Announcing High Speed Printing on Ember

by Sam Hobish - Mar 9, 2016 9:41:50 AM

Last week, we invited members of the media and the greater Autodesk community to check out some experiments we've been working on in the Ember lab.  

From the Road: UCLA students use Python to generate architectural structures printed on Ember

by Sam Hobish - Feb 19, 2016 10:47:40 AM

During a yearlong studio lead by Professor Guvenc Ozel, students at UCLA used Python scripts to generate complex architectural structures and printed them on Ember.  After exploring numerous additive processes, the students were able to finally bring the - otherwise difficult to print - creations to life with Ember. 

From the Studio: Team collaborates in Fusion 360 to create handle for Ember

by Sam Hobish - Feb 2, 2016 9:50:29 AM

Using Fusion 360, teams from Minneapolis, Boston and San Diego designed a handle that attaches to the top of the Ember printer, making it easier to transport. Essential to the design of this handle were the collaborative tools in Fusion, which allowed designers to easily share and modify their iterations across the team. The teams used a combination of T-Splines, direct editing and parametric modeling to create a simple and effective solution for taking Ember on the go.

From the Lab: Fine-Tuning the Dimensional Accuracy of Ember Prints

by Sam Hobish - Jan 29, 2016 2:20:17 PM

Ember is a printer for individuals and businesses that require the utmost precision in their parts. As such, we have created a way that allows Ember users to make exact adjustments to their machine’s image scaling. This ensures that the parts created on Ember are sized exactly as intended. 

Modeling Supports Before Print Studio

by Sam Hobish - Jan 22, 2016 3:26:14 PM

With the Super Bowl coming to the Bay Area in a few weeks, I decided to model a coin to print on Ember. (For you non-sports fans, commemorative coins are flipped at the beginning of games to determine who starts with the ball).  Eventually, I’ll have it investment casted, but for now, I want to demonstrate the technique I used for supporting my model.

Wacom artists use Ember to bring characters to life at CES

by Sam Hobish - Jan 12, 2016 1:37:52 PM

I just returned from CES in Las Vegas where I spent three days working with artists who used Wacom tablets and displays to design models to print on Ember. Observing the designers work enlightened me to new workflows for producing 3D models, especially in the creation of sculpted parts. Through a combination of software like Sketchbook Pro, Maya and Mudbox, designers like Craig Barr modeled lifelike characters with a degree of detail that made Ember the perfect machine to bring them to life.

Introducing CMYK + W Resin

by Sam Hobish - Dec 14, 2015 1:13:00 PM

CMYK + W resins for the Ember 3D Printer are now available, giving you the ability to mix and match resins to customize your color palette.