From October 20th to 23rd, 2020 the USAF Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) held the first ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO). The group at RSO crafted five technical challenges that represented the types of challenges they face maintaining legacy aircraft and weapons systems. Read More
THE CHALLENGE Teams must design and 3D print a contraption to protect a raw egg from breaking as it is dropped from a set of predetermined distances. There will be 3 rounds of drops with each surviving team advancing to the next round. They will move forward with the same egg but are able to replace their contraption’s... Read More
In collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic art therapy department, MakerGear is hosting a 21st century virtual Toy Drive. Our goal is to get the amazing maker community involved in creating something special for as many kids as possible! Read More
KAV turned to the MakerGear for a robust solution to make helmets to enable mass customization without compromising performance. The MakerGear M3 printers are workhorses, frequently operating 24/7 in a production environment. Read More
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A trained mechanical engineer and professional sports mascot, Jacob Mostoller has made a business out of designing, 3D printing and selling jumbo-sized props like sunglasses, headphones and jewelry for pro teams. Among his customers are the current NBA champs. Read More
We put a Halloween spin on the three wise monkeys, featuring Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf. From concept to modeling, printing and painting, watch how our evil trio was made. Want to print your own? Download Drax, Frank and Wolfgang here. Read More
HGM Automotive Electronics manufactures control systems that transform vehicles from manual to automatic transmission. The company turned to MakerGear 3D printers to reduce production times and material costs. Read More
k-Space Associates' products can be found in R&D facilities around the world. It uses MakerGear 3D printers to create fully functional prototypes of systems intended to be CNC machined out of aluminum. This approach is saving kSA time and money. Read More
When the Nucor Detailing Center partnered with five school districts to introduce junior high students to 3D printing, it anticipated MakerGear printers would be used a great deal in technology-related classes. What surprised them was the many other innovative uses. Read More
Three years ago, two seniors at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh wanted to solve a major problem halfway around the world. With the support of their school and the use of a MakerGear 3D printer, they are doing just that. Read More
He was a software guy, not a machinist. Not yet, anyway. But one afternoon at auction, he got into a spirited bidding war on a machine. $250 later he had his very own vintage micro-lathe. It was exactly what he needed to enable him to begin making a real difference in the dawning desktop 3D printer movement.