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Mika Yeap

Mika is a Malaysian content creator currently based in Munich, Germany. When he’s not working his day job as a junior editor at ALL3DP, or producing videos/ photos/ Medium articles/ podcast episodes for his personal brand, he’s talking to his loved ones scattered all over the world.

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Galactic Adventure Starts Here Jun 1, 2019
[Project] 3D Printed PiKon Telescope

Explore the night sky with this (partly) 3D-printed telescope. Astronaut training sold separately.

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Prism Preview May 27, 2019
Beam3D Prism Kickstarter Preview: Hands-on Impressions

Kickstarter 3D printers rarely deliver on time, if at all. But this time, we were lucky enough to get a look at one waaaaaay ahead of time. Read on for a closer look at a pre-production unit of Beam3D’s all-new sub-$400 resin printer, the Prism.

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Crippling Debt Not Included May 23, 2019
Beam3D Debuts Sub-$400 Prism Resin Printer on Kickstarter

California-based Beam3D has just launched a tantalizing new machine on Kickstarter. Called the Prism, this sub-$400 all-metal machine boasts an affordable price point, sophisticated features and is claimed to compete with printers upwards of $1000.

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Big Little Details May 16, 2019
Artec 3D Releases the Micro, a Metrology-Grade Desktop 3D Scanner

Luxembourg-based 3D scanner manufacturer Artec 3D has just unveiled the Artec Micro, a desktop-sized, metrology-grade scanner for small objects. Boasting easy operation and exceptional results, the scanner broadens Artec's offerings to new fields.

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Organized chaos May 13, 2019
Handy STL File Bulk Viewer for Windows PCs

Got a folder full of STL files that you don't recognize? This handy utility will generate previews of them so you can make sense of the mess.

Featured image of From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?
Can't Keep a Good 'Bot Down May 13, 2019
From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?

Printrbot had produced well-loved, iconic machines since the dawn of the consumer 3D printing revolution, at least until mid-2018 when it shuttered operations. But latest news suggests that the veteran manufacturer is planning a comeback.

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Because Lego Is so Mainstream May 10, 2019
3D Print Your Own Construction System – Introducing Polypanels

Polypanel is a 3D printable library of interlocking pieces that can be used to build all manner of functional models - just print some and you'll be building things in a snap.

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High-stakes 3D printing at sea May 8, 2019
Carbon-reinforced Parts 3D Printed for Luxury Catamaran

As if 3D printing carbon-reinforced parts weren't hard enough, Swiss Scheurer GmbH did it big - and they did it on a luxury catamaran.

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Best serve chilled May 6, 2019
3D Printed Metal Parts to be Frozen for Fault Testing

Metal 3D printing is now common in applications that require high strength parts, but checking these parts for faults is still a challenge. A professor from the University of Cincinnati aims to solve this problem by freezing them in ice.

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And Then There Were 3 May 1, 2019
3D Scanning Camera: Turn a Camera into a 3D Scanner

Learn how to turn your camera into a 3D scanner. With an ordinary camera and some clever software, you can have your own 3D scanning camera.

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A Light Print Apr 4, 2019
3D Printed Camera – Is It Possible to 3D Print a Camera?

The prospect of making a camera using a consumer 3D printer seems silly. After all, accurately capturing light is a delicate affair, right? Find out as we explore the possibility of a 3D printed camera.

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Advanced Milling Advances Mar 23, 2019
6-Axis CNC – What Is It Exactly?

You probably know about 3-axis CNC milling. You might even be familiar with 5 axes. But did you know there's also 6-axis CNC milling? Find out about this manufacturing marvel!

Featured image of The Future of 3D Printing – Technology on the Horizon
Coming Soon to a Factory Near You Mar 17, 2019
The Future of 3D Printing – Technology on the Horizon

The future of 3D printing is bright, with several high stakes players entering the scene. People are looking to solve some very specific, challenging problems with creative innovations. Here are a handful of them.

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Rapid Prototyping 101 Mar 1, 2019
3D Printing Prototypes – A Hands-On Introduction

Are you interested in 3D printing prototypes? Here's a guide on how to use your 3D printer to create, produce, and test your very own prototypes.

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Taking Manufacturing to the Next Levels Feb 18, 2019
5-Axis CNC Machine: All You Need to Know

Garage-dwelling makers are undoubtedly familiar with CNC routers. But a 5-axis CNC machine is a whole new treasure trove of discoveries...

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It's All in the Details Dec 16, 2018
3 Best Detail Sanders of 2018

Let's face it, no matter how many digits were on your 3D printer's price tag, post-processing is still sometimes necessary. That's where detail sanders come in.

Featured image of 3DBenchy Alternatives: RC Benchy, Floating Benchy, & More
Old Boat New Tricks Jul 31, 2018
3DBenchy Alternatives: RC Benchy, Floating Benchy, & More

Everyone's favorite 3D printer test, 3DBenchy is an icon. Check out these Benchy boat alternatives, including floating and even RC Benchys!

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A Hemp Farmer's Path to Fortune Jun 22, 2018
The Best Bio Filaments for 3D Printing

Humans make things from non-renewable resources. Take a greener path! Check out the best bio filaments for 3D printing.

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When Nothing Else Works Jun 12, 2018
How I 3D Printed A 3D Printer from Scratch

It seems ridiculous that someone without any 3D printing knowledge should, or even could, build a 3D printer entirely from scratch, but I did just that. Here's why, and how.

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Water: The Strongest Element? May 30, 2018
WAZER – The First Desktop Waterjet Cutting Machine

With roots in mining dating back to the mid-1800's, waterjet cutting uses a high pressure stream of water to cut materials in industrial applications. Today, waterjets add flexibility to the traditionally tedious process of cutting hard stuff.

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