What makes a good quality filament? How do you know if you have good filament or not? Tom and Tracy Hazzard kick off their materials week with these common questions. After testing dozens of PLA filament brands, they have a pretty good idea of what qualifies as good filament. They talk about the aspects that affect a filament’s outcome on print and behavior with the printer. They also discuss how a larger volume allows you to control the color better. Listen to them as they share all … [Read more...]
Having Soft Support Material Issue?
Questioning soft support material like PVA and flexible filaments is a good idea before you experience major jams and clogs in your printer. Today, Tom and Tracy Hazzard answer the question – “If PVA is too soft for my machine, what do I do?” They developed a part and some techniques that help deal with soft materials in a hard space. Listen further and learn from their experience as they help you in your 3D printer woes. --- Listen to the podcast here: Having Soft … [Read more...]
How Do You Communicate With The Printer?
How do you control and communicate with your 3D printer? Tom and Tracy Hazzard answer another 3D printing question, and this time, it is all about interacting with your printer to get your print on the way. Among the common ones you can rely on are the WIFI and USB ports. While discussing this, Tom and Tracy also tackle other low-cost alternatives. Understand which ones are for you as they share their preferences and the difficulties they find with each of them. --- Listen to the … [Read more...]
Unsticking Parts From The Build Plate
After doing such a great job of getting our parts to stick to the build plate, we sometimes end up making it difficult to remove the part without damaging it. In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their tips for unsticking build plate parts. They share the tools that they use to remove these parts with precision and explain the common problems they went through while handling each of the parts. Listen to their advice and get those plates to unstick successfully! --- Listen … [Read more...]
All About the What of FFF 3D Printing
What is FFF 3D printing all about? Welcoming you to the very first episode of the WTFFF?! Podcast are the husband and wife duo, Tom and Tracy Hazzard. Today, learn the reason why building skills in FFF 3D Printing is a smart business strategy. Being product design consultants, Tom and Tracy aim to keep up with design skill expansion to be constantly valuable to clients. Jumping into their journey through 3D printing along with selecting their first printer! Listen and learn more as … [Read more...]