After a skipped episode due to a COVID break, Tom and Stefan are back talking about PV systems, irrigation systems, and electric snail fences. Tom started posting a couple of shorts, and Stefan is doing his first step in delegating work and will have an intern. Then they talk about the sweetest 3D printer, the Cocoa Press, and how the Kickstarter campaign of the DIY EDM machine blew up. After that, Tom discusses his findings from trying out FreeCAD. Next, there is a bit of Prusa talk with the Prusa Link integration in Home Assistant, news that the XL finally starts shipping, and their new Tungsten Filament. Lastly, Stefan explains why his recent experiences with ordering on Aliexpress were so good. The episode is closed with an answer to why everyone praises Prusa Organic supports, and nobody talks about CURAs tree supports anymore.
Bambu VS Voron VS Prusa XL & Kicked out of the Studio?
This episode starts with a short and frustrating story on why Tom might have to leave his new studio again. Next, Stefan and Tom talk about Corridor Crews YouTube channels once again, which recently was hacked. Stefan gives a quick insight into his new home automation setup that sends him notifications once a print is finished. Then there is a quick ramble about the “influencer playbook” that was published by a marketing agency that explains how to annoy influencers to promote a product with little to no pay. The question section covers the difference between sandpaper grids in Europe and the US, a quick comparison of the BambulabX1, a Voron 2.4, and the upcoming Prusa XL. Finally, Tom and Stefan answer whether small nozzles can be used for significantly wider extrusions and if they plan to build the upside-down Positron V3 printer.
Prusa XL Delayed, Scams & NoZZles
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In this episode, Stefan talks about what recently put him out of order for almost 4 weeks but how he used the time to discover some amazing new channels. Tom talks about his experience of redeeming his Prusameters and his recent CF lamination projects. Both quickly discuss their most recent videos on obsolete 0.4 mm nozzles and obsolete Volcano hotends. Next, they go through Prusa’s recent blog post in which the latest developments regarding the Prusa XL are discussed. Finally, Tom and Stefan talk about their plans with the upcoming ObXidian nozzle and the scam comments they were both victims of.
Anker Make M5 & BCM3Ds novel resin printing method
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This episode starts with a quick update on Tom’s new studio as well as the office space Stefan has an eye on. Next, Stefan quickly tells the story of how All3D has been using content from a ton of creators without their permission over the last years and how they want to change their business practice now. BCN3D formally known for their dual-head FDM machines are getting into the market of resin 3D printing but with a real twist, which will allow using higher performance resins and even multi-material printing. Prusa has done a lifecycle analysis of their new recycled materials they are offering and Tom and Stefan talk about “real” recycled 3D printing filaments from the German Start-Ups RecyclingFabrik and QiTech. Then there is an update on the Prusa XL which will stick to regular and open-source nozzles in stark contrast to E3Ds REVO. The last topic covers the just-started Kickstarter of the Anker make M5 and if it might be worth the $759 MSRP. In the question section, Martin asks if Copper would have advantages over a Brass volcano adapter.
Prusa XL (obviously) & Creality MMU?!
This podcast episode covers the physics behind Stefans recently reviewed CHT nozzle and his DIY version of it. Both discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this design and how it compares to a Volcano hotend. Stefan briefly talks about how he got kicked from AMAZON with his threaded inserts. The big topic is the Prusa XL and its new, smart features. This new design includes an extrusion force sensor that another company is using to print fully dense FDM parts so Tom and Stefan analyze whether this might also be something that could be implemented on the Prusa. The last topic covers the CoPrint which is an MMU project that Creality seems to endorse, though also comes at a steep price tag. Questions cover a novel 3D laminating technique, the question of why thermal fuses are rarely used in 3D printers, and how much Tom and Stefan earn with this podcast.
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.