Ludivine Cherdo

Ludivine is in charge of Aniwaa's content strategy and works towards providing useful, informative content, including detailed guides based on her deep knowledge of the additive manufacturing scene. She also reviews 3D printers and stays on top of the latest industry news and trends. After growing up in the US and living in Spain, Chile, and Cambodia, Ludivine is now based in France.

Next-gen Shining 3D FreeScan series: meet the new UE7 and UE11 handheld laser 3D scanners for metrology

Next-gen Shining 3D FreeScan series: meet the new UE7 and UE11 handheld laser 3D scanners for metrology

Last update: April 9, 2021

Shining 3D recently released the new FreeScan UE generation of portable 3D scanners for metrology. Find out what's new with the FreeScan series here.

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Weighing up Creaform’s 2021 handheld 3D scanner roster

Weighing up Creaform’s 2021 handheld 3D scanner roster

Last update: April 2, 2021

Canadian manufacturer Creaform just launched their brand new SILVER series, comprising the popular HandySCAN 700 and HandySCAN 307 handheld 3D scanners

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Updating our 2021 handheld 3D scanners buyer's guide: key takeaways and market insights

Updating our 2021 handheld 3D scanners buyer’s guide: key takeaways and market insights

Published on: February 5, 2021

New entrants, lower prices, more precise technology and software, and design efforts have contributed to the handheld 3D scanner market's growth.

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Carima DM400A, world’s first XXL, top-down DLP 3D printer
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Carima DM400A, world’s first XXL, top-down DLP 3D printer

Last update: December 24, 2020

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Carima’s IMD dental 3D printing solution for same-day digital dentistry workflows
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Carima’s IMD dental 3D printing solution for same-day digital dentistry workflows

Last update: December 11, 2020

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Case study: XYZprinting’s SLS technology used for EoAT
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Case study: XYZprinting’s SLS technology used for EoAT

Last update: December 7, 2020

HARBEC, a manufacturing contractor, uses the XYZprinting MfgPro230 xS SLS 3D printer to produce in-house EoAT (end of arm tooling).

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Cleani: Ackuretta’s new approach to resin cleaning and washing

Cleani: Ackuretta’s new approach to resin cleaning and washing

Last update: December 7, 2020

Cleani by Ackuretta is a new resin removal system designed to make the resin cleaning process fast and easy for both professionals and DIYers.

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Case study: Iterative design on the racetrack with RLL Racing
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Case study: Iterative design on the racetrack with RLL Racing

Last update: November 16, 2020

Find out how the XYZprinting MfgPro230 xS helped RLL Racing and their driver, Takuma Soto, win the Indy500 this year!

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Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K: XXL resin 3D printing at an affordable price

Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K: XXL resin 3D printing at an affordable price

Last update: November 4, 2020

The Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K is a large-sized resin 3D printer available at an affordable price for hobbyists and professionals. Find out more here.

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Outsourcing vs in-house manufacturing: Should you choose a service or buy your own equipment?

Outsourcing vs in-house manufacturing: Should you choose a service or buy your own equipment?

Last update: November 2, 2020

In this short guide, find out what Manufacturing as a Service is and when it's the right choice for your production or rapid prototyping needs.

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Longer3D launches brand new Orange 4K resin 3D printer series
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Longer3D launches brand new Orange 4K resin 3D printer series

Last update: October 29, 2020

The new Orange 4K is one of the best affordable resin printers available today, boasting ultra-high precision & resolution.

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Case study: Industrial SLS 3D printer investment returned in only 3 months
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Case study: Industrial SLS 3D printer investment returned in only 3 months

Last update: October 14, 2020

Case study: Here we take a look at how TrySight achieved their ROI for a XYZprinting MfgPro230 xS in only 90 days.

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Shining 3D launches brand new EinScan H and HX models

Shining 3D launches brand new EinScan H and HX models

Last update: September 17, 2020

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Reaching higher safety & productivity in resin AM workflows

Reaching higher safety & productivity in resin AM workflows

Last update: September 9, 2020

The resin removal process is notoriously challenging and time-consuming. PostProcess Technologies provides dedicated, automated solutions.

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Meet the all-new Phrozen Sonic 4K series
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Meet the all-new Phrozen Sonic 4K series

Last update: August 25, 2020

Phrozen has launched two brand new resin 3D printers, the Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K. Find out more here and meet the new Sonic 4K series!

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Professional-grade features and prints with the FlashForge Creator 3
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Professional-grade features and prints with the FlashForge Creator 3

Last update: July 27, 2020

The FlashForge Creator 3 is a desktop 3D printer for professionals. It's equipped with IDEX, tough nozzles for PA-CF, and many other features.

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Adventurer 3: a plug-n-play 3D printer for everyone
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Adventurer 3: a plug-n-play 3D printer for everyone

Last update: July 21, 2020

FlashForge's Adventurer 3 is one of the most popular 3D printers for schools & hobbyists, providing great value at an affordable price. Find out more here!

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Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace: a one-stop shop for all your digital manufacturing needs

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace: a one-stop shop for all your digital manufacturing needs

Last update: July 22, 2020

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace by Dassault Systèmes is an all-in-one digital manufacturing platform. Click here to find out more!

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Practical guide to automated metrology 3D scanning with GOM solutions

Practical guide to automated metrology 3D scanning with GOM solutions

Last update: June 9, 2020

Find out how GOM's automated metrology solutions can help your business in speeding up inspection processes.

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The best metrology 3D scanners

The best metrology 3D scanners

Last update: February 16, 2021

This guide offers a comprehensive overview of some of the best metrology 3D scanners available today at different price points.

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Metrology-grade 3D scanning with the ScanTech KSCAN20

Metrology-grade 3D scanning with the ScanTech KSCAN20

Last update: May 12, 2020

The ScanTech KSCAN20 is a versatile 3D scanner that is able to perform 3D scans of objects of all sizes, from coins to airplanes.

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Tractus3D releases the T2000 to complete their Large Volume series

Tractus3D releases the T2000 to complete their Large Volume series

Last update: April 1, 2020

The T2000 combines both a large volume and a narrow footprint, packing all the volume vertically. Find out more in this article.

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CreatBot F430: a powerful desktop 3D printer for engineering-grade materials and PEEK

CreatBot F430: a powerful desktop 3D printer for engineering-grade materials and PEEK

Last update: March 30, 2020

The CreatBot F430 is a powerful desktop 3D for professionals. This workhorse can print a range of engineering-grade materials.

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Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S review

Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S review

Published on: February 26, 2020

The MK3S has consistently been named as the best desktop 3D printer. Is it? Check out our Original Prusa i3 MK3S review to see for yourself.

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Polyga Compact S1 3D scanner: high-quality results with a price that’s hard to beat
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Polyga Compact S1 3D scanner: high-quality results with a price that’s hard to beat

Last update: February 25, 2020

The Polyga Compact S1 delivers high-quality results which are hard to beat at this price point. Find out more about the S1's performance here.

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CreatBot taking high-temp 3D printing to the next level with the PEEK-300

CreatBot taking high-temp 3D printing to the next level with the PEEK-300

Last update: February 24, 2020

CreatBot’s new PEEK-300 is equipped with everything you need to print high-performance materials such as PEEK, PEI, or PEKK.

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CreatBot F1000 for affordable large scale 3D printing

CreatBot F1000 for affordable large scale 3D printing

Last update: February 24, 2020

The CreatBot F1000 offers a huge build volume of one cubic meter at an affordable price. Features include dual extrusion, heated chamber, and more.

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Large scale 3D printing with the CreatBot D600 series

Large scale 3D printing with the CreatBot D600 series

Last update: February 24, 2020

CreatBot's D600 series are an industrial-grade set of 3D printers made to print large parts and prototypes in a variety of engineering materials.

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Scanatic™ for Fashion Solutions
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Scanatic™ for Fashion Solutions

Last update: January 30, 2020

The Scanatic™ 360 Body Scanner and Service is a unique, self-service measurement system. TG3D Studio designed it specifically for the fashion industry.

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Large format resin 3D printer selection for professionals

Large format resin 3D printer selection for professionals

Last update: January 26, 2021

Need to produce large, detailed parts or batches of customized objects? A professional and large format resin 3D printer may be what you're looking for.

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Large format 3D printers for professionals

Large format 3D printers for professionals

Last update: January 12, 2021

In this guide, we cover large format 3D printers (XL) that are too big to fit on a desktop (L), but smaller than industrial systems (XXL).

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Sinterit Lisa Pro review - affordability, quality, and ease of use

Sinterit Lisa Pro review – affordability, quality, and ease of use

Published on: October 28, 2019

In this Sinterit Lisa Pro review, you'll find detailed information about the 3D printer, how to use it, and what kind of results you can expect from it.

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Carbon fiber 3D printers: 2021 guide to continuous fiber 3D printing

Carbon fiber 3D printers: 2021 guide to continuous fiber 3D printing

Last update: April 16, 2021

Continuous carbon fiber 3D printers allow professionals to produce very strong, lightweight parts. Find out more in our guide.

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The 10 best 3D printing services in 2021 (on-demand manufacturing)

The 10 best 3D printing services in 2021 (on-demand manufacturing)

Last update: January 12, 2021

3D printing services enable you to 3D print your files quickly and efficiently without the hassle. Check out some of the best online 3D print services here!

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PEEK 3D printer 2021: high-temp 3D printers for PEEK and PEI (ULTEM)

PEEK 3D printer 2021: high-temp 3D printers for PEEK and PEI (ULTEM)

Last update: February 9, 2021

PEEK 3D printers can handle a range of high-performance materials (including PEKK, PEI, ULTEM). Discover the best PEEK 3D printers here.

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The 13 best construction 3D printers in 2021

The 13 best construction 3D printers in 2021

Last update: January 13, 2021

What are the best construction 3D printers in 2021? Discover our comprehensive list of the top house 3D printers for concrete 3D printing.

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The 10 best full-color 3D printers in 2021

The 10 best full-color 3D printers in 2021

Last update: January 11, 2021

What's the best full-color 3D printer? See our selection of color 3D printers that are able to print objects in photorealistic colors.

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The 8 best augmented reality smartglasses in 2021
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The 8 best augmented reality smartglasses in 2021

Last update: January 12, 2021

What are the best augmented reality smartglasses in 2021? Check out our buying guide and AR glasses selection to find out!

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Handheld 3D scanners 2021: top 5 selection and buying guide

Handheld 3D scanners 2021: top 5 selection and buying guide

Last update: March 16, 2021

Based on our experience, reviews, and feedback from our partners, we shortlisted 5 of today's best handheld 3D scanners.

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Metal 3D printers in 2021: a comprehensive guide

Metal 3D printers in 2021: a comprehensive guide

Last update: January 11, 2021

What' the best metal 3D printer in 2021? See our comprehensive guide of all metal 3D printing systems (powder, filament, jetting, ...).

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Desktop SLS 3D printers: the best powder printers
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Desktop SLS 3D printers: the best powder printers

Last update: April 22, 2021

What's the best desktop SLS 3D printer in 2021? See our comprehensive selection of benchtop and desktop SLS printers (office-sized).

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Best resin 3D printers in 2021 - SLA, DLP, LCD

Best resin 3D printers in 2021 – SLA, DLP, LCD

Last update: January 12, 2021

What's the best resin 3D printer on the market? Discover our selection of the best resin 3D printers (LCD/DLP/SLA technologies).

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The 8 best 3D scanning apps for smartphones in 2021 (free!)
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The 8 best 3D scanning apps for smartphones in 2021 (free!)

Last update: January 25, 2021

Discover the 8 best 3D scanning apps to turn your smartphone or iPad into a 3D scanner. Most of these are free 3D scanner apps!

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The 8 best all-in-one 3D printers in 2021

The 8 best all-in-one 3D printers in 2021

Last update: March 25, 2021

All-in-one 3D printers (3-in-1 or 2-in-1) can CNC mill, laser engrave/cut, and more. Check out today's top 8 multifunctional 3D printers!

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Best 3D printers on Amazon: selection and buying guide

Best 3D printers on Amazon: selection and buying guide

Last update: January 12, 2021

We selected some of the best-rated 3D printers on Amazon based on user reviews and community feedback. Check out our Amazon 3D printer buying guide!

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The best cheap PEEK 3D printers in 2019

The best cheap PEEK 3D printers in 2019

Published on: January 28, 2019

Engineering polymers such as PEEK require high-temperature 3D printing settings. See our selection of the best cheap PEEK 3D printers in 2019.

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The best large volume 3D printers for professionals in 2021

The best large volume 3D printers for professionals in 2021

Last update: February 22, 2021

We've made a selection of some of the best large volume 3D printers available for professionals in 2021.

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Ceramic 3D printing 2021: guide and ceramic 3D printer selection

Ceramic 3D printing 2021: guide and ceramic 3D printer selection

Last update: January 26, 2021

Discover our list of the best ceramic 3D printers (professional and industrial) and our complete guide to ceramic 3D printing.

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Multicolor 3D printer filament – taste the rainbow!

Multicolor 3D printer filament – taste the rainbow!

Published on: December 3, 2018

Multicolor 3D printer filament is a great way to get colorful 3D prints without a dual extruder or filament-switching accessory. Find our more here!

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Tiertime UP mini 2 ES review: an affordable plug-n-play 3D printer packed with features

Tiertime UP mini 2 ES review: an affordable plug-n-play 3D printer packed with features

Published on: November 12, 2018

The Tiertime UP mini 2 ES is an easy-to-use 3D printer with a closed frame and air filter. Read our Tiertime UP mini 2 ES review to discover more features.

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Aniwaa at Machines-3D’s Machinarium 3

Aniwaa at Machines-3D’s Machinarium 3

Published on: November 9, 2018

A few weeks ago, Pierre-Antoine (Aniwaa Co-founder) and Ludivine (Content Manager) attended Machine-3D's Machinarium 3 event.

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3D printer holiday gift guide 2021
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3D printer holiday gift guide 2021

Last update: January 12, 2021

In our 3D printer holiday gift guide you'll find 3D printers for beginners, kids, makers, and DIYers. We also list some cool filaments!

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Multicolor 3D printing solutions: multi-extruder 3D printers, Palette, and more!

Multicolor 3D printing solutions: multi-extruder 3D printers, Palette, and more!

Published on: October 19, 2018

A multicolor 3D printer is able to 3D print with two, three, four or even five colors, contrary to full-color 3D printers that offer thousands of colors.

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Desktop Metal 3D printers: the Studio and the Production

Desktop Metal 3D printers: the Studio and the Production

Published on: October 5, 2018

Up until recently, metal additive manufacturing systems were huge, expensive, industrial machines that required an extensive 3D printing knowledge base.

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VR and AR prototypes we are keeping an eye on in 2018

VR and AR prototypes we are keeping an eye on in 2018

Published on: August 21, 2018

The internet is always buzzing with new inventions. Here’s a short list of VR and AR headset prototypes that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

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Types of VR headsets: PC VR, standalone VR, smartphone VR
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Types of VR headsets: PC VR, standalone VR, smartphone VR

Last update: July 6, 2018

There are three main types of VR headsets: tethered (PC VR, desktop VR), standalone (all-in-one headsets, wireless VR), and smartphone VR (mobile virtual reality, VR viewers). Discover more information in our guide.

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VR headset buying guide: how to choose a virtual reality HMD?
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VR headset buying guide: how to choose a virtual reality HMD?

Last update: February 12, 2019

and sizes. Since HMDs as we know them are still a relatively recent piece of technology, it may be difficult to choose between all of the ones available on the market. Read our VR headset buying guide for more information!

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Ceramic 3D printing: what’s available on the market?

Ceramic 3D printing: what’s available on the market?

Published on: April 13, 2018

Ceramic 3D printing can be done with different 3D printing methods: paste extrusion, photopolymerization, binder jetting and powder sintering. Various industries can benefit from ceramic additive manufacturing, including biomedical, luxury, and more. See our comprehensive overview of the market for more information.

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Geeetech E180 review: a desktop 3D printer for beginners

Geeetech E180 review: a desktop 3D printer for beginners

Published on: March 13, 2018

The Geeetech E180 is a compact budget 3D printer suitable for beginners. It is available for under $300. Read more about this desktop 3D printer in our Geeetech E180 review to discover its pros and cons.

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Food 3D printing: how does it work?

Food 3D printing: how does it work?

Published on: February 7, 2018

Food 3D printing has been on the market for a few years already, but it is becoming more and more popular. Discover how food 3D printers work, what they can be used for, and what ingredients can be used.

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[Review] Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res (LCHR) resin 3D printer

[Review] Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res (LCHR) resin 3D printer

Published on: January 10, 2018

The Photocentric Liquid Crystal HR (LCHR) is a professional resin 3D printer. Find out more information in our Photocentric Liquid Crystal High-Res review.

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The 2017 3D print calendar - 12 3D models that went viral this year

The 2017 3D print calendar – 12 3D models that went viral this year

Published on: December 13, 2017

It's time for the 2017 3D print calendar! Here's a recap of what models have been 3D printed the most this year, including Baby Groot and fidget spinners.

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The 15 best 3D printers available on Amazon ?

The 15 best 3D printers available on Amazon ?

Published on: October 6, 2017

What's the best 3D printer you can buy on Amazon? Discover our selection of the best 3D printers available on Amazon, based on user reviews.

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The 10 best cheap 3D printers under $300 in 2017

The 10 best cheap 3D printers under $300 in 2017

Published on: June 26, 2017

What are the best 3D printers under $300? In this price range, how to distinguish decent, good quality 3D printers from poor, mediocre 3D printer clones?

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