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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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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.

Featured image of [Update: They Did It!] World’s Largest 3D Printed Camper Trailer Will be Live-streamed
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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Nurture, Not Nature Feb 22, 2018
TEVO Tarantula Review – A 3D Printing Fixer Upper?

It's cheap and looks cool, but be in no doubt -- the TEVO Tarantula is a difficult 3D printer kit to recommend. Read our TEVO Tarantula review to learn more.

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Dota to Go Feb 19, 2018
Shapeways and Polycount Team Up for Dota 2 3D Printing Contest

3D printing service Shapeways and digital art forum and community Polycount are putting on a 3D printable design competition inspired by Valve's Dota 2 video game.

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This is the End... er Feb 16, 2018
Creality Ender 2: Review the Specs

The Creality Ender 2 3D printer is small, simple and cheap - exactly what you're looking for in a beginner or secondary 3D printer, isn't it? Read on to review all we know about this popular pint-sized 3D printer.

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Same same, but different Feb 12, 2018
Anet E12 3D Printer: Review the Specs

The Anet E12 3D printer is big, orange and, if you're at all privy to the Creality CR-10, eerily familiar. But look a little closer, and you'll see subtle differences that set the Anet E12 apart from its popular contemporaries. Read on to review what we know about the Anet E12.

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Educational, Inspirational Feb 5, 2018
Massachusetts Man Develops Braille Toy for Daughter with Usher Syndrome

After learning that his daughter suffers from Usher Syndrome, a degenerative disease that leads to blind- and deafness, Jake Lacourse channeled his anguish into the development of a fun educational toy that would teach 2-year-old Becca braille.

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Pretty Small Stuff Jan 27, 2018
Check Out These Amazing 3D Printing Macro Photographs

Who'd have thunk the hot and messy world of FDM 3D printing could be so beautiful. With a host of 3D printed gear, hobbyist photographer Jason Canning shows us how he shoots the 3D printing things in his life.

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A 3D Printing Renaissance? Jan 25, 2018
Tevo Michelangelo 3D Printer: Review the Facts

Brand new for 2018, Tevo releases the Tevo Michelangelo cantilever-style FDM 3D printer. And no, it's not a kit.

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Surprise! Jan 22, 2018
So, Flashforge Also Launched Five New 3D Printers at CES

Flying under the radar of most 3D printing press, Flashforge has quietly revealed the addition of four new desktop 3D printers to its lineup. Introducing the Guider IIS Inventor IIS, Adventure3, Creator 3 and Explorer Max.

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Hot Stuff Jan 18, 2018
3D Print Your Own Thermal Imaging Camera

Using a 3D printer, Arduino and off the shelf parts, the Ruiz Brothers at Adafruit show us how to build a thermographic camera with a classic snapper body.

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