The Type A Machines Series 1 3D Print Cell has officially launched in an effort to streamline design through production while reducing investment costs and optimizing value. These purchasable Additive Manufacturing Clusters are an alternative to the production standard of low volume injection molding services.
Written by Stefani Pellinen-Chavez
When we decided in 2013 that it was time to publish a product warranty for the Series 1 3D printer, there were two major factors that guided us: 1) 3D printing is a developing industry, with lots of innovations and many unknowns. As the industry develops, we may learn new methods and techniques to lengthen the life span of a Series 1 3D Printer. 2) 3D printers that are up and running are way cooler than 3D printers that get worn out or broken and then forgotten.
If you own a Series 1 it’s our priority at Type A Machines that your Series 1 should work. We didn’t want our support specialists to waste your time trying to “validate your warranty” (figure out how to prevent you from getting support), so we tied product support to the serial number. If your Series 1 has a serial number, then we can tell you when we shipped it, and often when you received it. If it has been a year or less, then your machine is still under warranty. It’s that simple.
It’s officially October, meaning that Halloween is right around the corner. For all of the 3D printing fans out there, we hope you’ll be using your printer as a tool to help craft your costume. In fact, if you 3D print part of your costume on the Series 1, you’re eligible to enter our contest, which is offering cool prizes for the top 3 winners!
Sweden’s Lund University set to make history by putting on the first-ever live concert using only 3D-printed instruments. Olaf Diegel, a professor at Lund who also created the first 3D-printed saxophone, has orchestrated the “first 3D-printed concert,” which was performed by students of Lund’s Malmö Academy of Music.
Robens Wouter visited our San Leandro facility and noticed a trumpet that our R&D member Levi 3D-printed on the 2014 Series 1. Wouter wondered if the four-foot long trumpet was fully functioning and picked up the instrument to test it out. The skilled trumpet player put on a quick show and we caught it on film.
Print the Legend is the Netflix Original documentary that highlights the disruptive technology of 3D printing, and it is now available for streaming online. The 90-minute film takes a closer look at the industry’s challenges, controversies, and promises, bringing to light an idea that still feels entirely futuristic to some, and wholly revolutionary to others.
The second annual San Leandro by Design event kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and brought local companies together to laud the city’s flourishing business scene. Leaders of the San Leandro community met with key players in the city’s tech and innovation industries on the rooftop terrace of the Bayfair Center.
This Sunday, Sept. 28, the organization e-NABLE will be bridging the gap between prosthetists and printers at an event at John Hopkins Hospital. Leaders in the medical, tech, and public policy industries will be present for the occasion, which delivers donated prosthetics to children in need who have upper limb disabilities.
e-NABLE, which is an online community comprised of volunteers and technologists, strives to apply 3D printing technologies as a medical tool and advancement. They will also be briefing attendees on how 3D printing technologies can change the future of prosthetics.
Join us tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the SoMa StrEat Food Park with 3D Hubs and Pinshape for the Hot Off the Press event. We will be there with our 2014 Series 1 3D printer and will also be raffling off some 3D prints of designs from Pinshape’s library.
The event is free and you can RSVP online to see who else will be going. See you tomorrow!