Category Archives: digital manufacturing

Looking Back: 2018 Year In Review

Ponoko’s Greatest Hits of 2018

To sum up 2018, we’d have to say it’s been pretty darn great. Not only have we continued working with many long-time makers but we also met some new ones, and all of you have kept our lasers super busy. Thank you for putting your trust in us when designing products to sell or brand your business and bringing them to life!

So as the year comes to a close,

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How To Make A Product Prototype In The Digital Fabrication Age

Why You Should Always Prototype Your Product

So you’re on your way to creating a product. You have a brilliant idea for a new invention or promotional swag, and you are working your way through the industrial design process. You have done market research, identified the user and market, developed ideas through brainstorming and checked out your competition. You believe you know what the user wants and what this product needs to be successful.

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Online Laser Cutting Trends

Online Laser Cutting Trend Report – Q1 2019

This quarterly report
is for customers, suppliers and digital manufacturing industry trends analysts
to learn more about online laser cutting.

It’s the only report of its kind, with real world data from Ponoko, an online laser cutting pioneer visited by 1,000,000 people per year.

This is our first
report for 2019, but our fifth report overall. Let’s see what’s changed:

Laser Technique

Most Used Laser Technique

Cutting is picking up
with area engraving dropping down from last quarter.

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Design Made Easy With Inkscape Vector Tutorials

How To Use Inkscape Like A Pro

Want to design products but don’t have the budget for expensive software? Or do you simply like the ethos and flexibility of open source software? Inkscape, a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, is a great tool you can use to design products for any number of applications, including laser cutting. And the best part? It’s FREE and open source.

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Adobe Illustrator Tools For Makers

An Introduction To Illustrator Tools So You Can Create Designs With Confidence

So you’re bursting with wonderful creative ideas and you want to turn them into real life products that you can sell for a profit, use as branding tools or gift to friends and family. With a little help from Adobe Illustrator tools, these dream products can be a reality.

Why use Adobe Illustrator? Because it’s a pretty clever and powerful software.

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3D Printing Studios partners with SAP Distributed Manufacturing

3D Printing Studios, an industrial 3D printing and technology services provider with bases in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, has partnered with SAP Distributed Manufacturing to scale up customer collaboration in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region. Launched April 2017, SAP Distributed Manufacturing is a system that connects customers with service providers to “make 3D printing a […]

KPMG industry 4.0 report urges companies to “be bolder” with digital manufacturing

Professional service company and auditor KPMG has released a report aiming to debunk myths about the progress of Industry 4.0 (i4.0), and encourage more manufacturers …

Academy Award Nominee’s Unique Speakers Find Kickstarter Success With Ponoko

T3TRA Speakers Combine 3D Printing And Laser Cutting For A One-Of-A-Kind Audio Experience

Whether you’re watching a movie, gaming or jamming out to your favorite tunes, sound is an integral part of the experience. And the better the sound, the better the experience.

Gone are the days where quality sound only came from large—and expensive—components. Good things do come in small packages, and T3TRA Loudspeakers from Alienology are definitely good things (kinda like “Farrah Fawcett Hair”).

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