Adjustable Hobbed Bolt For My 3D Printer

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by George Moore


  Background In my last post, I described why and how I had made a new heated bed for my 3d printer . I thought once this was built it would be full steam ahead on the 3D printing front. Well it was, sort of, prints were stuck down so hard you couldnt knock them off with a hammer and chisel. Unfortunately while adhesion was sorted, print completion was another matter. After several failed prints Read More

Minimal Heated Print Bed For My 3D Printer

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by George Moore


Why Build a New Heated Print Bed? Now, that’s a question I’ve been debating with myself for quite a while. Well, last week, I bit the bullet and sat down to consider the pro’s and cons properly and concluded that the loss of print time and stress of machine reconstruction were definitely outweighed by the potential benefits: Reduced heat-up time Easier bed levelling Simpler construction Lighter print bed assembly Larger print area Better print adhesion Read More

Github And 3D Printer News

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by George Moore

Motomach Extruder on Github

Motomach Extruder on Github! The Motomach reprap extruder is now opensource. As promised in my last blog post, Reprap Extruder & 3D Printer Update, I have made the stl files for my new extruder available on Github. Github, for those who are not familiar, is a free online repository for opensource project files that use the Git revision control system.  Although initially designed for software files, the site is beginning to gain popularity with opensource Read More

Reprap Extruder & 3D Printer Update

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by George Moore

Reprap Extruder & 3D Printer Update

Reprap Extruder Update. In last weeks post, Reprap Extruder-Making it Better, I discussed my design of a new, better reprap extruder for my 3D printer, to overcome some issues I had with my old extruder. This week I’ve been putting the extruder through its paces on the printer. This has uncovered some issues with the new design but has also inspired some improvements. I also made a video of the printer at work, see below, Read More

Reprap Extruder – Making It Better

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by George Moore


Why Build A New Reprap Extruder? Back at the start of my reprap 3d printer journey, in 2011, I spent several fruitless months struggling with a 3d printer called a techzone huxley. Eventually I cut my losses and decided to build my own prototype 3d printer. Several 3D printer versions later, I have designed and 3d printed all parts for my printer except for one, the extruder. This relic of the original printer had printed Read More

Motomach Mission Statement: What to Expect From Us

Posted on June 6th, 2012 by George Moore

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Mission statement of, providing tips, tricks, techniques and tools to Make Your Idea! with CNC, 3D Printing, Google Sketchup. Motomach is a manufacturer of entry level, rapid prototyping technology. Alongside providing the tools to make your idea, we believe in sharing the tips, tricks and techniques to not only get the best from our own products but also software and hardware that we believe will help you make your idea in the most effective and efficient way.