We are currently looking at the scope definition on the Arts & Crafts site. Some 3D subject matter could be on-topic there, and we don't want to steal any thunder from the 3D Printing site. Your "what's on topic" discussion in the Help section covers a lot of subject matter beyond 3D printing per se. It also lists a curious off-topic example (assembling 3D printed parts), although it isn't clear whether that would still be considered off-topic.
It would be nice to be able to succinctly describe what would be off-topic on A&C by virtue of being on-topic here. Does the following accurately summarize what's on-topic here (not a complete scope for this site, just a boundary for A&C)?
Computer-driven creation of 3D objects, and components for creating 3D objects, (e.g., 3D printing, cutting of flat components used to build 3D objects via equipment like CNC, laser cutters, hobby cutters like Cricut, etc.).
Would this site include non-computer-driven 3D printing via handheld technology? For example there are novelty pens that take a filament and create hand-drawn 3D objects, and a common hobby theme is creating 3D objects using a hot glue gun. My assumption is that this site is only concerned with computer-controlled equipment.
My reading is that this site's focus ends with the production of the parts, possibly with a few extensions, like joining parts into a whole if technology limitations require producing it in sections, or smoothing the surface of the produced part. Would I be correct that the following kinds of things would not be on-topic?
- assembling a wooden object made from laser-cut parts (although producing the parts would be on-topic)
- decorating the finished item (or would finishes that bond with the filament material be on-topic? Would surface prep for finishing be on-topic?)
Any further guidance you can provide to help us define what not to ask on Art & Crafts because it's covered here?