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Category: Digital Production

Computer controlled digital production machines, such as 3D printers, CNC mills, laser cutters, …

Marianne Wilmsmeier

Silhouette Plotter – Cameo 3

We use our Silhouette CAMEO to cut your designs out of over 100 materials, such as paper, cardstock, vinyl, or fabric up to 30 cm wide. It features a dual-carriage, allowing to use two tools at once, out of a variety of tools & blades available. We use the Silhouette Studio software or simply the PixScan app to cut designs on our Silhouette Cameo.

If you’d like to learn more about cutting plotters, see here – or come visit the People’s Factory and see it in action.

 

 

Marianne Wilmsmeier

3D Printer – Ultimaker 3

For 3D printing, we mainly use our Ultimaker 3 3D printer, equipped with 2 separate print heads and ready for printing a variety of different materials, including PLA, Tough PLA, ABS, and a number of others. The maximum size of a workpiece that can be produced is 215 * 215 * 200 mm. We use the Ultimaker Cura software to control our Ultimkaer 3.

One example of a design produced with the help of our 3D printer is our desk sandbox – the little sand moulds are 3D printed.

If you’d like to learn more about 3d printing, see here – or come visit the People’s Factory and see it in action.

Marianne Wilmsmeier

Laser Cutter – Emblaser 2

Our 5W Emblaser 2 laser cutter from Darkly Labs in Australia allows cutting and engraving various materials, such as wood (up to 10mm, depending on the type of wood), fabric, plastic, paper or cardboard. We use the LightBurn software to control our Emblaser 2.

One example of a design produced with the help of our laser cutter is our coin pouch – for cutting the shape and the little sewing holes.

If you’d like to learn more about cutting or engraving with a laser cutter, see here – or come visit the People’s Factory and see it in action.

Marianne Wilmsmeier

CNC Mill – STEPCRAFT 420

In its standard configuration, our STEPCRAFT 420 CNC mill allows milling, cutting or drilling various materials (e.g. wood, styrofoam, or others). The maximum size of a workpiece that can be processed is 300 * 420 * 140 mm. We use the UCCNC software to control our STEPCRAFT 420. Accessories available in Lucerne include:

  • A Drag Knife – to make precise cuts in various materials
  • A Hot Wire Cutter – for precisely cutting softer materials like styrofoam, up to a length of 430 mm
  • A Woodburning Pen – used to engrave wood or other applicable materials with up to 550 ℃

One example of a design produced with the help of our 3D printer is our toy rabbit.

If you’d like to learn more about computer controlled milling, see here – or come visit the People’s Factory and see it in action.