WTFFF 419: Mixed Emotions (or Emojis) with Austin Robey of Make Mode

January 23, 2017

Real world 3D print design sales numbers are hard to come by, and we are glad that Austin Robey of Make Mode has generously offered to share his Shapeways shop stats for his line of 3D printed emoticons or emojis. Through our discussion there are many take-aways to gain about what to design, how to market your products, types of consumers are in the different 3D print "store fronts", and even what platform is already set up for sales success and how others are lacking. 

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WTFFF 272: Trimble SketchUp CAD Software Review

January 20, 2017

Trimble SketchUp is a free CAD design program that should not be passed up for new 3D print creators and those collaborating with a team to create 3D models. Looking at who should consider making the jump from the free version to the Pro version and what sorts of designers might want to take a second look at the many different features it has to offer. 

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WTFFF 417: 3D Printing Toys with Mark Trageser of InsaniTOY

January 19, 2017

Our guest, Mark Trageser, has been embracing and taking advantage of what 3D printing affords designers in the realm of 3D printing toys. His strong opinions on the 3D print industry and different companies with in it are a breath of fresh air. With his impressive background in design, working with Fisher-Price and Mattel, he has extensive experience in manufacturing toys and shares key consideration points on the complexities of bringing these products to the shelf.

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WTFFF 416: Robo3D Updates

January 18, 2017

We got quite a few Robo3D updates after touching base with Braydon Moreno at this years CES. Robo 3D unveiled many new features to their 3D printer platform to include quite a handful of helpfuls apps that integrate with their 3D printer system in a way that many other companies just do not have. 

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WTFFF 415: CES 2017 Event Review

January 17, 2017

In comparison to last year's this CES 2017 event review features far fewer 3D printing companies, but attending the show this year revealed how the desktop 3D print industry has matured. We are covering it all today from 3D scanners, software, new 3D printers, service bureaus, and even some new design possibilities. For those of you that did not have the opportunity to attend the show, we have you covered.

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WTFFF 414: How to Improve 3D Prints - Tips and Suggestions

January 16, 2017

Answering a listener question about how to improve 3D prints and outlining a plan of attack to diagnose why the print didn't come off the build plate beautifully in the first place. With so many variables to consider like print speed, infill, filament, surface smoothness, the CAD design itself, and many other options in the slicing software, it is difficult to narrow down how to improve 3D prints if you don't know where it went wrong. Tom and Tracy Hazzard offer up a few of their best suggestions that will make big improvements on your 3D printed pieces.

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WTFFF 413: Buzzed Beer 3D Print Filament

January 13, 2017

3D printers have long advocated how 3D printing is a zero to low waste manufacturing process, and with the development of Buzzed Beer 3D print filament, it has opened the doors to all sorts of recycled filament opportunities. By repurposing the by -products made from the production of beer, this boozy filament makes it fun to "go green" with 3D printing and the perfect example of collaborative capitalism.

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WTFFF 412: 3D Print STEAM Challenges with Todd VanHoogstrate of Rippl3D

January 12, 2017

New 3D print technology plays on familiar classic STEAM projects in the classrooms at Rippl3D. Capturing excitement in STEM and STEAM at an early age is critical to educational development and 3D printing is another tool educators can use to drive student engagement. Rippl3D has a database full of 3D print STEAM projects, as well as a long list of 3D print STEAM challenges that come along with taking on this type of endeavor to reach out to students during the short window of opportunity and interest.

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WTFFF 411: 3D Printed Weapons - Russian 3D Printed Bullets

January 11, 2017

With the emergence of a 3D printed gun, it comes as no suprise that testing has been done on the creation and use of 3D printed bullets. Tom and Tracy Hazzard question what this means and could mean for warfare, safety issues, and users that choose to print these items at home? 

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WTFFF 410: 3D Print Patents for 2017

January 10, 2017

Taking a look at recent 3D print patents for 2017 that have emerged, what the technology means for the 3DP market, and how they may or may not be successful in achieving their goals.

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