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How to Get Started Powder Coating
We got started powder coating metal parts a few years ago and were surprised to learn it isn't hard, it isn't expensive, and it can be preferred to painting for a few reasons. Here, we'll describe the process and demonstrate on the after-market cast-iron differential...
New Addition to the Work Shop
We have a brand new toy – I mean tool in the workshop! Check out the new addition to the machine shop.
Laser Cutter Tutorial
Conrad demonstrates some of the raster and vector cutting techniques used throughout our prototyping process using various fabrication tools.
E-textiles: Our Clothes are Getting Smarter
Learn more about E-textiles, a new field of electronics that combines embedded electronics with fabric and textiles.
Processing Scanned Models with Meshmixer and Solidworks
Rachel demonstrates how to process a scanned 3D model with Meshmixer and SolidWorks.
Root3 Labs Dives Deep into Dip Molding
Rachel describes the dip molding process and addresses the advantages and disadvantages of the manufacturing technique.
Shapeoko CNC Router Tutorial
Todd gives an overview of the workflow to get from a design to a finished part using our CNC Router.
SolidWorks Tutorial – Creating Configurations
Andrey walks through three techniques for working with Solidworks “Configurations”.
Root3 Labs Launches New Prototyping and Manufacturing Facility
Randallstown, MD, Dec 9, 2016 – Root3 Labs, Inc. recently moved operations to their new prototyping and manufacturing facility in Randallstown, MD. This marks an exciting opportunity to increase engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the area.“With over 3,700...
Building a workshop
Still a long way from finished, but the office is painted and we've built some flat surfaces. Miter saw station, granite assembly table, workbenches, and the first of many cabinets.
Art and engineering
We have a variety of tools in the workshop for building prototypes. I enjoy that aspect of engineering. I find that holds true for most of the engineers I know and work with, but it's not always focused on anything more than relaxation or exploration. Sometimes, when...