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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Break

We're taking a break from 3D printing as a business. We'll let you know if and when we return. Thanks to all of our customers and supporters!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We're Back!

Updated 7/23/16:

We are back from our break. If you have something you want 3D Printed fill out our custom order form, or visit our Etsy or 3D Hubs stores. If you any questions drop us an email.

thanks!

Lindsay


Our shops (3D Hubs and Etsy) are currently taking a break. If you fill out a custom order form we will contact you, but at this point in time we will not be doing any printing. We will let you know as soon as we start taking orders again.

Thank you for your patience!



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Robot Hospital

Pulley stack designed by Ryan and printed for MakerBot, 2009.

Have a Bad Pulley? No Problem! Just Print Another!

What happens when you have problems with your 3D Printer? There are solutions for fixing broken components on 3D printers. It is not uncommon for plastic parts to show signs of wear and tear due to excessively running your printer. On occasion a desktop 3D printer might need a few extra pulleys or gears. If the machine is still in running order you can simply print a replacement part.



Oh no! This is a Big Problem!

Okay, so what happens if your 3D printer comes to a halt? You can't get the machine to run, because the part that you need is essential to the printing process. If this has happened to you don't panic! Here are a few alternative solutions: (1) locate a buddy that can get your machine up and running, (2) check to see if your local hackerspace has 3D printing capabilities, (3) order replacement parts from a company like Fabbr, (4) have an extra printer or two in case one breaks down. Let me discuss the forth option in more detail.

Your Own Mini-Botfarm

If 3D printing is a serious hobby of yours, or you run a small business from your home it is highly recommended to have a minimum of two printers. That way if one printer "is in the shop" for maintenance you can always turn to your backup machine. As they say on TopGear buy two Mercedes so that you can always have one that is driveable! If you have more than two your house or garage might start to look like a mini botfarm. The term botfarm originated from MakerBot. Basically it is multiple printers sharing the same space. But it is really not necessary for the average user to have more than two machines. In fact, most people will likely have one. If a problem does occur see the aforementioned options above.

One 3D Printer Is All I Can Manage

If you are an entering the desktop 3D printing market as an entry level consumer than you will most likely just have one printer. Hopefully everything will run smoothly for you, but if you need an extra part and are unable to use your machine to print one then please don't hesitate to contact us. Fabbr would be happy to print a replacement part for you. This will likely be cheaper and require less time than owning multiple printers.   

Returning Customers Order Replacement Parts

Fabbr is extremely happy with the quality and durability of our parts. We have been printing since 2009 and have come a long way in understanding and maintaining our printers. However, as I mentioned earlier some plastic parts might need replaced if you run your 3D printer a lot.We guarantee our parts. If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase please let us know and we will do what we can to resolve the issue.  If you have placed an order with us in the past and need extra parts we would certainly love to help you out and get your printer back up and running! 









Thursday, March 17, 2016

Let's Get Together!



A couple of weeks ago Ryan went to the FabSpace Dayton 3D Printing Meeting and was surprised with the low turnout. I am hoping that future meetings will have bigger turnouts. The meetings are held at 700 E. 4th St. Dayton, Ohio.

The meetup (the first Thursday of each month) provides an opportunity for people to learn more about 3D Printing. Everyone is welcome! Often times people will bring their own personal desktop 3D printers. It is fascinating to see a variety of printers and learn about others experiences. I encourage you to attend a meeting whether you are an expert in the field or have no idea what 3D Printing is! 

As a side note, 3D printing technology is being used by Artists, Engineers, Doctors, Hobbyists, among others. These amazing machines can print anything that you can imagine. They have the capability to print toys, model airplanes, and even prosthetic limbs, just to name a few. 

If you attend the April meeting and learn something new or interesting please leave us a comment!

Hope to see you there!




Monday, April 20, 2015

Turning 2D Art into 3D Objects!

My four year old daughter drew this picture of a penguin and we used the MakerBot PrintShop App to 3d print her drawing. The results are quite impressive. This is definitely a neat technology and one that we will be using frequently!