30 episodes

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!

The Meltzone Stefan Hermann & Thomas Sanladerer

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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!

    Shaping the future

    Shaping the future

    Flashforge first cloned Makerbot - and now it looks like Makerbot are selling Flashforge's machines? That and a discussion on the (non) availability of the Elegoo Mars Pro, our take on Linus' "I've been thinking about retiring" stream and our pros and cons to using "servos" on 3D printers in this episode of The Meltzone!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Light Weight PLA & Teflon Lined VS Full Metal Hotend

    Light Weight PLA & Teflon Lined VS Full Metal Hotend

    Tom and Stefan are back from their holiday break and meet up in the "real" CNC Kitchen. They talk about current projects like Stefans work on Colorfabbs Light Weight PLA (LW-PLA). Both discuss the recent problems with the Hermera Extruder and how E3D is handling it. The topic of the week covers the differences between Teflon-lined hotends and full metal hotends, where the differences are and that the latter isn't always the best choice. Questions cover the differences between PETG and ABS as well as printer advice and it's better to buy a machine or to build one from scratch. At last both talk about the harmful fumes of additive manufacturing and how to pre-vent them.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Damaging Prusa’s boards to flash firmware?

    Damaging Prusa’s boards to flash firmware?

    Is Prusa turning on the open-source community by requiring you to physically damaging the Mini's board to run custom firmware? That's our big topic of the week! Well, technically, topic of the bi-week? Stefan has been working on a surprisingly simple and universal variable infill algorithm while Tom has been trying to combine the advantages of filament and resin printing. In other new, Marlin 2.0 has finally come out of beta and the E3D "not a Hermes" has started shipping! We talk about our experiences with both of them. And we also got some good info from you all in the comments from the last episode - there's lots of interest and some corrections on metal 3D printing.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Formnext, 3D printed RC planes and why we only review Chines printers

    Formnext, 3D printed RC planes and why we only review Chines printers

    Tom and Stefan have been at Formnext 2019 the week before and talk about their impressions.The news cover the current state of Lulzbot and also that Generative Design for Fusion360 is currently available for free. Podimo, a German startup wants to be the Netflix of Podcasts. Both discuss if they like their business model and if the even want to be listen in the Podimo app. Tom got into RC flying, talks about his first experiences and both discuss 3D printed airplanes and also Colorfabbs new Light Weight PLA. Listener questions cover bulletproof 3D prints, home metal 3D printing and why Youtubers only review Chinese printers.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Everything’s on 🔥: Prusa / The UK / Lulzbot / Fusion360 / Resins / VPNs

    Everything’s on 🔥: Prusa / The UK / Lulzbot / Fusion360 / Resins / VPNs

    It's finally a normal episode with Stefan & Tom again! We talk about our experiences with travelling to shows and what we enjoy doing when our calendars are not stuffed with events. Tom uses an E3D Supervolcano for the first time and gets different findings to what Stefan has seen in other high-speed printing setups. Also, there's been a lot of stuff going wrong lately: Lulzbot seems to be going out of business, the UK is creating even more uncertainty by delaying Brexit and impacting UK manufacturers like E3D, NordVPN is screwing up and an Original Prusa MK3 has caught on fire. Good times!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    What should we do about “3D Printed Firearms”? (ERRF special)

    What should we do about “3D Printed Firearms”? (ERRF special)

    In this week's special episode from the East Coast RepRap Festival 2019, Tom talks to Keith (as a non-representative of Proto-Pasta) about their ERRF highlight, how the terrorist attack in Halle seems to have used 3D printing to fabricate firearm parts and what we should (or can) do about it. Also, Proto-Pasta's experiences in shipping a filament extruder all the way across the US and whether 3D printer manufacturers should be providing a functional machine to buyers!

    • 1 hr 3 min

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