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Type A Machines

Type A Machines designs and build the Series 1 3D printer, rated "Best in Class" by Make Magazine.

Website: http://typeamachines.com/
Location: San Francisco, USA
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Jan 29


Forged in the fires of Noisebridge and TechShop, a team of dedicated hackers set out on an epic journey to bring better desktop 3D printers within everyone’s reach.

Based out of San Francisco, Type A Machines was founded in 2012 by Andrew Rutter.

In the many years since, Type A Machines has focused on designing and building the easiest to use and most reliable desktop 3D printers.

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Comment by Derek Eggers on January 29, 2014 at 9:59pm

The Type A Next Gen Series 1 specs sound impressive.  A 1-cubic-foot build volume would be great.  However, I'm trying to figure out if I'm mis-reading or there is a typo in the specs listed below.  What is the difference in the size of the hi-res and standard nozzle?  Is there a decimal misplaced?  Thanks for your help.

• Easily handles resolution from 0.3mm down to 0.1mm.
• High-res nozzle diameter: 0.4mm.
• .40mm standard nozzle diameter (modular).
• 1/32nd micro-stepping for sub 5μM xy resolution.
• Maximum recommended extruder temperature: 230°C (185°C for PLA). (Please note that temperature
accuracy is decreased above 250°C). Temps above 250°C not currently tested, temps above 300°C not

ref: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0223/2361/files/2014_Series1_specs...

Comment by Type A Machines on October 3, 2013 at 7:14pm

Our workshop with Rhino was a great success! Read more here http://bit.ly/18aPgCw

Comment by Type A Machines on August 6, 2013 at 4:31pm

Hack your way into 3D printing! http://bit.ly/12VjN8i

Comment by Type A Machines on August 2, 2013 at 6:10pm

Comment by Type A Machines on July 31, 2013 at 5:54pm

Look at what designers are 3D printing with the Series 1 3d printer


Comment by Type A Machines on July 26, 2013 at 1:58pm

Join our latest 3D printing contest: DESKTOP WARFARE CONTEST IS ON! http://bit.ly/198tBO3

Comment by Type A Machines on July 26, 2013 at 1:56pm

The first Type A Talk was about 3D Printing and Education! Read more here http://bit.ly/12nvhRS

Comment by Type A Machines on July 15, 2013 at 4:54pm

We were at Make It In America with Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

Comment by Type A Machines on July 15, 2013 at 4:48pm

We are the only open-source 3D printer compatible with Windows 8.1!

Comment by Type A Machines on June 7, 2013 at 6:17pm

Our 3D printed Awards for the 2013 San Francisco Green FIlm Festival! Read more here http://bit.ly/11u88Wu


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