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So you got a new 3D printer for the holidays, you unpacked it, tried setting it up, downloaded something from Thingiverse, but you just aren’t getting the results you hoped for. We are here to help! Stop by Ocean State Maker Mill this Wednesday, January 10th, to get some help from our team of experienced experts with your new printer.

Didn’t get a new printer but want some help tuning up old faithful? You are invited too – in fact, EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!! If no one comes with printers, we will hang out and talk about other 3D printing related subjects because we love this stuff (and we have a ton of printers we can show you).

The meeting starts at 7pm and will run till at least 10. You don’t have to come for the entire time if you are not a night owl, and don’t worry if you are running late, this one will be super informal. Ocean State Maker Mill is located at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket but our entrance is around back in the back of the lot located at the corner of Middle and Blackstone, look for the door under the fire escape. We hope to see you there and can’t wait to see what Santa Claus brought you.

From mermaid scales to unicorn horns to tiger claws, everyone knows 3d printing can add awesome effects to your wearable creations.  But why spend hours gluing individual pieces when you can fuse your prints right to mesh during the printing process itself?  This process creates a “fabric” of 3D prints, boasting a flexibility and fluidity you just can’t achieve through the gluing process.

This process is perfect for cosplay, Halloween, Comic Con and any day you feel like showing up at the office ready to do battle with your dragon scale gauntlets on.

Join the 3DPPVD crew on Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm to learn how!  We’ll show you how the process works, what mesh works best, and answer any other questions you may have.

Doors will open at the Ocean State Maker Mill workshop at 7pm, and we’ll start the presentation shortly after.  We’re located at 80 Fountain Street – please park in the parking lot at the rear of the building and enter at the far loading dock (at the door with the Ocean State Maker Mill sign).


Prints really stuck to your 3D printer bed? Are you finding yourself ruining or breaking prints in the removal process, or worse yet, gouging into and tearing up your build plate? Maybe you’re a beginner looking for some tips to remove prints successfully? If so, our next meetup is for you!

Join us as OSMM member Kurt Hamel takes us through five design features to add to your prints to help with removal once your print is complete.

As always, 3DPPVD meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us at the new Ocean State Maker Mill workshop at 80 Fountain Street in Pawtucket. Entrance to our shop is at the back of the building, at the end of the parking lot off Blackstone Ave.  We’ll get started at 7:30.

Please join us this Wednesday, May 10th!  Rhode Island maker legend Brian Jepson will be our speaker. Brian has recently received a desktop milling machine (a cousin to our beloved 3D printers) and has been working on creating his own machinable wax to use with it and he is going to share this adventure with us.

This event is free and open to the public, hope to see you there!  We’ll kick things off about 7pm.

Ocean State Maker Mill is located at 80 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI.  Please use the back parking lot, and enter at the loading dock door at the far end.

SharemelonSlipCasting Photo credit

Ocean State Maker Mill’s newest member, Yongjae Kim, will join us as speaker for our October monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 12.  Yongjae is Founder and Creative Director of Sharemelon – a design group working within the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket.

Yongjae’s work features ceramics slipcasting, (in which 3D printed designs are used to help create original artwork).  Yongjae and Sharemelon also do screenprinting, photography and more.

As always, this meeting is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7pm at 80 Fountain Street, #318, Pawtucket, RI.  For those familiar with both of our workshop areas, we will be meeting in the upstairs space.  Discussion will start about 7:30pm.  Hope to see you there!