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.
Morgan 3D Printers wants you – yes you, who think that you cannot become part of the 3D printing wave that is sweeping the world – to become part of the awesome world of realising ideas and a competition winner…
To show you how easy it is, and how much fun it is, Morgan 3D is running a monthly competition where you are challenged to submit a cool design. The best design, judged on viability, talk-ability and ingenuity is then printed for free and presented to the clever winner.
The cool thing is that it does not need to be your own idea or own design. 3D printing is something anybody can get into because there are many designs on the internet that you as a beginner may go and download and use. And that is exactly what our June winner did…
AND OUR WINNER FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE IS….
Quentin selected this design as the wining idea because it gave him an opportunity to showcase the versatility of his printers working with flexible filament as well as the usual sturdy PLA. The tyres of the car is actually a quite a lot softer than the body and this approach allows for complex prototyping as well as interesting niche products with your Morgan 3D printer.
Simone downloaded the Jacob Stanton file from thingiverse
Spring is in the air in the southern hemisphere and it is time for change! After a long battle over resources and services we decided that it is time to let the old “harleystudio” domain go, and get our own.