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.
|Mine is bigger...||13||4d|
|Debate, Duet boards versus Arduino boards||0||11d|
|3D hand held pen, are they of any use?||2||13d|
|PLA and acetone, done by TOM||0||17d|
|When the shit hits the ceiling, printing with crappy filament is a pain in the butt.||2||19d|
|Is this the right place to be to ask questions about the printer I am about to build?||0||21d|
|Filament incompatibility comes in handy if you have brains.||0||21d|
|3D Printer for everyone in the GRABCAD Community !!!!||
|Shape changing materials, Transfromer style or The T-1000 shapeshifting android assassin in Terminator 3, style?||0||24d|
|Need Help I Am New||0||24d|
|Toasting your prints||0||24d|
|Preserving Poly Vinile Alcohol (PLA) and reuse it||0||Dec '19|
|Hello. This is my 3D printed design: BekoCube. I am open any recommendations.||12||Dec '19|
|Shredder for filament recycling process||4||Dec '19|
|Best CAD platform for designing 3D printers ?||3||Dec '19|
|FLSUN Creality 300x300x400 printing cube upgraded and impoved with a hacksaw.||0||Dec '19|
|Evaluating for my design of 3D Printer Project||
|I am trying to redesign and rebuild my monoprice dual extrusion printer. Can anyone help me?||
|Breaking the ice, here is my baby:||
|Anet A8 Plus Printer||
|Want to print something with a new filament||2||Oct '19|
|TPU Goddammit, the struggle is real.||5||Sep '19|
|How to make a 40lbs screwdriver||6||Aug '19|
|Delta type 3d printer||3||Jun '19|
|3d printing Technician (dubai & Sharjah)||0||May '19|
|Scaling issue in 3d printer (Flash Forge Dreamer)||8||Mar '19|
|Going dual means zero if Repetier Host ignores the Duo thing||1||Mar '19|
|hey guys has anyone have cr 10 solid work parts||8||Mar '19|
|3d lattice design||1||Mar '19|
|3d printing||3||Feb '19|
|Start print at a certain z-height/layer||
|Message to the members:||
|Starting from scratch in 3D printing/hacking sector||1||Feb '19|
|i need help||3||Jan '19|
|Going dual is going postal.||1||Jan '19|
|3D Printing Market Accounted a CAGR of 19.8% during 2018-2023||2||Jan '19|
|i need to make a printer||6||Jan '19|
|Universal soldier (Jack of all trades and master at nothing)? Simplify 3D sofware evaluation and advice please.||2||Jan '19|
|Things are going crazy in my head, or is it me?||1||Dec '18|
|3D digitizer hack||1||Dec '18|
|Cleaning automatic generated supports in undesired location in 3D printing||1||Dec '18|
|Printing trasparent (not just translucent) seems possible and at hand (lots of sanding in the post processing involved)||2||Dec '18|
|Slicing cavities, manifold or not, headache.||1||Dec '18|
|Manifold? Non Manifoold? What the heck.||2||Dec '18|
|3D printing 4 filaments flux capacitor||0||Nov '18|
|Rocking like a hurrycane!||2||Nov '18|
|do it yourself filament factory, nice hack||1||Nov '18|
|Your target market is split in two: those that need the product, and those that want the product. Which one makes you more money?||1||Aug '18|