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This is the First 200 episodes of the WTFFF?! 3D-Printing Podcast. WTFFF?! Co-hosts Tom & Tracy Hazzard focus on the what of Fused Filament Fabrication (3D Printing), what design software to use, what printer to buy, what tools to use, what designs should you print, what new materials are out and what your business strategy should be. On the 3D Printing Podcast, they interview the who is who in 3D Print art and design along with others who can help you figure out your what. They share with y ...
 
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Fun 3D print project to kick off Memorial Day weekend – 3D print your own kayak! Think outside the build plate and have a little fun with this design inspiration from Grass Roots Engineering. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us a message at info@3dstartpoint.com or on our facebook or twitter! Its absolutely free, so ask awa ...…
 
Tom and Tracy Hazzard address how educational aspects relate to what’s happening to the 3D printing industry with Kiki Prottsman from CODE.org. This company has developed systems to get computer science curriculum into every grade level from elementary to high school. Their method should be the model for getting 3D printing into all grades inst ...…
 
An older project that many new to 3D printing or even some who have been around in the industry for awhile may not have heard about is a Kickstarter project from Zheng3. They did this project around creating Barbie armor and other items using 3D printing called Faire Play, sort of like a Renaissance Faire. Great ways to get funding for Kickstar ...…
 
An interesting and new type of Tech Tuesday that came from listener Cory Smith where full scale office chairs, the seat and back, were 3D printed in a single piece. To be able to create this chair design the printer is a modified delta 3D printer that uses plastic pellets instead of filament. Another good advancement and we can see that more fu ...…
 
For Business Monday Tom and Tracy share a business lesson from Napoleon Hill’s “Think And Grow Rich”. Every business leader and entrepreneur needs to recognize his or her strengths and weaknesses, hiring the right expert can make the difference between success and failure, especially in the 3D printing industry. To send us a message, go to 3dst ...…
 
This Design Inspiration Friday is for all the designers and aspiring designers out there to start thinking about how to apply 3D printing to what you want to make and figure out ways to make it happen, brought to you by Olaf Diegel’s 3D printed guitars. Do projects that make you excited so that you can learn 3D printing and design along the way ...…
 
Tom and Tracy Hazzard sit down with Jessica Hedstrom, Community Manager at Sculpteo, to talk about all the wonderful new materials that are available that enable 3D print designers more than just print in plastic. There is definitely a place for both FFF printing and service bureaus in this new developing world of on demand manufacturing. What ...…
 
The first review in our Battle of the Mini 3D Printers is here! The M3D printer started as one of the most successful 3D printer Kickstarter campaings, now more than two years later the Maryland based company is in post reward production, selling their printers for $350 each. After giving this printer several tests, and jumping through many cus ...…
 
We received a sample of four new filament colors from Toner Plastics recently and have tested them out for this Tech Tuesday episode. Some of these we haven’t seen a color out there like it, and they were much needed. The quality of the colors they sent actually made the test 3D printed pieces look less like a cheap plastic item and made them l ...…
 
If you are creating intellectual property of any kind such as a patent, trademark, or copyright, this back to business Monday episode is one you’ll want to hear. Tom and Tracy Hazzard have over 20 years of experience with IP protection and have learned a lot from some things that have gone really wrong and some things that have gone really righ ...…
 
LACE by Jenny Wu is the subject for this Design Inspiration Friday. The ability for her to create forms that are not able to be produced easily in normal jewelry is what impressed us the most. How 3D printing is allowing for designers and storefronts to have made on demand products with zero inventory. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.c ...…
 
In this episode with Michael Weinberg, IP and General Counsel at Shapeways, Tom and Tracy Hazzard address why it is important to pay attention to what is going on with copyright and trademark law in the 3D printing industry, including a current Supreme Court case that is taking up this situation on IP and infringement issues. This episode will ...…
 
A really cool and amazing project from none other than Nescafe that exemplifies a zero inventory marketing promotion. This project is about two year years old, but we just became aware of it and think it’s a great example of marketing and product development that uses 3D printing at the same time. We think we all know what 3D printing can do in ...…
 
While not in the FFF realm, the OLO smart phone printer isdefinitely noteworthy and is the subject of this Tech Tuesday. It came out of avery successful Kickstarter campaign for a resin 3D printer. It’s very simple,very small, very cheap, and uses your smart phone and an app to create thefinished products. Quite an interesting concept and anoth ...…
 
Tom and Tracy Hazzard share their tips on using LinkedIn for your business advantage to gain exposure and get yourself, your skills, your business, or your product noticed. Identifying common profile mistakes and sharing lesser known tips and features of LinkedIn that can give you the professional edge. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint. ...…
 
Geeking out over this week’s Design Inspiration Friday because Shapeways just reported that they were the service bureau for the Dorne Dagger. Tracy has read the books and both Tom and Tracy Hazzard have been watching the show, even participating in a Game of Thrones float for Mardi Gras this year in San Diego. Discussing how 3D printing can be ...…
 
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 bus ...…
 
Tom and Tracy Hazzard dive deeper into a question that came up in the previous episode. Are most 3D printers on the market today jack knives? If a 3D printer is trying to be all things to every market, are they serving any specific market well? Maybe making 3D printers specific to the exact objects you want to make would produce better results. ...…
 
Tom and Tracy Hazzard discuss how 3D printing outside the build plate can be possible with a new software program from Autodesk called Project Escher. Many 3D printers today are being held back by the software available, especially in the dual extrusion realm. Project Escher shows off the uniqueness of what only FFF printing can do – 3D print r ...…
 
There are so many people in the early stages of start-ups, that we have been getting a lot of people that are stuck in these cycles of overthinking and not being able to take the next step forward. In this Back to Business Monday episode, we discuss how to set up your road map to success and identify when you need those roadblocks to prevent yo ...…
 
Mother’s Day is early this year and there is still time to work on a 3D print project or download a 3D printable gift for mom. Tom and Tracy Hazzard went through a few of the items from this year’s top picks and offer up a few suggestions on how to really impress mom with 3D printing this year. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or sh ...…
 
Anyone of our listeners, teachers, educators, or head of the PTA even, anyone who is considering getting 3D printing into schools, this is the one for you. We had a great conversation with Drew Lentz the manager of the MakerBot Learning Team. He shared many helpful and free resources for educators for all kinds of the learning spectrum, whether ...…
 
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The findings of researcher Mohammad al Faruque at University California at Irvine bring us today’s Tech Tuesday topic. He has found that through audio recordings of 3D printers printing objects, that one could use reverse engineering and recreate printed objects with incredible accuracy. What this means for intellectual property liability and w ...…
 
Back to Business Monday episode where Tom and Tracy Hazzard explore how identifying and settling a business or product into a market gap can ultimately lead to success. There are many 3D printing companies out there that are all doing the same thing but not truly filling a need leaving a gap the size of the Grand Canyon. To send us a message, g ...…
 
Happy Earth Day! In this episode Tom and Tracy discuss a global project by The Printed Nest that aims to bring birds back into urban developments. It makes for a great project to get creative with as well as a project connector for the classroom between biology and 3D print technology. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us a ...…
 
Taking tremendous steps to back up every product and environmentally friendly move that they do, Algix has created a sustainable line of filament made from algae. Tom and Tracy Hazzard spoke with Barbara Zeller about how algae makes for a great filament the helps to eliminate a naturally occurring problem in the ecosystem. To send us a message, ...…
 
In today’s episode Tom and Tracy Hazzard discuss a type of filament made from the by products of beer making as part of the continuation of Earth Week and going green with 3D printing. Is this type of recycled filament and collaborative capitalism where everybody wins too good to be true? To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us ...…
 
Today we continue our “Earth Week” theme addressing an often asked question on WTFFF?!, “Can I recycle my waste filament and reuse it?” It may not be easy, the color may not be great, and it may take a lot of time to do, but it can be done. There is one company that is built entirely around the mission of making filament recycling a reality. To ...…
 
It’s Earth Day this Friday, and we decided to make it Earth Week here at WTFFF?! Today’s Back to Business Monday episode is all about how easy it is go green with 3D printing. Focusing on how 3D printing reduces the carbon footprint of a business, saves on energy use, and is virtually zero waste and zero inventory. To send us a message, go to 3 ...…
 
It’s our one year anniversary of the WTFFF?! Podcast and we are sticking true to our furniture design roots with this episode for Design Inspiration Friday. Initially we were not very open minded about the idea of 3D printing furniture, but with some of the advancements in technology and even in design we like what Russel Singer of Make It has ...…
 
In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard have some real world 3D print design sales numbers offered up by Austin Robey of MakeMode. Is it wise to rely only on organic traffic to 3D design sites or do you need to build in marketing to get your product out there? Discussing why your market needs to fit the file site customer base for your design an ...…
 
Exceptional customer service is critical whether you are a start up or a major cooperation. In this episode, Tom and Tracy discuss why 3D print companies need to eliminate the finger pointing and solve the problem at hand. Examples of companies that have done it right, done it wrong, and some that made Tom into the investigator but still worked ...…
 
It can be difficult controlling your print when you use flexible materials, including support materials which can often inherently be a softer material. For this Tech Tuesday episode Tom and Tracy are sharing their tips on getting a good print with flexible filament and discussing a recent 3D print meet up with CM3D where Make-It and FeelColor ...…
 
Where is the good 3D design? Tom and Tracy discuss what’s lacking in the 3D print market and don’t want to settle for the least worst design to meet a need. In this episode they discuss can one create a “wow” product and what it means to have a significant product. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us a message at info@3dsta ...…
 
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 f ...…
 
We have an interview today in the STEAM education realm with Victor Ciccarelli of STEAM Maker Workshop in San Diego. We got hooked up with him because of Cindi Schulz, the Teacher of the Year who we interviewed on a previous episode. It is the workshop through which she was hired to develop her program for how to incorporate 3D printing into th ...…
 
Answering a listener question about what STEAM is and why we think the “A” is critically important, especially in schools where the arts programs have been slashed due to budget cuts. We love that by putting 3D printers back into schools, it is helping to bring the arts back into the schools by forcing that creativity into the curriculum again. ...…
 
Consistent material flow is one of the most common issues with getting consistent 3D prints. In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy have practical suggestions to identify what is affecting your print quality and what you can do to maintain that. There are many variables at play here, so it can be hard to know what the issue is. To send us a message, ...…
 
We can all get bogged down with all the things we need to do, but how are you defining achievement vs activity? Is all your business really accomplishing anything? This back to business Monday episode is here to help you identify where your time is being spent and how you can spend it more wisely. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or ...…
 
EU Makers has created a filament spool that is designed to be repurposed and reused. This company took it even one step further by offering free 3D models that you can print and really make the spool a useful object in their home. In this episode we are covering our favorite designs and how this can be a fun weekend project. To send us a messag ...…
 
We met Debra Wilcox at CES earlier this year. She’s such an interesting person with such an interesting business we knew that we had to have her on the podcast. Her company is The 3D Printing Store in the greater Denver, CO area, they are far more than a 3D printer reseller – providing everything from education, to training, to birthday parties ...…
 
Yesterday we were stunned to learn that Pinshape will end its service and shut down its web site as of March 31st, 2016, just two days after the announcement. Does this news, which is a seismic event in the 3D printing industry, signal that the 3D printing bubble has burst? Tom and Tracy discuss what they know from talking with the founders of ...…
 
This Tech Tuesday we are highlighting a case study of college student Amos Dudley who used 3D printing, scanning, and modeling to create his own orthodontic device to shift his teeth. Successfully we might add. We have to applaud his initiative and drive, he took the tools he had available to him, dove into research, and made it work – he would ...…
 
A question we get at every business conference is, “What do you use for a non-disclosure agreement?” We are so amazed that everyone thinks they have to have it. We think it can be a little, if not a lot, detrimental to your business. Discussing reasons for and against having an NDA and sharing our template over on our blog. To send us a message ...…
 
This design inspiration Friday, we are really inspired by Bernat Cuni and the challenge he gave himself to create a different 3D espresso cup model a day for 30 days. We love this exercise in design and challenge you to do it for yourself to boost your creative process and hone your skills as a 3D designer. Bernat has created an amazing body of ...…
 
Chatting with Lauren Watkins, the marketing manager at Pinshape, about their 3D design guide. Last fall, they included and excerpt from her guest blog piece on how to price 3D designs.It’s clear that they are growing towards not just having a bunch of members and content, but about having great shops with sell-able content. Definitely a step in ...…
 
Discussing some recently published 3D print patents that are from major companies like Hasbro and Disney. Their PTO has published them from their applications. There is a caveat to this, because these are not patents, theyare just applications for a patent, but it gives us insight on to how these large companies are thinking about their brand a ...…
 
For Tech Tuesday this weekwe are going to follow up on our announcement back in January about the newMakerBot Smart Extruder+. It was billed as being a major improvement over theprevious Smart Extruder, but is it really? Well we received our order for twoof them about a month ago, and have been working with it ever since. Now we areready to sha ...…
 
Whether you are hobbyist or a business, it can be trying to balance your work with your life. We meet a lot of couples where their business and home life are completely intertwined, and we are one of them. Can you ever find the right balance? How we’ve made it work for us, and some pointers on how to make it work for you on today’s back to busi ...…
 
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