Free CAD Software Is Not Always Free

August 30, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about free CAD software, and how most of them are not really free. These software usually come at the price of privacy, of dealing with ads, of having your profile up there on the internet, etc. They discuss some possible ways to change things for the better.

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CAD Part Size vs. Actual 3D Printed Size

August 29, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about CAD part size versus going to your actual 3D printed size. They discuss how and why this is a problem, and also provide some great tips and examples of what you can do to avoid this problem or how you can deal with it when such issues with actual 3D printed size arise.

 

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3D Printing in Fashion with Stephania Stefanakou

August 24, 2017

Stephania Stefanakou, who we’re going to talk to today, she’s out of Toronto. She not only has an artistic approach mindset. She really wants to take emerging technology like 3D printing in fashion and help the fashion industry move forward and really make wearables wearable. Wearables differently than you might think. Wearable is going to be an overused term in the industry. You say wearables, people naturally think of the Fitbit, SCOTTeVEST or maybe smart shoes that have a chip in them and this is not that. This is what she calls passive wearable technology. It’s not super high tech with chips. They’re not trying to put electronics into clothing, but make clothing that works better because of the technology and that’s where the wearable comes in. Because of the technology and because of how it was made as well through the use of 3D printing in fashion and other smart materials.

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Where to Find 3D Print Files

August 23, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about where to find 3D print files. Not only that, but specifically where to find 3D print files that are good, that are actually printable, and that will work for your printer. They provide examples of where they find some 3D print files themselves and how some of these sites work.

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3D Print Lithopanes

August 22, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about 3D Print Lithopanes. They've played around and experimented with it themselves and explain how they did it and what software they used. They also give great examples of how you can use 3D print lithopanes in your business, to make an impression and make sure that people don't forget you.

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3D Print Legal Task Force with Farah Tabibkhoei of Reed Smith LLP

August 17, 2017

We've come to meet another person involved in the 3D printing industry from a legal perspective and from a different legal perspective than we've interviewed in the past. We tended to interview people who have much more of an intellectual property background and/or directly corporate attorneys for someone in the 3D print industry. We've done that way. In this case, Farah Tabibkhoei of Reed Smith is a Senior Associate there but she’s also a founding member of a 3D print legal task force that they’ve developed. That task force has 50 attorneys on it.

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3D Print Opportunity Cost

August 16, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about the opportunity cost of 3D printing. They go through their own genesis story with 3D printing and how they saw that not buying a 3D printer would cost them a great opportunity. They also go into how 3D printing changes your production process, your design process and it's helping you with your business that not doing it really is a missed opportunity. Tom and Tracy also discuss how a leap of faith is needed but you have to think about the opportunities that you would be missing if you don't start now.

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Cheap 3D Printers

August 15, 2017

Today, we're going to talk cheap 3D printers. We were really impressed to find and to learn that there are some really cheap 3D printers out there. If that's your biggest limiting factor is cost. They’re kits though, we have to be really careful that most of the ones with the cheap prices and the one we're particularly talking about, the Lewihe. It stands for length, width, height, the first two letters of each. It's not bad looking for what is a $75 printer. It's a kit printer.

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3D Printed Self Driving Vehicles with Buddy Bernhard of Local Motors

August 10, 2017

This is a big episode. Seriously, the biggest 3D parts I’ve encountered are what we’re going to talk about today. I’m so excited about this episode. I really love Buddy Bernhard from Local Motors, which is who we are going to talk to. We’re going to talk cars, 3D printed cars if you didn’t guess already. He just has such a passion for 3D printing in general. I love the whole model, that you’ll hear as we go forward and listen to this episode, about really how open they are about sharing what they’re doing with 3D printing. They just are passionate about moving the market forward.

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Reasons to Buy a 3D Printer

August 9, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard answer one of the most common questions they get asked. "Why should I buy a 3D printer? Should I buy a 3D printer? Is it for me?" They share their thoughts on what they think are the best reasons, and also some reasons not to buy one. They also share some of their personal experience with their daughter to show how buying a 3D printer may really be for you.

 

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