Hive76 at MagFest

Those who frequent know our members are infinitely creative and huge nerds. Several members headed to Magfest last month, bringing along with them projects they worked on at the space! For those who missed it check out two of the awesome projects below:

Hive76 at PAX Unplugged

Those who attend our monthly boardgame meetup won’t be surprised there’s significant overlap between Hive members and board game enthusiasts. So you can expect to see a healthy percentage of our membership attending PAX UNPLUGGED at the Philadelphia Convention Center this weekend. We’ve made a temporary Slack channel #PAX76 so members can coordinate during the con.

New 3D Printers

We’ve doubled our 3D printing capacity overnight. We got TWO Voron printers with 350x350mm build area. We also have a new Creality CR-6 Max, with 400x400mm. And if that wasn’t enough, we have a custom-built CoreXY printer with 230x230mm build area and lots of bells and whistles.

New CNC Donation

We’re excited to welcome an Axiom AR6 Pro V5 CNC router to our makerspace. There will be some time required to get the CNC set up safely in our space with all the proper precautions. But once that’s ready, we’re pumped to add a new capability to our space.

Brand New Band Saw

We have significantly upgrade our band saw. The old saw ran admirably with the replacement motor since the Spring Garden days, but it have finally been retired to the big woodshop in the sky.

Member Meeting – April 2nd

This upcoming Sunday evening we’ll be having a member meeting. It’ll be at 5:30pm at Hive76. The primary topic will be a potential expansion of our space. We have the opportunity to rent the basement below our current workshop and double our space. If you’re interested, come and join the discussion.

Resin Printing Class Recap

Tom Meyer taught a class today on using our new resin printer, an Elegoo Saturn 2. A few example prints were shown to the class including this model boat which is 11 inches long. We are using a water soluble resin which has less fumes than alcohol based resins. We are excited to teach our members and the public about this effective method of making high resolution 3D prints safely and effectively!

All of our members are able to use the printer at no additional cost, materials costs are covered by classes like this!

New 8K Resin Printer

We have a brand new Elegoo Saturn 2 resin printer. It has a 10″ diagonal screen and can build high-res parts up to 305.9mm(L)*273mm(W)*567.3mm(H) in volume. The extra detail makes it ideal for miniatures and high-tolerance parts. We’ll be hosting a training class on the new printer soon.