3DSourced is committed to the highest editorial and ethical standards in creating content related to 3D printing and related industries such as 3D printers, 3D printing accessories, and 3D software.
Our TIPE Values
TIPE stands for Transparency, Inspire, Provide value, and Educate.
We take care to present information without bias, and we turn down business if we feel we could not genuinely recommend the product. Therefore, if we ever promote or recommend a product, it is because we truly believe in the company, the product, and the technology. What is the value of work without integrity?
We do include affiliate links for 3D printers and 3D printing accessories and supplies we recommend, and are an Amazon Associate among other programs, but only recommend products we feel are of high quality.
Read more about how we do our hands-on product reviews.
We aim to showcase some of the most exciting, inspirational and extraordinary developments in the 3D printing sector, and further people’s interest in this growing technology. We believe 3D printing will become more and more impactful in the coming years, and intend to help democratize it further by inspiring curious minds.
We focus only on publishing the highest quality content possible — that is what the 3DSourced brand is built on. We always try to go above and beyond with our research, and never cut corners in our content writing process. We would be doing a disservice to ourselves, as well as our readers, if we ever published anything that wasn’t our absolute best.
At 3DSourced, our purpose is to educate people on the current state and future of 3D printing. We take care to provide bias-free and accurate information to provide the maximum education to our readers. If you leave our website without any additional insights, we have failed in our mission.
Our Editorial Process
Stage 1: Investigation
The information that grounds our materials is sourced from the firsthand encounters of individuals engaged in sector-specific content. To amalgamate this data and offer users a comprehensive and objective collection of content on a given topic, we mandate our content creators to reference peer-reviewed studies. In-house, we’ve established a methodology to categorize varying kinds of research documentation based on their credibility.
For insights from firsthand experiences, they liaise with individuals who have immediate and ongoing familiarity with 3D printing-specific content, established non-profit organizations with acknowledged proficiency and dedicated focus, and those who a certain subject or concern might directly impact.
Stage 2: Production
Once a piece of content has been drafted, it is edited by a member of the 3DSourced editorial team:
It is checked for:
Written content is then passed on to the website Editor to be checked for:
- Any factual errors
- Consistency with our editorial guidelines
- Overall presentation and layout
Stage 3: Approval of Guidelines
The CEO needs to give a green light to our guidelines before they are displayed on the web.
Stage 4: Assessment of Material
The material on the 3DSourced site (3DSourced.com) undergoes regular scrutiny. The primary material is assessed multiple times yearly, while content that is less prone to updates in information and proof is evaluated at a minimum biennially.
Feedback from users and interested parties regarding the live content is taken into account as it comes in daily. If needed, the content gets an immediate re-evaluation and update.
Stage 5: Appeals procedure
Should there be an unexpected grievance regarding web material that the chief editor cannot address, the issue will be forwarded to the the Head Editor.