WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast: Digital Manufacturing From Design to Print

WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast: Digital Manufacturing From Design to Print

The 3D printing industry has gone through a lot of major innovations since the first WTFFF episode was recorded, more than six years ago. When one of the 3D industry leaders, HP, asked hosts, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard to take a new look at where the 3D print industry is today, they jumped at the chance to get an inside tour into global trends, education, creativity, and design, and an opportunity to cover all aspects of the HP Create Ecosystem from design to print, including 3D design, XR visualization and digital manufacturing. Meet some of the most brilliant, amazing people who are passionate about 3D design and improving the creative workflow for themselves and for their customers. Whether you’ve used HP 3D printers before or not, there is something in this series for everyone. Join the conversation and send in your questions and comments! We’re talking ingenuity, innovation, and creation – the whole process! In collaboration with HP, Tom and Tracy Hazzard have put together this 25-episode special series that invites you to explore the 3D Design and Create Ecosystem. The series will feature interviews of people who have been working in 3D Creative Workflow behind the scenes with HP 3D Print and Z By HP or some of its partner companies, as well as some updates on older WTFFF?! episodes that have topics and guests that are still very relevant today. In the spirit of change, Tom and Tracy also take the podcast to a whole new level by doing video for the first time. Make sure to watch and subscribe! Your Podcast hosts, Tracy Hazzard and Tom Hazzard, co-founders of Hazz Design Consulting have collectively designed and developed 250+ products generating almost $1 Billion in revenue for their retail clients. Their flagship 3D Print Twist Tie Design won Outstanding Work from the China World 3D Printing Tech Alliance. They hold over 37 utility and design patents with an unprecedented 86% commercialization rate – double the USPTO-reported national average. Their entrepreneurial experiences are taught in a Harvard Business Review course in 26 universities around the world. The 3D Printing Podcast WTFFF?! ranked #1 on iTunes and Stitcher. They originally began the WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast to help scale the steep learning curve, advocate for more 3D design and product focus, and to help people figure out their what. With almost 600 episodes, the WTFFF?! 3D Print Podcast and its website 3D Start Point has loads of tools, tips, tactics, resources, and insightful interviews to choose. After you listen to this Special Series Sponsored by HP 3D Print and Z by HP, work your way backwards through the three Archive Volumes also available here on your favorite podcast player. Tracy and Tom have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, Fortune Small Business, and CNN Money, Tracy penned a weekly featured Inc. column on innovation for 4 years. They are graduates of Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in Industrial Design and Textile Design respectively. Tracy has worked directly for design-leading companies like Milliken and Herman Miller. Tom built and managed design teams for three ready-to-assemble furniture companies. They have worked as ghost designers behind both secret and well-known brands such as Martha Stewart Living, X-Rocker, Bayside Furnishings, Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Better Homes & Gardens. Their best-selling product – a mesh office chair has been in Costco for over 8 years straight. Tune in to discover what exciting changes are taking place in the 3D printing industry. The WTFFF?! Special Series features reviews, guest contributors, expert viewpoints, and useful tips and tools to help you realize your opportunity as this disruptive technology changes the future. Take a deep dive into 3D printing and the whole 3D creative workflow with us here on the WTFFF?! Special Series sponsored by HP 3D Print and Z by HP with Tom and Tracy Hazzard!

Episodes

October 16, 2020 50 min

Imagine having the freedom to create and being able to make your own toys at home with the push of a button. Toybox lets you do just that! Redefining the 3D printing experience, Toybox enables the average consumer to 3D print without any prior knowledge. On today’s podcast, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard bring on Ben Baltes, the Cofounder and CEO at Toybox. Recently, Ben and his company has been featured live on CNN, Yahoo Finance, ...

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The times are changing, and the 3D print industry is no longer just for men. Women, too, are great assets and bring different perspectives and ideas to the table. Continuing with advocating for the growth of women in the industry, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard start them young by inviting Mary Hadley, the CEO of MakerGirl, to talk about virtual 3D print education that inspires girls of all ages. Mary shares with us the MakerGirl wo...

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By spreading and advocating for 3D print education, we reach out to future designers who can create great 3D print products and help change the world through them. Today’s guest is creating social progress in the world through her product design and social mission. Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard sit down with Jasmine Burton, a social inclusion and design specialist and the founder of Wish for WASH, a social impact organization that ...

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When designing a 3D print product, color tends to be the last thing many designers think about, mainly because 3D printers have not been color friendly, up until now. With the many complexities to full color 3D printing, it helps to reframe and start thinking about it as part of the initial design process rather than an afterthought—most especially because color application opens up the design possibilities. Tom Hazzard and Tracy H...

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Wondering if 3D printing could help your business grow and be more profitable? 3D design and printing has changed product design, development, manufacturing, and retail distribution. It is now considered an important integral part of a sustainable supply chain and business operation. But before diving in deep, it helps to understand whether it really is the right solution for you. In this episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard talk...

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If there is one overarching theme in this special series, it would be how the 3D printing industry has really grown. In this wrap-up episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard reflect on the acceleration of the 3D create ecosystem as they glance back at how far things have come along in each part of the 3D manufacturing process and creative workflow. They talk about HP’s role as the leader in moving the entire 3D printing industry forw...

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The greatest opportunities tend to come with a cost, and in moments of great disruption, you can either invest in them or let the times steer you away from the opportunities to be gained. Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard took that massive leap of faith with 3D printing. Now, they are reaping the rewards of that crucial decision. In this episode, they talk about 3D manufacturing costs, going through their own genesis story where they s...

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Color, pattern, and surface textures are the first things we react to when evaluating a product. For consumers to connect to 3D print products, 3D print textures need to be carefully considered and created as a part of the design process. This has been a challenging part of the 3D design process. Fresh from the Project Captis episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard look back on the previous episode on technical tips for creating 3D ...

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In 3D print design, there is a noticeable gap between what we are creating on the machine and what consumers expect and are willing to buy. There is a lack of post-processing techniques that help in the 3D manufacturing process and create an overall better and polished 3D product. In this episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard bring in someone who can help you with this problem area. They interview Wes Kramer, a 3D application engi...

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When you are creating 3D print outputs, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the software. Yet the hardware component of 3D printing is as important as the software in making your workflow better. On today’s podcast, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard talk with Merrill Mathew about his work with HP on designing 3D print workstations for innovation growth. Merrill is a product designer at HP. Today, he gives an exciting look ins...

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Rarely in 3D design and anything 3D printing-related do color pattern and texture get a lot of focus and attention, even when they are the first things buyers notice in a product. On a mission in this episode to shed light on these overlooked 3D printing areas, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard interview Josh St. John, a passionate, creative technologist and the Head of Creators of Z by HP with a background in design and digital manufa...

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If you’re keeping up with the 3D industry, you may have heard about generative design. It’s part of the evolution of the way things are made from 2D to 3D, and it’s the next big thing that’s giving designers the superpowers to make things. Bruce Blaho defines generative design as letting the computer do some of the heavy lifting in coming up with the ideas. Bruce is the Chief Technologist for HP’s Workstations global business unit ...

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With fast industry growth of 3D print products and expansion in the 3D manufacturing sector, 3D printers are moving from makers to business owners. 3D printers are putting us back in a mindset to manufacture and make, causing a shift that reaches out to the need for more personalization and mass customization. In this updated conversation, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard look at how this move puts 3D printing as a means to manufactur...

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Many 3D print designers love building from scratch. However, when a project comes across your desk that requires fit or creation with something that already exists, working your way back can offer some pretty great insights into the best 3D manufacturing process. In this episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard discuss the role of 3D reverse engineering in the digital manufacturing workflow with Dillon Patel, a mechanical R&D eng...

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The 3D design process can be very challenging when you’re working with teams, especially right now when a lot of people are working remotely. Having the right technology, software, and tools can allow the design and product development process to be more collaborative and creative. In this podcast, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard talk to Bart Massee, the Senior Manager and Creative Director for the Advanced Design & Strategy Team...

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Communicating early stage design to users and clients is always challenging. Imagine the benefit of being able to not just share a visualization of what is in the designer’s mind, but to also allow others to experience it firsthand. Welcome to the power of virtual reality for design and development.

Joining Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard on today’s episode are Oluwaseyi “Shay” Sosanya from Gravity Sketch, Stephen Phillips from Theia...

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3D design demands continuous learning, which is best acquired through experience. For Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard, the thousands of hours they spent on designing 3D prints have led to more than a few lessons learned about how to best create 3D printed products. The order of the design process is essential for the product to end up right-fit for your needs. Join in as they revisit this episode, where they share their top five take...

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As we transition to distance learning around the world, teachers are struggling with how to teach innovatively every day in their classroom and in their school district. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, this is becoming an even more important issue to tackle because of the technology challenges to consider. On today’s show, Cindi Schulze, the 2016 Teacher of the Year in the Santee school district in San Diego, joins Tom Hazzard...

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Change is constant, no matter what market you are in. However, with the current happenings in the world, the changes in the 3D printing industry have become even more accelerated than before. As such, finding 3D printing jobs and getting hired pose new challenges for many people out there who are looking to get in. In this episode, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard bring back their interview with Jennifer Killingback of Alexander Danie...

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Despite the fact that girls are enrolling in engineering and industrial design courses in greater numbers, the gender gap in these professions is still a palpable reality. Girls STEAM education aims to add excitement to STEM learning by adding the element of creativity to encourage more girls to see engineering and industrial design as great career paths for them to explore. Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard revisit the subject of girl...

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