Tom finished his VORON 2.4 build live streaming marathon and talks about his experience and the choices he made, for example using a DUET 3 with Reprap firmware instead of the usually used Klipper configuration. Stefan shows the latest Make magazine Germany in which this Podcast got featured. Both discuss the “Jugend Forscht” winning entry where ultrasonic modules are used to heat and disperse resin for better prints. Then there is a talk about the suspension of the Torshn Kickstarter and a still on-going crowd funding campaign on a 3D printed bike helmet. The questions cover topics on how to make 3D prints watertight, Siraya Tech resin availability in Europe and RRF on other boards besides Duet.
In this episode, Stefan proudly presents the trademark certificate that he registered for his channel name and talks a bit about the process involved in applying for it. Tom discusses his plans on re-branding his channel. The following topics cover procedural G-Code generation and the FullControl GCode Designer. After that, Tom and Stefan briefly talk about a recent controversy surrounding Make Anythings Astrolabicon Design that popped up by another company on Kickstarter. Next, Tom introduces his plans for the VORON 2.4 Live build and talks about 3D printed solid-state batteries. Finally both answer questions on how to test the speed of a 3D printer in a review and what to do with filament leftovers.
This episode is full of weird 3D printers, starting with a 3D printing simulation from Spee3D. Tom and Stefan further talk about a new dynamic build platform concept to reduce the support amount and a Japanese project that converts a 3D printer into a production line plus the Thermorph concept that allows automatically folding 3D prints using a smart combination of PLA and TPU. Then they discuss the morality of selling a community firmware as their own and that the popular Dragon Hotends that seems to be wiped from the market as a result of SliceEngineerings patent on it. The Q&A section covers the question of when slicers will finally support real CAD data in the form of STEP or IGES files.
In this episode, Tom and Stefan present their new logo and talk about a semi open-source approach to electric driving vehicles, Lulzbot’s new “as low as $750” printer, Stratasys’ last heated build chamber finally expiring and a slicer integration to finally print 90° overhangs without support. The main topic is about the question if we are genii since so many reach out to us as their last hope for support and why we often have to refuse direct assistance. Questions cover “why PLA doesn’t get soft in hot tea water”.
Freebooting everything! Tom’s whole website got copied and translated to French by an Affiliate Portal. One of Stefan’s videos was re-uploaded by an Instagram channel as well as shots from his videos were taken to advertise threaded inserts on Amazon. Both talk about their way to appeal and defend themselves against those cases and correct a couple of things from a recent episode. They further discuss the eco-friendliness of PLA and a recent news article where the German website Heise found a trojan in the SD card files that can be downloaded on Crealitys website. Questions cover SLS printing with PLA and PETG powder, thermo-mechanical simulation of FDM 3D prints, and a set of rules for the 10 minutes 3D Benchy challenge.
In this episode, Stefan talks about his VORON 0 build he started right after the last podcast episode on his hunt for a 10 minutes Benchy. The news cover a lot of recent 3D printers and printing technologies including the current Plybot Kickstarter, Formlabs finally releasing the Fuse 1, electrochemical metal 3D printing, and a 4th axis for the Prusa that tries to save on support structure. Both shortly discuss the things that recently happened around Gamestonks and also the Bernie Sanders meme. The questions cover how deep UV light penetrates resin, closed-loop stepper drivers, and our new Podcast setup.
First, Tom and Stefan talk about the recent Corona situation and how it’s affecting them. They quickly change the topic and discuss their latest experience with the CR-30 belt printer they have for testing. The news topics cover yet another Kickstarter where Ulendo is claiming that we can print 2x faster with their cloud service. Then XOLO announced their first volumetric 3D printer and a new patent was granted for an interesting fluorescence switch SLA printing method. Tom talks about his recent work with the new WhamBam Mutant quick-change system and other ones that are on the market. The last big topic is an uprising 3D printing channel called marsgizmo with roots at TikTok, which is bigger than any other 3D printing YouTube channel, and both didn’t even know about it before! The questions cover Stefans recent trimmer line video and printing fume safety.
After a bit of a break, Tom and Stefan are back talking about their responsibility as “influencers” and the new hype around Belt 3D Printers that are currently on Kickstarter. Belt 3D printing doesn’t only require suitable hardware, but also software that supports this uncommon kinematic. Both talk about the importance of hardware and software upgrades and how they are necessary to improve the technology over time.
With Stefan’s last day on parental leave, he and Tom get together once more to talk about the developments in the 3D printer scene. It seems like Belt printers are making a comeback, Fusion360 is again making drastic changes and E3D have somewhat quietly released their hybrid manufacturing toolhead for the toolchanger.