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Free promotional plastic resin sampler puzzle
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I don’t often blog promotional giveaways, but this one is pretty sweet: Minnesota’s Proto Labs offers injection molding in a bunch of different plastics. The really cool part is, if you’re in North America and you register at their site, they’ll send you a free 4x4x4 unit polycube puzzle, with nine pieces, each molded in a different color and from a different polymer resin. There’s green HDPE, white polypropylene, mauve ABS, clear polycarbonate, yellow polycarbonate/ABS blend, orange polyoxymethylene, red polyester, blue nylon, and black glass-filled nylon. And purple horseshoes! I already snagged mine!

2 thoughts on “Free promotional plastic resin sampler puzzle

  1. Definitely a neat way to get multiple samples out, and I just put in a request for one. I’m a little worried what it’s going to look like shortly after we get it, though. We’ll need to do some various abrasive and cutting tests to see how the materials hold up to desert conditions.

    So we’ll have a nice little cube that looks like it’s been on Tatooine for a while.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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