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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech. Lately he can be found bending the ear of anyone stood still for long enough about the wonders of 3D printing - pockets brimming with fidget spinners.

By Matthew Mensley

Sep 23, 2018
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Seeing Double
10 Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers of Fall 2018

Check out our fall 2018 buyer's guide to the 10 best dual extruder 3D printers on the market. Plus five 3D printers with dual extrusion upgrades.

Sep 20, 2018
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Would You Like Fries With That?
The Next Big Thing in Desktop SLA? Peopoly Introduces the Moai 200

Ahead of next week's TCT Show, Peopoly has revealed a supersized version of its popular Moai SLA kit 3D printer. Get your gloves ready - the Peopoly Moai 200 prints up to 200mm-cubed.

Sep 20, 2018
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Alpha Deltas
8 Best Delta 3D Printers of Fall 2018

They're tall and they print quick but which delta 3D printer is the best? Check out our fall 2018 guide to the eight best delta 3D printers on the market.

Sep 18, 2018
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The Future is Autonomous, and Hofmeister Kinkless
BMW’s Vision iNEXT Concept Car Features a Sensor-Packed 3D Printed Grille

BMW has outlined what it thinks the future car is: autonomous, all-electric and, to all intents and purposes a living-room-on-wheels. Oh, and it has a purty 3D printed grille.

Sep 17, 2018
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Cold as Ice
Phrozen Shuffle – Review the Specs of this 3D Printer

The Phrozen Shuffle is an affordable compact desktop LCD-based resin 3D printer with promising features. Read on as we review the specs of this 3D printer.

Sep 14, 2018
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Less is More
Autodesk to Simplify Fusion 360 Licensing

Autodesk will strip away the Standard and Ultimate editions of its CAD/CAM design software Fusion 360 in October, replacing its old two-tier licensing model with a single offering that includes all generative and advanced design tools previously exclusive to the Ultimate edition.

Sep 13, 2018
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The 3D Hubs of Old Meets its Maker
3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Going Fully B2B, to Leave Low Activity Makers Behind

A communication from 3D Hubs to hub operators spells the end times for the service’s original business model. From October, highly rated hubs must be registered as businesses and apply to become Manufacturing Partners; smaller operations are out.

Sep 11, 2018
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Kickstarter Partners with Autodesk to Release 3D Printer Assessment STL

In an attempt to standardize a measure for a 3D printer's abilities, Kickstarter and Autodesk have collaborated to create an open-source 3D printing quality test.

Sep 7, 2018
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Print For The Skies
2018 Creality CR-10 Review – Best 3D Printer Under $500

The Creality CR-10 is our fall 2018 pick for the "Best 3D Printer Under $500". Check out our Creality CR-10 review to find out why. And see how it compares to the CR-10S, and CR-10 Mini.

Sep 6, 2018
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It's a Beast
MakerGear Unveils MakerGear Ultra One Industrial Series 3D Printer

Ahead of a public showing at IMTS, MakerGear unveils the MakerGear Ultra One - a tank of a printer taking aim at industrial-quality printing.

Sep 5, 2018
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New for '19
BCN3D Releases Sigma R19 & Sigmax R19 3D Printers

Open Source 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has just lifted the lid on the Sigma R19 and Sigmax R19 3D printers. New features include custom hotends by E3D, Bondtech extruders, filament runout detection and other across the board improvements.

Sep 3, 2018
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Monoprice, Multi-Target
Monoprice Listings Show New Education & Business 3D Printers

Not content with offering a competitively priced array of desktop 3D printers for home use, it would appear that US electronics giant Monoprice is readying a batch of education and business-minded printers, too.

Sep 3, 2018
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LulzBot Plays Cruel Joke, Reannounces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head, Not SLA Printer

After getting us giddy with the prospect of some exciting new fork in the LulzBot hardware trail, the company has put paid to our speculation with a full "reveal" this last weekend. No new resin printer. Just a rather cool tool head we already knew about.

Aug 26, 2018
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Christie’s Auction House to Sell AI-Generated Art

Christie's auction house in Britain is set to make history with the sale of a "painting" created by machine learning algorithms.

Aug 25, 2018
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SpaceX and Virgin Orbit Veteran Tim Buzza Joins Relativity Space

Relativity Space, the LA-based startup aiming to make rocket production a matter of days, not years, is making good on its recent Series B funding objective; hiring a wave of new employees. Recently announced to be joining as an advisor is seasoned aerospace and rocketry executive, Tim Buzza.