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"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Just now discovering this informative video about HTPLA V3.0 produced last year by @makernoob & brought to you in part by @hawk3dproto - enjoy!
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Great illustration of how to print and finish Composite Copper HTPLA. Check it out and all the other awesomeness there is to explore with a monthly subscription to Makerbox and other Proto-pasta Composites!
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Thanks Matt for appreciating our Matte ;-)
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Alex Dick commented on a post on Blogger.
Interesting...sort of. I wish we all could just make things, share the result, and keep pushing the state of the art forward with vigor. That doesn't mean handing your business to someone else. Idealist here too. Sharing just "feels" better than protecting, but honestly I'm not a fan of extra documentation for any purpose either ;-)

I look forward to your continued thoughts on this subject, but moreover look forward to making and sharing many new creative materials and concepts for folks to build on as they are inspired to do so. We're not officially "open source" but passionate about innovating and sharing the experience of making while keeping it just a bit magical. The "magic" in making equivalent to trade secret, but the purpose is less about protection and more about the allure and mysticism around something that is not entirely obvious. We enjoy living in the intersection of art, craft, science, and technology.

It's possible to copy a product, but more challenging to copy a business, philosophy, and/or outlook/attitude. If those elements can produce product quickly and more uniquely than it can be copied, to me that is my happy place!

Anyway, I'm planning to attend TCT in September and hope to finally get the chance to meet y'all. Keep it positive! Best, Alex
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Who's your favorite 3D Printing Filament manufacturer (please say Proto-pasta). Cast your ballot here:
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Last week we launched our newest composite, Matte Fiber HTPLA. It's pretty neat stuff! Some folks already took delivery and are loving it :-)
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Check it out! My first video with our new GoPro. Hope you like it!
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Check it out! Joel Telling and this guy at Maker Faire!!!
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Are you an R/C fan? Proto-pasta fan? Don't miss out!
PROTO-PASTA GIVEAWAY

Ok, i´ve been meaning to do this for a while and i´ll try to be better at making things like this happen more often in the future! And by "things like this" i mean giveaways/competitions. So during the coming months you will all have a chance to put your hands on Filament, 3D Printing spare parts/accessories, Software and actual 3DPrinters!

To kick this of we´ll do a giveaway to celebrate that the FB group has reached and passed 500 members. (And don´t worry, the next one will celebrate whatever this G+ community has reached at the time for the next giveaway/contest).
It seems that using "Gleam" is how you do thing like this these days so i´ll do that and this first one is a chance for me to get my head around how i´ll do this in the future so bare with me.

Anyway, visit the link below and enter. This time it´s the awesome +Proto-pasta will give away a spool of their CF HTPLA and a bonus.

Thanks and good luck!

https://gleam.io/competitions/CHFm6-openrc-protopasta-giveaway
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