In Today's episode, Tom and Tracy discuss the new possibilities that clear 3D printing could offer. They saw a Twitter post by Daniel Norée that featured a clear 3D printed model. Tom and Tracy talk about the possible uses of clear 3D printing if it really can be done now, like in light designs, glasses and lenses, toys, awards and collectibles, and even containers. Listen to the podcast here: Clear 3D Printing - New Possibilities Hey, everyone. This is Tracy and Tom on … [Read more...]
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With the way our environment currently is, it comes to no surprise that growing industries become more conscious when it comes to wastes. For 3D printing, the beer-based 3D print filament takes things to another level by not only using byproducts but being an innovative idea as well. Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about this new filament and emphasize why it's important to support this, even if they're a competition in the business. They take their stand and explain why cooperation is … [Read more...]
Stratasys material and filament list for an extensive amount of 3D printers is influencing the industry from a commercial and consumer standpoint despite not being in the consumer market. From functional to stylistic, Stratasys materials and filament completely hits the mark, except for one key thing in terms of what users are looking for. Understanding and taking a look into what material options are available to you is essential in creating products specifically made to be 3D printed. Listen … [Read more...]
Color is, without a doubt, important in 3D printing. After being sent new filament colors from Toner Plastics, hosts Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their experience printing their newest tones. They have four new colors – Rose Tan, Black Raspberry, Red Delicious, and Teal. These colors are available in PLA and ABS, which you can find on their website. Tom and Tracy note some positive aspects to the 3D filament shop’s tones. These variations are something you, too, can be excited … [Read more...]
With any form of plastic processing, 3D printing included, it's fair for concern about the continued use of such a potentially harmful inorganic material to come up. But there are companies out there looking to make a 180 away from plastic and are finding viable alternatives that the market can pick up soon. Tom and Tracy Hazzard interview Barbara Zeller, the Marketing and Communications Manager of Algix. Barbara talks about the transition of Algix from creating biofuels to fabricating … [Read more...]
Reaching 100 WTFFF?! Podcast episodes is a milestone for us and to commemorate it, 3D Print Metal additive manufacturer, Addaero printed the Angel design that started it all for us, only this time instead of PLA, it is printed in Titanium. Using Electron Beam Melting or Powderbed Fusion Technology, 3D Print Metal manufacturing is changing the geometric constraints on … [Read more...]