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Emmett Grames

Emmett Grames is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Emmett is a student and hobbyist, currently pursuing a degree and career in Mechanical Engineering. He has been 3D printing for about 5 years and, among other things, is passionate about drones, robots, and DIY projects. There are very few days when Emmett does not have at least one printer running, creating new parts to fuel his hobbies. In his spare time, Emmett likes to design, build, and document new projects for Arduino and 3D printing, in addition to writing articles for All3DP.

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X-treme Materials Oct 13, 2019
MatterHackers NylonX Filament Review

Looking for a filament to use in your engineering projects? MatterHackers' NylonX may be for you. Follow along as we test a spool out!

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Cows Over the Moon Oct 13, 2019
The International Space Station is Getting 3D Printed Steak

Aleph Farms partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to 3D print a steak in the International Space Station.

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Maker's Mark Oct 10, 2019
Colorfabb Launches Laser-Markable PLA

Ever wanted to add a nice, crisp logo, a barcode or graphic to your prints? Colorfabb Laser Marking PLA has you covered. Let's take a look!

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Cool Stuff Sep 13, 2019
3D Printer Fan – Do I Really Need One?

3D printer fans: You know they're there, but you might not know why. In this quick, simple guide, we'll explain each kind of 3D printer fan and what it's used for in our beloved machines.

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ABS-olutely Amazing! Aug 28, 2019
MatterHackers Build Series ABS Filament Review

Printing with budget ABS seems like a bad idea, especially given it's fickle nature. So it's a good thing MatterHackers offers a quality ABS for a reasonable price. Does it hold up to their claims? Let's find out!

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Good Price, Great Quality Aug 6, 2019
MatterHackers Build Series PETG Filament Review

Looking for something better than PLA without the problems presented by ABS? MatterHackers has a material for you, and it's competitively priced, too! Let's test out the MH Build Series PETG!

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Low Price, High Quality Jul 18, 2019
Matterhackers MH Build Series PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

With many budget filament options lacking in quality, MatterHackers Build Series PLA seems like a good choice for the majority of 3D printer users. The question is, how good is it really? Let's find out!

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Durability with Difficulty Jun 3, 2019
Hatchbox ABS 3D Printer Filament Review

Looking for higher durability and more thermal resistance? ABS might be the material for you. Check out our review of Hatchbox ABS, a popular budget-friendly option.

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Printing... Plywood? May 27, 2019
Hatchbox Wood 3D Printer Filament Review

Many people are intrigued by so-called "exotic" wood-infused PLA blends. Let's try Hatchbox's version, which comes at their typical low price point!

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To Print, or Not To Print? May 11, 2019
Advantages & Disadvantages of 3D Printing

What are the advantages of 3D printing? And the disadvantages? Check out our digest, in which we compare 3D printing to traditional manufacturing processes.

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Hatching Something New May 10, 2019
Hatchbox PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

Hatchbox offers a large variety of filaments at a decent price, marketed to hobbyists looking for good quality materials on a budget. Is it worth the investment? We've got a reel of Hatchbox PLA to test, so let's find out!

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A Duel with Lasers May 1, 2019
SLA vs SLS: The Differences – Simply Explained

SLA vs SLS: Two laser technologies, two similar uses, two different results. Learn the differences between the two 3D printing technologies.

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More Bang for Your Buck Apr 26, 2019
AmazonBasics Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

AmazonBasics offers a number of budget 3D printing materials, including many colors of PLA. But for a few bucks more, they also offer a "premium" PLA. Is this worth the extra cash? Let's find out!

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Basic Budgeting Apr 11, 2019
AmazonBasics PETG 3D Printer Filament Review

So you're thinking about trying out some AmazonBasics PETG filament? We don't blame you, the prices are close to unbeatable, but does this material really stand up to Amazon's claims? Find out!

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Fun in Flight Apr 11, 2019
Drones for Kids – 5 Best Flying Machines for Children in 2019

Looking to get into flying with your kids? Considering buying a drone for a young person you know? Check out this list of the best drones for kids, specially selected based on several criteria!

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Back to the Basics Mar 13, 2019
AmazonBasics PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to 3D print on the cheap, AmazonBasics filaments seem to be a perfect solution. But are they really all that good? We got a spool of PLA to test, so let's find out!

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Breaking Boundaries Mar 7, 2019
Rotrics All-In-1 Robot Arm Pushes the Limits on Versatility

Snapmaker, uArm, Formlabs... All of these hugely successful machines started on Kickstarter, and now we've found yet another potential success: the Rotrics DexArm! It boasts some impressive features and a tantalizingly low price point. Let's dive in!

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Keeping Time the Analog Way Feb 2, 2019
[Project] Tick-Tock with this Single-Print Mechanical Clock

It's high time someone built a 3D printed time ticker, and this one by Thingiverse user A26 prints in a single go! Follow along to build your very own wall-mounted analog timepiece in true gear-turning style.

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Getting Crafty with Carbon Jan 18, 2019
CarbonX 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to get into printing with Carbon Fiber, 3DXTech's CarbonX Gunmetal Silver Carbon Fiber PLA looks like quite a bargain. We got a spool to test out, so let's see how this exotic material performs!

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Springy New Upgrades Jan 4, 2019
BuildTak FlexPlate Review – Is It Worth It?

Ever wish you could bend your build plate to get those difficult prints off of the surface without damaging them? Well, BuildTak has a solution for you, but is it really worth the price tag? Let's find out!

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