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Untitled. I've been meaning to buy a bandsaw for years for small carpentry projects, to save me effort and improve accuracy/repeatability for small cuts like tenons and dovetails etc.


Having recently expanded my interests into working with metal, and having decided to finally get a bandsaw, I was struggling to find one machine that would enable the range of materials - I was drawn to this one because its speed range will enable softwood, plywood, brass, aluminium and steel (I'll only be using it for small detail cuts on steel - general cuts will be made with less fine machinery). The size of it had pros & cons - on the one hand, the size of wood pieces that I can run through it is restricted compared to larger wood-only machines, but on the other hand, that means it'll take up less space in my workshop when I'm not using it. I've seen complaints about the supplied blade being feeble - I used it straight away, and had no problems at all. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it.

- MBS 240/E. Solid, ribbed die-cast aluminium housing (no tubular or sheet metal construction).

- MBS 240/E

Double ball bearing mounted aluminium pulleys. Sturdy, plane-milled table with slot for mitre gauge (tilts through 45° for accurate mitre sawing). Triple ball bearing blade guide system, adjustable in height and width for different widths of saw blades. Low noise 220V motor (high quality, for quiet, prolonged use) with Optibelt toothed belt. Electronically controlled speed for exceptionally accurate cutting (no subsequent finishing necessary !).

DT2. Vaquform is a manually operated vacuum forming machine that can produce industrial-grade plastic moldings while being compact enough to fit on a desktop.


This machine is the first of its kind to provide a user interface that is similar to what you might find in your smart appliances. There are pre-programmed process controls and user sensors that make it easy to use. The powerful ceramic heaters allow you to prepare the plastic sheet in a few minutes, while the built-in hybrid vacuum gives high accuracy and mold detail each production cycle. Vaquform can form 0.30mm to 3.00mm plastic sheets (330mm x 250mm) with a maximum draw height of 200mm.

This device works for any electrical supply between 100V to 240V AC. The Digital Knitting Machine Moving forward - Kniterate. Welcome to the first update of 2019, we hope you’ve all been having a great new year.

The Digital Knitting Machine Moving forward - Kniterate

Makyu FormBox: Create and Make with Vacuum Forming - GoPrint3D. The Makyu FormBox is an exciting production tool for designers, hobbyists and businesses alike.

Makyu FormBox: Create and Make with Vacuum Forming - GoPrint3D

Using a special adaptor, you can use any vacuum cleaner to vacuum form thermoplastic over moulds. Manufacture prototypes in seconds and use your FormBox as a versatile partner in your production line. How does it work? Insert a thermoplastic sheet into the FormBox and make a mould of something you’d like to create. Place the mould onto on the FormBox bed and then switch on the heater, let the material warm up, and pull the heated material over the mould.

ProtoMAX - The First High Performance Personal Abrasive Waterjet. WorkBee CNC Kit – A Complete CNC Machine Setup. Once the WorkBee CNC machine is built, it has the following software work flow: CAD → CAM → G-Code Sender.

WorkBee CNC Kit – A Complete CNC Machine Setup

The G-Code Sender software allows firmware settings to be configured, move the machine around, and send the g-code job file to the machine. The manual covers using the very simple Universal G-Code Sender, which is a free java based program, that is compatible with Mac or Windows computers. There is other free options available such as GRBL Panel and Chilipeppr. Other pieces of software that will be needed are a CAD program (Create designs) and CAM program (Turn designs into g-code toolpaths). FabKit. The First Professional CO2 Laser Kit The FabKit is no ordinary laser cutter, designed and manufactured in Eindhoven, Netherlands.


The FabKit offers a professional, opensource CO2 Laser system at a competitive price. Perfect for small enterprises as well as professional makers and hobbyists! The FabKit has been designed from the ground up ensuring the best possible CO2 laser cutting experience at the most affordable price! Mayku. The First Desktop Waterjet Cutter by WAZER. Risks and challenges Mechanical WAZER is an incredibly complex machine, combining hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical systems.

The First Desktop Waterjet Cutter by WAZER

It’s a lot of components that need to work together seamlessly. That’s why we are a team of four engineers, with experience building machines and consumer products. Supply Chain To manufacture such a complex product we inherently will have to work with many suppliers, which will be a challenge to manage and ensure that components are made properly. In order to be close to our suppliers, we have spent the last eight months in Shenzhen, China, arguably the largest manufacturing ecosystem for hardware in the world. Shaper. The Hardware Store for Designers. Sabur XF DIVA - Sublimation InksSublimation Inks. Advanced Media Handling The DIVA is ideal for long production runs thanks to its heavy duty media handling system that stabilise printer performance, ensures precision media feeding and support for media rolls up to 50kg.

Sabur XF DIVA - Sublimation InksSublimation Inks

For added functionality, adjustable media holders placed on either side of the take-up system support narrower media rolls. Media loading is a breeze thanks to the DIVA’s new media loading levers, positioned conveniently at the front and the back of the machine. For unattended roll-to-roll printing, a media take-up system is included as standard. HP's Sprout uses a smart mat instead of keyboard and mouse. For years, the design of desktop PCs has been relatively static when compared to the innovation tablets and smartphones have enjoyed.

HP's Sprout uses a smart mat instead of keyboard and mouse

But now, Hewlett Packard is hoping to shake up the sector with a machine that uses a touch mat and in-built 3D camera as its main controls, leaving a keyboard and mouse as optional extras. The Sprout's projects graphics onto its mat to provide its owners with a limitless range of controls. These can be anything from normal computer icons and alphanumeric keyboards, to piano keys and DJ mixing decks - the only limit is the software developers' imagination. Owners can also capture objects by placing real-world products on top of the surface, allowing the items to be scanned and then reproduced as graphics that appear on the mat and can be manipulated by hand.

Roland’s monoFab Prototyping Solution. We had a look at Roland’s new twin machine prototyping solution they call “monoFab”. It’s a series of two different rapid prototyping machines. The ARM-10 provides desktop 3D printing capability, while the SRM-20 provides desktop milling functionality. Fuel3D Fuel3D: The low-cost, high-quality 3D scanner, for 3D printing, 3D animation, 3D game development and more… ProJet 4500 - ProJet Printers. Paper Cutting Machine - Electronic Paper Cutter - Cricut Explore.

Roland iModela. ShopBotTools CNC Routers.