Using the Whole Buffalo
Nobody likes waste, and here at MakerBot we don’t either. One of the cool things about using a 3D printer like ours is that there is no waste: you use exactly the amount of material you need to print something, and no more. Unfortunately with subtractive processes like lasercutting, you have waste material. With our CupCake CNC designs, there is a large amount of negative space, which leaves us with these big, rounded squares of wood. They had been stacking up at the lab and we didn’t know what to do with them.
Enter Andreas Ekberg, one of our friends here in NYC. He stopped by NYC Resistor one night to hang out and chat and do cool things with us. Well, he spotted the stacks of blank wood and wondered if we had any plans for them. We didn’t and he ended up taking a whole stack of them home with him to screenprint on. The results are gorgeous.
Waste into art. Super awesome.
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