To prototype in metal is in many cases the reason why designers, inventors and engineers hold off on buying a 3d printer, and in most cases, indefinitely. Metal printers are due to the technology employed incredibly expensive. Besides that they can be messy and hard to keep running. What if metal protoyping is within your reach, for a fraction of the cost?
Making metal components from wax masters is a method that endured since the dawn of history. There are two main techniques available to Morgan Owners, one of which we tried recently:
Lost investment casing
Lost wax (PLA) sand casting
We will do a full writeup on the process, and advantages and disadvantages of each process soon.
RAPDASA 2016 is here, and Morgan 3D Printers are here and ready to participate. The annual conference brings together all the serious players in the local additive manufacturing landscape, and looks at ways to promote the technology in the South African economy.
This year the event is at the Science and Technology center of the Vaal University of Technology, Vereeninging.
Morgan 3D Printers visited the annual Makercon in Durban this weekend. Makercon 2016 was a lot busier than last year. The Makerspace Durban did a great job of hosting another successful event, that we hope will grow a lot in years to come,
Morgan 3D Printers will be at the Decorex 2016 show at Gallagher estate from 5 to 9 August 2016.
We are teaming up with the Makers collective at the Makers Corner stand. Come and see our machines, and some demos of us making stuff. Our focus will be to do practical example sessions of how you could use a 3D printer in a workshop to make your workflow more efficient, especially is you want to develop new items, or create custom pieces. Custom is very sought after in the decor market.
We have our latest Morgan Pro 2 machines at the stand, and the Morgan Mega for your viewing pleasure.
Many of you may have wondered where the 3D print gallery for Morgan prints were. South Africans are inherently camera shy, and we should change this, for the better.
You spoke, and we listened. We have hundreds of photos of the stuff we printed over the years… yet we failed to share most of it. You know how it is. You print something incredible, quickly snap it on a mobile phone, and let it go. Here is an example:
3D Print Gallery
I am working through all the photos, and will post some of the best ones in our new 3d print gallery in due course. Our 3D machines are built to last. Come and see what we are doing!
If you have suggestions of prints we should do for demo purposes, make contact, and we try to make it happen and add it to our 3d print gallery We are always busy working on improvements to our processes, and this we will always share with our fans and customers.
Customers, if you have great print you would like to share with us, make contact, and we will make sure you get a mention in the 3d print gallery for your skills!
Remember that we are running a Free 3D print promotion. Submit an idea or stl, and if you win, collect it at House4Hack! While you are there, come and see all the crazy people that makes this legendary makerspace what it is. I am available every Tuesday night at the club meet in Centurion.
South African 3D Printers at work. Morgan 3D printers come with Simplify3D software that will ensure you hit the mark much quicker.
Also check out the new experimental PET-G profiles for Smoothieware on the software setup page. PET-G is a great material, since it prints almost as easily as PLA, and has great mechanical properties, all without the hassle and bad smell of ABS.
Keep tuned for more exciting innovations and options coming soon…
The end of 2015 is just about on us. The Morgan factory is quiet and we are all enjoying some time with our families.
The South African currency, South African Rand is meanwhile trying out new record lows against the major world currencies. This is a problem if you love technology as much as I do…
South Africans! Beat inflation and pre-order your Morgan today. If you order and pay at least 50% deposit before the workshop opens on the 11th of January, we will add 5% discount on top of our 2015 price!
Delivery will be in the order of orders received, and on full settlement of the invoice. You can order in the web store below, or contact us for a quotation if you have specific invoicing needs.
With the rand continuing on its slippery slope we will have to increase pricing a bit, but because source locally it should be much better than some of our unfortunate 3D printer importers.
We are also working on some essential options, available soon that will be compatible to Morgan 2 systems.