As for how well it prints, the Pulse XE operates flawlessly, right out of the box. I have nothing to report in the way of stray marks or blemishes, the layers are smooth, and the corners are absolutely to the tolerances one would expect. While it is worth noting that print quality across most 3D printers in the FDM or FFF category (meaning they use a hot nozzle to extrude plastic filament) can be made about the same with time, modification, and careful tweaking, the Pulse XE needed no work whatsoever in order to produce excellent prints. With a thin layer of glue applied to the build plate, and a short automatic calibration procedure run, I was simply able to select “print” from the interface on MatterControl and walk away, confident that I would return to a finished model. The glue may be something of a sticking point for some, but it is easily applied, and necessary for printing the materials the XE was designed for, such as nylon, (which has the ability to … [Read more...] about MatterHackers Pulse XE review
So it’s getting closer to Halloween and you’re scrambling for a costume idea, or you’re missing that special piece to tie it all together. Well, instead of frantically buzzing around town looking for the right shop with the right stuff, have you considered 3D printed Halloween costumes? Fire up that printer and check out our list of 3D-printable masks and costume pieces to get all geared up for this year’s spooking. … [Read more...] about Need an outfit for Halloween? Check out these 3D-printed costumes
With help from its M performance division, BMW offers a generous interpretation of a “bit” more power. Borrowing the new B58 generation 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder from the 340i, the M240i produces 335hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you’re keeping score, that puts the M240i just 30 horses under the M2 and dead even on torque. For all this extra power, the M240i gives up just 3 mpg to the four-cylinder 2 Series, netting 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. … [Read more...] about 2017 BMW M240i review
Like a panini press, the lid lifts to reveal the cooking surface — or the two cooking surfaces. Two nonstick plates embedded with temperature sensors create a 9-by-10-inch controlled-temperature sandwich, heating your steak, fish, chicken, or veggies from above and below. The Cinder has power button on the lower front outer case, as well as an LCD screen and knob with an LED indicator light around it. You lift the top up by a black handle, and there are separate buttons for releasing the upper and lower cook plates for easier cleaning. A drip tray pulls all the way out, and it’s one of the only dishwasher-safe parts of the appliance. … [Read more...] about Cinder Precision Grill review
But what if one of these indispensable tools of yours breaks down? You can’t rush to book a service appointment like you could before. Tech companies have shuttered most of their repair centers indefinitely, local technicians have been forced to close shops too and you’re unlikely to source a spare part for DIY operation. Even Apple Stores, which have long been a place to easily get Apple products repaired, have largely been shut down worldwide, leaving people with little to no option if their tech breaks. … [Read more...] about What happens if your Apple products break during the coronavirus pandemic?