WTFFF 442: 3D Printed Molds

February 23, 2017

In this episode we have an interview with the CEO of an amazing new company, Graham Bredemeyer of Colider. This company has invented a 3D printing process that instead of 3D printing prototypes of objects or products, 3D prints molds and injects them with resins inclusing silicone, urethane, and other casting resins. So now you can 3D print finished working products in materials that have not been possible until now. Tune in to listen to this fascinating process, and the possibilities of what can be done, and why Tom is salivating at the opportunity.  

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WTFFF 441: Seven Sins of 3D Printing

February 22, 2017

Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!

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WTFFF 440: Clear 3D Printing - new possibilites

February 21, 2017

Recent publications have touted the availability of completely clear FFF 3D Printing material, and some unique projects that have been made using it. Tom & Tracy explore and discuss the potential of this emerging material, and its potential impact on the industry.

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WTFFF 439: 3D Printing Apps Promote Ease of Use with Drew Taylor of AstroPrint

February 20, 2017

In this WTFFF?! episode we decided to follow up withsomeone we met at SoCal MakerCon. Back then we didn’t have enough time to getin depth about what they do; the company is AstroPrint.

In the SoCal MakerConinterview with him I said that their company is just apps and software, so it didn’tquite excite me. But now that we havelearned more about it, I actually think it really is exciting.

Drew Taylor is one ofthe founders of AstroPrint, and we had a really good interview with him.

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WTFFF 438: Diversify Your 3D Print Freelance Work, But Not Too Much!

February 17, 2017

Today Tom and Tracy Hazzard discuss why you should diversify your 3D print freelance work, but maybe not too much! Where and how to get started and how to promote your skills in a professional and concise manner. 

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WTFFF 437: End User 3D Printing

February 16, 2017

Today we are bringing you a follow-up interview that was mentioned in our episode with Brandon Davis where we talked about his mission with the new Blue Dragon and end user 3D printing, of FFF 3D printing. I think this is really interesting that we’re focusing on people who are really choosing FFF printers for end use production. This has happened multiple times now.

I think maybe because it’s more flexible. That’s really just such an interesting thing and that’s what they’re discovering here. Because here partnering with Blue Dragon to make the printer accommodate the materials and do the things that they need. The company we’re talking to is Jumpstart CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility is what the CSR stands for. They’re looking at how you can improve the human condition and health wellness, that kind of thing, through sensor technology, software enabled systems and 3D Printed products.

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WTFFF 436: Planktomania - 3D Print Plankton

February 15, 2017

Today, we're going to talk about 3D print plankton by Planktomania. Their website is a great resource for teachers and students out there. This just shows how 3D printing creates endless possibilities specifically in for education. Something micro can now be printed and held and experienced, taking the learning process to a whole new level.

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WTFFF 435: MorphiApp CAD Software Review

February 14, 2017

MorphiApp is a tablet-based CAD software that I think is a great starting point for kids or even adults who are just getting into 3D printing and CAD softwares. It has a free version and a paid version. It is only for Apple or iOS based devices for now though. But is impressive in it's capabilities, and you can do a lot with it, even in the free version.

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WTFFF 434: Building Bytes 3D Printed Bricks

February 13, 2017

An interesting project out of the Netherlands, a hot bed of 3D printing, is our inspiration for this episode of Design Friday. It comes from designer/architect Brian Peters who made 3D printed bricks that he calls Building Bytes. We are so intrigued by the customization you can get with these, each brick is different and designed to be unique from the others to create these structures. Videos and more over at 3dstartpoint.com.

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WTFFF 433: Estimating the Power of 3D Printing with Ron Hollis of CLSI

February 10, 2017

An incredible interview with one of the earliest adopters and mover and shaker in 3D printing, Ron Hollis. He's been fascinated with 3D printing since the early '90s back when it was only referred to as rapid prototyping. He has a wealth of knowledge and business lessons to learn from such as how current 3D print companies should follow his business model with Quick Parts and how they are missing out on utilizing a key asset of their business. It was fascinating to hear about where everything we are doing today came from and why this economy has worked, along with some surprises that came from potential business failures.

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