This episode starts with a quick chat about solar batteries because Stefan was faced with a power outage on the morning of the recording. After that Tom and Stefan switch over to a discussion about new ways of 3D scanning and AI image and video generation. Then they talk about Bambulabs’ next budget printer, the P1P, and also touch on why there might not be a ton of coverage on Ankers Ankermake M5. Next, there is a quick discussion on the 3D Printing Industry Award and how they recently nuked themselves with very questionable behavior. After that, Stefan shares his impressions on Formnext 2022, and they discuss an incident where Creality used they open-style laser engraver on the event without any safety precautions. Finally, Tom presents his new coffee equipment, and Stefan answers a question about his plywood CNC router.
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.