Use SVG Nest to Minimize Laser Cutting Cost

Use SVG Nest to Minimize Laser Cutting Cost

The Costs of Laser Cutting Whether you are fortunate enough to own a laser cutter, or rely on a laser cutting service like Ponoko, when it comes to the cost of laser cutting, you are basically paying for two things:  the material you are cutting, and the time required...
Hexapod Inverse Kinematics Equations

Hexapod Inverse Kinematics Equations

Hexapod Leg Layout and Leg Parts Controlling hexapod robots requires the use of a type of mathematics called inverse kinematics. This post contains all of the inverse kinematics calculations for a hexapod robot consisting of a hexagonal body with six legs spaced...
Form 1+ 0.1mm vs. 0.025mm Layer Thickness

Form 1+ 0.1mm vs. 0.025mm Layer Thickness

The Formlabs Form 1+ is capable of printing parts in three layer thicknesses:  0.1mm, 0.05mm, or 0.025mm. There are benefits and drawbacks to each of these layer thicknesses and each has its own applications. This page compares the extremes of the Form 1+’s...
7 Tips for Using the Form 1+

7 Tips for Using the Form 1+

Use a lever to detach models from the Form 1+ build platform When you print items on the Form 1+ using support material, which you likely do for the vast majority of prints, the PreForm software automatically generates support structures, including a kind of raft...