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The most affordable smart multi-color 3D Printer, designed for everyone, everyday use.
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Visit the injection mold factory

Posted by DreamMaker (Creator)
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We think that might interest you. That's why we post it in an update here on Kickstarter first.

We took some photos during a factory visit. The factory is manufacturing our molds for the Overlord parts. As engineers we are quite exited to see that kind of factory knowing that without these machines no production would be possible. However, without more details most of the machines there remained a mystery but some of them did tasks we could understand. 

There are huge steel blocks fitted into a machine. The machine then carves out the shape of our Overlord base and top as well several smaller parts. Another machine burns with lasers and another one is doing some drilling. Interesting stuff and we invite you to come with us on a virtual tour through the factory.

 We hope you enjoyed that short tour.

Have a good day,

Your DreamMaker Team

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    1. william on

      These are great thanks for the tour. My excitement is growing day by day!!!

    2. Thomas Ott on

      yeah it looks really like wood the dark places on the copper is where the elecrode had contact with the steel today is acually nobody using copper anymore all use today graphite as a electrode keeps more stabile and dont heat up so much like copper .. :-)

    3. Nicolas HUBERT on

      Really like that kind of stuff because it's actually my work too. Making some molds design. :)

      thanks for the tour

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      Gadgetman!
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      @Thomas; Thanks for the explanation. It was the angle that fooled me. (Also, sometimes laqured wood will get close to that colour and shine. ) I just couldn't figure out why they had so many similar woodworking tools in a metal shop.
      Learn something new every day :-)

    5. Thomas Ott on

      @ creator and
      @ Gadgetman6th picture from the bottom; is that a table full of wood-planes?
      A METAL table full of them?
      Thank heavens my old woodworking teacher never saw that picture. He would have been livid!
      (Always place them on the side if you have to put them down on a metal surface, to avoid damaging the cutting edge)

      Its not Wood its copper its like a stamp for the eroding machine it gets positive charged the work piece negtive and when ste stamp moves down on the work piece and the copper nearly touches the workpiece the steel melts and chause everything happents in a petrolium or in a non electrical conductive liquid soution the liquid carrys away the liquid steel dont think it takes alot away from the steel it just takes away very little just a few microns

      its called sink erosion

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_discharge_machining

      i work in a company like that in germany but our molds that we make a way bigger i work in the car supply industry we make molds for fron bumper rear interiour all bissger plastic parts on cars even aluminium motor block engines (power trains)

      hope i could explain it good enough
      my englisch is not the best in writing i speak better than i write :-)

    6. Fred Murphy on

      Because of my involvement with Overlord and Kickstarter, I just signed with the Element group on Kickstarter. It seems like this peripheral will improve the user's ability to print Overlord. I'm wondering if one of the DreamMaker group could comment on the viability of this device. Whether it will help the user interface with the Overlord or not. Thanks

    7. Fred Murphy on

      Thanks for the tour. It's exciting to watch the machine pass to the production stage!

    8. Herman Scheper on

      Great, you make my day good! Looking to the birth of this dreammachine.. I can't wait till it is coming.....a long...long time...! But keep infroming us . Many tnx.

    9. Anthony Tovar on

      I've backed a bunch of projects, and none of them have done half the job you guys have in keeping us updated and involved. Keep up the great work!

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      Andreas on

      Great pictures, thank you!

    11. DreamMaker Creator on

      @Gadgetman!
      Well, as I wrote before, we do not understand all of that machines or tools. You may be right but I really cannot confirm nor deny :-)

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      Gadgetman!
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      on

      6th picture from the bottom; is that a table full of wood-planes?
      A METAL table full of them?
      Thank heavens my old woodworking teacher never saw that picture. He would have been livid!
      (Always place them on the side if you have to put them down on a metal surface, to avoid damaging the cutting edge)

    13. AFIF on

      Feels really nice looking at all the pictures you have provided us and the ability to see the manufacturing process. Keep it up! X)