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...]
3D Print Mother’s Day Gifts 2016
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 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...]
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...]
How Harmful are 3D Printing Fumes?
Today the Hazzards are talking about hazards. Hazards with one Z instead of two. We are talking about toxicity, fumes, and other things related to 3D print materials because there has been a report that was put out. We have talked in the past about using PLA, and one of those major reasons is that it doesn’t have unpleasant fumes or noticeable fumes. Now there has been a real serious study. --- Listen to the podcast here: How Harmful are 3D Printing Fumes? In fact, we’ve talked … [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...]
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