Monday, February 8, 2016

Desktop Manufacturing

Saw this incredible machine ready for launch on indiegogo.

With machines like this, you can have advanced manufacturing capabilities in the space of a small room for the cost of a used car.  3D printing, CNC laser, injection molding, CNC milling, and CNC lathe, could all be purchased for less than 10k dollars total for everything now including your hand tools 

It is a automatic plastic injection molding machine and capable of using molds created from 3d printed patterns.  Granted you can make the patterns on a mill also, but the automatic ejection means that production speeds are way up vs the hand operated versions and for $700  it is a steal.

Inside the mold