rpollack wrote:@tallslenderguy - the Printed Object Showcase is full of projects printed by M2 owners...that is about as real as it gets.
That's good for those shopping around who choose to join the forum
......I tend to agree with tallslenderguy here, it would also
help to have a Gallery of just the pictures on your web page, where anyone
can see them.
Thumbnails or a slide show....with some (or all) of the pictures of finished objects from the Printed Object Showcase
here on the forum rounded up into one place. It would be a great selling point to show what it can do, and if they are interested in details you can direct them to join the forum and start poking around.
IMHO, there's a ton
of fantastic projects on the forum, but it takes too long to see them all, since each one is in a separate thread. Gathering them all together in an eye-catching "easy-to-access" format would drive a lot more business this way, I suspect.
My two cents, for what it's worth.
You get it, and I'd guess your input is worth more than two cents on this forum. I've found you to be an awesome contributor to this community just in the short time I've wandered its streets.
You and MakerGear have my utmost respect. I built and ran a small (14m) service company for 20 years, so from a smaller place of experience, I instinctively cringe at the idea of putting myself out there like you are doing. I think you're really brave and patient (and maybe a little crazy lol) to ask for input. I know companies do not have unlimited resources and must weigh, pick and choose, where to invest their efforts and money.
You and, those who have been doing this for awhile, have a different point of reference than people who are new to 3d and are interested in jumping in. Stuff that's familiar to and assumed by you may not even be known to me. This is not a perfect analogy: you not only have a Toyota dealership, you run the company that makes the car. My going to your web site is kind of like going to your dealership. I tell you I'd like to see one of your cars and what it can do and you point me to a neighborhood of people who have bought Toyotas and tell me to go see what their cars can do. I don't think that's bad, and I'll likely do that on my own as part of my decision making process. On the other hand, If I walk into the Honda dealership across the street and they say: "let me show you the car you're interested in and all it can do," they will likely get my business. I'm not asking either to teach me how to drive, I just want to know as much as I can about the car and what it can do before buying it. I don't think the onus for doing that should be on the buyer.
Since MakerGear has printed using all the settings and materials it can use, why not snap a pic show us what you have been able to do as experts (with the appropriate disclaimer that results may vary based on level of expertise lol)? Anyone buying a printer is ultimately buying prints, so most would likely appreciate a demonstration. High quality, clear, large
pictures (cannot rely or expect consistent, quality controlled info or pics in a forum setting, you gets what you gets) of prints from the printer would go a long way towards providing that. Maybe have two side by sides, one at the lowest setting and another at the highest, using each of the different materials the printer can print in. Samples of the smallest detail print and the largest the printer can make would also be awesome. I've spent ridiculous hours looking for stuff like this and it's turning into a blur. It's like trying to put a puzzle together with the pieces scattered and hidden all over the house. Having the pieces all in one place would be more than useful.
Thanks for reading this lol.