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Black Friday Sale: 15% off filament and $100 off MendelMax 2 Standard Kit

On the fence about buying a printer? Planning to buy one as a gift, family project, or end of year purchase? Just in time for the holidays, be sure to check out our sale this week!  15% off all Maker’s Tool Works filament and $100 off the Maker’s Tool Works MendelMax 2 Standard Kit.

Offer Details: Offer does not apply to the Hardware kit or to […]

By |November 28th, 2013|General Posts|Comments Off on Black Friday Sale: 15% off filament and $100 off MendelMax 2 Standard Kit

Come See Us at SkyDogCon in Nashville!

Maker’s Tool works will be at SkyDogCon Friday and Saturday; we will have printers on display and a few printers on hand if you want to buy a kit on the spot. We hope to see you there!

By |October 26th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Come See Us at SkyDogCon in Nashville!

Around the House – Applications of 3D Printing

People who haven’t used a 3D printer sometimes just don’t get it. What is it used for? Why would I want one? This series addresses just that: it will be a 4 part series on applications of 3D printing in different settings and uses.

To get things started, let’s look at a few things around the […]

By |September 14th, 2013|General Posts|Comments Off on Around the House – Applications of 3D Printing

Announcing Fully Assembled MendelMax 2 3D Printers For Sale

With the introduction of the MendelMax 2 earlier this year, Makers Tool Works has raised the bar on quality and speed of open source 3d printers at an unbeatable price point. We’ve sold hundreds of kits to some amazing customers enabling their creativity and increasing productivity: users are taking the digital to physical faster and […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|News|Comments Off on Announcing Fully Assembled MendelMax 2 3D Printers For Sale

ABS “Juice”: How to Make ABS Stick to Your Printbed

For printing with ABS, the first layer sticking to the bed is more difficult than with PLA. With adhesion and warping issues resolved though, ABS prints extremely easily: it is forgiving with strings/retraction, extrusion rates, and bridges. Nonetheless, this introductory problem scares off many users, so take our advice and use some ABS/Acetone solution to […]

By |July 27th, 2013|The basics: tips from Maker's Tool Works|Comments Off on ABS “Juice”: How to Make ABS Stick to Your Printbed

Taurino Power/USBASP Programmer How-To

If you received our original electronics using the Taurino and RAMPS then install this necessary update to fix some functionality errors. The main issue is prints randomly stopping.

Read the instructions ** Updated 11:19 PM CT 24 July 2013 **
Download the files

By |July 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taurino Power/USBASP Programmer How-To

MendelMax 2 Kits Now Available with 2 day Lead Time

After 6 months of hard work and hundred of kits shipped, we are excited to announce that we now have MendelMax 2 kits in stock and available to ship within 2 business days of ordering — maybe even less. We’ve worked hard to streamline our fulfillment process and fine tune our supply chain to get […]

By |July 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on MendelMax 2 Kits Now Available with 2 day Lead Time

Maker’s Tool Works Covered in The Oklahoman

The possibilities for 3-D printing have many people amazed. Whether they want to use the process for their businesses, homes, school projects, artistic endeavors or hobbies, nearly everyone can think of something they’d like to print from scratch.

This morning, we were featured in The Oklahoman daily newspaper in an article about 3D printing bringing manufacturing […]

By |July 10th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Maker’s Tool Works Covered in The Oklahoman

Printing with PLA: Making and Applying PVAc Glue Solution for Better Adhesion

When printing with PLA, it’s easiest to use a PVAc glue solution on the bed to increase adhesion. There are a few other options that work nicely for adhesion but are more expensive or more difficult to maintain. For this reason, we recommend that users apply a diluted solution of this commonly-available washable non-toxic glue […]

By |July 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Printing with PLA: Making and Applying PVAc Glue Solution for Better Adhesion

How to level the MendelMax Y Axis

As part of a video tutorial series, a guide on how to level the Y axis for the MendelMax 1.5+ and 2.0 has been created. This guide shows how to adjust the three corners of the printbed to ensure that it is accurately set for printing.

Have another idea of how to level the print bed? […]

By |July 8th, 2013|The basics: tips from Maker's Tool Works|Comments Off on How to level the MendelMax Y Axis