Information pours at us like rain, but what to drink? It is clear that we must cover both the exciting developments going on in the entry-level desktop 3D printing while also covering the industrial Additive Manufacturing market. We must keep abreast of emerging scientific research. All the while we must be a filter, which prevents the silly stuff from getting to you.

With this in mind, we aim to align the site more with your needs and the industry as it is. We want to be informative; we want to help you sift through the detritus and find knowledge and useful things. We want to be responsive, and we want to increase the quality of our articles for you. We wish unabashedly to be the best site in 3D printing news. We want to write what you want to know.

Increase the quality of the site.

We want to be the authoritative source for all 3D printing news. We will attempt to improve the site and the quality of the content until we reach this goal. We will accomplish this by listening to you.

Listen to your feedback.

We want to use your feedback to become better. We want to write articles that you want to see. So please reach out to us and tell us what we need to do to improve.

The 3DPrint.com Quality Survey

We’ve made a 3DPrint.com Quality Survey where we ask you to assess the quality of our articles and the user experience of the site. Please fill out this survey here. It has 20 questions and should take you around 4 minutes. 

In this survey, we will also ask you what areas we should focus on and about what you’d like to learn more.

3DPrint.com Panel

We want to be proactive in meeting your needs and seeking out information. To this end, we want to establish a 3Dprint Panel. This panel of readers will, hopefully, be taken from many different areas of our industry. We will have four Skype meetings a year where we can discuss updates, new directions and get feedback. Intermittently the panel will be asked by email what they think of a particular change or new project.  Would you like to be on our Panel? Please fill out this survey.

More meetups with readers.

We’re going to be organizing small meetups at events and in cities with readers. We hope that we can then bring people together to meet one another.

We will also do this by changing our content.

More 3D Printer tests and evaluations.

People have expressed interest in more detailed 3D printer tests and evaluations. We will be looking into adding capacity for 3D printer tests that help inform you about the relative merits of printers. Would you like your printer to be tested? Please fill out this survey. Do you think that you’d made a good tester? Please fill out this survey.

More filament tests and evaluations.

We will do the same with filament and software. Fill out the surveys above if you wish for your product to be tested.

More critical.

I don’t have the body to be a cheerleader. So we’re not going even to try. A Greek chorus sings while the lemmings go down the cliff. We’re going to be more sceptical and more critical

More curious.

We’re also going to be more curious as to why things are happening and look beyond the immediate news to broader trends and quieter areas of 3D Printing.

More investigative.

We’re going to be doing longer articles with a more investigative element to them because we think that there are stories untold in our industry.

More news from the world.

If we look at 3D printing, there is a lot of news coming from relatively few countries. China, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Japan and Spain are hotspots, Meanwhile what is happening beyond those countries? What is the 3D printing scene like in Botswana, Brazil, Indonesia? We’d love to know; we’re very curious to see what is going on in the world.

Want to write an article for us? Or want us to interview you so that we all learn what is going on in your country? Please fill out this survey.

We think that this is the immediate way forward, what else could we be doing? Do tell us.

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