Replicator+ & Maker Faire Milwaukee | F3DPS Ep 2.10

December 30, 2016
A bit of old news, but we went to Maker Faire Milwaukee! There were a lot of Tardises and R2D2s.
Watch our FB live here.
CreatorBot

We also got a MakerBot Replicator+. John talked about the rafts which have since been improved with updates.
Replicator+ unboxing video here.
Updated spool holder

 
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Changing Filament Mid-Print | F3DPS Ep 2.09

December 16, 2016
Pushing out some old podcasts!

In this episode, we talk about why you may change filament in the middle of a print. Color change, embedded parts and running out of filament are main reasons.
Here is the bottle opener.
Voxel8
Low Filament Sensor

 
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World’s Lightest 3D Printer Extruder | F3DPS Ep 2.08

November 4, 2016
We talked with Zesty Technology recently and learned about their remote drive 3D printer extruder called the "Zesty Nimble." They claim that the Nimble is the lightest 3D printing extruder in the world!

Brian and Lykle (Australia/Cyprus respectively) started talking after backing the same 3D printer on Kickstarter and now plan to make a printer of their own.

Their extruder can be used on a delta printer and dramatically reduce the retraction rate. It also works on cartesian models. The Nimble is currently on Kickstarter and will start shipping in February if the project reaches its goal.

Check out their Kickstarter today!

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Why Isn’t My 3D Printer Printing? | F3DPS Ep 2.07

October 26, 2016
We get a lot of questions as to why 3D printers aren't printing properly, so we went over a few of the most common causes that we've encountered.
In season one, we talked about "heat creep." Heat moves up the thermal barrier tube and can cause filament to expand. When it cools again, the filament can get stuck and become difficult to remove.
The orientation of cooling fans and heat sinks may not seem like a huge issue, but incorrectly install components can cause print failure.
Low quality/out of spec filament can contain foreign particles that clog the nozzle. If the filament isn't round enough or too big, it may not even get to the thermal barrier tube.

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Maker Box Interview | F3DPS Ep 2.06

October 14, 2016

Maker Box is a subscription based service for those interested in trying out new filaments without buying full spools. We spoke to the owners, Kevin and Nick, on Skype (Aug. 31, 2016) about their roles in the business and how they fulfill orders each month.
If you'd like to learn more about Maker Box, visit their website!

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LulzBot TAZ 6 | F3DPS Ep 2.05

September 17, 2016
We've been repairing a lot of printers lately. Some of them have been TAZ 6's from LulzBot. We have a TAZ Mini and an upgraded TAZ 4 in the shop so we know a bit about their past machines. They have taken the leveling technology from the Mini and strengthened the linear rods to avoid the print head from drooping.
This was actually recorded as episode 2.02 but we wanted to get some printer in-action footage for the visual version.

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Cx5 Sculptable Filament Interview (Adam Beane Industries) | F3DPS Ep 2.04

August 31, 2016

After talking about it for over a year, we finally got our Skype station set up!

Our first interview was with Adam Beane and Alexis Ettner of Adam Beane Industries. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of their sculptable filament, Cx5. Their aim is to allow users to 3D print a sculptable model that can be easily cleaned up and detailed.
They are very knowledgeable about sculpting, 3D printing and crowdfunding.
Check out their Kickstarter and act fast if you are interested in backing this project!

More interviews coming soon.

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International Shipping | F3DPS Ep 2.03

August 24, 2016
We get a lot of questions about shipping domestically and internationally, so we figured we'd address a few frequently asked questions.
No tracking after leaving Chicago, non-profit status, sent back from customs etc.
We don't have all the answers, but we give insight into shipping from our headquarters in Fargo, ND.

If you have any advice/know of any issues with international shipping to your particular country, we'd love to hear from you at support@fargo3dprinting.com or in the comments below!

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3D Printer Transport + Environment | F3DPS Ep 2.02

August 17, 2016
Jake, John and Eric talk about good practices in transporting a 3D printer either in a vehicle or through the mail. Printing environments are also discussed (humidity, temperature, fumes).

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3D Printed Skateboard + New Season | F3DPS Ep 2.01

August 4, 2016
We're back (with a slightly new format)!
Printer repairs and spare parts have been keeping us busy, but we're working on keeping a more regular schedule.

First, Eric talks about his 3D printed FDM skateboard. FNTSMN has a new and improved version of his board (metal rods for support). We'll keep you updated on Eric's progress.

We're always working on new products, but we're also doing another run of Y-axis secondaries. Pre-order here.

"The Junkyard" is also debuting. Out of spec/off color spools, fried motherboards and various other spare parts.

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