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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.

By Matthew Mensley

Feb 14, 2019
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Full STEAM Ahead
14 Best 3D Printers for Schools & Education of 2018

A great device for enhancing STEAM education, a 3D printer for school can be a powerful tool. Here's a collection of the best, from safe and reliable machines to those backed with an arsenal of supplementary classroom resources.

Feb 13, 2019
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IDΣX, Refined
2019 BCN3D Sigma R19 Review – The Best Sigma Yet

The new and improved BCN3D Sigma R19 boasts reworked components, guidance and overall better experience. Check out our review to see how it holds up.

Feb 13, 2019
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Extruding Knowledge
3D Printer Extruder Guide – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 3D printer extruder guide to learn the basics of direct drive and Bowden extruders, hot and cold ends, nozzle sizes, and materials.

Feb 12, 2019
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Single (Piece) and Ready to Mingle (Among the Stars)
Orbex Partners with SLM Solutions to Produce Clean-Burning 3D Printed Rocket

Orbex, the UK-based microsatellite launch company, has partnered with German additive manufacturer SLM Solutions to 3D print a single-piece engine. Claimed to be the world's largest, the engine is a part of Orbex's Prime rocket and was unveiled at the opening of a new facility in Scotland.

Feb 1, 2019
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Functional Printed Objects
50 Cool Things to 3D Print in February 2019

Bored of pointless 3D printer projects? Out of 3D printing ideas? Check out our February 2019 list of cool things to 3D print which are actually useful.

Jan 22, 2019
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One of the Best Goes Big
2019 Peopoly Moai 200 – Review the Specs

The effortless flexibility of the Peopoly Moai gets supersized for the Moai 200 -- a 200 mm-cubed SLA beast with a heated chamber and sundry other new features. Read on as we break down the specs.

Jan 19, 2019
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Alpha Deltas
8 Best Delta 3D Printers of Winter 2018-19

They're tall and they print quick but which delta 3D printer is the best? Check out our winter 2018-19 guide to the eight best delta 3D printers on the market.

Jan 18, 2019
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Print For The Skies
2019 Creality CR-10 Review – Best 3D Printer Under $500

The Creality CR-10 is our winter 2018-19 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.

Jan 18, 2019
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Upgrade, Adapt, Improve
19 Must-Have Tevo Tornado Upgrades and Mods in 2019

Wishing your Tevo Tornado had a little more oomph? Check out the 19 best Tevo Tornado upgrades and mods to bring your 3D printer to the next level.

Jan 17, 2019
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Carving It Up
2019 X-Carve CNC Kit by Inventables – Review the Specs

Open-source and highly modifiable, the X-Carve by Inventables is a popular 3D carving kit. Read on as we review the specs of this CNC machine.

Jan 15, 2019
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Cold as Ice
2019 Phrozen Shuffle (XL) Review – Stunning Prints

The Phrozen Shuffle and Phrozen Shuffle XL offer excellent print quality but are not without their flaws. Check out our review to find out if they are is worth buying.

Jan 15, 2019
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Direct Drive
2019 ADIMLab 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Touting a large build volume, dual z-axis steppers, and a CR-10 style frame, the ADIMLab 3D Printer -- also known as the ADIMLab Gantry and HC Maker 7 -- is another large-bed 3D printer competing for the budget buck. Let’s review the specs.

Jan 15, 2019
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Like the CR-10, but More
2019 Creality CR-10S Pro – Review the Specs

Creality3D has just released the Creality CR-10S Pro. Join us as we dive headfirst into the specs and review all we know about this 3D printer.

Jan 2, 2019
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Seeing Double
12 Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers of Winter 2018-19

Check out our winter 2018-19 buyer's guide to the 12 best dual extruder 3D printers on the market. Plus the most important dual extrusion upgrades.

Nov 28, 2018
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Printer Fuel for Data Nerds
Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black – Filament Review

We put Prusa Polymers' Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black under the microscope - literally. Join us, as we break down the numbers and get our print on with this handsomely packaged PLA filament.