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Anne Freier

Anne is a freelance science and technology writer and editor residing in London, UK. Mountain enthusiast and early riser.

By Anne Freier

Feb 19, 2018
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Good Enough to Eat
Artist Documents “Ritual of Habits” with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

A team of researchers from MIT CSAIL have developed ColorFab, a technique that enables the creation of 3D printed objects that change color after production. This process could be integrated into the fashion and jewelry industry, and would help promote waste reduction.  For design and fashion creatives, the long-standing desire to change object color on […]

Feb 16, 2018
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Bio-Innovation
Researchers Develop Bioprinting Method to Recreate Biological Structures From Cells and Molecules

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a 3D bioprinting method that enables the creation of biological structures from cells and molecules that are commonly found in natural tissues.

Feb 15, 2018
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Experiments in Space
NASA to Develop 3D Printable Tools for Research of Omics in Space

NASA is launching the Omics in Space project, using 3D printing to develop tools to study omics aboard the ISS. These tools would allow astronauts to analyze biological samples and also assess how the space environment impacts their health. 

Feb 15, 2018
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Mo Cash, Mo Cars
Ford Installs Stratasys Fortus to Boost SUV Production

A team of researchers from MIT CSAIL have developed ColorFab, a technique that enables the creation of 3D printed objects that change color after production. This process could be integrated into the fashion and jewelry industry, and would help promote waste reduction.  For design and fashion creatives, the long-standing desire to change object color on […]

Feb 14, 2018
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Crazy Concrete
New Concrete 3D Printing Technique Creates Weaving Structures in Thailand

The Thai cement manufacturer SCG has developed a special concrete material to 3D print structures with a unique weaving pattern. The 3D printed concrete technique offers improved structural integrity and a stunning aesthetic. 

Feb 13, 2018
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Cool Runnings
US Luge Team Hunting Olympic Gold With 3D Printing

For this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea, the US Luge team worked with Stratasys to create custom sleds using additive manufacturing technologies.

Feb 13, 2018
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Moonwalker
Prototyping Tools for Space Walks with Zortrax 3D Printers

3D printing with a Zortrax M200 has made it easier for NASA engineers to create vital tools for space walks to repair the International Space Station.

Feb 12, 2018
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Transformers
Grafter Software Remixes and Improves 3D Printing Models into New Forms

Grafter can remix 3D printing models into new, functional machines, without the need for extensive tweaking or testing.

Feb 12, 2018
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Robot Arm-y
KUKA Uses MakerBot 3D Printers to Build Robotic Arms

KUKA, the Chinese-German industrial manufacturing company, creates specialist robotics by using 3D printing technologies. In collaboration with MakerBot 3D printers, KUKA develops robotic arms which are used across a variety of industries.

Feb 8, 2018
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Ruff Print Surface
Immortalize Your Pooch: New Startup Offers 3D Printed Pet Figurines

The Calgary-based company GravityB 3D is using a 60-camera 3D scanning system to create life-like 3D printed figurines of pets and people.

Feb 8, 2018
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Foam Alone
3D Printable Syntactic Foams Could Help Submarines Reach Deeper Depths

A team of researchers from New York University School of Engineering have developed 3D printable syntactic foam materials. These foams are lightweight composites that offer exceptional buoyancy and strength, and are commonly used for submarine components. 

Feb 7, 2018
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Partnering for Prosthetics
Stratasys & Dassault Systèmes Partner to Develop Low-Cost 3D Printed Prosthetics

Stratasys is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to supply Unlimited Tomorrow with 3D printing and CAD software dedicated to producing affordable, patient-specific prosthetic devices.  

Feb 2, 2018
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Saving the Planet, One Phone Case At A Time
Precious Plastic Creates Recycled iPhone Case with Help From 3D Hubs

The global community Precious Plastic has created a recycled iPhone case with CNC milling from 3D Hubs. The organization has created an open source production ecosystem that includes a plastic waste shredder, an filament extrusion machine, an injection molder, and a compressor to help process the molds.

Jan 30, 2018
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Millirobots are Moving
Tiny Robot Can Penetrate Brain Tissue Via Magnetic Hammer Mechanism

A team of researchers from MIT CSAIL have developed ColorFab, a technique that enables the creation of 3D printed objects that change color after production. This process could be integrated into the fashion and jewelry industry, and would help promote waste reduction.  For design and fashion creatives, the long-standing desire to change object color on […]

Jan 29, 2018
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Color Me Impressed
MIT Researchers Develop ColorFab: A Color-Changing 3D Printing Process Like No Other

A team of researchers from MIT CSAIL have developed ColorFab, a platform that enables the creation of 3D printed objects that change color after production. This process could be integrated into the fashion and jewelry industry, and would help promote waste reduction.