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New Products!

One of the things we've been doing, before, during, and after our supply chain disruption, is to continuely test and qualify new manufacturing processes by small Mom and Pop shops in China.  One of the areas we've been doing work is finding good quick turn sheet metal...

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State of the OpenBeam Project (2016)

TL;DR:  OpenBeam sales will be handled by ZT Automations, a company jointly owned by myself and Mike Ziomkowski of Z-Designs, created to handle the Kossel Pro project.  This move allows me to focus my energy on OpenBeam R&D work while bringing new help on board to...

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3D Printing a Halloween costume

Thought I'd take a quick break from our normal programming to show off my son's first Halloween costume! Rachel found a teddy bear hoodie outfit for Zachary, so Zach wlll be Winnie The Pooh for Halloween.  Given the amount of time I  spend away from family to work on...

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The Final Countdown and Eating Our Own Dogfood

Three very important milestones this past week. 1)  We've finally received all goods on our dock, to start kickstarter fulfilment.  After multiple nightmares with import shipping, we can finally start cranking kits out. 2)  As mentioned in previous blog post, we've...

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OpenBeam Applications – PCBGrip

One of the best things about creating an awesome construction system, is being able to see what other people use OpenBeam for.  While we have been focused on bringing the OpenBeam Kossel Pro to market and the OpenBeam Kossel Reprap to public release, we also use a lot...

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And now, a guest post from Mrs. OpenBeam

Hi! As some of you know, Terence and I got married a few weeks ago (October 26, to be exact!) The wedding was fantastic and we loved getting to see all our family and friends from all over the world. We figured this would be a good time to show off a little bit of our...

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[Behind the scenes] – Injection molding

Every day, we come in contact with objects that are injection molded - one of the cornerstone technologies that define our modern world. Injection molding allows designers to create extremely complicated parts with relatively low part cost after a (usually expensive)...

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Update #8: Transition Plans

With close of funding 3 days away, we begin our transition towards the next phase of the project. Rachel and I have been working pretty hard in the background trying to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.OpenBeam's blog is now up and available at:...

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