Thanks to Bekonix for sponsoring this episode! Check them out at https://bekonix.com and use code MELTZONE for 3 months of Pro access for free. In this episode, Tom and Stefan talk about the reasons why this Podcast was postponed for so long which covers, ERRF, new/old studio, and taxes. Then they talk about Formnext 2022 that’s right around the corner and where to maybe find an affordable room. This leads to a tangent about EVs and fully suspended baby trailers. Next, there is q quick chat about Twitter being bought up by Elon Musk. Tom explains why he changed his review policy and will accept Kickstarter products in the future. After that, they talk about the similarities between coffee brewing and 3D printing and Makerbot’s new Sketch Large printer. The questions cover “Gridfinity”, criss-cross layers for better part strength, merging channels, and opening a maker space.
Back to the new old Studio & Cherry-picked Review Units?
This episode is not only about chatting and chicken but also a little update on Tom’s move back to his new old studio and his plans to completely move in before he flies out to ERRF2022. After a bit of rambling, Tom and Stefan talk about a 3D printed robot arm, Fusions360s implementation of lattice structures, and an open-source high-temperature 3D printer. After Tom got his loaf of bread out of the oven and shared his recipe, both continue talking about pathogens on 3D prints and the newly unveiled name of the Ultimaker and Makerbot merger. The question section covers cherry-picked or modified review machines, Voron vs. Ratrig, more stringing on longer nozzles, LDO vs. Formbot Voron kits, and a brief chat about alternative part cooling systems.
Is “exposure” enough payment & German channel?
This episode starts with the question of whether content creators should have to license 3D printable models that others released under a non-commercial license or if the exposure alone is enough “payment”. If you would license your creation how would you even do that? Then there are rumors that Anet, the infamous maker of the Anet A8 is gone from the market. Next Tom and Stefan talk about the recently announced date for ERRF and if they consider going. Stefan asks himself if he killed his first stepper driver and Tom explains how that even is possible. Stefan talks about his plans on launching a German channel and if this might be worth the effort. Staying on the topic of running a channel, both discuss if video sponsors are good or bad for creators and content. Questions cover adding a pattern into a nozzle and if PLA really biodegrades in a home compost.