The podcast about 3D printing and digital fabrication: Stefan Hermann (CNC Kitchen) and Thomas Sanladerer discuss new developments, answer community questions and talk about what's hot in the world of making!
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.
Thingiverse Data Breach & Molten Prusa Heaterblock
Stefan talk about the recent Thingiverse Data Breach, how it was handled, and that this is just another nail in the coffin. This is followed by a discussion about Thingiverse alternatives and Prusa's plans of re-branding PrusaPrinters. On the topic of Prusa, they talk about a recent incident where a heater block of an original Prusa melted away and what the reasons might have been. Next, they switch to resin topics including a double vat Elegoo printer and a Rotating Vat machine for high-speed printing.
E3D Revo & Thingiverse Robs Creators
The first episode after the summer break covers E3Ds new Revo extrusion system and Prusa Automated Farm System that they are currently demonstrating in Dubai. Stefan quickly talks about his line-up of threaded inserts that he recently launched and Tom gives his impression about the SL1S Upgrade that he installed on a live stream. Both discuss a controversial topic because Thingiverse seems to be automatically replacing the affiliate links from creators with their own ones. The questions cover the hotend of the upside-down 3D printer that uses a 90° bent for compactness.
Selling our creations? & SLA Printer Lockdown
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Stefan joins this Podcast from his holiday in South Tyrol. Topics are not only how to properly relax but they also cover a Stop-Motion Benchy animation, an update on the Chitubox lockdown of the Mars 3 firmware, an upside-down 3D printer, and a simple way of multicolor 3D printing. They discuss the question if they should start selling plans for their creations. Questions cover more information around the licensing of the STL to Solid conversion in Fusion360.
Stop Making Ender-3s & Über-Materials
clones with little to no innovation. After this ramble, they talk about an artistic lamp Kickstarter campaign that uses orange peel filament which unfortunately seems to be only questionable marketing. Though during their research they've still stumbled upon a way how orange peels might really be transformed into a polymer. Next, they discuss 3D printer modifications to soldering robots and pen plotters. There is a short section about a new tool in Fusion 360 that can convert stls into nice, solid bodies. Finally, they answer a question on why there is no über-material that satisfies all our 3D printing needs.
Recycle everything: 3D Prints, PET Bottles, Spools and Turbine Blades
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This episode covers a ton of recycling topics starting from Stefan's adventures into 3D print recycling over the PETBOT that allows direct recycling of PET bottles, to the number of wasted plastics in filament spools all the way to reinforcing PLA with shredded turbine blades. Tom and Stefan further discuss MRRF that happened the weekend before the recording and ERRF that was canceled. At MRRF Lulzbot presented their new 3D printer model that starts at a quite steep price tag. Then there is some discussion on the recent Chitubox Pro launch where many fear that their MSLA printers might in the future only work if they subscribe to the service (UPDATE: https://twitter.com/UncleJessy4Real/status/1411765198730448899?s=19). Questions cover what printer or method might be suitable for highly accurate parts.