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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

May 17, 2018
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Pushing the Right Buttons
Microsoft Debuts Xbox Adaptive Controller for Limited-Mobility Gamers

Developed at Microsoft's expansive campus in Redmond, Washington, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a first of its kind for the company: a hardware peripheral created with an inclusive design approach.

May 15, 2018
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Hats Off
SodaStream Creates 3D Printed Bottle Hats for Royal Wedding Charity Auction

In celebration of the upcoming nuptials between Britain's Prince Harry and American Actor Meghan Markle, SodaStream has turned to 3D printing to create a limited set of bottle hats for a special auction.

May 13, 2018
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But Does it Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs?
This Millennium Falcon-Themed Nissan is Partially 3D Printed

As the hype machine cranks into gear ahead of this month's release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm and Nissan have partnered to create a Millennium Falcon-themed Nissan Rogue.

May 11, 2018
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From Game to Print Bed?
Export Collada Files from New PSVR Painting App

A new VR painting application has just released for PlayStation 4. Titled CoolPaintrVR, the app allows you to paint and sculpt in VR and export your creations to 3D modeling software and platforms.

May 10, 2018
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Free Stuff
Autodesk Ditches Subscriptions for SketchBook, Now a Free Download

As of the end of April, Autodesk's SketchBook artwork software has transitioned from a paid subscription model to completely free for individual users. Users can sketch away on any device to their heart's content without spending a dime.

May 10, 2018
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Maybe Even 3D Print It
Download Your Very Own Digital Copy of Boston

Boston's Planning & Development Agency has been busy. Courtesy of the aforementioned, you can download CAD files in a variety of formats of the entire city and see visualizations of city-wide data like flooding and energy usage.

May 8, 2018
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Workshop Wisdom
Autodesk’s Pier 9 Releases Free Workshops for Wood, Metal, CNC & 3D Print Machinery

Learn metal, wood, CNC and 3D print shop skills with this wealth of highly produced workshops developed at Autodesk's high tech Pier 9 fablab facility.

May 5, 2018
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Taste the Rainbow
Stratasys Expands Color Capabilities of J750 Printer, Debuts New J735 Machine

Among the multitude of Rapid + TCT announcements, Stratasys showed off the impressive capabilities of its upgraded J750 PolyJet 3D printer alongside the brand new J735. Both can print over 500,000 color combinations in addition to textures and transparent parts -- all in the same print.

May 3, 2018
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1-Up
Project of the Week: Make Your Own Coin-Spitting Mario Question Block

For this week's Project of the Week, 3D print and Arduino your way to this coin-spitting Question Block from universe of Nintendo favorite, Mario.

May 2, 2018
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Air Care
This Folded Sculpture Captures the Pollution from the Air

Held together with 3D printed joints and utilizing high-tech The Breath fabric, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's "breath/ng" sculpture looks good and does good.

Apr 30, 2018
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The Longest Link
EnvisionTEC Prints Huge Chain, Announces New Durable E-RigidForm Material

To announce its newest material, E-RigidForm, EnvisionTEC 3D printed a ridiculously long chain. Measuring out at 328 feet, the links demo the material's tough properties and the possibility of such parts for end use.

Apr 27, 2018
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Hey Google!
Google Launches New AIY Artificial Intelligence Kits

Those itching to get to grips with neural networks are in luck: Google offshoot AIY Projects has recently revamped its Voice and Vision Kits. These project-in-a-pack kits give you all you need to build an intelligent speaker or camera.

Apr 27, 2018
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In-Flight Fabrication
Airbus to Retrofit Cabins with 3D Printed Parts

A partnership between aircraft manufacturer Airbus and additive manufacturing service Materialise is now producing in-cabin parts. A divider with an organic form, it is Airbus' first use of 3D printed parts in plain sight within its commercial aircraft.

Apr 19, 2018
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Clearing the Air
Zortrax Unveils New Add-On Air Filters for its 3D Printers

In an effort to curb the emissions from 3D printing, Zortrax has unveiled air filtration covers for its M200 and M200+ 3D printers. Packing both HEPA and carbon filters, the device is said to tackle both the UFPs and stink from materials like ABS.

Apr 19, 2018
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More Kits and Pieces
Creality Ender 3: Review the Facts of this 3D Printer

The ranks of kit 3D printers has grown by one with the release of the Creality Ender 3 . Join us as we review all we currently know about this new kit 3D printer and what it has to offer.