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Milling & 3D Printing

Enjoy a range of articles about 3D printing, CNC milling and 3D software. The following articles range from posts about making products and prototypes, SRP software tips and exciting STEM education and FabLab production features.
Roland DG tips and tricks

Info Central for Roland Tips and Tricks

In the second of our info blog hubs, we’ve made an extensive list of all the useful tips and tricks for Roland DG software, inkjet printers, flatbeds, dye-sublimation printers, CNC machines, dental milling machines and more. Also included in this rundown are some small business advice articles and other resources to help you grow your company.

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NOTLabs custom milled POP display

NOTLabs Stands Out with Custom Milled Wooden POP Displays

Roland DGA talked to Shawn Sims, Director of NOTLabs about his latest milling project. NOTLabs, the production arm of inspiration site, NOTCOT, has completed yet another amazing 3D milling project that we’re excited to share. Shawn Sims, who was responsible for milling Andrew Bell’s skull design and the Jurassic Park Lego planters has taken milling to the next level with his latest project for David Kind Eyewear.

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Fab11 Conference

The Fab11 Conference – Inspiring and Hacking into the Future

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Am I doing enough to make an impact on this world?” That’s how I felt when I arrived at the Fab11 conference in Boston, but by the end of the day, I was INSPIRED. The conference, held on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus was full of passionate people sharing projects to encourage creativity and ingenuity, and to make digital fabrication accessible to everyone, everywhere. I met some exceptional people who are introducing the concept of fabrication and technology to children in the most rural areas of the world who may never have seen a computer before to educate and encourage them to use their imaginations to create and build.

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3D printed GoPro camera accessory

GoPro Camera Accessory 3D Printed

Roland’s monoFab ARM-10 is the kind of device that helps engineers, product designers, artists and other creative people solve problems. At our Roland DG headquarters in Irvine, that’s exactly what we find ourselves doing more and more, as we continue to discover new ways to use this handy desktop 3D printer.

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NOTLabs Jurassic World

Planting a Jurassic Idea with NOTLabs and Roland 3D Milling Technology

Roland DGA talked to Shawn Sims from NOTLabs about his Jurassic World Toys project and prototyping with the MDX-540S. To coincide with the merchandising of its Jurassic World collection of movie themed products, Target reached out to design trendsetters, NOTCOT, to see what they could come up with. With the help of the Roland MDX-540S rapid prototyping machine, they created custom designed and milled desktop planters that look like Lego® pieces and are simply “Rex’trodinary.”

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3D printing infographic

Cool 3D Printing Infographic

Came across this infographic on 3D printing and thought I’d share. While Roland has been in 3D in the form of CNC machining (Subtractive Rapid Prototyping) for over 30 years, we’ve only been in 3D printing (Additive Rapid Prototyping) for less than a year. Like you, we’re learning a lot about the technology and applications every day.

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