3D Printing Geeks
We’ve been having some fun at Staub Additive lately. Don’t tell Tony. We’ve got these awesome 3D Printers at our fingertips, and we love to put them to the test. We ask questions like, “I wonder how much detail we can get on the Connex3,” and “I wonder if those gears have enough clearance to spin,” and “Would that part break if we threw it against the wall?” The only way to answer those questions is to experiment. We’ve achieved ridiculous detail and found optimal clearance for printing gears and shafts. We print the same part in different materials and orientations. We never did throw that part against the wall though… not yet anyway. The answers to these questions and more help us support our customers and make sure that they get the part that they want the first time. And it’s fun!
As long as we’re doing experiments and learning about 3D Printing technology, we want to share our exploits. There is a growing audience of Additive Manufacturing enthusiasts in America. There are companies and individuals who are true 3D Printing gurus, and then there are people like us, who are just getting their feet wet in the industry. The best part is that these groups coexist and feed off of one another. The Additive veterans share tips, tricks, and best practices with the newbies. Those inexperienced Additive Manufacturing users push the envelope with new questions and applications, while contributing to the growth of the industry.
Sharing is Caring
Last week we joined Social Media. We sent our first tweets and made our first posts. We need fans and followers, of course, so our aim is to provide interesting and beneficial content. After all, there is so much to learn for everyone in the 3D Printing world. Whether you grew up with SLA printing or you’re just looking into buying a desktop printer, we all have one thing in common: We want to know what people are doing with 3D printing and how they are doing it.
Tony Staub has long been an advocate of sharing. His open door policy often baffles colleagues and vendors in an industry (production machining) in which secrecy is the norm. Tony always says that he’s not worried about someone copying his processes, because there is much more to success than machines and material. “Success is in the details” is what he preaches, and works to make sure that we employees are practicing that motto. That same philosophy will always apply to Staub Additive. We’re going to share information and give you a peek behind the curtain of our operations. We hope that you follow us, and that you enjoy learning about what is going on here in Hamburg, NY.