Materials are the spice of life when it comes to making your own stuff. And this year we added THIRTY SEVEN new materials to the Ponoko making hubs (not including new material thicknesses)!
Not only do you get a survey of all the materials we offer, but you can purchase samples for pretty cheap. These samples will show you the quality of the materials as well as the performance of the making process (e.g. laser-cutting, cnc routing, 3D printing.)
So here’s a roundup of all the awesome materials we added in 2011.
for 3D printing
• durable gloss plastic in black
• durable gloss plastic in ivory
• glazed ceramic
• durable fine plastic
• superfine plastic in ivory
for CNC routing
• baltic birch plywood
• plain plywood
• unfinished mdf
• white coated mdf
• silver mirror acrylic
• clear mylar
• red polypropylene
• brushed silver polypropylene
• bordeaux felt
• camouflage felt
• white cardboard
Our digital making partners
• Formulor added 23 different materials!
Highlights include polypropylene, leather, and stamp rubber.
Other material stuff
Ponoko customer Jon also uploaded a neat video of clink-testing our 3D printed samples.)
We introduced The New Material Monthly blog post that rounds up new materials added each month.
And Yana writes a new feature that puts the spotlight on a different material each month.