3D printing for your classroom – ideas to build on

As an innovative instructional tool, 3D printing is making a major impact in classrooms all across the country. Although traditionally used for STEM-focused curriculum, today’s 3D printers have been used in various school programs including art, biology, and history. In … Read More

Hackaday Superconference – Derek Schulte and the MOD-t Motion System

The MOD-t uses a unique mix of mechanical drives and closed-loop motor control to quietly deliver sophisticated motion on a budget.  Check out the history, the how and the why, the MOD-t’s inner workings, and get excited about mechatronics and … Read More

Spotlight: Using The Power Of 3D Printing To Keep The Good Times Rolling!

Here’s a fun one! Recently, our CEO Steve Schell used the MOD-t and his 3D design skills to repair a Nerf foam pistol for his son. A key component of the toy became damaged during use and – faced with … Read More

Product Update: A-Z Sorting In The New Matter Store Library

One of our most requested New Matter Store features is here! A-Z sorting allows you to quickly alphabetize the files in your design library so that they can be better organized and easier to access. To sort your library files, … Read More

MOD-t Awarded Best of Show at the 2016 ISTE Conference

New Matter and the MOD-t were recently honored with a Best of Show award by Tech & Learning magazine for our showing at the 2016 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference held June 26-29 in Denver, Colorado! Led … Read More

How To: 3D Design using Tinkercad

If you’re looking to get into 3d design, TinkerCAD is a great place to start. TinkerCAD is a free, online design tool for beginners. The application is designed to educate users – providing both tutorials and a series of interactive … Read More

My First Prints: Uploading the Spheroid

“My First Prints” is a series of step-by-step guides to get you comfortable with your MOD-t. In this fourth print, you’ll learn about uploading your own designs (or designs you’ve downloaded online) to the store. We’ve chosen the Spheroid for this project. It’s … Read More

New Matter Earns the PTPA Seal of Approval

We have some very exciting news! The MOD-t recently earned a Seal of Approval from Parent Tested Parent Approved, or PTPA.  Parent Tested Parent Approved awards products approval after an in-depth review. Parents were invited into the PTPA facilities where … Read More

My First Prints: Surface Adhesion and the Bump Dominoes

“My First Prints” is a series of step-by-step guides to get you comfortable with your MOD-t. In this second print, you’ll learn about the importance of maintaining your MOD-t’s print surface plate. We’ve chosen the Bump Dominoes print from the New Matter … Read More

My First Prints: Supports and the Army Girlz Machina Figurine

“My First Prints” is a series of step-by-step guides to get you comfortable with your MOD-t. In this third print, you’ll learn about supports and how they help your MOD-t conquer tricky angles, overhangs, and bridges. If you want to start from … Read More