Head to Head: Bold vs. Pearl Filament

Variety is the spice of life, they say, and we at New Matter make it part of what we do regularly. In fact, this axiom applies most often to our PLA filament. For example, if you go to the New … Read More

MOD-Skis: How to Improve the Stability of Your Prints

In the past several months, whether in the New Matter store, the MOD-t Printer Tool, or Cura, we’ve encountered reports from some MOD-t users who are intermittently experiencing an irritating issue known as “layer shifting” when attempting to print larger … Read More

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