• Steel Dynamics to Acquire Vulcan Threaded Products to Expand Finishing

    Steel Dynamics to Acquire Vulcan Threaded Products to Expand Finishing

    04-08-2016

    "During 2015, we identified the pursuit of higher-margin downstream business opportunities that utilize our steel products in their manufacturing processes, as one of our target growth objectives," stated Mark D. Millett, President and Chief Executive Officer. "A strategy intended to reduce volatility during both strong and weak market cycles, given steel raw material supply optionality. During we...

  • Ditch the threaded rod in your RepRap 3D printer and upgrade to a lead screw z-axis

    Ditch the threaded rod in your RepRap 3D printer and upgrade to a lead screw z-axis

    04-08-2016

    provided 3D printable files and a detailed walkthrough for upgrading the Z-axis of a Prusa i3 RepRap 3D printer with a lead screw. Not for the first time and certainly not for the last, it would seem that a round of applause is due for aninanimate rod. Many cheap and cheerful DIY 3D printers, such as the Prusa i3 and other RepRap machines, use a threaded rod for their z-axis. The threaded rod is a...

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