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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.

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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Monoprice, Multi-Target Sep 3, 2018
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.

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Featured image of LulzBot Plays Cruel Joke, Reannounces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head, Not SLA Printer
LulzNot Sep 3, 2018
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.

Featured image of Shining3D EinScan Pro+ 3D Scanner: Review the Specs
More than Pro Sep 2, 2018
Shining3D EinScan Pro+ 3D Scanner: Review the Specs

The EinScan Pro+ is our Top Pick for 3D scanner in fall 2018. Read on as we review the specs of this professional-grade handheld 3D scanner.

Featured image of [UPDATED] LulzBot Teases New Open Source SLA 3D Printer, Coming September
LaserBot? Aug 30, 2018
[UPDATED] LulzBot Teases New Open Source SLA 3D Printer, Coming September

Teased in a not-so-cryptic email newsletter, Lulzbot has as good as announced it will be releasing a new resin-based 3D printing solution in September. [Update: Or has it...?]

Featured image of New Bugatti Divo Supercar Features an Elegant 3D Printed Rear Grille
The Fast and the Fabricated Aug 27, 2018
New Bugatti Divo Supercar Features an Elegant 3D Printed Rear Grille

Luxury car maker Bugatti has unveiled the Divo, the latest in a short line of modern superlative supercars. In addition to better handling than its predecessors, the Divo features a showstopping 3D printed rear grille and brake lights.

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Modern AIrt Aug 26, 2018
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.

Featured image of SpaceX and Virgin Orbit Veteran Tim Buzza Joins Relativity Space
Blast Off Aug 25, 2018
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.

Featured image of Stratasys Begins Shipping $70,000 Carbon Composite Printer
Cost-Cutting Composites Aug 24, 2018
Stratasys Begins Shipping $70,000 Carbon Composite Printer

Addressing the increasing demand for affordably priced carbon composite manufacturing systems, Stratasys has commenced shipping the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition printer.

Featured image of WOW! Launches SparkMaker FHD Resin 3D Printer on Kickstarter
More Pixels, More Print Aug 21, 2018
WOW! Launches SparkMaker FHD Resin 3D Printer on Kickstarter

After attempting to knock the legs out from beneath the desktop SLA market with its sub-$300 SparkMaker 3D printer, WOW! has returned with a successor. Called the SparkMaker FHD, the new machine promises full-HD LCD-based SLA 3D printing and wireless operation.

Featured image of Mosaic Manufacturing Launches Palette 2 Multi-Material Printing Solution
Mix Magic Aug 21, 2018
Mosaic Manufacturing Launches Palette 2 Multi-Material Printing Solution

Successor to the popular Palette+ filament blending box, the Palette 2 adds across the board improvements including deeper 3D printer integration, allowing you to augment your single extrusion 3D printer with no workflow disruption.

Featured image of The Goodman One: A 3D Printed Open Source Camera
Open Source Snapper Aug 6, 2018
The Goodman One: A 3D Printed Open Source Camera

Made to be modified, the Goodman One is an open source medium format camera. The majority of components are 3D printable.

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