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What the FFF is Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printing? Design experts Tom & Tracy Hazzard from 3D Start Point explore all about the what: tips, tools & help for successful 3D Printing.

What the FFF is Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printing? Design experts Tom & Tracy Hazzard from 3D Start Point explore all about the what: tips, tools & help for successful 3D Printing.
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What the FFF is Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printing? Design experts Tom & Tracy Hazzard from 3D Start Point explore all about the what: tips, tools & help for successful 3D Printing.






Is Desktop Metal 3D Printing Really Here?

Technologies have truly evolved that something as expensive as a metal 3D printing machine can now be offered as a desktop metal 3D printing machine and be accessible to a number of audience with the help of media. However, this could lead to many people think of the industry lightly. Tom goes deep into the […]


3D Printing Myths

We've seen 3D printers showing up in more dramatic TV series like Grey's Anatomy in a recent season and among a lot of other TV shows. The general public has this perception that 3D printing is easy, but that's just not the reality of it. It’s no surprise that the general public does not understand […]


3D Printed Guns: Fair Game Or A Slippery Slope?

Any of you following the 3D print industry couldn't help but see that an awful lot has happened in the courts and in the government with 3D printing, in particular regarding 3D-printed firearms. Cody Wilson was the first person to create a 3D printable gun and the plans for a 3D printable gun way back […]


Advanced Dental 3D Printing With Faraz Abidi

Dental technology has come a long way since you got braces back in 80s. Now with advanced dental 3D printing as an option, treatment for patients has grown faster and more reliable than ever. The possibilities of high resolution polymer 3d printing are truly endless, with companies fighting to dominate several areas, including digital dentistry. […]


Working Together To Teach 3D Printing with Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath of Nonscriptum LLC

For hardware companies, it has become very challenging to compete in that market. Recovering rocket scientist Joan Horvath and hacker Rich Cameron team up to form Nonscriptum when they realized nobody’s doing any training and authored quite a few books on 3D printing. Joan shares that something that's been really valuable for them is writing […]


Industrial 3D Printing That Makes Additive Manufacturing Real

Coming from the engineering sector, Blake Teipel, President and co-Founder of Essentium, has always been looking at how to advance supply chains and how to advance manufacturing solutions in a wide variety of industries. Partnering with BASF, Blake is disrupting traditional manufacturing processes by bringing strength and speed together without compromising the material set. He […]


Is PETG Filament Overtaking PLA?

PLA filament has been the most common 3D printing filament, especially in desktop 3D printing in home and educational environments. The reasons are that it's pretty easy to print, the temperature required to print is pretty low, and most importantly there are no toxic fumes that are emitted. A material that's been in development for […]


The Shapeways 3D Printing Market Is Here To Stay

A recent article came out lately that said 3D printing marketplaces like the Shapeways won't last. That not only does a disservice to Shapeways but the whole 3D printing industry as well. The truth is Shapeways 3D Printing Market offers tremendous value. It is a destination for consumers to shop for 3D printed goods or […]


Best 3D Printers Under $500

There have been a lot of changes in the 3D print market in the last year. Some new printers have come out that are really capable at a very affordable price, and there are some that have been discontinued. It’s important for an update and a rundown of some of the best 3D printers under […]


Is The 3D Print Education Market Saturated?

There are a lot of different 3D printers available under $500 retail due to a lot of change in the market in the last year. A bunch of new players and a couple of Steady Eddies are doing really well. One of our favorite entry-level 3D printers has been discontinued. This brought on the realization […]


The Evolution and Production of Microphone Block, A 3D Print Project

3D printing is an absolutely wonderful process to create a product, develop it over time, and evolve it with flexibility. 3D printing is also absolutely right on the money and allows you to manufacture things a number of different ways. We reveal an important 3D print project that we have been working on, a Microphone […]


Self Service 3D Printing

When you’re using your 3D printer and you encounter a problem, what do you do? In these situations, it’s always smart to initially employ self-service 3D printing. You try to figure it out and solve it yourself first. If that doesn’t work, you could call the company for tech support. A lot of times there […]


Reusable Filament Spools: Even More Impact By Having Less with Steven Gall

If you have been 3D printing for a long time, you are most likely one of those people who go through several spools of filament a day. The plastic that filament spools come in pile up over time and you don’t really know what to do with them. Steven Gall and his company Keene Village […]


A 3D Printing Business Case Study With World Class Magician, Adam Wilber

Running the world's largest magic company, Adam Wilber had to create a lot of magic tricks for his repertoire. As a magician, he wants to create certain types of experiences for people that watch him. Adam discloses that the true magic of 3D printing lies in outsourcing creativity. He is able play within the world […]


Why 3D Print Speed Doesn’t Matter

With 3D printing where it’s at, more and more people are asking about the 3D print speed. How fast does it work? Some people think its magic like a microwave where you can heat something up in a matter of three or five minutes. The reality is it takes time to print something layer by […]


3D Printed Jewelry Designs: A Fusion Of Nature And Industry with Dimitra Tampaki

Architects embrace and take on the course for the love of design and designing. Schools and universities teach you, but once you’re thrown into the real world, you find out that most of the time, architecture is more about codes and construction and less about the designing aspect. Dimitra Tampaki’s mind goes between the scale […]


What To Watch Out For From The 3D Printer Display Exhibit at SXSW

The idea of a 3D printer with one nozzle and four filaments going into it is amazing, and the piece of hardware that comes along it would be as equally amazing because it would be able to print one object with four different and solid colors. This is still a complex area in the world […]


Live from SXSW: Disruptive Technology And Innovation with Jay Samit

Tom and Tracy go live from SXSW where they are joined by serial disruptor and digital innovation expert Jay Samit. They dive deeper into the subject of disruptive technology relating to 3D design. Jay focuses on providing virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality solutions for corporate and public sector clients. We're living in this […]


A Rundown On The Formlabs LA Roadshow 2018

The Formlabs LA Roadshow 2018 just recently concluded. Formlabs is a Massachussets-based company that designs and manufactures desktop 3D printers and was founded in 2011. The event was attended by over 150 enthusiasts and featured a panels composed of experts in the 3D printing industry. Joining the panel with Tracy was Sarah Reynolds from Hasbro, […]


How VR, AR and 3D Printing Is Creating Even Higher Demand for 3D Designers with George Egbuonu from VR eCards

Virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing are three high-growth technologies that are making people and businesses see the value they offer. While 3D models are the last media type to go mainstream, 3D printing is going in the direction of VR and AR. George Egbuonu from VR eCards believes that with innovation come early adopters. He […]