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

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.

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Big Delta Jan 18, 2019
Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus: Review the Specs

We take a deep dive, looking at the Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus, its features, specs and where to get one. Read on, as we review all we know about this big delta 3D printer.

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Carving It Up Jan 17, 2019
Inventables X-Carve: 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.

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Cold as Ice Jan 15, 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 worth buying.

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Direct Drive Jan 15, 2019
ADIMLab 3D Printer Gantry: 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.

Featured image of The Key to Faster SLA Printing? MORE LIGHT
Licht-ety Split Jan 15, 2019
The Key to Faster SLA Printing? MORE LIGHT

Researchers at the University of Michigan have unlocked the path to fast and continuous resin 3D printing by mixing photoinhibitor and additional light sources into the mix.

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Lil Laser Jan 14, 2019
Cubiio Compact Laser Engraver Review: Buggy but Fun

Compact and facilitating creativity, the Cubiio laser engraver is a unique device that got the All3DP office abuzz with excitement. But is it worth the hype? Read our review to find out.

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Say Cheese Jan 9, 2019
Polaroid to Release Europe-Only PlaySmart 3D Printer

From the hallowed halls of CES, Polaroid has announced a shiny new 3D printer for its customers in Europe. Called the PlaySmart, the budget-friendly device looks to offer a wide range of features including wireless app operability.

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Battlebot, Attack! Nov 20, 2018
Buy a Poster, Build Your Own Fighting Robot

For the paltry price of a glossy poster, you can get access to the CAD files for a MegaBot fighting robot. In short, deck your walls and deck your enemies with a tractor-sized fighting machine. That or 3D print it.

Featured image of This Open-Source Hack Lets You 3D Print Springs
It's Just a Spring Thing Nov 19, 2018
This Open-Source Hack Lets You 3D Print Springs

With a simple scrap of G-code, you can make your FDM 3D printer extrude unsupported single-strand coil springs. MakeFast Workshop shows us how.

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Featured image of [DEAL] Single’s Day 2018 Savings on 3D Printers, Filament and More
Pinching Fen-nies Nov 12, 2018
[DEAL] Single’s Day 2018 Savings on 3D Printers, Filament and More

Single's Day 2018 has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still blag a bargain - many of these 3D printing deals run into the week.

Featured image of Simplify3D 4.1 Expands Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Individual Processes per Part
All 4.1 and 4.1 for All! Nov 6, 2018
Simplify3D 4.1 Expands Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Individual Processes per Part

Simplify3D has just released the latest version of its premium 3D model slicing software. Improvements come in toolpath optimization, file size generation plus usability support for six-material extrusion and individualized processes across multiple parts.

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2.Whoa Nov 5, 2018
Peopoly Updates Asura SLA Print Prep Software to 2.0

Users of SLA 3D printers have a robust new solution for their print preparation needs; updated to 2.0, Peopoly's Asura now features built-in slicing and distortion adjustment for precision prints.

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

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

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Less is More Sep 14, 2018
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.

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

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Proven Projects Sep 11, 2018
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.

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

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

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