Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin is a freelance writer based in Columbia, SC. She writes about 3D printing, pet care, pop culture, and news that affects her neighborhood. She reads and writes fiction to stay sane and scratches her dog's tummy to stay happy.

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The Polaroid Nano Review: Is It The One For You?

Surprised to see a camera company jump into the 3D printing arena? So were we, but it does make a certain kind of sense, especially for Polaroid. The company started all the way back in 1943 when the company’s founder, Edwin Land, first invented instant photography. They got famous for the prints that came out of their cameras… Read More »

MakerBot Method Review: Everything You Need To Know

MakerBot has started 2019 with a 3D printer that is dressed to impress. Its Method model became available just this year, and it’s designed to eliminate the gap between desktop and performance 3D printing. They wanted to make a printer that would combine industrial speed and precision with desktop accessibility, and while the Method’s pricing doesn’t lend this… Read More »

The Best Wood Filament for 3D Printing

If you’ve gotten bored with thermoplastics and are looking for a new way to experiment with your 3D printer, wood filaments are a great direction to take. These are filaments that mix wood pieces together with a more conventional filament such as PLA so the wood can be manipulated like more flexible filaments despite its inherent rigidity. The… Read More »

How to Find the Best Titanium 3D Printer

So you’re looking for a 3D printing material that is strong enough to build objects that endure punishing tests on a regular basis, yet precise enough to make intricate, one of a kind jewelry. You’ve tried a few different thermoplastic combinations but just aren’t getting the exact combination of qualities you need for your wide range of projects.… Read More »

How to Find the Best Carbon 3D Printer

You’ve mastered the basics of 3D printing, and now you’re looking for something more interesting, more challenging. You’ve run the gamut of materials, know exactly how to fine-tune your temperatures, and have your computer-aided drafting game down to an exact science. You’ve even impressed your friends and loved ones with tasty chocolate creations they never thought were possible… Read More »

How to Find the Best Chocolate 3D Printer

With Valentine’s Day on the calendar every February, everybody’s thoughts naturally turn towards chocolate this time of year – even within the 3D printer world. Believe it or not, chocolate is a fairly common 3D printing material for those who like to mix things up. You can use it almost exactly like you would any other material, with… Read More »

The Airwolf Evo 3D Printer Review – Is it Worth the Hype?

Airwolf is setting new goals for the whole 3D printer world after they introduced the Evo at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. They’re so confident they’ve changed the game that they refuse to call the Evo a 3D printer, preferring instead the title an “additive manufacturing system.” Technically, they’re right, since all 3D printing can be considered additive… Read More »