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.
|FLSUN Creality 300x300x400 printing cube upgraded and impoved with a hacksaw.||0||2d|
|generative design: a case study||0||Dec '20|
|Optimal STL export settings for the 3d printer||3||Dec '20|
|How to get smooth print surface with the right cura settings||2||Dec '20|
|3D printer||1||Nov '20|
|i want to modify my Roller bender design. you can suggest me changes||1||Oct '20|
|Breaking the ice, here is my baby:||
|Sticking to the bed||2||Oct '20|
|Mine is bigger...||13||Oct '20|
|I am trying to redesign and rebuild my monoprice dual extrusion printer. Can anyone help me?||
|Sharing design and need support||2||Oct '20|
|There is a reason they call it Chimera (a nightmere)||3||Oct '20|
|Printing with water.||2||Oct '20|
|When the shit hits the ceiling, printing with crappy filament is a pain in the butt.||2||Oct '20|
|Toasting your prints||0||Oct '20|
|3D Mential, 3D printing enhancement technologies||0||Oct '20|
|Frogicator X-Gantry and Overall Design Discussion||2||Sep '20|
|Delta type 3d printer||3||Sep '20|
|Shredder for filament recycling process||4||Sep '20|
|3d printing Technician (dubai & Sharjah)||0||Sep '20|
|(New Challenge) Engineers & Designers: Help Respond to the Ventilator Crisis||2||Sep '20|
|Discussion of the possibility of convening a design team to build 3d printed mechanical ventilator||
|Printing trasparent (not just translucent) seems possible and at hand (lots of sanding in the post processing involved)||2||Sep '20|
|3D printer from the very begining.||
|Bi Metal Heat Break not working as described, poor quality controll in place of production.||3||Jul '20|
|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 '20|
|Start print at a certain z-height/layer||
|Printing with ...inexistent enclosure.||2||Jun '20|
|Printing with an enclosure cocoon instead of a whole printer enclosure,||3||Jun '20|
|What I learned when I ruined a perfect print for a small moment of lack of focus.||5||Jun '20|
|Fight warping, print with enclosure.||2||Jun '20|
|Patching up instead of giving up.||0||May '20|
|A dream came true, cable management system of my invention actually works fine.||0||May '20|
|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 '20|
|Challenge; Shitty times require toilet paper.||3||Apr '20|
|3D Printer for everyone in the GRABCAD Community !!!!||
|SOCKS, you know, it sucks but you seem to need them.||4||Apr '20|
|Layer shift. Damn technology.||0||Mar '20|
|Warpingg, bloddy warping. And how to tackle it, of course.||7||Mar '20|
|How do I treat this stl model?||1||Mar '20|
|Nod once if you agree, nod twice if you don't agree||1||Mar '20|
|Is this the right place to be to ask questions about the printer I am about to build?||0||Mar '20|
|new materials in 3D printing, cement.||8||Feb '20|
|Debate, Duet boards versus Arduino boards||1||Feb '20|