3D Printing, electronics podcast, Greg Paulsen, MacroFab, macrofab engineering podcast, Xometry
Podcast
197

MEP EP#197: Designing in Color – Greg Paulsen on 3D Printing

Podcast Notes

Episode 200 is Coming Up!

  • Question / Answer setup like Episode 100
  • Send them via Audio Format to podcast@macrofab.com

Greg Paulsen

  • The leader of the Application Engineering team at Xometry an online instant quoting platform for custom manufacturing projects, which utilize a professional network of thousands of manufacturers
  • His background is in applied additive manufacturing, having experience as an engineer, running machines, and ultimately using the parts
  • Was last on the podcast for episode 181 where we talked Xometry, Pizza, and digital manufacturing

3D Printing as a Service

  • What is 3D printing, what makes it different from CNC, molding?
  • Specifications for 3D printing
  • How does the designer give the specifications/tolerance?
  • Screws: 3d printing threads, self tappers, inserts
  • Does and don’ts of designing stuff for 3D printing
  • 3D printing in scale – how do you scale up?
  • The pros and cons of running your own 3D printer versus say using a service to order things

Greg Paulsen of Xometry holding what looks to be 3D printed frisbes.

Greg Paulsen of Xometry holding what looks to be 3D printed frisbes.

 

SLS printed enclosure dyed green.

SLS printed enclosure dyed green.

 

Prototype ducting printed with a SLS machine out of nylon material.

Prototype ducting printed with a SLS machine out of nylon material.

 

DMLS (metal 3D printing) aluminum alloy with support structures.

DMLS (metal 3D printing) aluminum alloy with support structures.


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!