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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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Can Less Be More? Feb 6, 2021
Best 3D Printers Under $200 – Buyer’s Guide

Keep those purse strings tight with our current selection of the best 3D printers under $200.

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Numbers Game Dec 12, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K Review: Life in Higher Definition

Phrozen's Sonic Mini 4K is a high-res upgrade of its budget-friendly fast-printing Sonic Mini 3D printer. Bringing super-duper high-resolution printing to the speedy mono-LCD printing party the Mini started, it's a technically superior, but less forgiving printer.

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Mini Meet Mini Dec 12, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K vs Sonic Mini: The Differences

Both the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K and Sonic Mini feature monochromatic LCDs, letting them print fast. But elsewhere, there’s plenty to separate the two. Here’s how they’re different.

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Out of Kickstarter, Into Creality Dec 8, 2020
Creality CR-6 SE Review: Flight of Fancy

The Creality CR-6 SE undeniably launched as a hot mess. But from that mess, emerges a kinda rad butterfly. Here's our thoughts, after a few weeks of using one.

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Round and Round Nov 18, 2020
Creality 3DPrintMill Live on Kickstarter

The wait is over. the campaign for Creality's 3DPrintMill – the company's second – is live and kicking.

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"We Need to Go Deeper" Oct 23, 2020
SainSmart Coreception: Price, Specs, Release & Reviews

A minimal build, CoreXY done right, and a bucketload of fancy features help SainSmart’s Coreception 3D printer stand out. Here’s all we currently know about it.

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Mini Metal Machine Oct 22, 2020
Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Virtually plug-and-play milling of aluminum is the order of the day with Bantam Tools' mysteriously named Desktop CNC Milling Machine, a desktop CNC milling machine.

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Something to Prover Sep 7, 2020
SainSmart Genmitsu ProverXL 4030: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

SainSmart goes big with its Genmitsu ProverXL 4030, a Shapeoko-style CNC router with improved controls, a large wasteboard, and easy assembly.

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Big and Tall Aug 26, 2020
Peopoly Phenom XXL: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Peopoly pushes the limits of MSLA printing with the Phenom XXL, a supersize resin 3D printer with a 527 x 296 x 550 mm build volume.

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Oh Snap! Jul 25, 2020
Snapmaker 2.0 Review: Our Value Pick

The Snapmaker 2.0 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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So Metal Jul 10, 2020
Anycubic 4Max Metal: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Anycubic's 4Max Metal is a desktop 3D printer equipped for one thing only: real metal 3D printing. Here’s all we know about this mysterious new machine.

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Side by Side by Side May 18, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini vs Elegoo Mars vs Mars Pro: The Differences

Prepare for an epic vat battle, as we compare the Phrozen Sonic Mini to the Elegoo Mars to the Elegoo Mars Pro - three budget MSLA 3D printers that vie for the affection of the value-minded buyer.

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From Zero to Hero? May 11, 2020
Anycubic Photon Zero Review: Hands On

The Anycubic Photon Zero cuts costs and makes compromises. But are they the right ones? Check out our hands-on review to find out.

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Into the Light Apr 17, 2020
Qidi Tech Shadow 5.5 S Review: Hands On

The Qidi Tech Shadow 5.5 S is bold, red, and gold. But is it any good? Find out in our review.

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Heed the Call Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus Crisis: 3D Printing Community Responds

As countries around the world scramble to manage the coronavirus pandemic, makers and companies at all levels are donating their time and printers to the cause. Here's how you can too.

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What's in the Box?! Mar 5, 2020
Creality LD-002R Review: Hands On

The Creality LD-002R made it into our buyer’s guide of the Best 3D Printers Spring 2020. Check out our hands-on review to see why.

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Things Are Looking UP Mar 4, 2020
Tiertime UP300 Review: Best Workhorse 3D Printer 2020

The Tiertime UP300 is our Spring 2020 pick for the "Best Workhorse 3D Printer". Check out our review to learn more about this versatile machine.

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In Form Mar 4, 2020
Formlabs Form 3 Review: Best Resin 3D Printer 2020

The Formlabs Form 3 is the successor to the famed Form 2. Our current top pick for "Best Resin 3D Printer", check out our full review to learn why.

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Need for Speed Mar 4, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini Review: Best Budget Resin 3D Printer

Making the right compromises, the incredibly fast Phrozen Sonic Mini MSLA 3D printer will turn heads. Read our full review to learn more.

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Mars on the Mind Feb 20, 2020
Elegoo Mars vs Elegoo Mars Pro: The Differences

In the Mars and Mars Pro, Elegoo has two winningly decent budget MSLA 3D printers on its hands. But what are the differences and which is better? We tell all.

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