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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

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Aug 12, 2019
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This 3D Printer Prints Whatever You Want – Without STLs

Researchers from Virginia Tech showcased a 3D printing device called Source Form that uses crowdsourced data to create objects based on requests. Could it make STL files redundant?

Aug 9, 2019
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$949 3D Scanner
Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 10+ with 3D Scanning Capabilities

Of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 range, the Galaxy Note 10+ offers a 3D scanning and modeling function that can result in 3D printable files making it a useful companion for 3D printers.

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Aug 7, 2019
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This Man’s 3D Printed Bionic Arm is Thought-Controlled

An orthopedic technician used 3D scanning and printing to design and build a thought-controlled bionic arm and hand for a man born without most of his left arm.

Aug 6, 2019
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Is A 3D Printed Skateboard Good Enough For A Pro Skateboarder?

Roboze, an Italian company that manufactures 3D printing solutions, has collaborated with a surf shop to build a fully 3D printed skateboard.

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Aug 5, 2019
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Industrial Designer 3D Prints Conductive Origami Light Fixtures

Yael Akirav, an Industrial Designer and graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, uses 3D printing to create beautiful "conductive origami" light fixtures.

Aug 1, 2019
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3D Printing Gets Easier
Cura 4.2 Launches: Promises Greater Stability Than Before

Ultimaker, a manufacturer of professional open-source 3D printer, has launched the latest version of the easy-to-use print preparation software. Cura 4.2 is now available to download from the company's website.

Jul 31, 2019
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Put Your Cat on a Diet With a 3D Printed Food Dispenser

Cat lover Piotr Westfalewicz spent a year and a half building an automatic cat feeder which also tracks the cat's weight and eating speed. The design is open source so you can create your own. 

Jul 29, 2019
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New University Course Focuses on Legal Issues in 3D Printing Industry

A new course is trying to prepare students for a world where additive manufacturing continues to gain prominence, by trying to address legal issues in the 3D printing industry.

Jul 26, 2019
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3D Printed Concrete Pillars Set the Stage at the Origen Festival

Students from ETH Zurich have 3D printed nine unique pillars to be used as a stage by dancers at the Origen Festival in the Swiss Alps. 

Jul 25, 2019
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Singapore Housing and Development Board uses 3D Printing to Cool Down Flats

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) in Singapore has developed a new 3D printable, silicon-based material which it plans to incorporate into the roofing of its flats to provide better protection against the city state's heat.

Jul 23, 2019
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Celebrate the Moon Landing with a 3D Printed Bootprint

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, memorabilia creator, Master Replicas, made a 3D printable version of Buzz Aldrin's footprint.

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Jul 18, 2019
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These 3D Printed Micro-Bristle-Bots Move by Harnessing Vibrations

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a 3D printed robot that is almost too small to see. It moves by harnessing vibrations and could provide a pathway to intravenous surgeries, disaster relief, and early warning systems for seismic activity.

Jul 17, 2019
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Cadbury Celebrates World Chocolate Day with Dairy Milk 3D Printer

Cadbury, the giant confectionery brand, launched its first-ever milk chocolate 3D printer to celebrate World Chocolate Day.

Jul 15, 2019
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German RepRap Launches L320 Liquid Silicone Rubber Printer

German RepRap has announced the launch of a new 3D printing platform which can print liquid silicone rubber (LSR) with properties close to that of injection-molded materials. It also has a larger build volume than the company's first LAM printer.

Jul 14, 2019
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Rembrandt Comes to Life
Nachtwacht 360 is a Replica of Rembandt’s Night Watch with 3D Printed Props

“Nachtwacht 360" by photographer Julius Rooymans and fashion designer Hans Ubbinkis is a photographic replica of “The Night Watch” painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt brought to life with the help of 3D printing.

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