WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast: Digital Manufacturing From Design to Print
WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast: Digital Manufacturing From Design to Print
Tom Hazzard & Tracy Hazzard
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!
Jeffrey McGrew On Adapting 3D Print Furniture Techniques To Today's Demands
3D print furniture is perhaps the best solution to get beds, chairs, tables, and more in the easiest and fastest way possible. This also allows homeowners to help reduce waste and build sustainable properties. Jeffrey McGrew takes this process to another level by achieving more personalized outputs and making customers more involved with their creation. Joining Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard, he shares the different 3D printing methods they are using at Model-No. to produce custom-made but still ergonomic furniture. He talks about the advantages of focusing more on quality over mere quantity, as well as maximizing the limits of wood integration and subtractive fabrication.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the WTFFF?! 3D Printing movement today:3DStartpoint.com3D Startpoint Facebook3D Startpoint LinkedInHazz Design Twitter3D Startpoint YouTube
Oct 8, 2021
47 min
Finally An Easy Toy 3D Printer And Ecosystem Anyone Can Use With Ben Baltes of Toybox
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, ABC News, and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Today, he shares how the idea of Toybox was conceived and the path they took to get Toybox to the marketplace. 
Oct 16, 2020
50 min
Virtual 3D Print Education That Inspires Girls of All Ages with Mary Hadley, CEO of Makergirl
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 workshop and how they are conducting it virtually amidst this pandemic. What is more, Tracy also invites her eleven-year-old daughter, Lannea, to share her experience taking the virtual MakerGirl workshop.More About HP:Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project.Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.
Oct 9, 2020
34 min
Complexities of Design for Full Color 3D Printing
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 Hazzard talk about planning, designing, and technically specifying for full color 3D printing. The HP Jet Fusion Full Color 3D Printer is a real game-changer in the hands of a creative designer ready to explore the world of 3D in color.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 28, 2020
29 min
3D Manufacturing Cost: Investing in Opportunities Gained Versus Being Disrupted – Updated 2020
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 saw how not buying a 3D printer would cost them a great opportunity. They go into how bringing 3D manufacturing in your facility changes your production and design processes, helping you work efficiently on your business. Being in the 3D print industry where everything shifts by the minute, thinking about how you can be disruptive instead of being disrupted has become even more crucial. Listen in on this short yet important episode for more insights.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 28, 2020
26 min
Why Every Business Should Get a 3D Printing Expert Evaluation – Updated 2020
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 about why every business should get a 3D printing expert evaluation to see if your business should transition over to using this disruptive technology. Listen in on this conversation to find the guidance you need in considering what adopting digital manufacturing can do for your brand, company, and bottom line.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 28, 2020
23 min
Speeding the Innovation Cycle with Rapid Prototyping That Incorporates Real World Feedback with Jasmine Burton of Wish for WASH
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 saves lives by bringing innovation to sanitation. Jasmine’s story is a great example of the way the product development 3D design process works, which began with education that transformed into prototyping and 3D manufacturing, and then to getting it out there in a more buyable business way to create a positive global social impact. She takes us into that amazing journey and imparts great insights on being in the social impact design space, highlighting the importance of incorporating real-world feedback throughout the process of innovating. There is more to innovating social inclusion than expected. It takes being humbled by the different realities that people face to find solutions to create positive change. Dive into this inspiring conversation to find the many opportunities there are to utilize rapid prototyping with real world feedback to create products with meaningful impact.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 28, 2020
55 min
Special Series Wrap-Up on the Acceleration of the 3D Create Ecosystem
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 forward with the tools they provide and the processes that streamline the creative process. With the growth rate of the 3D design, the future will undeniably look brighter for generations to come. Join Tom and Tracy as they share their excitement in the opportunities that 3D design, 3D print, and 3D manufacturing industry offer our future.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 28, 2020
14 min
Designing 3D Print Workstations for Innovation Growth with Merrill Mathew
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 inside his work with the ZBook Studio workstation – from silent keyboards to the core processor – as well as share some things you have to take into consideration when looking at buying any type of workstation.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 21, 2020
34 min
Expanding 3D Print Applications Using Post Processing Techniques with Wes Kramer
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 engineer at HP, who helps companies achieve the results they need for their consumers before buying. Wes talks about expanding 3D print applications using post-processing techniques, covering areas from the uniformity of the 3D print product with hydrographics, its surface quality with sandblasting and vapor smoothing, to enhancing other properties such as mechanical, conductivity, and more. Taking it further, he then taps into the sub-assembly of the 3D product and gives some tips and tricks on the better ways to attach parts today. Listen in on this great conversation to learn how you can close the gap between your 3D print machines’ constraints to the 3D design that is acceptable to the end-users.   More About HP: Capture and Create with Z by HP, Inspiring you for your next creative breakthrough with the Z portfolio designed and built to improve the way you create. Discover the latest Z Book to help you with your latest creative project. Experience your design with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and solutions reinvent design and manufacturing, unlocking the full potential of 3D printing and bringing down the barriers of 3D printing adoption across industries through materials innovation. For more details about Multi Jet Fusion technology click here.  
Jul 21, 2020
43 min
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