Mother's Day is early this year, and there is still time to get mom a 3D print mother's day gift or design one of your own. We've scoured the 3D design sites to find the best 3D printed gifts to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate and love her. Whether it be your mom, wife, sister, grandma, aunts, or a new mom at work perhaps, there is a 3D printed gift with her name on it (literally - you can add her name to any one of these designs as a quick project!) 3D Print Mother's Day … [Read more...]
3D Design Guide to a Successful Shop with Pinshape’s Lauren Watkins
We have an interview today with someone from Pinshape. I want to give some background as to why we decided to interview this person; Tracy wrote a blog post that was put up on Pinshape last fall, about six months ago. They included an excerpt from her blog in this new design guide they have done. We are going to talk to Lauren Watkins, who is the marketing manager for Pinshape. She handles the online content, including this design guide, which is a cool idea. They take in a lot of the blog … [Read more...]
3D Print St. Patrick’s Day 2016
Top o' the morning to you, and happy St. Patrick's Day 2016! Wanting to celebrate, but don't have the right accessory? We've gone through the extremely limited options to bring you the best 3D printables to make sure everyone is a little bit more Irish on St. Paddy's Day. It was a little disappointing how few objects were available online, but we were able to put together a decent list below of our top picks. 3D Print St. Patrick's Day 2016 - Top WTFFF?! Picks Other than green, the first thing … [Read more...]
Robo 3D Kits
Today we got to spend some more time following up with Braydon Moreno, the CEO and co-founder of Robo 3D. I’m excited we got to follow up with him because they had done some terrific things. They were our top pick for CES’s 3D printing section. They have so many things going on between their Robo 3D kits and new printers coming out and their programs with education. But we were rushed at CES. We got a lot of his time at CES for what most people got. But still, so much to talk about, and we … [Read more...]
ThingMaker by Mattel, Is this a 3D Printing Game Changer?
In this WTFFF?! episode Tom and Tracy discuss some exciting news coming from the Toy Fair in New York. There will be a 3D print version of the ThingMaker, which is a Mattel toy from the ‘60s. Mattel has recognized the opportunity with modern desktop 3D printing. They are reviving the name of the ThingMaker and the concept of kids making their own toys, this time using 3d print technology. Is Mattel just jumping on the band wagon, or could this be a 3D printing game changer? Listen to the … [Read more...]
Are There Countertop Food 3D Printers?
We did an episode a week or two ago on food 3D printing coming out of CES and on an article you wrote for your Inc. column “By Design.” We have had some more people write in with questions about that. The question was: “Are there really any countertop, less expensive food 3D printers, in particular chocolate printers?” I can totally understand because the idea of making lacy chocolate designs and other intricate things that are hard to do by hand sounds great. How fun would that be? … [Read more...]
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