Resources

Resources

In Canada

  • Needed
    • Laser cutting services similar to Ponoko
    • Feed stock suppliers similar to MakerBot
  • Wanted
    • Rapid prototyping services similar to Shapeways.

Small Parts

Metal

Tools

In USA

  • MakerBot Industries
    • Affordable 'bootstrap' machines to get you up and running.
    • Implements the RepRap designs.
    • Pays the bills for some contributors to the RepRap project.
    • Supplier of ABS, HDPE 3mm diameter feedstock.
  • Ponoko
    • Laser cutting service
    • Note: Not all material options are currently available for US manufacturing, e.g. steel.

International

  • Shapeways
    • Rapid Prototyping service
    • Good for precision, finished small-scale runs
    • Has built-in infrastructure to sell your designs virtually.
    • Not cheap, but charges by design weight, not complexity.

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