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Awesome Makeway magnetic 3D printed marble-track puzzle raises millions

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Makeway is a modular, creative, unique super-puzzle with magnetic bits that attach seamlessly to all ferromagnetic materials-like a fridge, a locker or a whiteboard, a car. Simply move the track, connector and trick pieces around for an exciting brand new marble challenge. Now that it has collected over 4 million euro between the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms, the final products will be produced by injection molding, but it probably would have never seen the light if it were not for some intensive 3D printing to make the first prototype in the videos above and below.

Makeway After hundreds of hours building courses with Makeway, and after lots of improvements, tweaks and fine-tuning, all of the parts are ready for molding. Each piece’s design has been finalized and perfected in all aspects – material (high-quality ABS, just like building blocks and other construction sets), textures, characteristics and parameters. In this next stage, digital files of each part are turned into all-metal injection-molds. The first deliveries are expected in September 2020.




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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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