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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3D Printer Music + New Models - F3DPS Episode 55

March 25, 2016

Playing music on 3D printers isn't anything new, but Eric figured out how to make it work on a donated Cupcake CNC. Due to outdated/missing documentation and lack of , it took a while to figure it out.
The converter we used is here. Thanks to HomeConstructor for emailing back!
Old converter.
"Down by the Salley Gardens" Midi was found here.
Lulzbot video from John here.

We also talked about some models we've posted on Thingiverse recently. Please share if you print any of them off!
Pi Day Pen Holder
3DomFuel Rabbit
Surprised Patrick
We're also now on Cults3D.
Press release about 3Dom/3D-Fuel: https://3dfuel.com/blogs/press/93298305-3d-fuel-3dom-usa-and-3dom-europe-to-unite-operations-and-become-3dom-fuel

1K Sub Giveaway video.

T-shirts available here: http://www.fargo3dprinting.com/products/official-fargo-3d-printing-t-shirt/

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Journey Ring & Cromulon’s Head (+interview) - F3DPS Episode 54

February 29, 2016

We're back with a full podcast and slightly new format!

A 3D ring based off of the game "Journey" from thatgamecompany was brought to our attention by one of Eric's friend. His friend happens to be Aaron Grommesh, the Community Manager for thatgamecompany, and he is very knowledgeable about IP and copyright. We have an interview with Aaron (full version coming soon!).
The ring is from Christina Douk (pronounced Duke).
http://www.douk3d.com/journeyring/
Model available here
Ammnra's ring

Another of Eric's friends saw a print from the Adult Swim series "Rick and Morty" pop up on Reddit a few weeks ago. Cromulon's Head was designed by TORVIC (Victor, a 3D Hubs intern). Eric talks about how he printed it and reads some of the funny Reddit comments.

John caught up on some of our old questions from subscribers. Several of you wanted the E3D BigBox compared with the Raise3D. Several others were compared (gMax and Robo 3D).

More interviews to come!
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CES 2016 Wrap Up (pt.2) - F3DPS Episode 53

February 5, 2016
We forgot a few things last time, so we came back to finish up our wrap up of CES 2016.

Nano Dimension: http://www.nano-di.com/
Voxel8: http://www.voxel8.co/
MarkForged: https://markforged.com/
Raise3D: http://www.raise3d.com/
Old World Labs: http://www.oldworldlabs.com/
MatterHackers: https://www.matterhackers.com/
AIO Robotics: http://www.zeus.aiorobotics.com/

More interviews to come!
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CES 2016 Wrap Up (pt.1) - F3DPS Episode 52

January 16, 2016

The Fargo 3D Printing team went to Las Vegas to attend CES 2016 and had a blast!
We spent two whole days in the 3D printing area to get interviews and check out the new tech. There were so many companies that we couldn't visit and talk with all of them, but we made sure to talk to a few that we've been following or were excited to see in person.

Formlabs was showing off their Form 2 and its cartridge resin system. You can even take it out and replace it while it's printing!

DWS LAB was present and displaying the XFAB wtih its multiple printing materials.

XYZprinting showed some prototypes of printers that will be coming out later this year, but none of them were running. Despite that, they had a really impressive booth.

LulzBot's booth was really fun and had ColorFabb and OpenBCI showing off their wares. We were expecting the new Taz 6 to be on display, but there is no current release date. The new dual extruder was displayed and producing some nice looking prints. The FlexyDually v2 was announced and will be available in Q1.

*For clarification, LulzBot does not currently use E3D as their hot end supply.
New product updates.
V2 tool head updates.

ROBO 3D had the most impressive booth. There was a 3D printed race track, a print of Robbie the Robot assembled from hundreds of crowd-sourced parts, an "R-Cade," wall of printers including two new R2 models and a mascot of Robbie walking around.

3D Systems was much like last year, but they had the CubeJet and ProJet 2500 on the floor and printing.

Stratasys was tucked away in a back corner and had a small area for MakerBot in their booth. MakerBot had the new Smart Extruder+ printing on a 5th Gen and Z18. Eric's attention was stolen by a 3D printed skateboard which got to try out.

Mcor 3D showed the Arke, a paper printer with a reasonable price tag. It can print in full color and would be most comparable to a CJP machine. One of them looked a bit like Knight Rider.


New Matter's Mod-t is one of the cleanest machines that we've ever seen. The way the print bed moves is unique, it's enclosed, quiet and very affordable.

NewPro 3D hails from Canada and is most similar the the Carbon3D printer with the CLIP technology. It's essentially an ultra fast DLP printer. The creator, Diego, says it's even faster than the Carbon3D.

Away from the rest of the printers was Polaroid, right next to Canon in an entirely different location. They're jumping into the 3D printing market with the ModelSmart 250S. The look is interesting, but the print quality wasn't what you would hope to see from a big name like Polaroid. The extruder assembly is awkward and the filament is proprietary and spendy.

Our favorite/most anticipated printers were: 3D Systems CubeJet, Mcor Arke and NewPro 3D.
Our favorite booths were: ROBO 3D, New Matter, Formlabs and 3D Systems.

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Tune in soon for a significantly shorter part 2.

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