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Join Printrbot at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC, April 25-27th

Official_Partner_Logo_rgbPrintrbot is proud to be an Official Partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  

Participants include more than 1,000 of the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

The two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. Meet science celebrities like Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Job series, Bill Nye the Science Guy, David Pogue, host of NOVA ScienceNow series on PBS, and Grammy Award-winning alternative music band “They Might Be Giants!”

New this year: The Festival is hosting the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, bringing in 2,500 STEM professionals from across the country and several science teacher associations including in thousands of teachers!

On Thursday April 24, 2014 middle and high school students will have a chance to view presentations from the most inspiring STEM professionals at X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium and the Festival will feature Teacher Development Workshops at the Expo!

For more information, visit www.usasciencefestival.org

Printrbot will be located in Booth #2929

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Printrbot Simple Build Workshop, London – Saturday, May 31

RoboSavvyEver wondered what 3D printing was? Want to find out for yourself? Come join us in a day of building your own 3D printer.

RoboSavvy is collaborating with Printrbot Approved Technician, Ian Lewis from Replicat3D, to bring you the Printrbot Simple Build Workshop. Working together we will build the Printrbot Simple 3D printer, winner of the Make Magazine Best Value 3D printer award. We will install the software required to operate your printer (just bring your laptop) and start printing! We’ll talk about how to get the most accurate prints and have a look about the various places you can download files to print until you design your own objects. And, at the end of the day, you will walk away with your printer and a load of ideas of what to do with it!

When: Saturday, May 31 (10:00am – 6:30pm)
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration, London

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Watch Live – 3D Printing with Windows session at Build 2014 Conference, Wed 4/2, 2:30 PM (PST)

buildJoin us for the 3D Printing with Windows session at this year’s Build Developer Conference 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.  Brook and other members of the 3D printer community will be speaking during the session regarding upcoming changes to Windows that will improve 3D printing.  Unfortunately the even is sold out, but you you can watch it all live on Channel 9.

Microsoft announced native 3d Printing support with Windows 8.1 last year at Build. Hear about the progress we have made, new things we are working on, and how you can take advantage of 3d printing with Windows in your apps and devices.

3D Printing with Windows Session

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Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2014
 
Watch Live on Channel 9

SF State’s College of Business invests in 3D printer technology

logo-goldengateBy Chris Sanchez, goldengatexpress.org
3/18/14
@XpressNews, @CoB_SFState

Professor Sameer Verma presses print on his laptop. But he isn’t printing a document on a regular inkjet printer. Instead, he is using a Printrbot Jr., a small 3D printer that can make almost any object.

Once the machine’s print head reaches the correct temperature, its motors begin whirring to life as it pours layer upon layer of melted plastic. After working laboriously for about eight minutes the Printrbot has made a small Star Trek emblem. “Beam me up,” Verma says in front of his managing enterprise networks class holding the badge to his chest.

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This spring semester SF State’s college of business invested in three of these small printers that range from $700 to $1200.  According to Verma, the manufacturing capabilities of the machines will help business students design and create prototypes of products that could be shown to potential consumers. “For creating models of projects, these machines would be invaluable. Instead of relying on other people, you can go and get the model printed out and actually have it ready for a presentation,” said Richard Williams, an SF State information systems major.

Read the full article on GoldenGateXpress.org

 

Printrbot JR v2 Files are available (non-commercial)

Jr V2 v9 Creative Commons.dxf

Creative Commons License

Printrbot JR v2 3D Printer by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

I have chosen to license this and all my designs under a non-commercial license. This is currently the best choice for us to be sure the files get out there, but offer protection against people selling our 3D printers and damaging our reputation and brand.

If you are an individual, a school, a club, a hackerspace, makerspace, fablab….. we hope this helps the people in your community make thier own Printrbot!  But keep in mind you can’t sell them.  :)

sincerely,

Brook Drumm

Assembly Drawings for the 2014 Printrbot Simple

simple-assemblyIn an ongoing effort to help you build your Printrbot right the first time, we have released assembly drawings for the 2014 Printrbot Simple on our help.printrbot.com instructions site. These exploded view drawings show the relationship of your Printrbot parts and how they fit together.

They are a great addition to the existing build instructions and will help ensure that you are putting the correct pieces together when building your printer.  The assembly drawings have been saved in PDF format and are located under the Files section on the first page of the instructions.

 

2014 Printrbot Simple Instructions

 

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Printrbot Simple Build Workshop, London – Saturday, March 22

RoboSavvyEver wondered what 3D printing was? Want to find out for yourself? Come join us in a day of building your own 3D printer.

RoboSavvy is collaborating with Printrbot Approved Technician, Ian Lewis from Replicat3D, to bring you the Printrbot Simple Build Workshop. Working together we will build the Printrbot Simple 3D printer, winner of the Make Magazine Best Value 3D printer award. We will install the software required to operate your printer (just bring your laptop) and start printing! We’ll talk about how to get the most accurate prints and have a look about the various places you can download files to print until you design your own objects. And, at the end of the day, you will walk away with your printer and a load of ideas of what to do with it!

When: Saturday, March 22 (10:00am – 6:30pm)
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration, London

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Brook Drumm Explains Printrbot’s Metal Decision

logo-3d-printerworldBy Mike Titsch, Editor, 3dprinterworld.com
@3DPrinter_World

Printrbot has come to be synonymous with affordable, open source, laser-cut, wood chassis 3D printers. So when the company announced their intention to produce and release a Printrbot Simple constructed of metal instead of wood, my interest was piqued.

In truth, the new metal machine is more than just a metal build of the current wooden Simple. It has a 6″ x 6″ x 6″ bed, as opposed to the wooden version’s 4″ x 4″ x 4″. It also employs beefier 12 mm rods on the z-axis, while the older model uses 8 mm. Additionally, the metal Simple will include Printrbot’s new bed auto-leveling feature.

Pricing for the new printer has yet to be determined, but it will cost somewhere between the assembled wooden Simple at $449 and the Printrbot Jr. at $699. It is unclear whether the metal Simple will ever come in kit form – it will initially only be available fully assembled. However, the wooden kit will remain available for those who prefer to put their own machine together.

Read the full article on 3DPrinterWorld.com

 

Sneak peek at our upcoming rock solid, all metal Printrbot Simple!

Later this year we will be releasing an all new Printrbot Simple constructed out of steel and aluminum.  All of the laser cut wood parts have been replaced by rock solid metal.  In fact, the total number of parts have been reduced to just a fraction of our current model.  The all metal construction combined with a GT2 belt pulley system produces a 3D print that rivals those of other manufacturers which cost thousands more!

Sound intriguing?  Would you like to see it print in person?  If so, we invite you to stop by our exhibitor booth at the 3D Printshow in New York this week and get a first hand look at our working prototype!  We will have it up and running at our booth and would love for you to see it in action.

Click here for more information on where to find us at the 3D Printshow in New York

 

Technical Specifications: Printrbot Simple (final production version)

  • Price: TBD
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Build Volume: 6″ x 6″ x 6″ (150mm x 150mm x 150mm)
  • Print Resolution: 100 Microns
  • Filament: 1.75 PLA
  • Hot End: 1.75 Ubis Hot End with 0.4mm Nozzle
  • Construction: Steel and Aluminum Body
  • Finish: Powder Coated
  • Print Bed: Semi-Auto Leveling via Software
  • Belt: GT2
  • Pulley: Aluminum
  • Rods: 12mm
  • Product Weight: 8 lbs
  • Print Software: Compatible with Repetier Host and Pronterface

Printrbot Simple (prototype in use at the 3D Printshow in New York)

 

Join us at the 3D Printshow in New York, Feb 13-15

3D Printshow New York: 2014The 3D Printshow in New York is one of the most exciting shows to attend; a combined business,  arts, design, education and consumer event with cutting-edge technology, world exclusive features and some of the sharpest minds in the world of future-tech.  The NYC show will include some of the most incredible new content from around the globe.

Printrbot will be attending the event and showcasing some of our current 3D printers as well as a few of our latest prototype designs still in development.  We have made a lot of significant design changes lately and would love for you to see the huge improvements to our new prints in person!  So come on out to the event and stop by our exhibitor booth on the main floor.  We would really like to meet all of our loyal customers as we couldn’t do this without you!

3D Printshow: New York 2014
February 13-15
Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

More Information at 3DPrintshow.com

 

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