This one single desktop device that 3D Prints, laser engraves, and CNC machines gets affordable

The Snapmaker 2.0 literally turns imagination into reality. Designed to practically transform into any prototyping tool you’d need to bring your ideas to life, this modular prototyping-station can be built to operate as a 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver/Cutter, and even a 3 or even 4 Axis CNC Machine. Here is what’s amazing about it though. All these machines exist in the same amount of space a laptop would take on your desk. The Snapmaker 2.0 is constructed using modular components crafted from aluminum alloy extrusions that allow you to make your device as small or as big as you want. Its all-metal construction means near-perfect tolerances, resulting in precise work, whether it’s laser cutting or 3D printing. Within minutes, you can assemble a fully-functional machine with an X, Y, and Z-axis, and simply attach or detach modules that let you use the apparatus as a CNC Machine, Laser Engraver, or even a 3D printer with sheer simplicity, and no specific skill-set or learning curve. The Snapmaker 2.0 comes even with a touchscreen interface that lets you control your device and gives you alerts like letting you know when to change the filament on the 3D printer, or a milling-bit on ...

E. Coli Detected In Long Beach Water Supply, Boil Order Issued

Long Beach residents line up to get bottled water on June 21, 2019 after a boil water advisory was issued in the city. (Credit: CBS2) Standard tests conducted Friday morning detected strains of E. coli bacteria in a distribution sample collected from the Long Beach water system, according to County Executive Laura Curran. As a result, county officials have ordered a boil water advisory for anyone that uses the City of Long Beach water system. Those 35,000 residents are cautioned to boil all water for one minute before using or to stick to bottled water until further notice. A line was already forming Friday afternoon at one of three stations set up by the state where they handed out 33,000 bottles of water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his office is prepared to send more bottled water Saturday and Sunday as needed. Long Beach residents should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, preparing food, washing dishes and brushing teeth. In the meantime, Dr. Larry Eisenstein, the commissioner of the county health department, reassures the public that this is all precautionary. “I want to be very clear. We have not identified an ill resident yet. We do not have a case of E. co...