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1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Thanks for joining the call @Perry_1 (and others of course). 

 

Indeed, we will discuss the FDM dialogue message today / tomorrow on our end and will adjust (or even remove). Will keep you posted on that.

 

Completely open to adjusting the FDM guidelines as well, where a majority of Hubs feel it should. For this I'd need specific suggestions (for example the 'typical dimensional accuracy'), so feel free to post / mail me about those.

 

Finally, for the "Prototyping Plastics" designation we have to wait for the variation experiment to end. Also, other variations are lined up for the next few months where, for example, FDM is simply called "FDM". It's really too early to tell what's the best decision here. 

 

Thanks again and let's stay in touch.

Filemon

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Interesting thoughts @Pepstick @championprints - it's true what @Perry_1 points out that inquiries generally don't 'convert' well and we've seen the normal order process perform better. Certainly can't hurt to review the enquiry flow though to see if we can improve performance. will put it up for discussion on our end. thanks again!

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Hi Simon, I'm available at 3h Amsterdam time today but only for 20min. Alternatively I've send you an invite for another option. Let me know what you prefer. Cheers

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Hi @Steelmans,

I'm happy to schedule a separate call later this week. That would allow to dive in on your own Hub as well, as I've noticed that some comments are more directed towards that. I'll just go ahead and schedule something. Lmk if that works for you. 

 

The rest of you I'll speak to later today!

Best,

Filemon

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Hi again all, as this thread becomes bigger and hard for me to reply on each comment, I'd like to suggest to jump on a call next week to discuss the matter and work towards some next actions together. 

 

Please let me know if you're available on:

  • Tuesday, March 21, 12h New York time (GMT-4)

 

I'll add you to the invite once you're availability is confirmed.

@cobnut @Perry_1 @Steelmans @Enza3D @Pepstick @Zapaer

 

Please let me know!

Thanks again,

Filemon

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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True point, we're touching upon a lot of things here ;)

 

We're working on a complete overhaul of our material database (and thus grouping), which will address this issue. I plan for this to go live in May. That will solve this problem

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Ok, good. 

 

Re: infill - over the next few weeks we'll add support material calculation to our uploader, after which we'll also do infill. At that point we can do this automatically. That's also when we plan to introduce infill adjustments to the customer.

 

SLA limitations we're currently working on (similar to FMD guidelines). Once finished we'll make sure to add those as well.

 

Will put the word "disclaimer" up for discussion, but as I mentioned earlier, we've seen no decline in orders so far. 

 

Thanks again!

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Clear, will discuss your ideas here. I do think SLA deserves a 'smooth surface finish' highlight as well, as many customers use it to get a sense of what an injection moulded part would look like, would you agree? 

 

For Q2 we're also looking into possible splitting current material groups into a 2-step technology + material selection flow. In that scenario, FDM will probably just be called "FDM", which might be the most objective of all ideas. 

1 year 2 months ago - Commented on So, FDM is only for "low accuracy prototypes"?

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Hi Simon (@Steelmans), I've been told the links have been removed, can you confirm?

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