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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

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What Does An AI Think of 3D Printing?

We asked the artistic AI, DALL-E mini, to see what it thinks of 3D printing. The results are... weird.

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Tiny Printer, Tiny Price Jun 17, 2022
What’s the Cheapest 3D Printer Actually Like to Use?

We put the Easythreed X1, the cheapest 3D printer we could find, through its paces to see if it’s possible to print well for less than $100.

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Fangtastic? Jun 17, 2022
Anycubic Vyper Review: Convenient 3D Printing on a Budget

Updated: The Anycubic Vyper is a feature-packed printer that turns heads with its $359 price. We revisit our review with a fresh perspective on what was an underwhelming, but now pretty fine 3D printer.

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Bargain Hunting Jun 9, 2022
The Best Budget 3D Printers of 2022

Looking for a good and cheap 3D printer? Check out our buyer’s guide to the best budget 3D printers under $200, $300, $500, and $1,000.

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The Best of the Best Jun 9, 2022
The Best 3D Printers of 2022

Stop looking and start printing: we’ve reviewed and picked the best 3D printers across many categories to help you find the best tech for your needs.

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S1 Tier May 17, 2022
Creality Ender 3 S1 Review: Best 3D Printer Under $500

The Creality Ender 3 S1 is the latest Ender 3, but is it the greatest? Read our review if you want to find out.

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BAnkerMake May 13, 2022
AnkerMake M5: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Anker has put down its cables, battery packs, headphones, and projectors to try its hand at 3D printing. And people seem to dig it. Here’s all we know (and don't know) about the AnkerMake M5.

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Start Your Engines May 13, 2022
AnkerMake Reveals V6 Color Engine Multicolor Printing Add-on

A little over a week from its Kickstarter campaign completion, AnkerMake turns heads with a multi-material, multicolor printing add-on for the M5.

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Sweep the Leg Apr 11, 2022
Anycubic Kobra Review: Budget 3D Printing Done Right

The Anycubic Kobra continues the company's trend for smart compromises and decent value for money. Read our review for our take on this new printer.

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Oh Snap! Apr 6, 2022
Snapmaker 2.0 Review: Best 3-In-1 3D Printer

Updated. The Snapmaker 2.0 A350 3-In-1 3D printer, laser engraver/cutter, and CNC mill is our value pick for 3-In-1 machines. Check out our review to find out why.

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Full STEAM Ahead Apr 5, 2022
The Best 3D Printers for Schools in 2022

A 3D printer in a classroom is a powerful tool for enhancing STEM education. Here are the best 3D printers for schools from all-around performers to those backed with an arsenal of classroom resources.

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Snakes and Subatomic Particles Mar 28, 2022
Anycubic Drops Five (Five!) New 3D Printers

Anycubic swells its resin and FDM offerings with five new 3D printers, including a new generation of Photon machines, plus niche-filling filament options.

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All-Singing, All-Dancing Dec 15, 2021
The Best 3-In-1 3D Printers in 2022

Check out our buyer's guide for the best 3-in-1 3D printers to combine the benefits of a laser engraver, CNC cutter, and more, into a benchtop form factor.

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A Titan Unleashed Dec 10, 2021
Prometheus Open Source LCD 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter

An open source, large-format, customizable LCD resin printer running MangoOS out of the box? Sign us up.

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Core Necessities Nov 22, 2021
Creality Ender 7 Review: Fast and Forgettable

Creality’s “fast” new printer promises to blitz prints out at breakneck speeds. Check out our review of the Ender 7 to see how it holds up.

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Extruding Knowledge Nov 18, 2021
3D Printer Extruder – The Ultimate Guide

Learn the basics of direct and Bowden extruders, hot and cold ends, direct drive and geared extruders, plus nozzle sizes, materials, and uses.

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Can Less Be More? Oct 26, 2021
Best 3D Printers Under $200 – Buyer’s Guide

Keep those purse strings tight with our list of the best 3D printers under $200 you can buy right now. Check them out!

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Elegoo Mars 2 Pro vs Mars 3: The Differences

Two printers, one technology, but different outcomes. What are the differences between the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro and the Mars 3? We’re here to find out.

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*Adjusts Glasses* Oct 7, 2021
Phrozen Reveals 8K Resolution Desktop Resin Printer

Hot on the heels of the large-format Mega 8K, Phrozen about faces and reveals the Sonic Mini 8K. Lots and lots and lots of pixels in compact build volume.

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Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Sep 30, 2021
SainSmart to Launch Infinite-Z Belt Printer with Wi-Fi

Called the Infi-20, the new machine takes a lot of cues from Creality's 3DPrintMill and adds a few tricks of its own.

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