What the ERRF? You heard it here folks! Proto-pasta joins ERRF 2019 (Get Tickets Here) as a Platinum sponsor and plans to make filament on site at this premier community-based 3D printing festival coming to Bel Air, Maryland USA this October. As one chapter in the maker movement closes with Maker Media ceasing operations, ERRF 2019 evolves to bring Darwin’s creator Adrian Bowyer to celebrate 15 years of the blossoming Rep Rap sub-movement.
If you weren’t already planning to attend ERRF 2019 based on special guest Adrian Bowyer, then maybe live Proto-pasta production will convince you! In only 5 short years, Proto-pasta, who first brought you community-funded materials with a pure engineering focus, continues to evolve and re-connect with the community through new and exciting products. In those 5 years, we’ve only once extruded filament at a public event, September 2014’s Portland Mini-Maker Faire where John Biehler first covered how we make 3d printing filament.
Proto-pasta’s growth and success is thanks to community support, our dedicated team, and creative exploration supported in-part by our in-house-developed, purpose-built extrusion technology. Typically, you must travel to our Vancouver, Washington headquarters for events like our filament workshop to get fresh extruded filament, but we dared ask the question, “Can we make it mobile?”
Mobile extrusion brings Proto-pasta even closer to our customers. Unlike a workshop, we don’t plan to custom-design recipes on-the-spot, but we are preparing inspirational filaments that will likely tie into other products and collaborations. If you aren’t already subscribed to Endless Pastabilities, you’ll want to make sure and do so before the event! We’ll also be cooking up fun and games with Project FDL.
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