Most easy to tell you what this group is NOT about:
Not about what you printed, what you designed, and how cozy you managed to make it look.
For that there is another group.
Now the long story:
This group is for hackers, makers, inventors, researchers that are in the process of making their own 3D printing line, or invent a new 3D printing method or combination of methods.
What is a printing line?
It starts with the materials, your own extruder to make your own filament/pellets/MIM dust, etc, so you can come up with materials and methods to print up to your needs and expectations.
Than we go into printers, maybe buying one and hack into it to make it perform better, more accurate, faster, accept more types of materials, etc. Or build your own from scratch, be it using someone else's plans available or making up your own. And why not, asking for tips, advice, offering tips and advice, consulting or even team up.
Post printing is another world forgotten by hobbyists, they are happy with printing unicorns on a rep rap bought online.
This group is not for them.
This group is for those that are striving to print the engine of their lawn mower, or motorbike as much as possible on their own, cylinders, crankshaft, pistons, rings, casings, and if possible even the bearings, and make them work in real life; mow the lawn with it, than means post print treatments, synthering, baking, normalizing, cryogenisation, all this Martian language stuff.
Why not print a new body for your car? Hell yea... but... need a huge printer, big enough to contain the car, fast enough to do the job in days not years, and what... materials?
As you can see the future of 3D printing is interdependent to existing technologies that need to blend in with the needs of 3D printing, and this is what the group is all about... engineering the future of home-based DIY 3D printing so you can print your new shoes and leather jacket, another wood chair, some stainless steel forks and spoons, the handle of your door, heck, the whole damn door, and the car of your dreams, in your own garage, and they should perform just as if you bought them in guarantee.
|3D printer from the very begining.||
|There is a reason they call it Chimera (a nightmere)||3||10d|
|Sharing design and need support||2||13d|
|Toasting your prints||0||30d|
|Bi Metal Heat Break not working as described, poor quality controll in place of production.||3||Jul 12|
|Want to start a 3D printing prototyping hobby or business? Not the same as 3D printing for fun, trust me.||
|How can i avoid axial load caused by the weight of movable components on my stepper motor?||1||Jul 9|
|Start print at a certain z-height/layer||
|Printing with ...inexistent enclosure.||2||Jun 6|
|Printing with an enclosure cocoon instead of a whole printer enclosure,||3||Jun 5|
|What I learned when I ruined a perfect print for a small moment of lack of focus.||5||Jun 3|
|Fight warping, print with enclosure.||2||Jun 2|
|Patching up instead of giving up.||0||May 31|
|A dream came true, cable management system of my invention actually works fine.||0||May 27|
|Temperature readings, nope, not the Corona Virus thermomether, but close enough.||
|Super fast Prototyping process, anyone else invest on it ?||
|any one who can make a model for 3d laser cutter||1||Apr 28|
|Discussion of the possibility of convening a design team to build 3d printed mechanical ventilator||
|Challenge; Shitty times require toilet paper.||3||Apr 17|
|3D Printer for everyone in the GRABCAD Community !!!!||
|(New Challenge) Engineers & Designers: Help Respond to the Ventilator Crisis||2||Apr 8|
|SOCKS, you know, it sucks but you seem to need them.||4||Apr 1|
|Layer shift. Damn technology.||0||Mar 31|
|Warpingg, bloddy warping. And how to tackle it, of course.||7||Mar 30|
|How do I treat this stl model?||1||Mar 22|
|Nod once if you agree, nod twice if you don't agree||1||Mar 16|
|Is this the right place to be to ask questions about the printer I am about to build?||0||Mar 11|
|new materials in 3D printing, cement.||8||Feb 28|
|Debate, Duet boards versus Arduino boards||1||Feb 27|
|FLSUN Creality 300x300x400 printing cube upgraded and impoved with a hacksaw.||0||Feb 26|
|Well boys and girls, E3D got cloned... in the kitchen||0||Feb 23|
|TPU in time loses elasticity.||0||Feb 19|
|Test, Test, Test, Life itself is a test.||1||Feb 19|
|Anybody good at Marlin here? Or G-Code? PLC?||9||Feb 14|
|Anet A8 Plus Printer||
|Printing with unobtainium filament.||10||Jan 31|
|Sticking to the bed||2||Jan 23|
|Mine is bigger...||13||Jan 23|
|Breaking the ice, here is my baby:||
|I am trying to redesign and rebuild my monoprice dual extrusion printer. Can anyone help me?||
|3D hand held pen, are they of any use?||2||Jan 6|
|PLA and acetone, done by TOM||0||Jan 2|
|When the shit hits the ceiling, printing with crappy filament is a pain in the butt.||2||Dec '19|
|Filament incompatibility comes in handy if you have brains.||0||Dec '19|
|Shape changing materials, Transfromer style or The T-1000 shapeshifting android assassin in Terminator 3, style?||0||Dec '19|