Ponoko’s Badass Black

Ceramic 3D printing services are not exactly new, but there are limits to the colors offered by popular 3D printing services. Ponoko has announced the


Ponoko’s Color Ceramics

Ponoko has announced the availability of seven different colors for their glazed ceramic 3D printing material.    They previously offered four colors, but now add


Ponoko’s Glossiness

Distributed manufacturing service Ponoko has announced a new material for their 3D printers: black and white glossy plastic. This ABS plastic (for use in their


The Personal Factory 5: Apps!

Ponoko has taken a step to solving one of the biggest problems in the 3D printing/making industry today: How do you make custom items?   


Anderson Joins Ponoko

Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson has joined the advisory board of Ponoko. This is a very interesting development as it indicates growing and high-profile


Ponoko Personal Factory is 3D

Personal fabrication is an amazing feat: being able to press a button and then hold a completed item in your hand a short while later.


Make $80,000 With Just an Idea

Personal manufacturing doesn’t have to take place on your premises using your own equipment. It can be outsourced to Ponoko, the personal manufacturing company. Ponoko


Ponoko’s Electronics

Distributed manufacturing service Ponoko has added some new materials to their shelf. Actually a *lot* of new items, and they are electronic! No, you’re not


Ponoko Arriva in Italia

Distributed manufacturing hub Ponoko continues its invasion of Europe by opening an Italian front. They’ve partnered with a local fabrication shop, Vectorealism, to produce your


Ponoko Hubs the UK

Distributed manufacturing platform Ponoko has announced they’ve got a new manufacturing hub: London, UK-based RazorLAB. This adds to their already established empire of hubs including


Poor Man’s 3D Printing: The Print

In our previous article we provided ideas on how to prepare your 3D model at the lowest cost possible. But once you have the model


Ponoko Makes MakerBots!

What does a personal manufacturing service from New Zealand have to do with a 3D printer kit manufacturer from New York City? A lot more



As we suspected a short while ago, Ponoko has announced a new build location in Europe. The new hub will be located in Berlin, and


Ponoko Mystery?

New Zealand-based personal manufacturing service Ponoko has posed a mystery with an obscure post on their blog. The entire text of the post is: Hello


Ponoko’s List

You’ve probably heard about Ponoko, the New Zealand based personal manufacturing and marketplace service. You can not only have your item built with their facilities,


The 20,000 Meet the 6,000

This is quite interesting – a partnership between Ponoko, producers of a terrific personal manufacturing and sales platform, and ShopBot, makers of inexpensive CNC Routers.


Big Things Brewing at Ponoko

  Ponoko slipped out a very interesting admission last week regarding a new capability they’ve been working on for two years. It’s the ability to


Ponoko Overwhelmed

  Ponoko, the innovative self-manufacturing service recently opened a new hub in San Francisco to more rapidly serve their North American clients. Previously, Ponoko had


Ponoko Invades North America!

  That inventive New Zealand personal manufacturing company sent landing craft across the pacific and has established a beachhead in San Francisco. Their next objective:

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Ponoko in the News

We always get a little excited when fabbing hits mainstream news because it means we’re getting a teensy bit closer to a world of digital


Two Routes to Low Cost

  Fluid Forms poses an interesting question: how to obtain an inexpensive 3D printer. They correctly point out the two possible courses of action for


Succeed with Ponoko

Ponoko, one of the pioneers of distributed personal manufacturing and sales, has posted an interesting video that describes their methodology and cites two amazing examples


Shapeways Bumps into Ponoko

Shapeways, the European-based 3D print service that is working very hard to make it easy for laymen to produce 3D objects, is stepping into Ponoko’s


Ponoko’s Designmake Prime

Ponoko, one of the most innovative self-manufacturing services we’ve yet seen, has come up with a new service for makers: DesignMake Prime. It’s similar to


Desktop Factory is Ponoko’d

Our friends at the revolutionary manufacturing service Ponoko recently interviewed Cathy Lewis, CEO of Desktop Factory, the company attempting to market a quality 3D printer


RepRap Chicken and Egg: Solved?

RepRap, the project aimed to develop a 3D printer that can reproduce itself, has an obvious problem. Where do you get the first printer from,


Ponoko Exclusive

One of the most interesting companies in today’s fabrication space is Ponoko, a New Zealand based start-up that seems to be a mashup of a


Ponoko Contest Winners

The lads at Ponoko (a New Zealand-based prosumer-oriented fabbing service) have announced the results for the Invitation Round of their Jewelry Design Challenge. Truly amazing

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