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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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Bio-Innovation Feb 16, 2018
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.

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Experiments in Space Feb 15, 2018
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. 

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

Following good sales performance of its Expedition and Navigator SUV lines, Ford has stepped up production by adding a Stratasys 3D printer and 400 new robots to its production plant.

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Crazy Concrete Feb 14, 2018
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. 

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Cool Runnings Feb 13, 2018
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.

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Moonwalker Feb 13, 2018
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.

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Transformers Feb 12, 2018
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.

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Robot Arm-y Feb 12, 2018
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.

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3D Printed Earphones Feb 9, 2018
Audio Goes 3D With Brainwavz New Line Of 3D Printed Headphones

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Ruff Print Surface Feb 8, 2018
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.

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Foam Alone Feb 8, 2018
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. 

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Partnering for Prosthetics Feb 7, 2018
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.  

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Saving the Planet, One Phone Case At A Time Feb 2, 2018
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.

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It will grow on you Feb 1, 2018
New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery

Engineers at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have developed a 4D printing method which may find application in tissue engineering and targeted drug delivery systems.

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Sick Frames! Feb 1, 2018
Janne Kyttanen Releases Sleek Eyewear Designs You Can Personalize and 3D Print

In collaboration with GlassesUSA.com and the Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, Finnish designer Janne Kyttanen has released 3D printable eyewear designs that you can customize and print as a single frame. 

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Ear-ly Learning Jan 30, 2018
Researchers 3D Bioprint the First Ears Made From Childen’s Own Cells

A team of Chinese plastic surgeons and tissue engineers have devised a method to 3D print cells which assemble into a replica of a patient’s ear.

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

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Color Me Impressed Jan 29, 2018
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. 

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Printer's Block Jan 29, 2018
Find Your Inner Einstein With 3D Printed Replica of Anker Steinbaukasten Toy Blocks

The Real Play Coalition has released a 3D printed replica of Albert Einstein’s famous Anker Steinbaukasten toy set. These blocks, which can now be 3D printed at home, are designed to foster the imagination and creativity of children. 

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The Skin-ny Jan 25, 2018
Researchers Use 3D Bioprinting to Recreate Human Skin Pigmentation

Researchers from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology are using 3D bioprinting method to control melanin-production in skin cells on a biomimetic tissue substrate, creating human-like skin pigmentation. 

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