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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.

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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.

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Mar 11, 2019
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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

Mar 10, 2019
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Music to My Ears
Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’

Researchers in Australia are working to find a treatment for the congenital deformity microtia by using a 3D bioprinter and specialized bio-ink.

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Mar 8, 2019
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Cars of the Future
Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts

Italian vehicle manufacturer Fiat has unveiled an electric concept car called the Centoventi. Completely modular, the vehicle can be customized with 3D printable parts that could be fabricated at home.

Mar 7, 2019
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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.

Mar 6, 2019
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Science Fiction Come True
Bioprinting System Treats Wounds by Printing Skin Directly Onto Them

Scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, created what's believed to be the first mobile skin bioprinting system which can print directly onto a wound. 

Mar 5, 2019
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Kids are the Future
GE Additive Education Program Open to Applications, Focus on Primary to K12

GE Additive is accepting applications from primary and secondary schools for the 2019/2020 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). Interested parties have until April 1st, 2019, to apply.

Mar 4, 2019
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Like a Hot Knife Through Butter
RMIT Graduate Receives Award for 3D Printed Steel Tools That Cut Titanium

Jimmy Toton, an RMIT University PhD candidate, made a 3D printed grade of steel which is capable of producing tools that cut titanium. He now received the "2019 Young Defence Innovator Award".

Feb 28, 2019
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Take Your Meds!
FabRx and Remedy Health Receive Innovate UK Grant to 3D Print Medicine

UK based bioprinting company Remedy Health is working with FabRx, the pharma-tech experts, to develop personalized 3D printed medicine thanks to grant funding from Innovate UK.

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Feb 28, 2019
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Back to School!
Markforged Starts Teaching Businesses at “Additive Manufacturing University”

Markforged, the 3D printer company, just launched its "Markforged Additive Manufacturing University". The program aims to help businesses accelerate and facilitate the adoption of 3D printing.

Feb 28, 2019
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Speed Eruption
E3D Launches SuperVolcano HotEnd Boasting 11x the Volumetric Throughput of V6

E3D, the 3D printer parts company, has announced the release of its long-awaited SuperVolcano HotEnd add-on which boasts up to 11x the volumetric throughput of the company's V6 HotEnd.

Feb 25, 2019
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3D Printing in the Pompidou
Explore World’s First 3D Printed Bio-Reactor at Centre Pompidou

The architectural studio "ecoLogicStudio" and its research partners developed the world's first 3D printed bio-reactor. It is currently on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of “Le Fabrique du Vivant” exhibition.

Feb 21, 2019
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Fast as a Hummingbird
Thor3D Releases Hand-Held 3D Scanner Calibry and Launches Dedicated Brand

Thor3D, the 3D imaging company, announced the release of its latest hand-held 3D scanner, the Calibry, at this year's TCT Asia exhibition in Shanghai, China. 

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