Most importantly: I am not an expert.
I have a great deal of passion and experience in 3D printing, but it would be disingenuous to claim I know everything about 3D printing as a hobbyist. You should always seek out alternative opinions when possible and do your own research when it comes to the fast-changing world of 3D printing. That said I do feel like I have knowledge to share and I know I am good at problem solving. I have been working with 3D printers since 2010 with a wide variety of filaments including PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, and speciality filaments. With this site I hope to help others and connect with people who are more knowledgable than I am.
Why make this site?
There are a lot of knowledgable people out there, especially on YouTube – Thomas, Joel, Angus, and Joe are some of my favorites. Reddit and other discussion sites are good places for information as well, but I don’t have the time (or equipment) for YouTube, and Reddit posts quickly get lost if you are not visiting frequently. Also Reddit and discussion sites typically are not designed for long form information or support creative formatting. Perhaps some of you will find this classic format helpful in addition to other sources you might use.
What will you talk about?
Anything 3D printing related. Also CNC, laser cutting, and general maker topics. Probably other related topics that might be interesting.
An important note about reviews:
I will not give a number or star rating to products. I think they are almost useless in this industry because the products are often designed to cater to different needs and experience levels. An entry level printer may not print as good as an advanced model but if the goal was to create an easy-to-use product and it is successful it doesn’t make sense to simply compare print quality, build volume, or print speed. I will take into account what the product was designed to do, how well it does that job, and the potential the product has to improve.
I encourage you to read through each review completely and, regardless if it is positive or negative, look for other opinions before investing or not investing in a product.
Any review I put up is my own personal opinion based on my experience with the product. I do not accept money or products for positive reviews.