Celebrating our 400th WTFFF?! episode with a few 3D print predictions for 2017 and some resolutions the industry should make and actually try to keep. Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their own 3D print design resolutions for the next year and what's to come in the next year on 3D Start Point. What companies are going to fade away in the next year and what companies will keep their footing and see continued success? Listen to the podcast here: 3D Print Predictions for 2017 This is our 400th … [Read more...]
When I choose a 3D printer, should I buy support and training?
You may think that if you choose a 3D printer, especially one of the closed systems that are easier to use like a MakerBot, you will not need a support package. Especially because the closed system printers are more user friendly than the typical RepRap style 3d printers. In my experience, regardless of the features considered when you choose a 3d printer, even if it is considered the best 3D printer for ease of use, I would only buy a 3D printer from a manufacturer that has a good support and … [Read more...]
Best 3D Printer to Rep, Sell and Love
As we develop this 3D Start Point resource for people getting a start in 3D printing, we explored the idea that we might want to sell or endorse the best 3D Printer we could find. Should we put up a mini-store with the "Best 3D Printer" for sale? First off, we are not sales people. You meet a good salesperson, give them anything to sell, and they’re going to go and sell it. We have to sell something that we absolutely believe in and love. That’s the thing. Finding the best 3D Printer to sell … [Read more...]
Analysis Of 3D Hubs Report
If you’re planning to buy your very first 3D printer, user ratings can be a great place to start looking for the hardware that best suits your needs. The 3D Hubs Report is a monthly report that gives valuable information on trends in the 3D printing market. In many ways, however, the information put out by the report can be misleading to end consumers. Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard put a word of caution about interpreting the numbers published in the report. You wouldn’t want the … [Read more...]