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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

Nov 14, 2018
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Rubbery Thermoplastic Elastomer
Sinterit Launches TPE for its Desktop SLS 3D Printers

Sinterit has launched a new TPE material type for its Lisa desktop SLS 3D printers. The material is the company's first thermoplastic elastomer, and is on display at Formnext 2018. 

Nov 13, 2018
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XYZprinting Announces New 3D Printing Materials at Formnext 2018

At Formnext, which starts today, XYZprinting is unveiling three new PLA-based printing materials which are aimed at hobbyist and professional 3D printing needs. An antibacterial PLA, a copper metallic PLA, and a carbon PLA, the materials complement a busy showing for the company this week.

Nov 12, 2018
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World First 4K 3D Printer
EnvisionTEC Perfactory P4K: 4K DLP Projection Enhanced by AI

EnvisionTEC, a provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions, has announced ahead of Formnext that it is debuting a DLP-based 3D printer. What's unique about this printer is that it utilizes a 4K projector with artificial intelligence. 

Nov 12, 2018
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Thought3D and Owens Corning Collaborate to Launch Magigoo PP-GF for XSTRAND GF30-PP

Thought3D, known for its 3D printing adhesives, worked with Owens Corning, the world leader in fiberglass composite materials to launch Magigoo PP-GF which works with the latter's XStrand GF30-PP material. 

Nov 9, 2018
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Prusa Releases Autumn Update with Information about Powder-Coated Sheets

Josef Průša, founder of Prusa Research, has released a blog post sharing information about Prusament status, MMU2.0, and, most interestingly, powder-coated sheets updates. This comes before his 2018 final recap.

Nov 8, 2018
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Ceramics and Metal
Nanoe Launches Zetaprint Desktop 3D Printer for Ceramic and Metal Printing at Formnext

Nanoe, the developer of ready-to-sinter Nanopowders for the ceramic industry, is to launch a metal and ceramic desktop 3D printing system at Formnext. Called Zetaprint, the system will debut alongside the company's new Zetamix stainless steel 316 filament. 

Nov 6, 2018
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Clean2Antartica to Drive 3D Printed Truck Across Antartica this Month

Clean2Antartica is a "playful" project started by Edwin and Liesbeth ter Velde which will see them drive a 3D printed truck from Antartica's base camp to the South Pole.

Nov 5, 2018
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3D Printed Violin Hits All the Right Notes
Ottawa String Ensemble Perform World Premiere on 3D Printed Instruments

On Sunday at Ottawa City Hall, a world premiere occurred: An ensemble playing only 3D printed instruments performed traditional chamber music. The all-female ensemble is called 3D String Theory. 

Nov 2, 2018
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Verbatim Launches Bio-Friendly Durabio 3D Printing Filament

Verbatim, the data storage and recently 3D printing filament company, has launched a new bio-friendly filament called Durabio. The company will be at Formnext this month to discuss this latest development.

Oct 31, 2018
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$2.6 Million Two-Year Aerospace Standardization Project Launched for Titomic Kinetic Fusion Technology

Australian based metal additive manufacturing company, Titomic Limited, has partnered with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), CSIRO and RMIT University in a $2.6 million deal to meet aeronautical standards for the company’s Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology.

Oct 31, 2018
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Apium Additive Technologies Announce Polypropylene 3D Printing Material

Apium Additive Technologies, the 3D printing manufacturer, has launched a polypropylene (PP) material to its additive manufacturing portfolio. More news from the company will be announced at Formnext in November.

Oct 30, 2018
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Lockheed Martin First to Receive UL Additive Manufacturing Safety Certification

Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense giant, is the first company to be certified for Additive Manufacturing safety by UL, the global safety consulting and certification company.

Oct 29, 2018
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3D Printed Sculpture of Parkland Shooting Victim is Displayed in Times Square

Manuel Oliver, the father of a student who was killed in the school shooting in Parkland, has 3D printed a life-size sculpture of his son "Guac". The sculpture is a protest against the pending legality of 3D printed guns and was put on display in Times Square.

Oct 24, 2018
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How 3D Printing helped Askja Audio To Achieve High-Quality Sound and Design Freedom

Askja Audio, a French company creating systems for audiophiles, reveals how important 3D printing processes are to its manufacturing process. 

Oct 22, 2018
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This 3D Printed Titanium Watch Strap Consists of 4000 Tiny Pieces

Uniform Wares, Swiss Made Luxury online store for watches, recently collaborated with Betatype, the additive manufacturing company, to create a unique titanium watch strap using 3D printing.