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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.

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Optimal Settings Apr 23, 2018
Ultimaker Launches Alliances Program to Improve 3D Printing Material Profiles

With the new Ultimaker Alliances Program, users will be able to load preconfigured material profiles and 3D print settings from leading material manufacturers.

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3D Printed Bus Apr 23, 2018
Proterra Partners With Carbon to 3D Print Emission-Friendly Bus Fleet

Featured image of Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber 3D Printed Prosthetic Sockets May Be Strongest Yet
3D printed prosthetic sockets Apr 19, 2018
Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber 3D Printed Prosthetic Sockets May Be Strongest Yet

Featured image of U.S. Army Develops 3D Printed Soft Robotics Inspired by Invertebrates
Flexible Fighters Apr 19, 2018
U.S. Army Develops 3D Printed Soft Robotics Inspired by Invertebrates

After studying the mechanisms of invertebrates in nature, U.S. Army researchers have developed 3D printed soft robotics that can traverse difficult landscapes and squeeze into crowded spaces. 

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Shapeways $30 million funding round Apr 19, 2018
Shapeways Raises $30 Million to Boost 3D Printing Creator Services And Tools

Shapeways, the platform for product creation using 3D printing technologies, has just raised $30 million in a Series E funding round. The 3D printing creator community on Shapeways will benefit from tools to boost product creation, marketing, and brand development.

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How Does That Sound? Apr 18, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials That Can Control Vibration and Sound

Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed 3D printed metamaterials that can switch between active control and passive states, enabling control of acoustic and optical waves.

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3D Printed Organs Apr 12, 2018
Aether Launches Artificial Intelligence 3D Organ Printing Software

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3D printed weapon Apr 11, 2018
Orbital ATK Tests Warhead Created Using 3D Printed Parts

3D printing speeds up development of warheads. It was only a matter of time before engineers would use 3D printing technologies to develop weapons.

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3D printed coral reef Apr 10, 2018
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide

3D printing may provide a sustainable solution to the current crisis of coral reef death globally. Population growth and the environmental burden that accompanies it has taken a serious toll on the Australian Great Barrier Reef and many other coral reefs over the last few years.

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Smile! Apr 10, 2018
Floss All Your Teeth at Once with the Custom-Fitted and 3D Printed UFloss

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a new 3D printed flossing device called UFloss, which allows you to floss all of your teeth at the same time. This oral hygiene product will use an app to take impressions of the user's mouth, creating a fully custom-fitted solution for all. 

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Big Advancements on the Nano Scale Apr 7, 2018
Russian Physicists Develop Special Nanoparticles for Biomedical 3D Printing Process

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences' Crystallography & Phonetics Scientific Research Center have developed a nanoparticle-based 3D printing method that is considerably faster and more accurate than traditional 3D printing technologies. 

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Alice in 3D Printing Wonderland Apr 6, 2018
With New 3D Print Smart Ink Objects Can Change Shape And Color

3D printed materials that change shape and color may be coming to market sooner than previously thought. A team of researchers at Dartmouth College presented a new smart ink which induces shape and color changes in 3D printed objects.

Featured image of Relativity Space Raises $35 Million to Get 3D Printed Rockets Off the Launchpad
Up, Up, and Away Apr 2, 2018
Relativity Space Raises $35 Million to Get 3D Printed Rockets Off the Launchpad

The Los Angeles startup Relativity Space has raised $35 million in its latest funding round led by Playground Global and other investors. The financing will enable the aerospace company to expand, while also paving the way for it to refine and test 3D printed rockets. 

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Darth Vader Black Mar 29, 2018
Colorfabb Launches High-Quality Semi Matte Black Filament

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Clear-Eyed Innovation Mar 29, 2018
New 3D Printed Lenses Can Transform Your iPhone into a Microscope

Engineers from Northwestern University have developed a new method to 3D print powerful lenses in a rapid manner. These lenses could be used to turn your iPhone into a microscope for high quality photos or on-the-spot disease diagnosis. 

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Hand of Applause Mar 28, 2018
Researchers 3D Print Functional Robotic Prosthetic Hand at a Fraction of the Cost

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed an extremely affordable 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand. The assistive device enables groundbreaking functionality for amputees, and can be fully customized for the user via an Android app.

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3D printed liquid tubes Mar 28, 2018
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids

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Findings from Wohlers Report Mar 27, 2018
Metal 3D Printing Experienced 80% Growth in 2017

Featured image of La Bandita: Hackrod and Siemens Partner to Develop Self-Designing Car
Drive for Generative Design Mar 24, 2018
La Bandita: Hackrod and Siemens Partner to Develop Self-Designing Car

Hackrod is partnering with Siemens PLM Software to help accelerate the development of La Bandita, a self-designing speedster that will be produced with virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing technology.

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better bite with 3D printing Mar 20, 2018
New ArchForm 3D Printed Orthodontics a Cost-Efficient Alternative

ArchForm provides orthodontists with a more cost-effective way to create retainers and teeth aligners for patients by tapping into the power of 3D printing.

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