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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.

Mar 19, 2018
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Siemens to Launch $37 Million 3D Printing Factory in the UK

Siemens is planning to build a new $37 million 3D printing factory in the United Kingdom. Located in the town of Worcester, the facility will have a total of 50 industrial 3D printers installed over the next 5 years.   

Mar 15, 2018
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Bling Out the Body
Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Implants Improve Biocompatibility with Human Body

Researchers from RMIT University have developed a groundbreaking technique for 3D printed titanium implants, coating them with synthetic diamonds to improve biocompatibility with the human body. 

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Mar 13, 2018
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Stanley Black & Decker Cuts Production Cost with Markforged Metal X 3D Printer

Stanley Black & Decker is using the Markforged Metal X 3D printer to produce functional parts. Since adopting the metal 3D printing system into its production workflow, the industrial tool manufacturer is saving between 34 percent to 48 percent on manufacturing costs. 

Mar 11, 2018
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3D Printed Ultrasound: Get a 3D Printed Model of your Unborn Child!

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Mar 9, 2018
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3D Printed Smartphone Device Puts Blood Pressure Monitoring at Your Fingertips

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed 3D printed smartphone device that is able to monitor the user's blood pressure. The device uses a sensor that calculates blood pressure at the touch of a fingertip. 

Mar 6, 2018
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Jetting to the Cure
3D Jet Writing Technique Provides Better Understanding of How Cancer Spreads

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new 3D jet writer that allows them to print high-resolution polymer as microtissues. These tiny tissue structures are able to facilitate cancer cell growth, allowing for improved drug development and testing.

Mar 1, 2018
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Liquid Sense
Harvard Researchers Develop Conductive Ink to Embed Sensors into Soft Robotics

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a 3D printing platform for creating soft robotic systems embedded with sensors. The team uses a technique developed in the lab of Jennifer Lewis to 3D print organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink within soft elastomer matrices. 

Feb 28, 2018
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Magic Wheelchair Wins Gigaprize 3D Printer for Epic Wheelchair Costumes

re:3D's Gigaprize for 2017 of a large format 3D printer has gone to Magic Wheelchair, an organization empowering handicapped children to follow in their heroes' footsteps with incredible costumes that integrate wheelchairs.

Feb 28, 2018
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Open-Source Robo-Cat
OpenCat: 3D Print Your Own Robotic Cat

Feb 26, 2018
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Add some fairy dust
ColorFabb Presents New Range of High-Quality 3D Print Filaments

ColorFabb, the Dutch 3D printing filament maker, today launched a new filament. Based on its bestseller, the co-polyester nGen, the new nGen_LUX has been made using Eastman Amphora AM3300 3D polymer and some added "fairy dust".

Feb 22, 2018
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Lowering manufacturing and development costs
Bosch Invests in Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printers to Boost Global Production

The German automotive parts supplier will be implementing Ultimaker 3 3D printers across its locations worldwide to streamline production. Manufacturing companies are turning increasingly to additive manufacturing to boost their parts production.

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Feb 22, 2018
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Aurora Labs Paves Way for Faster Metal 3D Printing

Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs has made some visible progress toward the development of a new rapid metal 3D printing technology. Dubbed Medium and Large Format Printer, the process could significantly speed up the 3D printing of large metal parts.

Feb 21, 2018
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Science for All
Open Source 3D Printed Clip-On Microscope For Smartphones

This is an open source design for a smartphone camera microscope which can be customized, downloaded and 3D printed.

Feb 19, 2018
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LiDAR Scanning Technology Helps Archaeologists Uncover Forgotten Cities

LiDAR scanning technology offers tremendous potential to help archaeologists discover lost cities across the world.

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

Rosalie Yu recreates her sweet treats in hyper-realistic detail with a grand project called a Ritual of Habits. She's creating a virtual reality experience -- and a 3D printed facsimile -- of 256 desserts (and counting).

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