3D Printer Fingerprints & DIY Filament Making

Tom and Stefan talk about their experiences in annealing PLA prints and discuss the recent change in Fusion 360’s pricing model. Recently a paper on a so called “3D printer fingerpint” was released that claims to be able to track prints back the printer they were made on, with stunning accuracy, so they talk about how realistic this could be and what the implications of such a method might be. Tom recently came back home from his roadtrip all over Europe where he filmed bits for his RepRap documentary and talks about the new high temperature products he has seen at E3Ds headquarter. Finally Stefan recently built his DIY filament extruder and talks about his first experience in making his own filament at home.

MRRF 2019 controversy, Bowden VS Direct Extruders and Thermal Cameras

Tom explains the drama that has been going on with MRRF 2019 and discusses with Stefan the advantages and disadvantages of bowden and direct extruders used in 3D printers. Tom also got himself a new FLIR thermal camera and talks about its applications in 3D printing. They finally discuss the question when FDM printing will become obsolete.

Larger or faster printers and the Prusa SL1!

In their first Podcast episode Tom and Stefan talk about current projects, Prusa’s recently announced SL1 resin printer and discuss whether they would prefer a much faster or a much bigger 3D printer. They also answer community questions about lasers, warped beds and cheap V6 knockoffs from China.