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7 Featured 3D Printable Halloween Decorations in 2017

It has already been October. The Holiday Season is becoming soon. The First Festival coming soon is at the End of October. Yes, “Trick or Treat”. Tons of people love Halloween, no matter kids or kidults. Making Halloween treats, DIY Halloween costumes, masks, and decorations, and there is so many fun to make with Halloween …

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Craftweeks: Vision on Laser Processing Technology

Laser technology sounds dangerous that Sci-Fi stories produce an image as various high-power weapons. Indeed, you may also simply find a laser application in nearby. For instance, CD/DVD players, laser printers, optical fiber devices, laser pointers, etc. They are safely used in our daily life as most of them are low-power lasers. While some more …

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Roland Dr. Engrave Tutorial (1) ─  CNC Text Engraving (Beginner’s Level)

Previously, we have published a demo video about making our logo with CNC 3D engraving. You can do the same if you have a 2.5D CNC engraver or a 3D CNC milling machine. Here is a simple tutorial starting from CNC text engraving with Roland Dr.Engrave. If you buy a Roland machine, you will get …

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Simple Command-Line Test for Roland MODELA MDX-15/20 COM port Connection

I have used Roland MODELA MDX-15/20, a desktop CNC milling machine, for several years. Recently, I received an inquiry from the internet about the troubleshooting of these models. Here it is one of the test procedures for you to address the machine problem. The story is that a newbie didn’t know why his second-hand machine …

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No More Manual Z-Leveling for Roland MDX-15/20

Set or resume Z levels of Roland MDX-15/20 to at the exact value you want

If you have difficulty in setting the starting height in Roland MODELA MDX-15 or MDX-20, here is a solution for you. With our MDXLabPanel, you can offset the Z leveling to the exact value you want. You can now control the Z-axis numerically. You can set Z0 accurately and start or resume at the exact …

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Diagram of Engineering Design Process

What is Engineering?

A few years ago I was fortunate to attend a seminar on “What is Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Experts Tell Us”, given by Prof. Mare de Vries. He is from the Delft University of Technology, which located in the Netherlands and counts as one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide. To …

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MDX-20 CNC Control Panel v0.4.1 has been released

Hi, every maker and Roland Modela MDX-15/20 users. We released a new version 0.4.1 of the Scilab-based CNC Control Panel. This time, we enhanced the parameter controls and visual aids for positioning. Also, we fixed a few bugs in the previous version.  Compatibility with the latest Scilab 6.0 Please note that Scilab 6.0.0 is now …

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