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Massive Dimension, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder -

In an effort to share more of the day-to-day activities of the MD lab with our friends and followers in the 3D printing community, we’ve set up a camera feed on our MDPH2 extruder to allow us to live stream prints through our Twitch channel! The printer, nicknamed “Potter”, is a customized SCARA movement system and fabricated aluminum print bed- the extruder also has our just-released MDMCU pneumatic auto-feeding pellet delivery system mounted on it, for those curious to see it in action.  Expect to see us go live several times a week - there may be specifically scheduled events...

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Experiments, MDPH2, Pellet Head Extruder -

Large format printers possess capabilities that have allowed us to overcome what were seen as previously insurmountable barriers in the world of 3D printing- but that is not to say they do not have their own limitations. Lest we fall prey to the “bigger hammer” fallacy, it is important to recognize that as with any tool, large format printers excel at certain tasks while actually underperforming smaller printers at others. In broad strokes, we celebrate large format printers not only for their larger build capacities but also for their speed. Even if you put a filament-driven print head on a...

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Massive Dimension, MDPE10, MDPH2 -

We are excited to announce the latest addition to the MD lineup of extruder accessories: the Material Conveyance Unit! It’s okay, you can call it the MCU for short, all of us at the lab do too. The MCU was born from the need to keep our large format printers supplied with pellets through the course of long prints. Unlike a conventional filament-driven desktop printer that could run even an overnight print on a single 1 kg spool, these printers could require 5 kg, 10 kg, or an even greater supply of pellets to successfully complete a twelve-hour print. Such...

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Massive Dimension -

We are excited to announce a new accessory for the Massive Dimension line-up, the MD Adaptor nozzle! Keeping with our mission statement of expanding what is possible with our extruders, we’ve engineered a solution for users who want the precision and resolution of a small nozzle diameter such as you would find on a standard filament-driven print head, but want to couple those qualities to a pellet-driven machine with a more expansive build envelope.  Previously the smallest stock size nozzle diameter for the MDPH2 and MDPE10 was 1.5mm, with larger size diameters easily achievable by simply boring out the orifice...

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Experiments, Pellet Head Extruder -

Here at the MD lab, we find ourselves constantly returning to the question of how to best apply our technology in a meaningful way. Without delving too deeply into the philosophical quagmire of how to define “meaningful”, you could say we are focused on the “so what?” that is proposed by possessing the capability for large format printing. We have the technology, now what can we make with it? In the lab we are constantly using our printers to rapid prototype new designs for products, and sometimes the 3D printed parts remain in the final design, while other times they...

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