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Hanna Watkin

Hanna is a freelance journalist and writer from a dead-end county in deepest England who has come to Berlin to seek her fortune and write about the future (see:3D printing). Avid internet enthusiast and night owl.

By Hanna Watkin

Jul 19, 2018
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All the Best
Printrbot Shuts Down After Seven Years of Creating Open Source 3D Printers

Printrbot, the 3D printing manufacturer which was founded in 2011 with the launch of its original Printrbot printer on Kickstarter, has announced that it's now sadly closing its doors. 

Jul 18, 2018
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New slicing software and firmware, multi-material 2.0 upgrades, faster shipping, and more support
Josef Prusa Releases Huge Summer Update for MK3 and MK2S Printers

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released a very detailed summer update on the Prusa Research status, covering shipping and support, Multi-Material 2.0, Slic3r PE 1.40.1, inconsistent extrusion problems, new firmware, better cooling and extruder updates.

Jul 18, 2018
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Follow the Trend
3D Hubs Releases Digital Manufacturing Trend Report for Q3 2018

3D Hubs, the world's largest network of manufacturing services, released its new Digital Manufacturing Trends report for Q3 2018. This time, there are big changes to the data due to a change in 3D Hubs’ business model.

Jul 17, 2018
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Virtual Reality Oddity
“David Bowie is” Exhibit to be Re-Launched as VR and AR Experience

After six years and twelve cities, the "David Bowie is" exhibition has now ended. However, if you didn't get a chance to view the exhibition in person, it will soon be relaunched in AR and VR. 

Jul 17, 2018
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I Want to Ride My (3D Printed) Bicycle
AREVO Launches 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber eBike

AREVO, the manufacturer based in Santa Clara, California, has announced the launch of its eBike which has a 3D printed carbon fiber frame and is battery-assisted. 

Jul 16, 2018
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Available on GitHub
Creality’s Ender 3 3D Printer is Now Fully Open Source

Creality3D, the Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers, has announced the open-sourcing of its most popular 3D printer, the Ender-3. This makes it the first Open Source Hardware Association certified 3D printer in China.

Jul 14, 2018
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"James Pond" Technology
Student Designed World First 3D Printed Underwater Jetpack

Archie O'Brien is a student at Loughborough University in the UK who has designed an underwater jetpack called CUDA, made from 3D printed materials.

Jul 13, 2018
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Launch Away
Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tank

Lockheed Martin is using 3D printing technology to create huge titanium fuel tanks that will be used for satellites, potentially revolutionizing the space launch industry.

Jul 12, 2018
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Accelerating Additive Manufacturing
Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik Partner to Establish Repeatable Aviation 3D Printing Processes

Oerlikon, the technology and engineering group, is working with Lufthansa Technik, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to establish robust and repeatable 3D printing processes for in the aircraft MRO industry. 

Jul 10, 2018
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Comparison Made Easy
Aniwaa Launches VR and AR Comparison Engine and Guides

Aniwaa, a startup offering a comparison engine for 3D printing and scanning, is growing and expanding. It's now launching a comparison engine tool for VR and AR to help make choosing a headset easier for everybody.

Jul 9, 2018
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Save the Planet
Researchers Develop 3D Printable Lignin Composites to Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a patent-pending process for developing 3D printable lignin material, which is an environmentally friendly plant-based option that could someday replace petroleum-based plastic composites.

Jul 9, 2018
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Home Sweet (3D Printed) Home
French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area.

Jul 8, 2018
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Wooof!
Create Your Own Customizable Pet Wheelchair

When Erica Charbonneau's friend's French Bulldog needed a wheelchair both for a cheap price and quickly, she rose to the occasion and developed a 3D printed design which she has now iterated so other dog owners can create their own. Her design is called FiGO.

Jul 4, 2018
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Clear Smiles
ClearCaps Dental Alignment Expands 3D Printer Fleet with Structo Machines

ClearCaps is a clear aligner brand founded in Berlin, Germany which uses 3D printers to create its product. When founder Jesse Bartels decided to expand the company's fleet of printers, he opted for Structo’s Mask Stereolithography (MSLA)-powered 3D printers.

Jul 3, 2018
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Colorful Portrait
Douglas Coupland Reveals The National Portrait & Final Stage of 3DCanada

Artist and author, Douglas Coupland, unveiled his latest project called The National Project at Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada. The work is made up of 1,000 3D printed portraits which were collected over two years.