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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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So Metal Jan 7, 2018
Desktop Metal Gets Patents for Metal 3D Printing Supports System

Forging a new path for more accessible metal 3D printing, Desktop Metal has been granted patents for its Separable Supports technology. Designed to make metal 3D printing more accessible and safer, the tech means multi-material metal printing and hand-removable supports.

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From A to Z Jan 6, 2018
Amazon Secures Patent for Custom 3D Printing Service

The e-commerce retailer has finally secured a patent for an idea it started back in 2014. Amazon wants to 3D print products as a service, shipping or holding them for local  pickup.

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3D human tissues for drug discovery Organovo Jan 5, 2018
Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue

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Historic Prints Jan 4, 2018
Students 3D Print Diorama of Ancient Chinese History

Featured image of The Coasty Toaster – Laser Cutter for 3D Printed Coasters Gets a Serious Update
3D printed coaster laser cutter Dec 29, 2017
The Coasty Toaster – Laser Cutter for 3D Printed Coasters Gets a Serious Update

Customized laser 3D printed coasters are a thing now. Design your own with The Coaster Toasty to liven up your parties at home.

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Energetic Research Dec 29, 2017
Researchers Develop 3D Printing Technique for Precise Deposition of Energetic Materials

Researchers from Purdue University have developed an inkjet-inspired 3D printing technique that offers a more precise and safer way to deposit energetic materials.

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Brain Model Dec 26, 2017
Researchers 3D Print Accurate Microfluidic Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Italian researchers have developed 3D bio-hybrid microfluidic models to screen for drugs and assess toxicity of nanoparticles crossing the blood-brain barrier.

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Printing Complexities Dec 20, 2017
Molecular 3D Printing Technique Could Recreate Chemical Environments of the Human Body

Scientists have developed an easy and affordable way to print biological environments without losing their chemical complexities.

Featured image of Dutch Designers Transform Algae Into 3D Printable Biopolymer Material
Extruding Algae Dec 19, 2017
Dutch Designers Transform Algae Into 3D Printable Biopolymer Material

A team of Dutch designers are creating bioplastics and biopolymers made from organic aquatic plant material.

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Going Underground Dec 19, 2017
Previously Unseen Cave Network Debuts as 3D Printed Exhibition

The Into the Underworld exhibition examines Auckland’s previously unexplored caves through 3D printed models of digital images.

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3D Printed Aerospace Jet Engine Dec 18, 2017
Engineering Students Create First Ever Working 3D Printed Jet Engine

The X-plorer engine is the first of its kind: A working 3D printed jet engine. It consists of more than 260 3D printed parts.

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Led Zeppelin Dec 17, 2017
Robotic Blimp to Explore Hidden Chambers of Great Pyramid

Research team in France collaborating with archaeologists to use a Robotic Blimp to explore a mysterious new chamber in the Giza pyramids.

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Need a part? Print it! Dec 15, 2017
UPS Partners With SAP to Launch Spare Parts 3D Printing Business

US package delivery company UPS is teaming up with enterprise software company SAP to branch out into a spare parts 3D printing business.

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Shattering Glass Ceilings Dec 15, 2017
This 3D Printed Smart Glass Can Keep You Cool in the Summer

Researchers from the University of Delaware have developed a 3D printed smart window that could help cool the masses. 

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3D Printing a Winter Wonderland Dec 12, 2017
Turn a Nutella Jar Into a Pretty Snow Globe

The snow globe is easy to make and a perfect Christmas ornament or present. Check out this build that uses a Nutella jar.

Featured image of 3D Printed Solar-Powered FieldLab Makes Medical Diagnosis More Accessible and Affordable
Sunny Diagnosis Dec 12, 2017
3D Printed Solar-Powered FieldLab Makes Medical Diagnosis More Accessible and Affordable

The FieldLab is solar-powered and compact, making it suitable for conflict-ridden and remote areas requiring medical assistance.

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Pump Up the Volume Dec 11, 2017
New Volumetric Process Offers Speed Boost to 3D Printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers develop volumetric 3D printing method to reduce print time of complicated structures.

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No More Dissolving! Dec 8, 2017
Ultimaker Rolls Out New Support Material Breakaway

Ultimaker's new Breakaway support material aims to make multi-extrusion 3D printing and post-production fast and simple.

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Need for Speed Dec 6, 2017
Formula One Team McLaren Goes 3D

The McLaren Formula One team now uses a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D printer on the track for last-minute adjustments.

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3D Printing Industry Dec 5, 2017
Arcam CEO and CFO Decide to Leave the Company

Swedish-headquartered Additive Manufacturing company Arcam announces the departure of both its CEO and CFO.

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