Machining a Two-sided 3D Model Created in Solidworks

By Sallye Coyle, October 16th, 2019

 

This blog post originally appeared on the 100k Garages blog in 2017. I often get requests for information regarding two-sided machining on a ShopBot tool and figured with that many people asking about it, that we should cross-post it here on the ShopBot blog for additional accessibility. I have edited a few things to …

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October 16th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Prototype to Production: A Case Study

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], January 4th, 2019

At ShopBot, we’re understandably passionate about making things with CNC machines and about the power of digital fabrication tools. We’re always looking for ways to help show what these amazing tools can do, and for items that are made with a ShopBot that showcase several of the processes that a ShopBot tool can handle. …

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January 4th, 2019 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | One comment

48 contestants. 48 hours. One winning idea.

By ShopBot, September 4th, 2018

Make48 Film Crew at Work

As a product design student walking into an event where teams are tasked with designing a product, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Every day at school we brainstorm ideas, sketch them out, prototype them over and over, and then at the end of the project, market and …

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September 4th, 2018 | Tags: | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Makerspaces, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Building Boats, and a River to Float Them On

By Sallye Coyle, May 10th, 2018

Assembling the Weekend Dinghy

Imagine being a high school student and having the opportunity to pilot a plane or a boat, learn how to design and model planes and boats, and understand the businesses behind the aviation and marine industries—all while taking core high school courses. Davis Aerospace and Maritime® High School, a unique …

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May 10th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Make48 to Air Season Two this Spring!

By ShopBot, December 14th, 2017

Make48 at the Kansas City Art Institute

The new TV show, Make48 is kind of a combination hybrid of Iron Chef and Shark Tank. You start off with an unveiled topic and some resources and then set the clock ticking. Twelve teams now have 48 hours to: come up with an idea that …

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December 14th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | One comment

ShopBot Spotlight: The Stars Align for Syzygy Woodworks

By Tim Babiasz, August 1st, 2017

syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee]

noun

Astronomy: An alignment of three celestial objects, such as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet.

Any pair of connected or corresponding things.

For most people, the word “syzygy” seems like something out of a foreign language dictionary. Primarily used in astronomy, the term refers to the lining up of multiple objects in space. However, it also can refer to any pair of connected or corresponding …

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August 1st, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | One comment

Don Gilmore Explores New Avenues on His ShopBot

By Tim Babiasz, May 16th, 2017

Don Gilmore certainly has no problem keeping busy. He’s an engineer by day, but builds race cars, creates glass art sculptures, and even enjoys amateur paleontology in his spare time. While these disciplines couldn’t appear more different, Don has found a way to merge them all together. His team, Iron Dinosaur Racing, got its name from …

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May 16th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Design Thinking, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

PRSalpha Keeps Manufacturing Lean for SaunaSpace

By Tim Babiasz, May 8th, 2017

The Pocket Sauna® is just one of many products that SaunaSpace is bringing into the average American home.

Brian Richards is the founder and CEO of SaunaSpace, a company that manufactures health-oriented sauna solutions designed to fit into any lifestyle and budget. Their saunas provide what Brian refers to as “an ancestral healing method for the modern home without …

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May 8th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Large Scale, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

NYSTEEA and Chocolate Mold-Making for STEAM

By Jeanne Taylor, April 17th, 2017

The tastiness of making mistakes.

 

In the 52 years that the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA) has been meeting, there have been a lot of changes in the design software and equipment available to teachers and students. Schools have been adding digital fabrication equipment, including CNC, into …

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April 17th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Education, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Product Prototyping, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot Spotlight: Oak Branch Manufacturing

By Tim Babiasz, February 3rd, 2017

 

Andy Brooks may not work in IT anymore, but troubleshooting problems is still a big part of his job. His company, Oak Branch Manufacturing, offers prototyping, 3D cutting, architectural design, engraving, and signage for a growing list of high-profile clients and companies in his home state of Georgia and all across the country.

Like a number …

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February 3rd, 2017 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

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