That’s a tough one. It’s a good question because 3D printing quality is subjective, especially for those who have no direct experience with 3D printers. So if you have a 3D printing service business, your customers may not have a. They may have only learned about it on TV, or from a friend, and may have wild ideas about the quality they expect to receive. As a 3D printing service provider, you need to manage the expectations of your customer, and show them examples of the quality they can … [Read more...]
Is 3D printing filament safe to use in the home?
Since the explosion of the desktop 3D printing industry, plastic in the form of 3D printing filament is being melted and formed into physical objects in people’s homes at an increasing rate. In fact, today 3D printing materials and printers are being placed in homes and educational institutions more than businesses. The community of Montclair, NJ has installed MakerBot 3D printers in every school in their district, from elementary schools all the way up through to the college level. This is a … [Read more...]
Misconceptions About 3D Print Filament Costs
Whenever I walk through the printer ink cartridge aisle at Costco, I always hear complaints and grumbling about the ridiculously high cost of ink. “It costs $80 for black ink!” The reaction to the $50 roll of 3D Print filament costs are the same. However, thinking that 3D printer filament is similar to these consumables for your paper printer is the most common misconception about 3D printing. 3D Print Filament Costs The real analysis of the cost of 3D Printing is not in the filament but … [Read more...]
How Come You Never 3D Print Me Anything?
Happy Mardi Gras! I always ask how come you never 3D print me anything, but it’s really not true. You did make me something for Mardi Gras. Not for Valentine’s Day, mind you, but for Mardi Gras. We had the opportunity to be on a Game of Thrones Mardi Gras float in the parade in San Diego this past weekend. And you made me a Melisandre necklace. There will be a picture of me in my costume with the necklace. You’ll all harass me, those serious Game of Thrones fans, but I didn’t go all out because … [Read more...]
Planning A Killer 3D Printing Event
Last August we interviewed Colton Robtoy as he was planning the CD Printathlon. CD is the Capital District, which is the Albany, NY area. We were talking to him about the challenges of planning this Printathlon. He was trying to get the word out about it, and that is why he came on our podcast. Very recently we noticed that he had written some recap blog posts in the Pulse on LinkedIn. They were awesome; they had such great tips. He was so honest about all the things that went … [Read more...]
3D Printing Nerd Power Guides
In this episode of WTFFF, 3D Printing Nerd Power Guides, we have an interview with quite a character, Joel Telling. His YouTube channel is “3D Printing Nerd.” We love that name! He really has a lot of fun with what he does here on his YouTube channel, and it’s all about 3D printing, as well as some things non-3D-printing just for fun. He has a lot of videos and 6,000 subscribers. No companies are providing the entire package of customer service and resources to make customers … [Read more...]