CODAME event explores 3D printing at intersection of Art and Technology

Wednesday May 1 in San Francisco

Art/tech nonprofit CODAME is “exploring the dimensions of 3D printing” — all 4 of them. What’s the fourth dimension of 3D printing? You’ll have to find out from CODAME featured artist and speaker Stefano Corazza.

CODAME 3D PRINTING will be at Adobe Systems in SOMA San Francisco on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9pm. Tickets are donation only, but $10 is recommended.

There will be performance art, live music, 3D printing show & tell, plus talks on 3D printing as applied to Business, Gaming, Manufacturing, Biology, and Art. Check out the full featured speaker/artist profiles here, including Ponoko CMO Kristen Turner (yep, talkin’ about myself in 3rd person).

So come to CODAME 3D Printing! It’s a lot of bang for your donated buck. Donate bucks ie get tickets here.

Can’t make it to this event? CODAME has an extensive calendar of events lined up for their 2013 program — everything from data visualization and hacking to fundraising and a full-on festival.

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Adobe Illustrator for Laser Cutting — design workshop in San Francisco

Monday, May 6 from 6-9pm at PARISOMA

Ponoko is teaching it’s first in-depth design workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Laser Cutting!

When: Monday, May 6th 6-9pm
Where: PARISOMA 169 11th St, San Francisco

We’ll guide you step-by-step to create your own laser cut design. No experience necessary! All you need is a design sketch, a laptop, and Illustrator (free trial available).

What you’ll learn:
• How to go from a sketch to creating a design in Adobe Illustrator
• How to format your design file specifically for laser cutting
• How and where to make your actual laser cut design

What you’ll get:
• 3 hours of instruction including 1.5 hours of individualized assistance
• FREE *laser cutting & shipping* from Ponoko (materials are little bit extra)

Register now:
• Space is limited to 20 people so everyone get’s the help they need.
Tickets are $50. Reserve your spot soon!

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We’re hiring a Head of Technology

Ponoko is looking for a web developer to lead our technology road map.

This is a great opportunity for a web developer to take ownership of Ponoko’s technology and work in a creative and challenging environment.

You’ll be the lead technologist, which means responsibility for delighting our customers with the most beautiful web experience possible.

Ponoko helps product designers to make beautiful things they can make money from. We’re one of the world’s leading companies in the online digital making industry, being the first to enable designers to both make and sell their product ideas online. We’ve featured in places like The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, Inc (cover story), Boing Boing, TechCrunch, CNet, PCWorld, MIT Technology Review, Makezine, BBC News, TV1, TV3, The NZ Herald and The Dominion Post.

We’re open to applicants in the SF Bay Area (US) and New Zealand only. Preference given to applicants in Wellington, NZ.

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Make something BIG — 40% off our largest laser cutting materials!

Major savings on P3 sizes through April 22

When it comes to materials for our laser cutting service, we’ve got ‘em in 3 sizes: P1, P2, and P3.

P3 is our biggest sheet size at 31.1″ x 15.1″ / 790mm x 384mm. It’s also our most expensive — with most of them around $20 – $30 a sheet and some, like our silicone rubber, are over $100.

While there isn’t a Ponokoan out there that doesn’t love a good looking laser cut coaster, sometimes you just want to make something BIG. Or maybe you want to fit a lot of smaller stuff on one big sheet. This is the promo for you!

40% off P3 laser cutting materials


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We’re hiring a Production Manager in Wellington, NZ

lead our laser cutting operations in NZ

Ponoko is looking for someone to lead our laser cutting operations in Wellington, New Zealand.

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate, designer, maker, artist or student to learn more about digital fabrication and work in a creative and challenging environment.

You’ll be leading our Wellington production room, which means responsibility for delighting our customers by delivering them a high quality and fast turnaround laser cutting service.


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The laser cut city

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #113

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page.

Above is a laser cutting in progress Andy Singleton and Lost Heritage Manchester.

After the jump, Bane, fists, coasters, and a business card… (more…)

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20% off laser-cutting through March 18!

Save 20% on laser-cutting at Ponoko US & NZ

Anyone with a Ponoko free account can take 20% OFF a laser-cutting order at the Ponoko US or NZ hub with promo code OCIKYD.

That’s 20% off the making time for any laser-cut order you place between now and March 18th. It’s our Saint Valentine’s through Saint Patrick’s Day gift to you. <3

• Just log in to your Ponoko free account.
(Sign up right here if you don’t have one.)

• Place a laser-cutting order at Ponoko USA or Ponoko NZ.

• Use promo code OCIKYD, and—POT O’ GOLD—you’ll get an automatic 20% off laser makin’.

Promotion ends on March 18, 2013 at 8pm pacific time!
You can read more about how promotional codes work here.

Offer ends March 18, 2013. Coupon code only valid one time per account and cannot be combined with other discounts or Ponoko Making Vouchers. Coupon code not valid on Ponoko Prime accounts. (Want an even bigger discount *every* time you order + better shipping options and more? Check out our Ponoko Prime rates!)

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Happy Valentines Day


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Laser cutters in glass houses

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #111

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page.

Also I just launched my new site called The Deep Channels – it has nothing to do with laser cutting, but you may like it. We have a Facebook page for that too.

Above, Lucy Williams makes these images using a number of materials as well as laser cutting and etching. This image is Summerhouse from her Glass Houses series from 2010. You can see more at McKee Gallery.

After the jump, a Space Invaders chess set, a chair, and Ron Swonson… (more…)

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Filabot winds toward closed loop recycling

Filament making machine winds its way toward finishing its Kickstarter campaign rewards

Filabot ReclaimerWe last looked at Filabot, the plastic extrusion filament maker for Makerbot and RepRap style 3D printers when Tyler McNaney was in the middle of his Kickstarter Campaign, that ended up successfully raising $32,330 and was more than 320% funded.

The Filabot is a desktop machine that aims to help reduce the cost of 3D printing for filament based and reduce plastic waste by turning it into “ink” or filament for 3D printers that print by depositing and fusing plastic together.

The Filabot Reclaimer has recently had a lot of development work from McNaney, whose working hard to fulfil his Kickstarter rewards orders by the end of the year. He, recently revealed the design for the production Filabot Reclaimer on his website. The case is made from folded CNC plasma cut steel. (more…)

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