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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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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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String Theory Jan 2, 2018
Make Your Own 3D Printed Single String Harp

The brains over at Makefast Workshop have pieced together a foolproof single string harp design. All you need to make your own is a 3D printer, a guitar string, tuner, bearings, nuts and bolts.

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Space Balls Jan 2, 2018
AstroReality Uses 3D Printing to Create Realistic AR Moons

After fundraising on IndieGoGo back in the summer, AstroReality is taking its ridiculously realistic model Moons to CES. Fabricated with the help of industrial 3D printers, the tiny celestial bodies use AR to educate and inspire.

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Snow Joke Dec 22, 2017
Climate Change Activists Create 3D Printed “No-Snow-Globes”

Plan B, UK-based climate change activists, have partnered with ad folks at Martin Agency to release quirky snow-less snow globes.

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Your Own Clone Dec 19, 2017
Say Pfft to The Last Jedi: 3D Print Your Own Boba Fett Instead

Whether you loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fell asleep midway through or found it the pits, cheer yourself up with this Boba Fett printable.

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Gcode Cracking Dec 18, 2017
Forgot Your PIN? Use a 3D Printer to Crack it

Using some scripting wizardry and a Lulzbot Mini, PrintedSolid's David Randolph shows us how to crack a 4-digit PIN.

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Just Add Water Dec 16, 2017
Smart Cups Debuts the 3D Printed Energy Drink

Shipping empty biodegradable plastic cups with 3D printed polycapsule flavors, is Smart Cups the future of thirst quenching? Just add water.

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It's Alive! Nov 30, 2017
Make Your Own Amazon Alexa-Enabled Furby

With just $50 dollars of parts, you can turn a basic Furby into a supercharged IoT Amazon Alexa-enabled Furby.

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The Best Kind of Package Nov 30, 2017
Formlabs and Materialise to Make 3D Printing Accessible to Hospitals

Formlabs and Materialise are bundling their products to give hospitals a leg up when establishing in-house 3D print labs.

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Top Tilts Nov 28, 2017
Ethereal Machines’ “5D” Printer Earns CES Best of Innovation Award

Ethereal Machines' Halo, a 5-axis 3D printer and milling machine, is a CES 2018 Best of Innovation Honoree in the category of 3D printing.

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