In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about Make Magazine’s Printer Shootout and their point ranking system. A lot of people use this as a factor in choosing which 3D printer to buy, and it sometimes is misleading and can lead to a lot of frustration. Their ranking system is too tight and doesn't necessarily accurately show what users need, at least not consistently. Listen to the podcast here: Printer ShootOut - Shooting Down Make Magazine's Printer Point Ranking System We’re … [Read more...]
3D Print Waste?
In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about a topic that a lot of people may not agree with each other on, which is 3D print waste. More specifically, they discuss whether the 3D printing industry increases waste, decreases it, is it better than other types of manufacturing, and what could be a better solution. Listen to the podcast here: 3D Print Waste? We’re going to talk about something today that I’m sure is going to stir up a bit of debate. I don’t know if I would … [Read more...]
3D Print Volume Discounts?
In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about volume discounts in the 3D printing industry. They discuss how and why volume discounts are not applicable in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. They also talk about how shopper mindset has to change on this topic, and why that change is not going to happen overnight. Listen to the podcast here: 3D Print Volume Discounts? Today, we’re going to talk volume discounts. Do volume discounts exist or can they or will they exist in 3D … [Read more...]
7 Sins Of 3D Printing/Lean Manufacturing
Tom and Tracy share their list of the seven deadly sins in 3D printing that are keeping it from becoming lean manufacturing. There are supposed to be eight things that you should remove from a company to make it a true lean manufacturing model, and 3D printing actually solves a lot of those eight things. But there are also seven things being done in 3D printing that are holding it back. Listen to the podcast here: 7 Sins Of 3D Printing/Lean Manufacturing Today, we are … [Read more...]
Clear 3D Printing – New Possibilities
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...]
Improve Your 3D Prints – Tips and Suggestions
What are some tips on how you can improve your 3D prints? It occurred to me yesterday when we were talking to Hector about the dialing in of the designs and how they spend a lot of hours getting the quality optimized on the printing, which we know takes a ton of hours, that It almost takes an equal amount of hours to the design time in our case. And even after we printed it for a long time, we learn new things and fix them. But I think it would be an interesting question for me to ask of you to … [Read more...]
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