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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

Jan 21, 2019
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Crystal Power
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.

Jan 20, 2019
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3D Print
Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture

The New Raw, a research & design studio, launched a Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, where residents can recycle plastic garbage into colourful 3D printed urban furniture. 

Jan 18, 2019
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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

Jan 17, 2019
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The Future is Now
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Launches to Promote STEM Subjects

SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.

Jan 16, 2019
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Cinderella's 3D Printer
Ica & Kostika Launch 3D-Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection

The footwear brand Ica & Kostika used 3D printing to create an exciting range of shoes called the Exobiology collection. Although they appear to prioritize fashion over comfort, 3D printing provides wearers with a close fit to their natural foot shape.

Jan 15, 2019
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Bridge to the Future
China’s First 3D-Printed Footbridge Unveiled in Shanghai

A 3D-printed footbridge—the first of its kind in China— spanning 15 meters over a small lake was recently unveiled in Shanghai. Coin Robotic and Shanghai Machinery Construction Group created the printer and Polymaker provided the plastic.

Jan 14, 2019
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Papa Ray Saves the Day
3-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm From Family Friend

Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.

Jan 7, 2019
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Looking Good!
Johnson &Johnson Launch 3D Printed Neutrogena MaskiD Face Mask

Johnson & Johnson is launching what it's calling the most personalized skincare product ever at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas. Neutrogena MaskiD is a 3D printed sheet mask which is powered by a wearer's data.

Dec 27, 2018
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Perfect Rib Replica
Bulgarian Doctors Implant First 3D Printed Rib

Doctors in Bulgaria created a 3D printed rib for a patient who's own rib had to be removed due to a congenital disease. This use of additive manufacturing is a first, but not the last, for the country.

Dec 23, 2018
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Sail the World!
World’s First 3D Printed Sailboat Hull Ready for Mini Transat Ocean Race 2019

Italian start-up OCore has designed and created what they're claiming is the world's first 3D printed sailboat hull. It was unveiled during a ceremony at the sailing club Circolo della Vela Sicilia (CVS), Italy.

Dec 21, 2018
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Changes A-Comin'
Aleph Objects Appoints New CEO and CTO with Plans to Target Growth in 2019

Aleph Objects, the 3D printer manufacturer responsible for LulzBot 3D printing products, has announced that it's appointing a new CEO and CTO to target growth in 2019.

Dec 20, 2018
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Avoiding Relapse
Isolating Aggressive Breast Cancer Stem Cells with 3D Printed Scaffolds

Scientists at the University of Girona in Spain have reached an important milestone in triple-negative breast cancer research by successfully using 3D printing to isolate aggressive breast cancer stem cells. 

Dec 20, 2018
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Tiny Optical Illusion
3D Printing Impossible Object Optical Illusions as Small as Red Blood Cells

A Japanese mathematical scientist at Meiji University used Cytosurge's FluidFM 3D printing technology to create "Impossible Objects", which trick the mind, as small as the size of a red blood cell.

Dec 17, 2018
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Haunting 3D Print
LSU Student 3D Prints Full Size Human Phantom for Testing Radiation Therapy

A senior at Louisiana State University (LSU) studying Biological and Agricultural Engineering has used a 3D printer to aid her research by printing a life-size human body for radiation therapy. 

Dec 16, 2018
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Big Printer for the Big Screen
Weta Workshop Acquires Large-Scale 3D Printer for Special Effect Production

Weta Workshop is a New Zealand special effects company which has acquired a large format Massivit 3D printer to use in producing intricate props, costumes and animatronics for the big screen.