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Shawn Frey

Shawn Frey is a Canadian journalist specializing in 3D printing technology. After studying periodical writing at York University in Toronto, Ontario he moved to Berlin, Germany where he began working in the additive manufacturing industry - first for Formlabs Inc. and then BigRep GmbH before finding his way to All3DP where he is now an Editor.

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What's Next? Jan 21, 2022
The Nextruder: Prusa XL Deep Dive

The Nextruder is a standout component of Prusa Research's upcoming Original Prusa XL, fully-loaded in its own right. Here's what we know so far.

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When Sermoon Hits Your Eye Jan 5, 2022
Creality Sermoon V1 & V1 Pro: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

The Creality Sermoon V1 is here with its counterpart the Sermoon V1 Pro, twin affordable, fully-enclosed, and smart 3D printers.

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Flat is Boring Jan 4, 2022
10 Best Free 3D Modeling Software for Beginners

3D modeling takes a lot of practice, but with time anyone can learn it. Check out the 10 best free 3D modeling software tools for beginners.

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Get 'Em While They're Hot Dec 23, 2021
E3D Opens RapidChange Revo Pre-Orders

E3D's new hot end system, the RapidChange Revo, opened for pre-orders today including the Revo Six, Micro, and Hemera.

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Pi-Fi Dec 22, 2021
Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives of 2021

There are plenty of reasons you might need a stand-in or a drop-in replacement for a Raspberry Pi, so here are some of the best alternatives around.

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Bring Da Ruckus Dec 20, 2021
Cults at Center of Weekend Reddit Controversy

Cults, the French 3D model marketplace, was at the center of controversy over the weekend when a user was denied payout, doxed, and rebuffed.

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3December Dec 11, 2021
Blender 3.0: The Most Important Changes

After over 21 years of 2.x, Blender 3.0 is finally here! Here's what we think stands out among this new version's great changes, and plans for the future.

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Free Form Dec 7, 2021
Best Free CAD Software of 2021

Check out our top picks for free CAD software of 2021 with a detailed breakdown of key features, commercial use, ease of use, and scalability.

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A Tale of Two Printers Dec 2, 2021
How Prusa Met Trilab: Prusa Research’s Latest Acquisition and Professional Direction

There's more to Prusa Research's acquisition of fellow Czech 3D printer manufacturer Trilab than a boardroom table – here's the story behind the sale.

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The Big Times Dec 2, 2021
Original Prusa XL: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

The Original Prusa XL, possibly Prusa Research’s most highly anticipated 3D printer to date, is now available for pre-order. Here’s what we know.

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How to Buy a 3D Printer Online (Fast) Nov 30, 2021
Where to Buy a 3D Printer & Which to Buy?

Where should I buy a 3D printer? Which should I buy? There is an overwhelming number of choices, so let us boil it down a bit for you.

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'Bout Time, Anet? Nov 20, 2021
Anet A8 V2: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

In a blast from the past, Anet is bringing the A8 back with the Anet A8 V2. But we're not sure it has much to offer in today's market.

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Devil In The Details Nov 19, 2021
Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Phrozen's next resin printer, the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K, comes with a mind-blowing XY accuracy of 22 microns. Join us as we dive into its specs.

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Of Heft and Hardware Nov 18, 2021
Prusa Research Reveals Original Prusa XL, Opens Pre-Orders

Prusa Research unveiled the highly-anticipated large-format CoreXY 3D printer today at Formnext 2021. Here are some quick and dirty details and thoughts.

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Fill the Void Nov 13, 2021
Best Fit-For-Purpose 3D Printer Filaments of 2021

Working on something special and need a filament made just for it? We've got you covered with our list of the best fit-for-purpose 3D printer filaments.

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The Adventure Continues Nov 12, 2021
FlashForge Adventurer 4: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

The FlashForge Adventurer 4 is a new, fully-loaded printer at a pretty competitive price. Read on to find out all about it.

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Can or Cantilever Nov 3, 2021
Ender 2 Pro: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Creality is releasing a new cantilever 3D printer, the Ender 2 Pro, and it vastly improves on the original! But, the price isn't so low by today's standards.

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Prince of Parts Oct 27, 2021
PETG Filament: Everything you Need to Know

PETG is a useful material for practical 3D prints. But what makes it that way, and which other filaments compare? We answer those questions and more.

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PETG Filament: Best Brands of 2021 – Buyer’s Guide

Looking for PETG filament for your needs and budget? Get an overview of the best brands available on the market right now.

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SE Here! Oct 26, 2021
Biqu B1 SE Plus: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

The Biqu B1 SE Plus includes some nice additions from the previous B1, but we can't tell if it's quite so easily upgradable yet.

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