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.
They Stole Our Content & Malware in Creality Software?
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.
Talking VORON, PlyBot & Is PLA eco-friendly?
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.
“The Makerbot Method” and our year as YouTube creators
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.