40 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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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

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!

    Behind the scenes of OctoPrint (with Gina Häußge)

    Behind the scenes of OctoPrint (with Gina Häußge)

    This week, Stefan and Tom have a guest on the podcast - Gine Häußge, main developer of OctoPrint! They talk about what it's like creating and maintaining open-source software, what her learnings mean for other projects like FreeCAD and what it's like to be a solo entrepreneur.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Fusion360 changes, belt printers and the ASMBL

    Fusion360 changes, belt printers and the ASMBL

    With Stefan's last day on parental leave, he and Tom get together once more to talk about the developments in the 3D printer scene. It seems like Belt printers are making a comeback, Fusion360 is again making drastic changes and E3D have somewhat quietly released their hybrid manufacturing toolhead for the toolchanger.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Fatherhood & a real Open Hardware Standard

    Fatherhood & a real Open Hardware Standard

    After another short break due to Stefan becoming a father, both talk about recent projects involving 3D scanners & sublimating 3D scanning spray. News cover KFC planning to print with lab meat in Russia, 3D printing gunpowder, a Standard for Open Hardware and Open Source Computer Vision Algorithms for print correction. Due to recent events, both rant about an allegedly "fully" 3D printed motorcycle, 3D printed houses, and how Kickstarters rarely are used anymore for what they should. Questions cover, exotic material printing, printing services, and testing out your designs for different printing technologies.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Vegan 3D Printing, 500.000 Creality Printers (in one month) and Automatic Printer Tuning!

    Vegan 3D Printing, 500.000 Creality Printers (in one month) and Automatic Printer Tuning!

    3D Printed "meat" is the hot topic right now! Stefan and Tom cover two approaches that aim to print texture into vegan "steak" and "salmon". Both look promising, but like with most 3D printed food, the hard challenges remain to be solved.
    Can a huge show like Formnext happen in the current pandemic? Apparently the answer is "yes", as TCT Asia has just finished.
    Staying with Asia, Creality is reporting record shipments for the month of march - but might be infringing on a patent with their latest model!

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Stolen YouTube Account & Printer Maintenance

    Stolen YouTube Account & Printer Maintenance

    After thinking about buying a lathe for ages, Stefan finally bought himself a new machining tool for the workshop. Tom shares his own experience with his Mini Lathe. Tom recently received a Prusa Mini and talks about his first impressions as well as some plans for it in his upcoming 3D Printing Beginners Series on YouTube. Both discuss the recent theft of fellow YouTuber Heliox' channel and a new "Ultra Fast" printing process that slightly resembles an old CRT television as well as locally pre-heating a print for better layer adhesion. Miele released some printable upgrades for their appliances, so Tom and Stefan discuss the feasibility of these parts and what we could see in the future. Topic of the week is the maintenance of 3D printer - how much is necessary and what to regularly check? Questions cover automatic bed change and the applicability of a filament-width sensor.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Open-Source Metal 3D Printer, Nonplanar Nozzles and Tesla's Model Y using 3D Prints

    Open-Source Metal 3D Printer, Nonplanar Nozzles and Tesla's Model Y using 3D Prints

    Lots of interesting topics this time! Tesla is apparently using last-minute 3D printed parts in the first Model Ys they delivered; Adrian Bowyer is proposing a novel print removal system; and the US Army has been working on a non-homogeneous 3D printing filament.
    But Stefan and Tom haven't been idle, either and have been working on the Toolchanger and on finally getting an old CNC working. All that and more in this episode of The Meltzone Podcast!

    Notes and timestamps:
    3:50 Getting married in special times

    13:42 Tom's Sienci CNC adventures

    21:24 Stefan's experience with the E3D toolchanger & discussion on the Creality CR-6 SE
    https://e3d-online.com/tc-ms
    https://creality.com/cr-6-se-3d-printer-crowdfunding-on-6th-may-p00296p1.html
    33:17 Correction on SeeMeCNC's efforts of injection molding faceshield frames
    https://twitter.com/SeeMeCNC/status/1244760010514739200?s=19
    35:10 Adrian Bowyer's print ejector concept
    https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/adrian-bowyer-releases-proposal-for-continuous-unattended-3d-printing-system-171135/
    46:20 Tesla is patching production Model Y with FDM 3D printed parts
    https://insideevs.com/news/410927/tesla-3d-printing-fix-model-y-hvac/amp/
    https://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2020/4/21/the-very-good-reason-3d-printed-parts-were-found-in-the-tesla-model-y
    51:00 FabLab Munich's open-source metal 3D printer (FabMX)
    https://www.heise.de/make/meldung/FabMX-Open-Source-Projekt-will-einen-Metall-3D-Drucker-entwickeln-4700614.html
    58:08 US Army's reinforced 3D printing filament
    https://newatlas.com/multi-polymer-3d-printer-filament/
    Full paper: █████████████████████████████████████████
    1:04:10 Brook Drumm is back on his feet
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/bankruptcy-new-36365339
    1:08:52 PTFE 3D printing by 3M
    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/design-and-specialty-materials-us/3d-printing/
    1:19:40 Questions

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

John Bezanis ,

Very informative and entertaining

Love the Youtube channels, and this podcast. Tom and Stefan put out a lot of valuable info in a cohesive format and are a pleasure to listen to.

PBJ74 ,

Great work!

Both Tom & Stefan do great work individually and it gets even better together. They bring different perspectives to relevant topics surrounding 3D printing. It would be excellent to hear some episodes with Andy Cohen & Whitney Potter of 3D Printing Today.

Ts3dPrints ,

Great in-depth 3D printing podcast!

These guys are my favorite YouTubers and now they have come together to make a podcast that I can listen to while I work. Thank you!

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