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.
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