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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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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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Your Next Laptop? Jan 17, 2018
Check Out this 3D Printed ZX Spectrum Next Laptop

Dorchester 3D's Dan Birch takes the ZX Spectrum Next to the next level with a 3D printed laptop case, making retro-modern keyboard computer a portable slice of nostalgia pie.

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Hand-Scanned Jan 16, 2018
Polyga Reveals New Line of Compact Handheld 3D Scanners

Canadian 3D scanning and mesh processing expert Polyga has officially released compact versions of its HDI 3D scanner.

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New Year, New Gear Jan 14, 2018
Monoprice Reveals Multiple New 3D Printers at CES

US electronics giant Monoprice has revealed details about multiple new 3D printers it will be adding to its lineup in 2018. Headlining the new crew is the Monoprice Delta Pro.

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New Dog, New Tricks Jan 13, 2018
Airwolf 3D Unveils EVO “Additive Manufacturing Center” at CES

CES is in full swing now, which means another juicy product launch. This time, Airwolf 3D has lifted the lid on the EVO, an "Additive Manufacturing Center" that it insists no one call a 3D printer. But it totally is.

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Busting Out Jan 12, 2018
“Bronze Johns” Statuettes Saved with 3D Printing

The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation has assisted in the restoration of master busts of Johns Hopkins. The trophies produced from them are awarded to alumni and friends of John Hopkins University.

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Pushing Air Jan 12, 2018
3D Printed Hovercraft Project Gets off the Ground

In the latest update to his 3D printed hovercraft project, Ivan Miranda details how he arrived at a working model that genuinely floats.

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Face Off Jan 8, 2018
Face Donor to Get 3D Printed Mask for Burial

New York University 3D printing specialists are to 3D print the face of a brain-dead man, before it is transplanted to a waiting recipient. It is thought the lifelike mask will bring dignity to funeral proceedings for the donor's family.

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Hot Stuff Jan 5, 2018
Academics 3D Print “Game Changing” Heat Exchangers

At the University of Canterbury, academics have developed original tech to produce heat exchangers that could have wide-ranging applications, from motorsports to laptop batteries.

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Fab Pre-Fab Jan 5, 2018
Burning Man 2018 Temple to Feature 3D Printed Mandala

London-based architecture studio Mamou-Mani has successfully pitched to build Burning Man 2018's Temple. The winning design, Galaxia, will feature a 3D printed mandala symbol at its heart.

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Sunny Side Up Jan 5, 2018
Renishaw Metal 3D Printed Sundial Installed in Berkeley Castle Gardens

Inspired by the 12th-century Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK, this metal 3D printed sundial is a high-tech slice of history. Installed on a pedestal in the castle grounds, visitors can enjoy the 'dial for themselves.

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Mo Money, Mo Problems Jan 3, 2018
Thingiverse Vulnerability Allowed Pages to Mine for Cryptocurrency

A member of the Facebook group 3D Printing has exposed a vulnerability in the design of Thingiverse that allows commenters on Things' pages to embed cryptocurrency miners. Now fixed, the malicious comments hijacked vulnerable computers and used them to mine for digital currency.

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