Pierre-Antoine Arrighi

Pierre-Antoine Arrighi is Aniwaa’s Technical Advisor and co-founder. Based in Paris, France, he is involved with the most important decisions in regards to the company’s overall strategy. He is also the team’s technical expert for all things related to 3D printing and scanning, as well as for virtual and augmented reality. He is also a Senior Consultant for French consulting firm kxiop.

Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2X Plus review

Shining 3D EinScan Pro 2X Plus review

Published on: May 23, 2019

The EinScan Pro 2X Plus is a handheld 3D scanner for professionals that offers great value and performance. Read our EinScan Pro 2X Plus review here!

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3D scanners categories

3D scanners categories

Last update: July 10, 2018

3D scanners categories. We list and explain the main categories of 3D scanners: Desktop, Portable and Handheld, Industrial and 3D body scanners. Even 3D scanning mobile apps! With this guide, discover all types of 3D scanners and categories.

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3D printers categories and 3D printer types

3D printers categories and 3D printer types

Last update: January 8, 2019

3D printers can be classified in several 3D printers categories: DIY or Kit 3D printers, desktop 3D printers and industrial or commercial 3D printers. There are indeed a lot of different types of 3D printers. This guide help beginners to understand the many 3D printer categories et types.

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3D printing and 3D scanning for archeology and museums

3D printing and 3D scanning for archeology and museums

Last update: February 14, 2019

3D scanning and 3D printing for museums and archeology are useful tools as they allow to better study, restore and preserve historical sites and artifacts.

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3D printing for the medical industry

3D printing for the medical industry

Last update: July 5, 2018

What is medical 3D printing? Discover the different 3D printing applications available for the medical industry: 3D bioprinting, 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics, 3D printed casts and more.

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3D printing for space

3D printing for space

Last update: May 10, 2019

Perhaps surprisingly, 3D printing technology may have a future that is out of this world. Literally. Discover the applications of 3D printing in space, including food 3D printing and replacement parts made in space.

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Glossary

Glossary

Last update: July 2, 2018

This glossary contains definitions of specific 3D printing terms and acronyms. To search for a term or a definition, simply use the search function. This 3D printing technology glossary feature all the links toward the different 3D printing, 3D scanning technologies and 3D printing materials.

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3D printed figurines: 3D portraits, 3D figurines and 3D selfies

3D printed figurines: 3D portraits, 3D figurines and 3D selfies

Last update: July 5, 2018

3D printed figurines are miniature photorealistic statues, created using 3D scanning and 3D printing. Learn all about 3D portraits, 3D selfies and 3D figurines. This guide explains what is possible to do for portraits, gives examples and definitions in order to better understand the concept.

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3D scanning technologies and the 3D scanning process

3D scanning technologies and the 3D scanning process

Last update: January 24, 2019

What is 3D scanning? How does 3D scanning work? What 3D scanning technologies are available? What is 3D body scanning? Find out more about 3D scanners here.

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[Hands-on] The RangeVision Spectrum, a desktop 3D scanner

[Hands-on] The RangeVision Spectrum, a desktop 3D scanner

Published on: February 22, 2018

The RangeVision Spectrum is a professional desktop 3D scanner by Russian manufacturer RangeVision. Read our hands-on review to find out more about this RangeVision 3D scanner.

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[Hands-on] The Open Technologies Scan In a Box - FX, a desktop 3D scanner

[Hands-on] The Open Technologies Scan In a Box – FX, a desktop 3D scanner

Published on: January 15, 2018

The Open Technologies SIAB-FX (Scan in a Box - FX) is a professional desktop 3D scanner. We had the chance to try it out! See our hands-on SIAB-FX review.

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[Review] The Shining 3D EinScan-SP, an easy to use and powerful desktop 3D scanner

[Review] The Shining 3D EinScan-SP, an easy to use and powerful desktop 3D scanner

Published on: September 5, 2017

The Shining 3D EinScan-SP is an affordable yet powerful desktop 3D scanner. Read our in-depth review for more details about our experience and tests.

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[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform HandySCAN 700, a high end portable 3D scanner

[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform HandySCAN 700, a high end portable 3D scanner

Published on: April 10, 2017

The Creaform HandySCAN 700 is a metrology grade solution for professionals who work in industrial environments. Yet, it is remarkably light and easy to use.

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German RepRap: when German engineering meets 3D printing

German RepRap: when German engineering meets 3D printing

Published on: December 13, 2016

German RepRap, (in fact a company called German RepRap GmbH) is located in Feldkirchen near Munich. They offer a lineup of several efficient 3D printers.

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The Creaform HandySCAN 3D: a truly portable metrology-grade 3D scanner

The Creaform HandySCAN 3D: a truly portable metrology-grade 3D scanner

Last update: February 22, 2019

The Creaform HandySCAN 3D is a truly portable metrology-grade 3D scanner for professional looking for performance and flexibility.

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[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform Go!SCAN 50, a professional-grade portable 3D scanner

[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform Go!SCAN 50, a professional-grade portable 3D scanner

Published on: October 30, 2016

The Creaform Go!SCAN 50 is a quick and accurate portable 3D scanner. It can use targets for an increased performance. Discover our review.

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[Review] The Magicfirm MBot Grid II+, an average desktop 3D printer

[Review] The Magicfirm MBot Grid II+, an average desktop 3D printer

Published on: October 18, 2016

The MBot Grid II+ can produce good quality 3D prints, once provided a correct PLA 3D filament. The Grid II+ has a lot of potential.

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The Creaform Go!SCAN 3D: a fast and easy to use portable 3D scanner

The Creaform Go!SCAN 3D: a fast and easy to use portable 3D scanner

Last update: April 3, 2018

Meet the Creaform Go!SCAN 20, the easiest portable 3D scanner, designed to offer simplified, quick, and accurate 3D scanning.

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Meet the Zortrax M300, a large build volume desktop 3D printer

Meet the Zortrax M300, a large build volume desktop 3D printer

Published on: September 27, 2016

The Zortrax M300. Announced in 2016, this extended version of the M200 should share the same advantages, with a bigger build volume.

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Makerbot unveils two new desktop 3D printers: the Makerbot Replicator+ and the Replicator Mini+

Makerbot unveils two new desktop 3D printers: the Makerbot Replicator+ and the Replicator Mini+

Published on: September 21, 2016

Makerbot, a Stratasys brand, has announced today the latests versions of their famous Replicator desktop 3D printers (Makerbot Replicator+ and Mini+).

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[Review] The Artec Eva, a powerful handheld 3D scanner

[Review] The Artec Eva, a powerful handheld 3D scanner

Published on: September 19, 2016

Artec Eva review: the Eva has is able to produce detailed 3D scans of almost all types of objects. We praise its intuitive and efficient software.

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Photocentric Liquid Crystal: affordable SLA 3D printers

Photocentric Liquid Crystal: affordable SLA 3D printers

Published on: September 5, 2016

Photocentric is a 3D printer and 3D printing materials manufacturer. Their Photocentric Liquid Crystal series of resin 3D printers target professionals.

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[Review] The CEL Robox Dual, a small and intuitive desktop 3D printer

[Review] The CEL Robox Dual, a small and intuitive desktop 3D printer

Published on: August 4, 2016

The CEL Robox Dual is a very good 3D printer with an almost perfect user experience. Its looks and performance are above average, yet it stays affordable.

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Our experience of the 2016 SHINING 3D Global Partner Summit

Our experience of the 2016 SHINING 3D Global Partner Summit

Published on: August 1, 2016

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Maker Box delivers 3D filaments samples directly to your doorstep

Maker Box delivers 3D filaments samples directly to your doorstep

Published on: July 15, 2016

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MarkForged Mark Two: a game changer in professional 3D printers

MarkForged Mark Two: a game changer in professional 3D printers

Published on: July 5, 2016

Parts 3D printed with the Mark 3D printers can be designed to be stronger than 6061-T6 aluminum by weight

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Our recap of the 27th Design Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions Expo in Tokyo

Our recap of the 27th Design Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions Expo in Tokyo

Published on: June 28, 2016

Our recap of the 27th Design Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions Expo in Tokyo - 3D printers and 3D scanners

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[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform MetraSCAN 750, an optical CMM 3D scanner solution

[Hands-on] Test and review of the Creaform MetraSCAN 750, an optical CMM 3D scanner solution

Published on: June 17, 2016

The user experience of the Creaform MetraSCAN 750 was really excellent, with a fast and efficient software, and an ergonomic sensor.

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[Review] The Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA, an exotic filament for 3D printers

[Review] The Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA, an exotic filament for 3D printers

Published on: June 11, 2016

The Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA is a good looking 3D printing material with great physical characteristics.

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[Review] The Proto-pasta HTPLA Aromatic Coffee, a flavorful filament for 3D printers

[Review] The Proto-pasta HTPLA Aromatic Coffee, a flavorful filament for 3D printers

Published on: May 31, 2016

We tested the Proto-pasta Aromatic Coffee HTPLA flexible 3D filament in PLA and Coffee color with our bq Witbox 2. Discover the features of this filament.

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SHINING 3D opens their new Headquarters in Zhejiang

SHINING 3D opens their new Headquarters in Zhejiang

Published on: May 27, 2016

SHINING 3D (stock:830978), China’s first OTC stock in 3D digitizing and 3D printing industry, will hold the opening ceremony of new headquarters

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[Review] The Voltivo ExcelFil EVO and the Voltivo ExcelFil PLA, two great filaments for 3D printers

[Review] The Voltivo ExcelFil EVO and the Voltivo ExcelFil PLA, two great filaments for 3D printers

Published on: May 23, 2016

The Voltivo ExcelFil EVO BETA 6 and the ExcelFil PLA are great 3D printing material which produce high quality results. Find out more in our review.

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[Review] The Rangevision Smart, an affordable desktop 3D scanner

[Review] The Rangevision Smart, an affordable desktop 3D scanner

Published on: May 9, 2016

RangeVision Smart 3D scanner extensive test. We carry hands-on tests of 3D printers, 3D scanners and 3D filaments in our lab in Tokyo.

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3d filament reviews

3d filament reviews

Last update: October 13, 2017

We carry hands-on tests of 3D printers, 3D scanners and 3D filaments in our lab.

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[Review] The Recreus FilaFlex, a great flexible filament for 3D printers

[Review] The Recreus FilaFlex, a great flexible filament for 3D printers

Published on: May 2, 2016

We tested the Recreus FilaFlex flexible 3D filament in Fluor (yellow fluo) color with our bq Witbox 2. Find out more about this filament in our review.

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3D scanner reviews

3D scanner reviews

Last update: February 22, 2018

We carry out tests of 3D printers, 3D scanners and 3D filaments in our lab. Find the list of our 3D scanner reviews.

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3D printer reviews

3D printer reviews

Last update: March 14, 2018

We carry hands-on tests and reviews of 3D printers, 3D scanners and 3D filaments in our lab.

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Envisioning the future of 3D scanning and 3D printing in museums

Envisioning the future of 3D scanning and 3D printing in museums

Published on: April 21, 2016

The benefits of using 3D scanning in museums are numerous and plentiful. What will be the full potential 3D printing has on the museum environment?

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[Review] The bq Witbox 2, a powerful desktop 3D printer

[Review] The bq Witbox 2, a powerful desktop 3D printer

Published on: April 18, 2016

Testing the bq Witbox 2, a quite stylish desktop 3D printer. This article aims to give a fair evaluation of this 3D printer

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3DPRINTINGBUSINESS.DIRECTORY, a global directory to unite 3D printing businesses

3DPRINTINGBUSINESS.DIRECTORY, a global directory to unite 3D printing businesses

Published on: April 8, 2016

3D PRINTING BUSINESS DIRECTORY is a website created in 2016 by Davide Sher, its founder and CEO.

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[Review] The Dagoma Discovery200, an affordable entry-level 3D printer

[Review] The Dagoma Discovery200, an affordable entry-level 3D printer

Published on: April 7, 2016

Today, Aniwaa team is testing the Dagoma Discovery200, an entry-level 3D printer available in kit or assembled. Discover our review.

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[Review] The Fuel3D SCANIFY, a lightweight portable 3D scanner

[Review] The Fuel3D SCANIFY, a lightweight portable 3D scanner

Published on: March 11, 2016

Today we‘re going to test the Fuel3D SCANIFY, an entry-level portable 3D scanner. This article aims to evaluate the performance of this 3D scanner in action

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[Review] The Voltivo ExcelFil TECH Wood Composite and Aluminium filaments

[Review] The Voltivo ExcelFil TECH Wood Composite and Aluminium filaments

Published on: March 4, 2016

The Voltivo ExcelFil TECH filaments produce excellent 3D prints with a very interesting appearance and texture. Find out more in our review.

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Kreon Technologies 3D scanners and coordinate measuring machines

Kreon Technologies 3D scanners and coordinate measuring machines

Published on: February 25, 2016

The company is specialized in the production of industrial grade machines for reverse engineering, metrology or quality control applications.

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The Deezmaker Bukito are portable, affordable and open source

The Deezmaker Bukito are portable, affordable and open source

Published on: February 25, 2016

Their aluminum frame is fitted with a plastic handle on their top so it is easy to carry them around between and even during 3D prints.

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[Hands-on] The Artec Space Spider, a portable 3D scanner

[Hands-on] The Artec Space Spider, a portable 3D scanner

Published on: February 19, 2016

The Artec Spider ($22,600) and Artec Space Spider ($27,600) are the high-end products of Artec product line. They are designed for high-precision scanning

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[Hands-on] The Shining 3D EinScan-Pro, an affordable and powerful portable 3D scanner

[Hands-on] The Shining 3D EinScan-Pro, an affordable and powerful portable 3D scanner

Published on: February 10, 2016

We were at Tokyo Big Sight event two weeks ago and we got the opportunity to test and try the new Shining 3D EinScan-Pro. Our feedback in one word: amazing.

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My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo: a deep-dive into the Asian 3D printing market

My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo: a deep-dive into the Asian 3D printing market

Published on: February 1, 2016

3D Printing 2016 exhibition in Tokyo, held at the Tokyo Big Sight. A full report by Aniwaa packed with 3D printers, 3D scanners and 3D filaments.

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The MASS PORTAL 3D printers offer an interesting delta architecture

The MASS PORTAL 3D printers offer an interesting delta architecture

Published on: January 30, 2016

MASS PORTAL is a 3D printing manufacturer based in Riga, Latvia. One MASS PORTAL Pharaoh ED was introduced at Tokyo 3D Printing 2016

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Ninjabot 3D printers FDM line up will be displayed at the 3D printing event 2016 in Tokyo

Ninjabot 3D printers FDM line up will be displayed at the 3D printing event 2016 in Tokyo

Published on: January 25, 2016

Ninjabot offers a line of 3D printers based on the I3 PRUSA design, renowned for its reliability and simplicity.

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Price and review of DAVID SLS 3D scanners

Price and review of DAVID SLS 3D scanners

Published on: January 20, 2016

For most use cases this 3D scanner is one of the best price to performance ratio on the market. The DAVID SLS-3 is fast and precise.

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FARO announces the FARO Cobalt 3D Imager, a professional 3D scanner for production environments

FARO announces the FARO Cobalt 3D Imager, a professional 3D scanner for production environments

Published on: January 19, 2016

On january 14th 2016, FARO announced the availability of a new product called the FARO Cobalt 3D Imager.

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The Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are the brand best selling 3D printers on steroids

The Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are the brand best selling 3D printers on steroids

Published on: January 18, 2016

At the CES 2016 Ultimaker introduced the Plus version of its biggest machines. They offer 3 major improvements. Swappable nozzles, feeder and cooling system

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A new full color 3D printer sized for desktops: the Mcor ARKe

A new full color 3D printer sized for desktops: the Mcor ARKe

Published on: January 14, 2016

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas Mcor introduced a new 3D printer to the public, the Mcor ARKe.

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The EinScan-Pro: a multi-functional handheld 3D scanner

The EinScan-Pro: a multi-functional handheld 3D scanner

Last update: November 10, 2016

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Shining 3D unveils the EinScan-Pro 3D scanner and Einstart-L 3D printer at the CES 2016

Shining 3D unveils the EinScan-Pro 3D scanner and Einstart-L 3D printer at the CES 2016

Published on: January 11, 2016

During the CES 2016 at Las Vegas (USA), Shining 3D, has unveiled two products and is already taking pre-orders.

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3D Systems ProX DMP line of professional metal 3D printers

3D Systems ProX DMP line of professional metal 3D printers

Published on: January 10, 2016

At CES 2016 3D Systems has unveiled the new ProX DMP 320 metal 3D printer, the latest addition of 3D Systems to the line of DMP metal printers

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The list of the 20 portable 3D scanners available on the market in 2015

The list of the 20 portable 3D scanners available on the market in 2015

Published on: December 14, 2015

What are the different portable 3D scanners models available? How much does a handheld 3D scanner cost?

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Industrial 3D scanners for medium and big size objects: the Surphaser line

Industrial 3D scanners for medium and big size objects: the Surphaser line

Published on: December 14, 2015

These 3D scanners are designed for the capture of medium and big size objects including cars, planes, military vehicles, boats, monuments, rooms, buildings.

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3D Printing Market Watch - Q4 2015

3D Printing Market Watch – Q4 2015

Last update: December 7, 2015

We crunch data from our knowledge base to deliver relevant insights about the 3D printers and 3D scanners markets.

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The best 2015 "all-in-one" 3D printers: multi-tool machines doing more than 3D printing

The best 2015 “all-in-one” 3D printers: multi-tool machines doing more than 3D printing

Published on: November 19, 2015

When 3D printing is not enough: check out our list of the 2015 best all-in-one 3D printers and multi-tools fabrication machines.

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formnext 2015 Franckfurt: new industrial metal 3D printers announcements and releases

formnext 2015 Franckfurt: new industrial metal 3D printers announcements and releases

Published on: November 19, 2015

formnext introduces several metal 3D printers at the 2015 Frankfurt event. Read our blog post to discover the performance and price

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List of online marketplaces and sites for downloading free STL files for 3D printers

List of online marketplaces and sites for downloading free STL files for 3D printers

Published on: November 16, 2015

A list of websites and marketplaces to download 3D files for 3D printing. Use this list to download free STL files for 3D printers.

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6 Farsoon 3D printers added on Aniwaa

6 Farsoon 3D printers added on Aniwaa

Published on: November 10, 2015

We recently added 6 Farsoon 3D printers to our 3D printers database.

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