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MakerGeeks USA Extrusion Line

http://www.makergeeks.com/maker-filament.html - This is the new machine and we are still learning about it and getting it dialed in but I wanted to share with you... so exciting; learning a lot and trying to keep up... this machine is the real deal and a LOT to take in but it's coming right along!! I hope to be selling Maker Filament® by mid-December, right in time for CHRISTmas!!



Read about how MakerGeeks.com is making the ONLY mass produced 3D printer filament right here in the USA: http://www.makergeeks.com/maker-filament.html





MAKER FILAMENT® PLA & ABS

Home > Specialty 3D Filament > Maker Filament® Brand
 PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  11/01/2014

Maker Geeks
810 N Dickerson Ct. 
Springfield, MO 65803
joshua@makergeeks.com

MAKER FILAMENT® PLA & ABSABS & PLA 3D Printer Filament Extruded, Sourced and Made in the USA Maker Geeks is very pleased to present our newest 3D printing offering of “Maker Filament®” our own in house PLA and ABS filament; MakerGeeks is the first and only large scale US manufacture for ABS and PLA filament for 3D printing; while there are a few other USA extruder of filament they only operate in very small and expensive batches. Here at MakerGeeks.com we have the only large scale, high-speed, high-tolerance extruder on US soil and it's our goal to remove the need to order ABS/ PLA filament from China(about 99.9% of all filament starts its life in China; even the really good stuff!) and to be the first and ONLY large scale producer of ABS/PLA Filament here in the USA. By doing this we'll be ab…

Extruder Floss - Serious Hotend Unclogging Muscle

Ah, we have all be there... (and if you haven't yet; you will!!) our hotend is clogged and you get that "clicking" sound of your extruder drive wheel not pushing the filament though anymore. A lot of times this can be solved by using our 3D Printer Nozzle Tip Cleaning Tool (sold here: http://www.makergeeks.com/3dprnotipclt.html) but this tool only really reaches the "nozzle" portion of the hotend which is great for keeping your nozzle clean and clear between filament changes.

If you have a serious clog then you need some Extruder Floss - extruder floss is very thin carbon steel wire that is about 12" long that you can use to insert into the top of the hotend and press through the nozzle while the unit is at tempature and then littearly floss the hotend until you remove the blockage.

It's a simple yet effective tool to have and to keep right next to your 3D printer... it makes an afternoon of tinkering to try and fix a problem into a 5min job and you'…

Maker Filament® PLA & ABS
 Made Right Here in the USA

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
10/12/2014
Maker Geeks 810 N Dickerson Ct. 
Springfield, MO 65803
joshua@makergeeks.com

Maker Filament® PLA & ABSABS & PLA 3D Printer Filament Extruded, Sourced and Made in the USA
Maker Geeks is very pleased to present our newest 3D printing offering of “Maker Filament®” our own in house PLA and ABS filament. We are makers just like you and we 3D print A LOT here at the shop, well north of 100,000 printing hours every year... so we know things that work and things that don't work and we can adjust our manufacturing in real time to make sure that our Maker Filament® is of the upmost quality, design, color and usability. 

We extrude all our Maker Filament®  PLA and ABS in house right here in beautiful Springfield, MO in our new 8,000sq/ft production facility on a high-speed large volume plastics extruder that we had custom built by one of the largest plastics extrusion companies in the world. 

We take the time to dry our raw virgin PLA or ABS

How to add a Heated Build Plate to a Mini Kossel

Good morning all you makers out there- I wanted to do a short blog about how to add a heated build plate or a HBP to your Mini Kossel 3D Printer! It's really easy and all you need is a few things from MakerGeeks.com

1x - Custom MakerGeeks Round PCB HBPhttp://www.makergeeks.com/3dprintergear.html2x Hook-up Wire for the power-leads (16-18 gauge)2x Hook-up Wire for the thermistor (22-25 gauge)1x 100k NTC Thermistorhttp://www.makergeeks.com/10ohmthfor3d.html)1x Boroscopic Glass Plate for the Mini-Kosselhttp://www.makergeeks.com/17roglplfork.html)1x Small piece of Kapton tape or other high-temp tape
So to get started you'll want to flip over your Custom MakerGeeks Round PCB HBP and find the two solder pads at the bottom of the plate;

Then you'll want to solder your two hook-up wires to those pads, polarity won't mater on this so you can use any color you want.

Then attached your 100k NTC with some hi-temp tape (Kapton works great) - and you should have a HBP that looks like thi…

3D Printing vs Traditional Manufacturing

(click image to enlarge and don't forget to check out MakerGeeks.com)


This is a great graphic of the benefits of 3D printing over traditional manufacturing and how it can bring your ideas to market faster and cheaper than any other manufacturing method!

How to Hook up a Xtra-Large Full Graphics SmartLCD Controller

Get yours here today at http://www.makergeeks.com/xtsm12lcdra1.html - How to Hook up a Xtra-Large Full Graphics SmartLCD Controllerto your RepRap 3D printer from MakerGeeks.com - Enjoy!!



You'll want to either comment in OR add this line to your Marlin firmware Config file:



#define REPRAP_DISCOUNT_FULL_GRAPHIC_SMART_CONTROLLER



Also add the  u8glib_arduino_v1.15.zip file from this website: https://bintray.com/olikraus/u8glib/Arduino to your Arduino Library files.



Enjoy and let me know if you need any help!





How to Cut 3mm Cork with a Laser CNC

http://www.makergeeks.com/laser-cut-parts.html - Cutting Cork with Laser CNC at MakerGeeks.com - it took a bit of dialing in however we are getting great cuts with very low burns at 60.00 Speed and 70.00 power on our 150w RECI laser tube here at the shop.



Laser Cut NEMA 17 Stepper Gaskets... these little foam gaskets will fit any NEMA17 stepper motor and help with vibration dampening and will in turn help your printer and electronics produce more accurate prints and help to keep your DIY 3D Printer running smoother and longer. Each pack comes with [4] Gaskets! Enjoy!!



I got this file from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4681 and we have them laser cut here at the MakerGeeks.com Shop









Laser Cutting a Prusa i3 Frame

http://www.makergeeks.com/pri3frkitlac.html - Makergeeks.com is Laser Cutting a Prusa i3 Frame on their new Laser CNC Machine!! Buy one today here: http://www.makergeeks.com/pri3frkitlac.html Prusa i3 Frame Kit - Laser Cut So you know you can buy all your Prusa i3 printed parts (here) from MakerGeeks.com and you know you can buy all your electronics and such for your RepRap build from MakerGeeks.com (here) but till now you couldn't buy your laser cut parts - we always had to send that out and have another 3rd party do that. Until NOW... MakerGeeks.com now has a brand new shiny laser CNC machine and we can't think of a better way to use it other than to make our own Prusa i3 Frame Kits - well that and find some sharks to attach the laser tube to!! ;)
You'll receive everything you need to put the frame together (please see picture to the left for what's included, you'll receive all the wooden parts for a Prusa i3 RepRap Build) - we are very excited to be able to offer t…

Laser Cut Spool Holders

http://www.makergeeks.com/ - These are some great Spool Roll Holders from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:38451 - the MakerGeeks.com shop just upgraded to a new 150w laser CNC machine so we are busy finding and cutting new stuff for you, the maker!! Hope you enjoy this great spool holder... learn more under the "laser cut parts" section on http://www.makergeeks.com/3dprsphokit.html



3D Printing Filament Jams... the Easy Fix

PTFE Tubing - 3D Printer Hotend Tubing Item# PTFE-Tubing Regular Price: $9.95 MakerGeeks Price: $2.95 4 Inches: for 1.75mm filamentfor 3.00mm filamentAvailability: Usually ships the next business day MakerGeeks Description PTFE Tubing - 3D Printer Hotend Tubing 3.00mm PTFE / OD = 6.25mm / ID = 3.40mm
1.75mm PTFE / OD = 4.00mm / ID = 1.90mm
We offer this great PTFE Teflon tubing which has an operating temperature of 500 F. It is used to lead filament from the cool end into the hot end and prevent leaking. A lot of 3D printer manufactures have switched over to a much cheaper version of PTFE tubing and the ID (inside diameter) is much tighter so you'll notice that your filament will jam and bind VERY easy... with our PTFE you'll be able to run ANY filament on the market without jamming issues since our inside diameter is of the proper tolerances... enjoy the upgrade!! Please pick which filament size your hotend is and we'll ship you 4 inches (101mm) of the appropriate size; if yo…

Duplicator 5 3D Printer - 12" x 8" x 24" Massive Build Area

Duplicator 5 3D Printer - 12" x 8" x 24" Massive Build Area Item# duplicator5-3d-printer Regular Price: $5,995.55 MakerGeeks Price: $3,950.50 Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 weeks (No reviews) Be the first to Write a Review MakerGeeks Description

How to Use Ninja Flex PLA on a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer

How to Use Ninja Flex PLA on a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer

NinjaFlex's unique flexibility and smooth feeding characteristics enable you to create in ways you never thought possible. Open a world of possibilities, limited only by your imagination. NinjaFlex, a cutting-edge filament for 3D printers, is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Patent pending technology allows for smooth feeding and clean, high-quality printed parts. Features: Filament shore hardness of approximately 85AConsistent diameter and material properties provide reliable, high quality printsPatent pending technology allows for smooth feedingLow tack, low CoF exterior allows smooth feed through filament guidesHigh elasticity and excellent abrasion resistanceExcellent build platform adhesion and bonding between layersREACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive Compliant1.75mm filament spool = .50 kg3.00mm filament spool = .75 kgProcessing Guidelines: Re…

3D Printed Gear Heart

http://makergeeks.com/ - Awesome 3D Printed Gear Heart using Makergeeks.com Ultra PLA - Save 10% with Coupon Code SPRING - if we sell it you can save 10% with our HUGE Spring Sale - Ends SOON!

If you would like to order a 3D Printer kit to build your own 3D Printer or you would like to buy a 3D Printer or just want to know What is a 3D Printer then check out http://makergeeks.com/ and we'll hook you up! We have FAST & FREE Shipping to the USA and more filament choices than anyone!!

Enjoy!!











3D Printed Solid Planetary Gear Set

http://makergeeks.com/ulplafi.html - Found this cool STL on Thingiverse of a 3D Printed Solid Planetary Gear Set - very cool!! Check it out... have a great day!!

If you would like to order a 3D Printer kit to build your own 3D Printer or you would like to buy a 3D Printer or just want to know What is a 3D Printer then check out http://makergeeks.com/ and we'll hook you up! We have FAST & FREE Shipping to the USA and more filament choices than anyone!!

Enjoy!!









Rubber 3D Printing Filament - NinjaFlex

http://www.makergeeks.com/ninja-flex-pla.html - Check out all our NinjaFlex 3D Printing filament here - plus our new NinjaFlex sampler Pak so you can try it before you buy a full spool! Enjoy, this stuff is EPIC!!

If you would like to order a 3D Printer kit to build your own 3D Printer or you would like to buy a 3D Printer or just want to know What is a 3D Printer then check out http://makergeeks.com/ and we'll hook you up! We have FAST & FREE Shipping to the USA and more filament choices than anyone!!

Enjoy!!









Flex Like you Mean it - NinjaFlex in now at MakerGeeks

Home > Ninja Flex PLA - Soft & Flexiable 3D Printing Filament Ninja Flex PLA - Soft & Flexiable 3D Printing FilamentNinjaFlex's unique flexibility and smooth feeding characteristics enable you to create in ways you never thought possible. Open a world of possibilities, limited only by your imagination. NinjaFlex, a cutting-edge filament for 3D printers, is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Patent pending technology allows for smooth feeding and clean, high-quality printed parts.
Features:
Filament shore hardness of approximately 85AConsistent diameter and material properties provide reliable, high quality printsPatent pending technology allows for smooth feedingLow tack, low CoF exterior allows smooth feed through filament guidesHigh elasticity and excellent abrasion resistanceExcellent build platform adhesion and bonding between layersREACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive Compliant1.75mm fi…