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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 15, 2017
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Additive Efforts
BigRep and BASF Alliance Accelerates Industrial Applications

BigRep, the 3D printing technology startup, and BASF are forming a strategic alliance to speed up the wholesale introduction of 3D printing into industry.

Nov 14, 2017
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Now Available in Europe!
Desktop Metal Now Accepting International Pre-Orders for Metal 3D Printing Studio System

Desktop Metal is now accepting pre-orders from companies across Europe for its metal end-to-end 3D printing Studio System.

Nov 13, 2017
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No more painful flossing
Speed up Flossing with Blizzident Customized 3D-Flosser

Blizzident is a company improving our oral hygiene by using 3D scanning to create medieval-looking flossers that quickly clean teeth.

Nov 12, 2017
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Eggs, Bread, 3D Printer, Chicken Nuggets
Balco 3D Printer on Sale for £300 at UK Aldi for the First Time

For a limited time, Aldi supermarkets in the United Kingdom will sell a Balco desktop 3D printer for £300 as part of its Specialbuys selection.

Nov 12, 2017
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The Perfect Cuppa
Fraunhofer IGD Develop Software to Check On-Screen Product Designs are Ready to Print

Fraunhofer IGD is displaying their latest software at formnext, it's called CUPstomizer and will verify your CAD design in real time.

Nov 11, 2017
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Light Me Up
Hypnotic Texas University Lighting Made with Lulzbot 3D Printers

Creative agency Viget uses 3D printing to create Lightwalk, a programmable, interactive LED array that reacts to passers-by, rain or 'shine, on the Abilene Christian University campus.

Nov 10, 2017
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2 Million & Counting
Sketchfab Reaches 2 Million Models, Adds Lots of New Functionalities

Sketchfab has had a big year - they've now reached two million models online and have added new offerings to the site almost every month in 2017.

Nov 9, 2017
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Think Additively
Students Use Stratasys 3D Printers to Develop One-Off Self-Balancing Scooter

Developing the design workflow for one-off products, students in Germany have 3D printed a self-balancing scooter using Stratasys machines.

Nov 8, 2017
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Cafe au Printer
Fellow Makes 3D Printed Coffee Brewer Prototypes

Fellow is a San-Francisco based startup which uses 3D printers to create coffee brewers. But, don't worry, the final design isn't 3D printed - instead, the company use the technology to create hundreds of prototypes.

Nov 8, 2017
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Streamlined Printing
Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect, Free 3D Printer Management Solution

Cura Collection is a new 3D printer management solution from Ultimaker which enables you to control multiple printers from one interface.

Nov 7, 2017
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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

Nov 7, 2017
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Your Input Wanted
Verashape Unveils VShaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext 2017

3D printing solutions company, Verashape, will be unveiling their VSHAPER 5-Axis Machine, which boasts a range of features, at Formnext 2017. 

Nov 6, 2017
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Flower Power
Designer Van Eijk 3D Prints Foxglove-Inspired Lampshades

Designer Kiki van Eijk was inspired by the imperfections of foxglove flowers in her garden and used 3D printing to create replica lampshades.

Nov 2, 2017
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Medical Mods
Researchers Use $10 Microchip to Turn Ultrasound Machine into 3D Scanner

Using an ultrasound machine and an inexpensive microchip, researchers are able to create 3D images and hopefully enhance medical care. 

Nov 2, 2017
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Classic Wood Game
American Walnut & Carbon Fiber: A Raspberry Pi-Powered Game Boy Extravananza

Creator Michael Castor used an "all-in-one" customized circuit board, 3D printing and CNC to create the Raspberry PiBoy gaming system.