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...
News & Insights
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.
More on the new Facility
Our new prototyping and manufacturing facility has over 3,700 sq ft of offices and industrial space for our growing staff, a comfortable meeting place for customers and suppliers, a high-tech fabrication and assembly workshop, and storage for prototype and low-volume production units.
Last year Root3 Labs experimented with multi-material 3D-printing to deliver prototypes that simulated a button and gasket that would be overmolded in production. We were very happy with the results and our client was quite pleased that we were able to quickly iterate...
RAMP MD Turns Two
Two years ago, the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of MD (RAMP MD) was formed as a consortium of private businesses, regional universities, and governmental agencies whose goal is to expand Maryland's capabilities in additive manufacturing. As a Partner in...
Our New Facility
We're excited to announce that Root3 Labs has finally taken possession of our new prototyping and manufacturing facility at the Deer Park Center in Randallstown, Md. It's 3,700 sq ft of mixed office and industrial space with plenty of room to expand our design and...
Building good prototypes often requires setting up fixtures. The workshop has been growing this year; we have a new CNC Router, which helps us build accurate fixtures and components from wood, plastic, and aluminum. In this video, we're CNC routing part of a fixture...