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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Peachy Printer, WTF?! - F3DPS Episode 58

June 3, 2016

The Peachy Printer has experienced a big setback to the tune of $320,000. The money was taken by investor David Boe (not Roe) to help complete a house. Whatever his intentions, he couldn't pay the money back and has put a lot of pressure on the project's creator, Rylan Grayston.
The topic has definitely been covered, but we wanted to put in our two cents.

John also discusses crowdfunding through his personal experiences.

Apologies for the audio! We haven't done a podcast in a while and it was set up wrong (or pretend it's ASMR with prints scratching the table).

Other coverage:
Maker's Muse
Richard Horne

Videos from Peachy:
Initial video
Peachy Printer running
Unlisted inventory video
Talking to backers

3D-Fuel melt video

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Carbon3D Update - F3DPS Episode 57

April 22, 2016

We heard recently that the Carbon3D printer was being used in a few 3D printing bureaus but they made some other big announcements this April. The M1 is the name of the printer and it's only available if you get a subscription.

We missed a few details in the video, but they were added in with graphics.
A big one was pricing. Here's the list of additional/optional costs.
Sculpteo announcement
CBS video
Scroll to bottom for resin strength info.
Gizmo 3D Printers

Models:
Screaming Sun
45 Adapter

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All About the OLO! - F3DPS Episode 56

April 9, 2016
The OLO is a $99 resin 3D printer that utilizes a smart phone to cure the resin. It's had a very successful Kickstarter (now over $2 million) and very responsive staff.

Maker's Muse did an awesome overview already so make sure you check out these videos too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5cIx9z5-I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9WhQ7cC2fg

We also talked about the Tiko and a Taiwanese competitor.

Contest here

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