2013. It''s been almost five years since the first entry in this blog. From the start, my interest has been on seeing the realization of low cost 3D printing beyond the realm of the hobbyists looking for the "build experience". And, for most of those 5 years, the goal seemed far, far away. But, 2012 changed all that.

SolidWorks World 2013 Wrapup

Jeff's Tool Shed

The post SolidWorks World 2013 Wrapup appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. SolidWorks Community Dell DriveWorks Intel Makerbot Mcor Microsoft nvidia SolidWorks SolidWorks World 2013 SWW13 Up I’m 35,000 feet above the U.S. in a plane fighting headwinds that are going to cause me to be 35 minutes late, which they didn’t tell us until after we wereairborne.

TCTShow 2013 RepRap 3D printing - Community Hub and Show review


2013 Active3D Birmingham faberdashery Jeremy Pullin Joris Peels nopbotshop personalize Renishaw RepRap Magazine RepRapBCN RepRapPro Ltd. Hi Everyone, We are back from the biggest Additive Manufacturing show in the UK and I must say it was absolutely fantastic!

RepRap: Blog: 2013 AMRI Fellowships Wrap-Up and Final.

RepRap Blog

Wednesday, September 04, 2013. 2013 AMRI Fellowships Wrap-Up and Final Presentations. Thanks to all our supporters near and far, AMRI 2013 summer Fellowships were a tremendous success! RepRap: Blog.

SolidWorks 2013 – Previous Version Interoperability

CAD Fanatic

SolidWorks Previous Version Interoperability introduced with SolidWorks 2013 probably isn’t what most users were wanting (or at least, were expecting), but I believe it’s what most users need.

SWUGN Summit 2013 – SolidWorks Assembly Tips & Tricks

CAD Fanatic

The 2013 SWUGN Summit came to Nashville, TN this past week on Tuesday, September 10. I presented some tips and tricks for SolidWorks assemblies. There were several inquiries about the presentation, so I am making it available for download here. Unfortunately, I cannot provide the file sets.).

SolidWorks World 2013 – Monday General Session

CAD Fanatic

SolidWorks World 2013 kicked off today with CEO Bertrand Sicot taking the stage. 94% of the enhancements in SolidWorks 2013 resulted from customer requests. This software was talked about at the SolidWorks 2013 launch event.

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@Teach_Design @3DSystemscorp @Cubify and #3DPrinting

3D Printed Education

Middle of the school holiday and I found myself in school doing some teaching… Some may say a little bit crazy. But all for good reasons and very exciting.

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printrbot GO – amber LCD, bronze extruder gear


I think it was even in the comments on a blog post here that my friend Jon suggested that an amber LCD might be a nice modification to go along with the steampunk look. He

printrbot GO – Trapezoidal Lead Screws


So I’ve been struggling with my Z axis to some extent since before I even got the GO up and running.

Fall in New England, October 2013

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

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Makerbot and Afinia at CES

3D Printer Users

CES 2013 Makerbot Replicator 2X It may surprise some that I have not mentioned Makerbot a single time in these forums. It is NOT because their machines don''t work and, presumably well. It''s because I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to cover their printers without saying something VERY negative about their claims being more than a little annoying.

@Teach_Design Tech Centres … Good to go!

3D Printed Education

Yesterday saw me getting up really early (too early for a Saturday!) for a long drive from Clevedon to York for the launch of the Teach Design Tech Centres (TDTC).

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Work in Progress and RepRap Community Hub event - September 2013


A CubeX Review from

3D Printer Users

3D printer images CES 2013 CubeX Aside from some errors in reporting the pricing, the most interesting review, so far, of the new CubeX at CES, was posted on Of particular interest were the pictures that they''ve posted, of the CubeX in action. Those of us that have to kibitz from afar for now, must be content to glean what we can from images that others post. But, there are a few things in the gallery of images that I would like to point out.

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printrbot GO – wiring woes, duelling fans and a teeny, tiny soldering job


One of the aspects of the initial build of the printrbot GO that I struggled with was how to reliably connect the heated bed.

Building on Making Learning Irresistible -in D&T

3D Printed Education

On Friday I was given the opportunity to run a workshop for the North Somerset Learning Exchange… A primary school conference called Building on Making Learning Irresistible. My workshop was primarily to look at the implications of the new national curriculum for Design and Technology.

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SolidWorks World 2013 – Tuesday General Session

CAD Fanatic

Time to talk Beta – there were 4000 activations for the SolidWorks 2013 Beta program. Hiss then announced the winners of the SolidWorks Beta 2013 Awards. Tuesday’s General Session opened with Fielder Hiss, VP of Product Management taking the stage.

SolidWorks World 2013 – Wednesday General Session

CAD Fanatic

SolidWorks Product Marketing Specialist Mark Schneider took the stage to announce the winners of the 2013 Model Mania contest.

Putting a CubeX 3D printer through its paces

3D Printed Education

Coming up soon I will be running a training day together with the Iain from 3D Systems, showing the guys from TeachDesign how to set up and use the Cube and CubeX 3D printers.

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Ceramics 3D Printing - Original Motivation

3D Printer Users

If you go back to the origins of this blog and my interest in 3D printing, it came directly out of my daughter''s career as a ceramics sculptor.

New CubeX 3 Printjet 3D Printer

3D Printer Users

Little did I know, when I posted that I wanted to change the focus of this blog to pre-built business 3D printers that the first printer that I would talking about would be a bigger sibling of the consumer Cube 3D printer!

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#3DPrinting Science homework with @ClevedonDT

3D Printed Education

Pretty much every break and lunch time this week there have been two visitors to the D&T department. And I have been feeling pretty bad that with all the preparations for our open evening earlier this week I wasn't able to help them. But their persistence has paid off!

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Road to a fanless printhead - DIY radial blower cooling

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

You need a fan to print with PLA. I love PLA. I hate fan mounts. Fans are bulky and can potentially mess up your thermocouple readings (due to interference from the fan wires). I am a fan of fans in general, but not on a printhead.

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@3DSystemscorp Partners With @Teach_Design For UK Education Initiative

3D Printed Education

November 20, 2013: Leading 3D printing manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced an innovative partnership with Teach Design, a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide very low cost training to UK Design Technology teachers. Great news announced today… Check out the 3D Systems press release.

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DeltaMaker Passes First Hurdle

3D Printer Users

Well, DeltaMaker passed its first serious hurdle by meeting and exceeding their KickStarter funding goal of $107,000. With 22 days left to go in their KickStarter campaign, they have already raised. as reported a few minutes ago, $108,559! Congratulations to the DeltaMaker team! One of the things I like best about the DeltaMaker effort is that it is a TEAM endeavor. It''s not just a guy working alone.

3D Printing Headpieces: Fantastic Fashions at the AVEDO Congress 2013

Additive Fashion

The post 3D Printing Headpieces: Fantastic Fashions at the AVEDO Congress 2013 appeared first on Additive Fashion. The ability of 3D printing to design complex structures without internal supports is perfectly suited for creating forms and shapes never before possible using conventional means.

DfE report… 3D printers in schools: uses in the curriculum

3D Printed Education

The Department for Education in England has published a report on 3D printing in schools to enrich STEM and design subjects. Download the document here. The document looks at the experiences of 21 schools using 3D printers for the first time in Science, Maths and D&T. A write up on the Telegraph newspaper goes on to say thet 500K will be invested to allow 60 teaching schools to buy printers and train teachers to use them effectively. Posted with Blogsy.

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A Bit More Detail About the CubeX

3D Printer Users

The fact that CubeX was awarded the Emerging Technology Award at CES 2013, going up against some stiff competition, tells me that I am probably not going to be disappointed. While I have not yet been able to see the CubeX in person, I have found some additional information about the specs that may be of interest to those considering it. I think the best way to address this new information is to start with what we DO know and work forward.

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RepRap: Blog: Why is 3D printing such a powerful way to make solid.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, June 11, 2013. This is a very very difficult mathematical and computational problem, and we still (2013) can only solve it for some shapes, even though we know the computer should theoretically be able to be cut out others that we cant (at the moment) solve. RepRap: Blog.

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RepRap: Blog: Vapor Treating ABS RP parts

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, February 26, 2013. posted by p0t0 : February 26, 2013 6:29 PM. posted by Snowcamo : February 26, 2013 9:59 PM. posted by Ian Johnson : February 26, 2013 11:24 PM. posted by Alastair Seggie : February 27, 2013 12:03 AM. February 27, 2013 12:08 PM.

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Mcor Technologies – Printing with paper, not just on it.

Jeff's Tool Shed

Hardware Review Interview SolidWorks Community 3D Printing Mcor SolidWorks World 2013 One of the things I enjoy about SolidWorks World is seeing all the technology out there that one can use with SolidWorks, be it hardware or software. Leading up to the show, I was contacted by Julie Reece, the Director of Marketing for Mcor Technologies. Unlike most marketing people who ask me if I’d be […]. The post Mcor Technologies – Printing with paper, not just on it.


RepRap: Blog: RepRap Morgan by Quentin Harley wins the Gada.

RepRap Blog

Thursday, July 04, 2013. posted by Shane Taylor : July 05, 2013 2:34 AM. posted by Billy : July 05, 2013 4:40 AM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

Chris Scott – From SWW Virgin to Addict

Jeff's Tool Shed

SolidWorks Community Forza Engineering Red Bull Team SolidWorks SolidWorks World 2013 SolidWorks World 2014 Once again this year, SolidWorks held their Internet Correspondent contest and the winner was Chris Scott from Jacksonville, Florida. That, for this post, is neither here nor there. Chris fulfilled a need I had; to interview someone who had never been to SolidWorks World before. While I remember my first time (who doesn’t?), I wanted […].

Excellent 3D Printer Overveiw at DE Magazine

3D Printer Users

I''ve been a longtime subscriber to Desktop Engineering and it has been my go-to magazine when it comes to keeping up with not only 3D printing; but, fabrication of all types and, in particular, the software to drive it. But, sometimes I miss something that I should not have. Fortunately, I have friends that also read DE and one of them, while doing some research, found this article. 3D Printing On the Cheap by Pamela J. Waterman.

3D printing with flexible materials – FlexPLA tests

Algorithmic Art

FlexPLA, this new experimental stuff for your FDM 3D printer is a revolutionary new rubber-like 3D printer filament which allows you to 3D print flexible objects, such as rubber machine parts, soft toys, flip-flops, and other rubbery items like silicone parts.

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

RepRap Blog

Thursday, August 08, 2013. posted by Alex Marshall : August 13, 2013 12:52 AM. posted by Erik de Bruijn : August 15, 2013 11:07 AM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

RepRap: Blog: Your 3D print in the London Science Museum

RepRap Blog

Monday, July 08, 2013. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Your 3D print in the London Science Museum. The Science Museum in London is producing an exhibition on 3D printing.

chopmeister's 3d printing stuff: We've got movement!

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

Thursday, November 14, 2013. ▼ 2013. (8). chopmeisters 3d printing stuff. A blog about my 3d printer related projects. And possibly other stuff. Pages. Links. About / Contact. Weve got movement! So Ive been busy.

chopmeister's 3d printing stuff: More bearing blocks.

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

Saturday, December 21, 2013. ▼ 2013. (8). chopmeisters 3d printing stuff. A blog about my 3d printer related projects. And possibly other stuff. Pages. Links. About / Contact. More bearing blocks.

3D printing with various materials

Algorithmic Art

Dear Visitor, welcome on my blog! It is the first post on this new blog of mine, it will be about my newest 3D printing experiences and experiments with new materials. Technically, we could 3D print with an material which melts and can be extruded through a nozzle. I mean, just think about sugar.

DeltaMaker - A Wonderfully Innovative 3D Printer

3D Printer Users

Every now and then I stumble onto something that completely enthrals me. That happened to me today. I have NO idea how I got there; but, somehow I ended up on the KickStart Page for one of the cleanest and most innovative 3D printer designs that I have come across. DELTAMAKER 3D PRINTER Kickstarter seems flooded with new 3D printer entries these days. But, the DeltaMaker is in a class of its own. First, it is NOT a kit. Otherwise, I probably wouldn''t be writing about it.)