Another Update to the Creality Touchscreens (and any Creality Machine!)

Been at it on the Creality Touchscreens again! This time we’ve expanded the branch with an auto-build option that allowed us to provide far more hex files as standard configurations. See the readme file for the breakdown, as file naming gets difficult with windows path depth limits. Some of the key items in the DW6 […]

Comparison of Slicers : Introduction

In 3D printing, your slicer is one of the most important tools. There are several options available. You have the vendor backed systems. Ultimaker Cura (Cura QT, New Cura, ect) Lulzbot Cura (Old Cura) Makerbot Print Craftware Tinkerine Suite Zorax Z-Suite Then you have your commercial software Autodesk Netfabb Simplify 3D KISSlicer Repetier Host Browser […]

Modern Machine Design – Part 2

First-off, lets discuss the old school designers. These guys have a solid understanding of mechanics. They have probably read nearly the entire machinist’s handbooks and memorized everything in the 517 mechanical movements book. They understand how to translate any simple application of force into a complex motion. They understand how to fixture a part so […]

Modern machine design – Part 1

In today’s high tech world, you often see a clash between not only the mechanical and electrical designers, but the younger generation CAD jockeys and the old school 2d toolies. They all have prejudices against the other two. Understanding these, where the other is coming from, and how to balance them is key to producing […]

3d Printing in Industrial Automation

As 3d Printing has been getting more attention, it has gotten difficult to separate reality from the hype. There has been a flood of consumer and commercial grade systems, with the differences in many cases hard to spot. I have spent a great deal of time working with varying materials and printing technologies and have […]