It is back to Business Monday and we will be talking about 3D print freelance work. There are two schools of thought on freelance work. One is that you diversify. You should take as many gigs as possible, if you want to call it that way. What kind of gigs are we talking about? Like contract 3D printing if you have a 3D printer. It could be that. It could be design work or whatever it is. I have been talking to a lot of freelance association and other things lately for the … [Read more...]
Mobile 3D Printing Amazon Trucks – Accidents Waiting to Happen
Now we are vocal proponents of 3D Printing and want to see the technology adopted and used as widely as possible, but when we learned that Amazon had filed a patent for Mobile 3D Printing on their delivery trucks, we knew from experience that mobile working of any kind is navigating a very bumpy road. Mobile 3D Printing = Mobile Office Vehicle 3D Printers are hard enough to operate to get predictable results in the best of conditions. Now add the complications of vibration, the G-forces of … [Read more...]
Pricing 3D Print Design Services to Stay in Business
Afraid of burdening the consumer by charging for your actual hours or costs when pricing 3D Print design services? We come across this all the time from designers, consultants and freelancers in all areas, not just in 3D Print design. Design value is already hard enough to quantify but mixed with new technology and a technical skill learning curve, pricing 3D Print design services seems overwhelming. It is especially difficult as you go to assess selling your designs on file services like … [Read more...]
3D Printing Skills – Are You Ready to Print?
3D Printing Skills - Are You Ready to Print? Maybe not yet, but there is always time for building 3D Printing Skills 3D Printing has become accessible to home hobbyists, pro-sumers and design professionals like us, but is it really ready to go mainstream? The design learning curve is very steep so you need to have a lot of time on your hands and be prepared to experiment. We have been 3D modeling and designing for over 25 years and had to relearn how to design just to begin the technical … [Read more...]