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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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To the Moon! May 3, 2018
Google Takes Us to the Moon with its First VR Doodle

To celebrate its first VR Google Doodle, the internet giant dreams big with a charming animation charting illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, creator of early cinema classic Le Voyage dans la Lune.

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Air Care May 2, 2018
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.

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The Longest Link Apr 30, 2018
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.

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Hey Google! Apr 27, 2018
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.

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In-Flight Fabrication Apr 27, 2018
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.

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New Life Apr 26, 2018
Robo 3D Picks Up Official Support Duties for New Matter Printers

San Diego-based Robo 3D has just announced a lifeline for customers of recently-shuttered New Matter. Owners of New Matter's Mod-T 3D printer can now turn to Robo for technical support, parts and troubleshooting.

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Triple Time Apr 25, 2018
Tiertime Unveils Three New 3D Printers at Rapid + TCT 2018

At the Rapid + TCT show in Texas, Tiertime shone a light on not one but three new 3D printers. One sees an upgrade to a familiar face -- the company's popular Up Mini 2 -- while the other two are all-new, including a 12-print-bed toting beast.

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A Wild Monoprice Appears Apr 22, 2018
Monoprice Mini SLA: Review the Facts of this Resin 3D Printer

The confusingly named Monoprice Mini SLA is a rebadge of the Wanhao D7 DLP 3D printer. Can it battle with the likes of the Anycubic Photon? Review the Facts of the Monoprice Mini SLA 3D printer.

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Clearing the Air Apr 19, 2018
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.

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Give this Spider New Legs Apr 18, 2018
26 Must-Have Tevo Tarantula Upgrades & Mods

Do you want to pimp your Tevo Tarantula 3D printer? Check out the 26 best Tevo Tarantula upgrades, mods, and improvements.

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Romanes Eunt Domus Apr 17, 2018
This Magnificent Roman Helmet is Entirely 3D Printed

Those talented folks at Custom Prototypes have done it again. Their latest project -- a 1st Century Roman Helmet that is entirely 3D printed from metal and resin -- has earned them the top spot in Advanced Finishing category at the AMUG Conference.

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New Hotness Apr 11, 2018
Anet A9 3D Printer: Review the Facts

The Anet A9 is a low cost 3D printer kit pitched as being suitable for education, home and enterprise. Join us as we comb over the specifications and review the facts about the Anet A9.

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Prank'd Ya Apr 3, 2018
ICYMI: April Fools Feat. Prusa, Formlabs, BMW, MatterHackers and More

It was a good year for April Fools pranks in the 3D printing world: from food prep to Fast and Furious-worthy N2O upgrades for your printer and more, kick back and have another chuckle at all the 3D printing gags we could find.

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Fe-ry Cool Mar 26, 2018
Researchers Reveal Method to 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

Materials Science and Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University recently detailed their method to produce large amounts of metallic glass alloys using 3D printing. The development could lead to better efficiency in electric motors and tougher materials and structures.

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Bigger Nozzle for a Hotter End Mar 21, 2018
NASA Engineers Develop New AM Technique for Cheaper Rocket Nozzles

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a new additive manufacturing method that enables the quicker production of complex, actively cooled rocket nozzles at a reduction in cost.

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Pretty Fab Mar 6, 2018
[DEAL] colorFabb Filament, 10% off

In celebration of RapidPro trade show this week, colorFabb is knocking 10%-off filament orders site-wide. Read on for full details.

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Sticky Light Mar 6, 2018
Check Out This Insane Real Time Projection Mapping

University of Tokyo researchers have recently shown off their developments in projection mapping, giving us a glimpse at a real time system that dynamically projects 8-bit color images at almost 1,000 frames per second.

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Coffee Shop Camper Feb 28, 2018
[Update: They Did It!] World’s Largest 3D Printed Camper Trailer Will be Live-streamed

After nine days of continuous 3D printing the Create Cafe team over in Saskatoon, Canada, has successfully completed the world's largest indoor 3D print. Called the Wave, the camper trailer is an exciting project that highlights big and ambitious prints needn't be confined to the factory floor.

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Pedal Ti the Metal Feb 26, 2018
Students 3D Print Efficient Single-Piston Engine from Titanium

Engineering students from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, have taken to 3D printing a single-piston internal combustion engine from Titanium for their entry in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Asia.

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It's Pronounced "Geee" Feb 23, 2018
Geeetech E180 3D Printer: Review the Specs

A lean, mean PLA printing machine designed for the home, the Geeetech E180 boasts some interesting features that should set it apart from the budget desktop 3D printer crowd. Read on for our review of all the information we could gather on this little 3D printer.

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