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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

Mar 22, 2019
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We're Pro Anti-Bacterial Material
Copper3D Releases First of Its Kind Anti-Bacterial PLA Material

Copper3D, the Chilean/US company, announced a new anti-bacterial PLA material that could be used in prostheses to prevent bacterial infections.

Mar 21, 2019
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Time Flies When You're Having Fun(ding)
Markforged Closes $82 Million Series D Funding Round and Plans for Global Expansion

Markforged, the industrial 3D printing company, has closed an USD$82 million Series D funding round which will "help accelerate the next industrial revolution" through global expansion.

Mar 21, 2019
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My 3D Printing-Sense is Tingling
Check Out This Larger Than Life-Sized Spiderman Model

A 3D printing company based in India additively manufactured a larger than life-sized Spiderman model in two days. They glued 30 parts together in three hours to create the almost two-meter tall model. 

Mar 20, 2019
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Stairway to (3D Printed) Heaven
WASP and IAAC Collaborate to 3D Print Load-Bearing Earthen Staircase

WASP Massa Lombarda used its printer to create a prototype 3D printed wall with an embedded staircase designed and engineered by the IAAC.

Mar 20, 2019
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Something to Celebrate
3D Printed Statue of Black Girl Could Replace Baltimore Confederate Monument

B-360 is a social enterprise which teaches kids STEM skills through their love of urban dirt bike riding. One of its students is the model for a planned 12-foot 3D printed statue, which could replace one of four Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore in 2017. 

Mar 19, 2019
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4.0 is Ready to Go
Ultimaker Cura 4.0 Released with Improved User Interface and Updated Custom Mode Panel

The 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has released a new update to Cura, the free and open-source 3D printing slicer. The latest version, Cura 4.0, includes an updated user interface, a redesigned custom mode panel, a new "Add Printer" dialog box, user ratings for plugins, and more.

Mar 19, 2019
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Brrm!
Aston Martin Launches AM-RB 003 Hypercar with 3D Printed Interiors

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.

Mar 18, 2019
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The Best A Breast Can Get
University Student 3D Prints Colorful Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

Mar 18, 2019
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Cyborgia Manifesto
Hallidonto Brings Traditional and Contemporary Art Forms Together to Create “Birth of a Cyborg”

Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.

Mar 13, 2019
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Another Quarter, Another Trend Report
3D Hubs Releases Industry Highlights and Market Forecasts Trend Report for Q1 2019

Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019​ Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.

Mar 12, 2019
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SILENCE!
Boston Engineers 3D Print Open Noise-Cancelling Metamaterials

Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.

Mar 12, 2019
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3D Printed Cushion
Italian Researchers 3D Bioprint a Human Cell-Laden Meniscus

In what is believed to be a world first, researchers from the Istituto Ortopedico in Rizzoli, Bologna, 3D bioprinted a human cell-laden collagen meniscus (aka the cartilage that cushions your thighbone and shinbone). 

Mar 11, 2019
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If the Shoe Fits
LAIKA, Nike and Stratasys Collaborate on Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.

Mar 7, 2019
Featured image of 3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents
Cluck Cluck
3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents

Elderly residents living in Swedish care homes can expect 3D printed delicacies to appear on their menus to help stimulate their appetite for puréed food.

Mar 6, 2019
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Copying or Flattering?
Google Launches Coral Dev Board Ahead of TensorFlow Dev Summit

Google has launched the Coral Dev Board, which uses the best of Google’s machine learning tools to make AI more accessible. The new board boasts a removable system-on-module (SOM) featuring the Edge TPU and looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi. They announced it ahead of the TensorFlow Dev Summit.