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Sean Rohringer

Sean hails from the Middle-of-Nowhere, Canada (also known as Winnipeg). Despite 8 years of studying computer and electrical engineering, he now works exclusively in the realm of English -- writing, editing, and tutoring. Outside of work, he is an avid climber, CrossFitter, and salsa dancer.

By Sean Rohringer

Jun 17, 2018
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Time to Shine
Weekend Project: 3D Print a Sleek 7-Segment LED Clock

Combine function and form with this 7-segment LED clock, designed by Kansas-based maker Leonard Lee. It reliably delivers accurate time -- down to the second -- while at the same time adding a little light to your life.

May 21, 2018
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The Ultimate Filament Guide
2018 3D Printer Filament Guide – The Top 25 Filament Types

Read our 2018 3D Printer Filament Guide to learn about the most popular 3D printing filament types, showing you their uses, properties and where to buy them.

May 8, 2018
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Imitation & Flattery
2018’s Best Prusa i3 Clone – 27 Clones vs Original Prusa i3 MK3

What's the best Prusa i3 clone? The cheapest? The largest? Read our 2018 guide on the best RepRap Prusa i3 clones and see how they compare to the Original Prusa i3 MK3 kit.

Apr 21, 2018
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Colors of the CR-Rainbow
8 Best Creality CR-10 Clones (You Can Buy Right Now)

What's the best Crealtiy CR-10 clone? Hard to say, exactly. We narrow it down to eight 3D printers. Dive in to find out the best CR-10 clone for you.

Apr 20, 2018
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Yellow With Envy
3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits

A team of behavioral ecologists out of the University of Windsor, Canada, studies the mating habits of color-changing toads in Costa Rica using RoboToads -- 3D printed, motorized replicas.

Feb 27, 2018
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More Than Meets the Eye
Wanhao Duplicator 9 (D9) 3D Printer: Review the Facts Here

The Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Wanhao has recently released the Wanhao Duplicator 9 (also known as the Wanhao D9). This 3D printer has a similar style to the Creality CR-10, but there are a few features that set it apart from the pack. Review the facts here!

Feb 12, 2018
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To buy or not to buy
Simplify3D Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for “Simplify3D free download” and don't want to commit to buy the popular slicer software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

Jan 21, 2018
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The New Ball Game
MLB Stats Visualized with 3D Printing

Daren Willman, Director of Baseball Research at MLB.com, is creating 3D printed visualizations of Statcast data.

Jan 18, 2018
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A Printer for Ants?
New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics

Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a way to 3D print microscopic structures with an optical fiber as thin as a human hair.

Jan 18, 2018
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Capturing Reality
Vuze+ Shoots 360 Degree 4K Video in 3D

VR technology just keeps getting better and better. The latest device to hit the market is the Vuze+ VR camera, with 360 degree 4K video in three dimensions!

Jan 15, 2018
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Space: the Final Manufacturing Facility.
SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth

After a month's visit to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has returned to Earth, bringing with it the results of several experiments, including an enhanced fiber optic cable, produced by a specialized 3D printer.

Jan 15, 2018
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Windows of Opportunity
Swedish Company NorDan to 3D Print Windows and Doors

Swedish company NorDan is preparing to 3D print windows and doors, in some cases up to 1.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters tall!

Jan 5, 2018
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Building the Resistance
Star Wars Models Made by Zortrax Machines

A lot of work goes into modeling Star Wars ships like the U-Wing and the Resistance Bomber. For that, model maker Alexander Hutchings trusts Zortrax machines.

Dec 17, 2017
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No Questions Asked!
Redditor 3D Prints WiFi Password as a QR Code Coaster

Ever wish there was an easy way to share your WiFi password with your friends? Here's the answer: A 3D printed QR code coaster!

Dec 14, 2017
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May The Ultrasound Be With You
Amputee Musician Tests Luke Skywalker Hand

Researchers at Georgia Tech use ultrasound to extend the technology behind prosthetic hands and deliver the results to an amputee musician.