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Product Update: A-Z Sorting In The New Matter Store Library

One of our most requested New Matter Store features is here! A-Z sorting allows you to quickly alphabetize the files in your design library so that they can be better organized and easier to access. To sort your library files, navigate to the library section of the New Matter Store and click the links pictured below to alphabetize and sort your designs. In addition to sorting your files alphabetically, you can also choose to display your files in either grid view or list view.   Share This:

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My First Prints: Uploading the Spheroid

“My First Prints” is a series of step-by-step guides to get you comfortable with your MOD-t. In this fourth print, you’ll learn about uploading your own designs (or designs you’ve downloaded online) to the store. We’ve chosen the Spheroid for this project. It’s a New Matter Design, but for the purposes of this project, why don’t you click here and download the .STL file to your computer. It’s important to note that this file is a .STL file. The New Matter Store only accepts .STL and .OBJ files. This should never be an issue as almost all downloadable 3D models are saved as one of…

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Tips & Tricks: Tools to Enhance Your MOD-t Experience

The MOD-t is ready for use as soon as you unbox it, however, you might need to buy some additional tools to enhance your printing experience. Whether you’re looking to replace a missing accessory or wanting to add some finishing touches to a fresh print, we’ve found the best tools for the job! Razor Blades We provide a kid-safe plastic scraper in the MOD-t box. This scraper should work, but it’s not as effective as a metal razor blade. Of course we can’t just ship blades to homes and schools around the country, so we suggest you and your class or…

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Tips & Tricks: There’s No Such Thing As A Bad MOD-t Question!

There’s no such thing as a bad question, especially when it comes to 3D printing. The MOD-t is a unique machine and 3D printing is a fresh technology. Sometimes, you might have MOD-t questions that aren’t worth a Customer Support call or a tweet, but are still worth you learning the answer. We thought we’d address those questions for you here and save you some time! 1) Where’s the power button? You didn’t see it? It’s right on the… Just kidding. There isn’t one! We wanted the MOD-t to be as simple as possible, so there’s only one button and it does…

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Tips & Tricks: Understanding MOD-t Calibration

One of the best (and most unique!) features of the MOD-t is its simple calibration process. The MOD-t uses servo feedback to gracefully calibrate your MOD-t, regardless of your print plate’s starting location. This means, you can place the print plate anywhere in the print bed and your MOD-t will still calibrate correctly. (Of course, you still need to make sure your plate is placed square on the pinion rods so that it can glide smoothly around the print bed! A good way to do this is by putting the plate against a corner or wall of the base.) Your printer starts…

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Tips & Tricks: Make the Most of Your Filament

As we mentioned in our Build Plate Maintenance post, the MOD-t uses PLA – a plant-based, non-toxic filament. PLA behaves like many other plastics: it’s flexible, but it can still break. Plastics are complicated and can be unpredictable from time to time. PLA is no exception. We can’t say for certain that treating your filament one way or another will guarantee a snap-free spool, but we do have some tips to help you make the most of your filament. Check For Cracks The MOD-t can sense filament breaks that happen outside of the Filament Entry Port (on the back side of the MOD-t).…

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Tips & Tricks: Did You Know…

The interface of the New Matter 3D printing ecosystem is clean and intuitive. There’s only one button on the MOD-t and printing designs from the New Matter Store is simple. Still, there are a few clever hacks to help you make the most of your MOD-t. Prepare to have your mind blown. 1. You can send, monitor, and pause prints to your MOD-t from any web browser on any device using the New Matter Store. Once your MOD-t is connected to both WiFi and your New Matter Store account, you can check on the status of prints through your print queue. Your printer page…

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Tips & Tricks: Build Plate Maintenance

One of the highest reported print issues is a surface adhesion failure. MOD-t surface plates last 30-50 prints, and proper build plate maintenance can help you maximize your plate’s lifespan and ensure your prints’ success. It’s easy to prevent adhesion failures and even easier to stop them once they’ve started. Just take care to maintain a healthy build plate through these three stages and you’ll notice an uptick in print success! Too Slick For Your Own Good After every print, take care to completely clean off your build plate. Slide the print surface plate off of the build tray and firmly bend the plate…

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