Tom and Stefan recap the last in-car recorded podcast episode and what they were doing in the 2 weeks after MRRF2019. Tom is improving his live stream gear and Stefan tried to silicone cast his own hotend silicone socks. This episodes news cover their efforts to replace their current video editing software with DaVinci Resolve 16, the World of Tanks DMCA Takedown that happened on Thingiverse, Article 13 status and Makerbots Red Dot Design Award. Both are discussing how much material tuning they usually do for their prints and what a good approach could be.
A new epdisode of the Meltzone Podcast has landed! Stefan and Tom talk about the highlights from Make Munich and what to expect from the upcoming MRRF, as well as their experiences with adding threads to 3D printed parts. Fiat has announced a customizable car (using 3D printed parts), E3D have announced their impossibly long Supervolcano hotend and Gearbest have release a huge dataset of their customer data into the wild – unintentionally. We hope.
Lastly, Stefan and Tom talk about way to make money with 3D printing and also about the ways you should probably avoid when trying to generate income in the maker ecosystem.
On this news-packed episode Tom and Stefan talk about E3Ds Nozzle X drama and their new slicer Pathio as well as the ruthless marketing campaigns of some 3D printer manufacturers. The EU is about to vote on a new copyright law where Tom explains why this will be harmful for them as creators and for the general freedom of speech of everyone. Tom installed a new ventilation system in his studio because he had the suspicion that SLA resin fumes caused him having problems working there for longer periods of time. Both have already been working with different types of 3D scanners and outline which techniques there are and what you can use them for.
Should Simplify 3D cost (more money)? Is the newly announce “superfast” resin 3D printer approach actually practical? Are we all being infiltrated by Xiaomi and Huawei? Those very important questions and more are being discussed by Stefan and Tom in this Episode of the Meltzone! Stefan also talks about his plans to open-source his Universal Test Machine, why Tom goes into details of YouTube’s broken video processing queue.
Tom and Stefan talk about their travel plans to MRRF 2019. Tom explains how he’s getting back into PCB design and what techniques can be used to manufacture them. They discuss the differences between stepper motors and servo motors and if 3D printers could become better if they used servo motors.They also speak about if 3D printing is making the world a better place or if it’s only creating more waste. Finally they answer viewer questions on 3D printing education, materials for car parts and their video editing software of choice.
It’s the first episode of 2019! Along with a 3D printing wishlist for 2019, Tom and Stefan discuss their current capabilities of driving in the snow and moan about doing taxes. But also, about whether printing ABS still makes sense in today’s landscape of advanced materials, their plans for MRRF 2019 and what 3D printers and 3D printing projects they’ve been working on!
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MRRF 2019 //www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-midwest-reprap-festival-mrrf2019-tickets-51075814135
Solid-state dehumidifer on bigclivedotcom //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vabq-s62IVM
Stefan talks about his upcoming project on paste extrusion and his latest Dremel 3D45 printer he’s testing. He discusses with Tom the “Makerbot Method” and what could make it different from other currently available 3D printers. Furthermore they argue weather PLA or PETG is their material of choice and what the advantages and disadvantages of both are. Finally they both talk about their year as a YouTube creator and what they think is going on with platform at the moment.
In this episode, we discuss the proposal to use “virtual fibers” to strengthen FDM 3D printed parts that work by adding tiny holes to your model! We also go through whether you actually need to buy a slicer or if the free and open-source ones are now just as good – and finally, Tom twist’s Stefan’s brain with continuous belt 3D printers and why they can’t use a vertical Z-axis.
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RepRap Ltd. article on virtual fibres //reprapltd.com/fibre/
Joel’s video on Simplify3D issues //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UWMoXw917k
Stefan’s PC parts
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X //themelt.zone/2700X/
Asus Prime X470-Pro //themelt.zone//X470Pro/
MSI RTX 2070 //themelt.zone//MSI2070/
1TB Samsung 860 SSD //themelt.zone//Samsung860-1TB/
also, a new Synology 6-bay NAS //themelt.zone//Synology6/
Tom’s PC parts
Stefan talks with Tom about his visit to TCT Formnext 2018. They discuss two recently released papers on potentially harmful emissions of 3D printers. They further debate if it is worth buying a cheap printer and then investing a lot of time on upgrading it or if it is more efficient to buy a decently working one right away. Finally, they answer viewer questions regarding grinding up plastic scraps for recycling and the usefulness of infinite z-belt printers.