Just like learning any skill or familiarizing any machine, learning about 3D printing takes time and patience. How long was your 3D printing learning curve? Today’s Ask Us Anything question came from Chris in Encino. Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their views as both the boss/spouse and maker/design. Your mastery of 3D print depends on the type of things that you produce. Engineering-based structures take more time to learn, while artistic, delicate forms take longer. At the end of the … [Read more...]
3D Printing Skills – Are You Ready to Print?
3D Printing Skills - Are You Ready to Print? Maybe not yet, but there is always time for building 3D Printing Skills 3D Printing has become accessible to home hobbyists, pro-sumers and design professionals like us, but is it really ready to go mainstream? The design learning curve is very steep so you need to have a lot of time on your hands and be prepared to experiment. We have been 3D modeling and designing for over 25 years and had to relearn how to design just to begin the technical … [Read more...]
What’s In Our 3D Print Studio?
What type of equipment do you use? Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about the type of equipment they use to print their desired designs in answer to this question from John of San Diego, California. Naming Rhinoceros as their preferred design software, they also discuss some other popular tools and apps such as Solidworks, Netfabb, Simplify3D, and many others. What might be right for them might not be right for you, thereby it is ideal to choose the right equipment that suits your … [Read more...]
All About the What of FFF 3D Printing
What is FFF 3D printing all about? Welcoming you to the very first episode of the WTFFF?! Podcast are the husband and wife duo, Tom and Tracy Hazzard. Today, learn the reason why building skills in FFF 3D Printing is a smart business strategy. Being product design consultants, Tom and Tracy aim to keep up with design skill expansion to be constantly valuable to clients. Jumping into their journey through 3D printing along with selecting their first printer! Listen and learn more as … [Read more...]
Do You Bag Filament For Humidity?
“How much does humidity affect the filament?” This is a question asked by Anthony from New Orleans. Tom and Tracy Hazzard take on the relationship between filament and humidity, tackling how filaments are transported and how they are kept. They both agree that the weather or the environment of the area you are storing your filaments greatly affects its overall integrity. To bag or not to bag? Find out the answer on today’s show. --- Listen to the podcast here: Do You Bag … [Read more...]
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