Morgan has gone through a lot of changes in the last years, and this last change is bringing it full circle back to the beginning. We are closing down the commercial side of Morgan. As many great 3D printer companies before us, the competition with the more efficient manufacturers left us in the dust. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve you and I still will, but in a different way
To all current Morgan Owners, do not fear. I have made arrangements with a local 3D service company to look after you when you need technical help:
Single-arm robotic actuator. The new arm is lighter and cleaner, allowing much faster movement without the machine shuddering
Completely enclosed electronics bin to keep your fingers safe and protect the brains and brawn of the machine.
Stainless steel plate work gives the new machine a sleek minimalist look
Control interface built into the base allows easy intuitive operation.
Extruder now mounted on the arm allows for much shortened Bowden feed tube. This allows the use of previously tricky materials to be used with much more ease
Many technical improvements building on our years of experience building and maintaining the previous generations of Morgan printers
We are not Simplify3D resellers any more due to restrictive reseller agreements from the company. We have decided to give you, the customer, a choice in the 3D slicer you would like to use, and pay the savings forward to you. Open source slicers have improved with leaps and bounds, and we are working to include a number of good printing profiles for Slic3r and Cura. That said, S3D is easy to use with good results.
We are slowly ramping up production of the new machines. Please contact us via email for orders and information:
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.