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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

Feb 16, 2018
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Prosthetics Paws
Australian Sheepdog Receives Prosthetic Paw Thanks to 3D Printing

Tucker, a five-year-old Australian sheep dog, can run on four feet again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic paw. The hope is that the paw prosthetic will improve Tucker's mobility and his quality of life. 

Feb 15, 2018
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3D Printing 4 Everyone!
UCLA Students Plan to Educate Kids with 3D Printed Ukuleles

UCLA students are raising money through a UCLA Spark crowdfunding campaign to donate 3D printed ukuleles to the residential care home, Maryvale in California, USA.

Feb 15, 2018
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Dino-Tour 
Touch a 3D Printed Dinosaur Skull During the UK “Dippy” Tour

The Natural History Museum's well known and much loved dinosaur skeleton, nicknamed Dippy, is going on tour throughout the UK. Visitors can now get hands-on with the dinosaur thanks to 3D printed replicas.

Feb 14, 2018
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In Your Face
Cheddar Man Reconstructed with DNA, 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

A facial reconstruction of the oldest complete British skeleton, the Cheddar Man, is made from DNA analysis, 3D scanning and printing.

Feb 13, 2018
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Porsche is 3D Printing Metal and Plastic Spare Parts for Classic Cars

Porsche is using 3D printing to reproduce classic car parts which are either extremely rare or extinct. The technology offers an economical way to produce spare parts of high-quality.

Feb 13, 2018
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Create Your Own!
How MUN MED Set Up a Low-Cost 3D Printing Medical Unit

MUN MED 3D is the first 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Its founders have some tips for how others can create their own.

Feb 12, 2018
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Zero Shrinkage
Kwambio Releases Opaque Glass-Based 3D Printing Material

Kwambio, the on-demand manufacturing platform, is releasing its new opaque glass-based material called GS One. The material has an interesting range of features including shorter turnover times and durability. 

Feb 11, 2018
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Design is Now Your Forté
Forté Lets you Draw in 2D, Creates 3D Generative Designs Automatically

Forté is a real-time, 2D design tool which automatically takes your idea and optimizes the properties based on simple parameters that you intuitively map out.

Feb 9, 2018
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Ultimaker Becomes Sponsor and Supplier for GE’s Additive Education Program

Open source 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced that it is now a sponsor and supplier to the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). Schools can now apply for subsidies from General Electric towards 3D printing.

Feb 8, 2018
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Better for the Planet
MasterSpool Could Help Reduce Waste When Buying 3D Printing Filament

3D printing expert Richard Horne is proposing a new way to receive filament which involves one MasterSpool and minimally packaged refills. Already manufacturers such as Das Filament are onboard with this idea.

Feb 8, 2018
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Ultimaker Cura 3.2 Adds Experimental Supports and Layer Features, Improves UI

Ultimaker is now releasing its stable version of the Cura 3.2 after a few weeks of beta testing. You can now download the optimized software from the company's website.

Feb 7, 2018
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Fix It Quick
3D Print a Universal Cable Fix to Repair any Broken Cables

If you're faced with a broken cable, maker Marius Taciuc has a 3D printed enclosure solution. Although it's not perfect, it's a great short-term universal cable fix.

Feb 6, 2018
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Useful Add-Ins
Solidworks Add-In for DragonFly2020 Pro Makes Creating 3D Printed Electronics Easier

Nano Dimension, known for their circuit boards 3D printers, partnered up with software company Dassault Systèmes and implemented a Solidworks add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

Feb 2, 2018
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Get a Vintage Look
i.Materialise Adds New Untreated Brass to Finishing Options

i.materialise is adding untreated brass to its range of finishing options - print your designs in basic brass without polish, coating or plating to give them a vintage look.

Feb 1, 2018
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3D Printing Physics
Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.