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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Matter and Form 3D Scanner Review

August 8, 2017

Today, we've got another in our series of product reviews. It is a review of our experience with the Matter and Form desktop 3D Scanner.

For those of you who have been following the podcast, that is a big deal if you've known us, if you've listened to a lot of episodes. We don't usually scan. We talk about that, I don't know how many times. It's a big deal.

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High Quality 3D Scanning and Computer Modeling with Barbara Wood

August 3, 2017

We've got a really good interview today that I think takes us further into the whole 3D scanning and creating a real product out of that exploration. I was at CEO Space, which is our networking and executive and entrepreneurship education forums we participate in quite a few times a year. They have five of them. We've done two this year or something like that already. It's just one of those things where you meet people and they know that we are in the 3D printing industry and they bring me things. LoraLee Harmon, who I absolutely love, she's a CEO Space Club President and such a great connector, excitedly runs up to me on the last day of CEO Space and has these 3D print figurines in her hand of a bride and groom. She had some with her.

I'm sitting there looking at them going, "I've never seen this good quality before. The face's expression is there. The colors look vibrant." I was shocked at that and she goes, "I know this woman of 3DTransformations, Barbara Wood. Would you like to meet her? Maybe you could interview her." I go, "Maybe? We're definitely going to interview her. I may even go and order one of these for my daughter's wedding." She was explaining a little bit about Barbara Wood and 3DTransformations out of Charleston, South Carolina. It's more than figurine printing to me. She started the business with this vision of really helping to give people something to feel and touch about people they love. Especially, started out in helping the blind to be able to have a better experience through 3D prints of loved ones and things like that.

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3D Printed Wedding Favors

August 2, 2017

In today's episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their experience creating 3D printed wedding favors for their daughter's wedding. They talk about how much time it took to create the designs, to test print and iterate, and to do the actual printing. They provide tips that you can apply to your situation if you ever have to 3D print wedding favors or things of that nature for yourself, a friend or relative, or for your business. They also explain how 3D printing has added a very personal touch to the wedding that only 3D printing can provide.

 

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Tom and Tracy are Back!

August 1, 2017

We are back. We were gone a lot longer than we thought. It was one of those things where in April, things just started to get overwhelming with everything that we have going on in our business, in our personal lives. We thought it was going to be a short hiatus and then it turned into a bit of a longer hiatus. We realized we’ve never taken a vacation from our 3D print podcast since we started it.

We really appreciate your patience with us and that you're back with us as well. Thanks again guys, for all the support in the interim. We are going to do our very best to bring you great new episodes with lots of energy and lots of new angles and topics.

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