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September 2016

Finally: An Office Space That Works For You

September 30th, 2016|

We talk about innovation and office space design A LOT. With good reason too. The most recent studies on productivity, and maximizing your bottom line, are showing us that your office space plays a key role in both. The 1960’s saw the absolute rise of the cubicle and office chairs, thanks to Herman Miller and companies began cramming as many people as they could into whatever space they could afford… and everyone learned a few very valuable lessons:

Unmotivated employees are expensive. Distractions are also expensive. Getting your office design wrong… is very expensive.

With all of this valuable

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You Don’t Get Exceptional Customer Service Without Exceptions – REPLAY

September 30th, 2016|

 

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What every 3D printer company and manufacturer needs to hear on providing exceptional customer service. Despite how fast the technology is moving forward, some customer service practices are stuck in the past on a rigid script with no employee empowerment to fix issues that can (and do) arise. Looking at how both the customer and the business can work together to resolve 3D printer problems from all the variables that could go wrong from the hardware to the software.

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SLA Rapid Prototyping with Dávid Lakatos of Formlabs

September 29th, 2016|

Deviating from our regular FFF discussion to take a dive into the SLA world with an interview with Dávid Lakatos of Formlabs. He shares about the history of 3D printing and the professional design economy era that he sees 3D printers moving towards. As the industry moves past the disillusionment period into the Age of Design and a freelance gig economy there’s a gap between the technology and user skill set.

He’s really a big deal at Formlabs and I think this is great we’re able to get him to come on the podcast. He’s in charge of all their product

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3D Print Puzzle Toys

September 28th, 2016|

Very cool and very inspiring 3D print puzzle toys from Locknesters that will keep you, as a learning 3D print user, excited and interested in continuing to learn and use your 3D printer. Far better than the generic CAD test print models your printer may or may not come with, these 3D print puzzle toys provide learning concepts and maker milestones to conquer such as fit, finish, how the filament works, and many other areas to explore in 3D print production.

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Bringing you something else that gives a little bit

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The Revolutionary Way to Advertise On Social Media

September 27th, 2016|

Forget just taking a static Instagram photo – try a Plotagraph!

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Getting your photo noticed in a sea of social media photos, is much like finding the needle in the haystack. There’s only so much you can do with the photo itself, to grab a viewers’ attention, and most of it may have already been done. We live in a media driven world. There is never a shortage of videos, photographs, and looping clips to keep us entertained and occupied. The average consumer sees thousands of images a day, which makes for some pretty stiff

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Top 3D Print Wish List Features

September 27th, 2016|

The 3D print wish list features we want are largely different than the 3D print wish list that YouMagine put out. Looking at some “complaints” a little more in-depth on supposed issues such as filament, build plate size, lack of models, and other 3D print concerns. Our 3D print wish list focuses on the 3D print industry as a whole and issues that need to be addressed to push it further.

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We saw YouMagine put out a 3D print wish list in response to the question or survey, “What is

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3D Print Product Development – REPLAY

September 26th, 2016|

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Head of Experience Design at MakerBot, Mark Palmer, gives insights into how nearly any business can integrate 3D print product development into their in-house design and prototype process. He goes into how 3D printing and having a 3D printer right on your desktop or workstation changes the way product designers and engineers create parts and models. Read the original transcript here.

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Retail 3D Printing with 3DCanada Project – REPLAY

September 23rd, 2016|

Taking a look back at the major way Canadian retailers are creating massive 3D print awareness to the general consumer public through an innovative marketing technique. 3D print advocate, former Pinshape adviser, and author, John Biehler gives the inside scoop on the unique way Canadian 3D print designers and artists are reaching the masses at a level that has not quite been reached here in the United States.

Our guest today is John Biehler of Cactus Studios, in Canada, north of the border. We’ve got a lot of Canadians we’ve been interviewing on our show. Actually, we had a

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3D Print Canada Eh?! REPLAY

September 23rd, 2016|

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Taking a look back at the major way Canadian retailers are creating massive 3D print awareness to the general consumer public through an innovative marketing technique. 3D print advocate, former Pinshape adviser, and author, John Biehler gives the inside scoop on the unique way Canadian 3D print designers and artists are reaching the masses at a level that has not quite been reached here in the United States. Head over to http://3dstartpoint.com/3d-print-canada/ for more details.

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Evolution of the 3D Print Classroom

September 22nd, 2016|

3D print documentary film maker and previous WTFFF?! Podcast guest, Brian Federal, shares what he has found over the past year of the evolution of the 3D print classroom. He identifies the obstacles and issues that are hindering students ability to know about, to learn, and to use 3D printers and what this means for the next generation of product designers and those in engineering related fields.

At time we first had him on the podcast was because he was working on documentary really about 3D printing and many different things. I think he continues to work on that.

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Insights on the 3D Printing Revolution | Media Showcase | Tom & Tracy Hazzard

September 22nd, 2016|

May 16, 2016 | Press

Media Showcase | Interview with Tom & Tracy Hazzard for THE STRIP LIVE celebrity talk show | Director’s cut | Join new media producers and authority positioning specialists Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray as they hangout and showcase Tom & Tracy Hazzard (product design and 3D printing experts) on location at Today’s Growth Consultant’ Digital Footprint event. In this interview, Tom & Tracy Hazzard discuss the current benefits and future of 3D printing and the opportunities it provides to entrepreneurs at all levels.

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3D Print Promotional Products Inspiration

September 21st, 2016|

 

Create something personal and unique for your next corporate event, family reunion, or trade show with 3D print promotional products. The union of 3D printing and promotional products has always seems obvious to us, but the promotional product industry hasn’t seemed to take notice. We look at what this industry is lacking in terms of a full skill set that is holding it back.

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We’re going to talk about a blast from our past today, 3D print promotional products. The 3D print part isn’t the blast from

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5 Design Personalities You Need to Level Your Team

September 20th, 2016|

Defying the Rules of Branding One Big Ass Fan at a Time

September 20th, 2016|

How Startups Really Get Funded

September 20th, 2016|

5 Warning Signs You’re About to Fail

September 20th, 2016|

Three Keys to Branding Your Start-Up as an Innovation Leader

September 20th, 2016|

New Design Economy Tools That Empower Creative Freelancers

September 20th, 2016|

Why Perseverance Isn’t Enough to Bring Your Invention to Market

September 20th, 2016|

Solidworks Software Review

September 20th, 2016|

A professional package intended for commercial application, Solidworks CAD software is definitely geared towards designers in engineering. Tom Hazzard goes through the ins and outs of what makes this software program different than other parametric modeling programs and what type of designers it was created to be used by to make certain types of 3D models for 3D printing.

Before I get started on today’s software package that I’m going to talk about, I do want to just make mention of something regarding the last software review, which was for ZBrush. We had some good comments on social media and I really appreciate

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3D Printed Marble Machines REPLAY

September 19th, 2016|

 

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Classic Rube Goldberg machines get a tech twist with 3D printed marble machines. From the very basic with hand turned cranks to the more complex with motors and lights, any one of these are an ideal lesson plan in the making for a STEAM classroom. Head over to http://3dstartpoint.com/3d-printed-marble-machines/ to see the blog with photos and videos of these 3D printed marble machines in action.

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3D Printing Food is Coming!

September 15th, 2016|

Hear the backstory of how 3D printing food came into the pizza making relam with Jordan French of BeeHex. Hint: it’s out of this world! Developing a 3D printer specifically for what you want looks like it is the way to go instead of making a 3D printer that can make anything. 3D food printing requires different delivery systems than your average FFF printer, and we are impressed by this 3D pizza printer from BeeHex.

This episode is making me really hungry already. 3D printing food, specifically 3D printing pizza. What’s better than that? Come on. We’ve done a lot of discussions in the past and some episodes on 3D printing food printers. This is a new one. It’s pizza, who doesn’t love that? That’s perfect.

I got to tell you a little backstory about our guest, Jordan French. We’ve mentioned before on the podcast that I interviewed Walter

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3 Hidden Dangers of Cooperative Networking

September 14th, 2016|

Be aware of cooperative networking structures and avoid getting sucked into the sales funnel

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In the 90’s we had lunch and learn networking, always trying to be productive. The 2000’s brought tightening budgets but a growth in personal crisis groups in the advent of 9/11. But this decade, cooperative networking has emerged as the must-have growth necessity of every entrepreneur. But has it really changed much over the past three decades or is it just the same message rebranded?

After a year and a half witnessing these groups at work from the inside as a speaker, mastermind leader and faculty member, as well as from the outside, I have seen a few dangerous patterns emerge. So, whether you are auditing a free local meet-up, joining a mastermind, or attending a full conference, you need to be cognizant of how these organizations work.

Be aware of these hidden dangers in cooperative networking […]

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3D Photography and Plotagraph Pro

September 14th, 2016|

A new way to set your brand and product apart with an attention grabbing new form of photography for websites and social media by Plotagraph Pro. More than a .gif and more than an average high quality photo, these Plotagraphs combine the power of a photograph with a video.

We met this couple at CEO Space, our event that we teach at. Sascha and Troy Plota. They are just the coolest couple ever on top of the fact that they have the greatest invention ever. Troy has been a photographer for over 33 years. He really has developed this amazing dynamic photography. It’s mesmerizing is the only word that I could think of to explain. It goes beyond words. People are always, “What’s a GIF? It’s moving, yeah yeah.” This, it’s hypnotic.

Imagine taking a still photograph of anything you want. High, high quality still photograph. You want to take

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Myths About Successful 3D Print Product Designers

September 13th, 2016|

There is nothing that excites us more than product design, but there are more than a few myths about what it means to be a successful 3D print product designers. The first of them being, are there even any successful 3D print product designers? In a world where product is everything, are 3D print designers designing products that will sell and approaching it with the correct mindset? Tom and Tracy Hazzard set the record straight of what product design really consists of in terms of time, finances, and communication between client and designer.

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Kicking around the subject of 3D print product designers today and our opinions on the matter might be considered a  little controversial. We’re talking about myths about successful 3D print product designers. My first question is, there are successful 3D print product designers for

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3 Companies Innovating At Lightning Fast Speed & What You Can Learn From Them

September 8th, 2016|

Keeping up with the speed of technology

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The most popular buzzword in the world of business and technology right now is: innovation. The companies that are looking outward and upward, are trying to guess the future, and get ahead of the trends by using innovation, and disruptive technologies. Our business economy is racing forward at hyper-speed, and the fast pace often sees companies left behind, simply because they couldn’t change fast enough. There is also a huge percentage of the business world who are not being left behind, but they are just barely staying ahead of the curve… and then, there are the elite few who are seeing the curve from a few miles back, and transforming to meet it head on. Those elite few are taking innovation to a whole new level, by creating specific environments, or companies, based solely on this idea of getting ahead of the […]

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Controlling 3D Print IP

September 8th, 2016|

It’s still debatable that 3D printing is rocking the world but when it comes to 3D print IP it is definitely shaking things up a bit. Author John Hornick shares examples of how the two sides of the 3D print industry is disrupting the status quo. The 3D print IP world is still the wild west in terms of control and we take a look into the serious need for file and 3D printing safety and creation of 3D print product standards.

We have an interesting interview today with IP lawyer and author of the book 3D Printing Will Rock the World, John Hornick. He has been writing about and in the 3D printing for quite some time many years now. He has an interesting take on it.

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John, thank you so much for joining us to speak about 3D

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Back to 3D Printing School

September 7th, 2016|

Kids don’t have to be the only ones headed back to school this fall! Now that the kids are back in school, it may be time for you to take some classes and improve your 3D Printing skills. Tom and Tracy Hazzard take a peek into how 3D printing is revolutionizing the classroom in every subject from English to History to Chemistry, for kids and adults.

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It is back to school time and that includes going back to 3D printing school. We are now past Labor Day and everybody should be back in school by now. Thank goodness. Summer here is a little bit crowded, glad they are back at school. Now that they are, is that an opportunity for the rest of us? I think it is a perfect opportunity for us to go back to 3D

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Top 5 Fears Holding You Back–and How to Push Past Them

September 7th, 2016|

Contemplate what’s stopping you from saving on the world.

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Lately the innovative entrepreneurs I have been meeting and talking to at networking events are full of stories of roadblocks, challenges and excuses for why they are not living their dream and moving forward. I’m not alone hearing this. Author and The Unshackled Owner Mentor, Aaron Young has been hearing the same thing.

In a recent Livestream video on “What’s Holding You Back?” Aaron asked, “You have a dream or an idea of something you want to do…get your product out to market. So, the question is what’s the problem, what’s the struggle?”

Innovators should have an advantage because vision and hard work can more easily come together to be the recipe for success. To try to get to the essence of the inventor-specific barriers and issues, I conducted a survey on What’s Holding You Back from Invention Success? at a local […]

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ZBrush Software Review

September 6th, 2016|

 

Doing a ZBrush software review and it is a very different CAD program from anything else we have reviewed on WTFFF?! before. It’s a very different kind of a CAD program in general. This is really going to be really interesting for those of you that have been listening to our different reviews in our series of CAD software reviews.

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We have really been talking about the different software that is available of CAD programs where you are building geometry with primitives or by creating 2D shapes and extruding

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