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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

Aug 3, 2018
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Regrowing Bones
Researchers Print Bone Implants to Treat Non-Healing Defects

Researchers from NYU Langone Health have developed 3D printed bone implants that encourage new bone growth, dissolving as they are replaced. This could make a huge difference to the lives of those suffering from non-healing bone defects.

Aug 3, 2018
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Sneak PEEK at New Materials
Victrex Introduces New PAEK Products for Additive Manufacturing

Victrex, the British-based supplier of high performance polymer solutions, has prepared new high performance PAEK powder and filament for SLS and FFF 3D printing. 

Aug 2, 2018
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Deep Sea Life
Researchers 3D Print Soft Robotic Manipulators to Investigate Fragile Deep-Sea Life

During an oceanographic research cruise to a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, Harvard researchers used 3D printed soft robotic manipulators to investigate fragile deep-sea organisms.

Aug 2, 2018
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3D Printing Made Easy
Venturi 3D Launches 3D Printer on Kickstarter with 1,000 Pre-Installed 3D Models

Venturi 3D, the 3D printing startup, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a fully assembled 3D printer which promises an enclosed 4 color, multi-material setup as well as 1,000 pre-installed, ready-to-print 3D models.

Aug 1, 2018
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Machine Created Masterpieces
Producing Animations with an Automated Light Painting Rig

A recent University of Maryland graduate has shown how he automated the light painting process using a custom built rig, precise camera movements and robot-controlled lights. The results are spectacular.

Aug 1, 2018
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A Constructive Commission
3D Printhuset Wins Kamp C Tender for Construction 3D Printer

After a comprehensive EU tender process, Kamp C, the Belgian autonomous provincial company, has chosen Danish 3D Printhuset as its supplier for construction 3D printing.

Jul 31, 2018
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3D-Bioprinting Meets Nerve Tissue Engineering
Researchers 3D Bioprint Scaffolds to Help Regrow Damaged Peripheral Nerves

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, are 3D-bioprinting scaffolds to regrow damaged nerve cells. 

Jul 30, 2018
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Super Smart Slab
ETH Zurich Uses 3D Sand Printed Formwork to Build Concrete Smart Slab

Researchers at ETH Zurich have realized the first full-scale architectural project using 3D sand printing for its formwork. The result is a huge lightweight concrete "Smart Slab" at the DFAB House.

Jul 29, 2018
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New 3D Printing Facility
Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children

A new 3D printing facility has been opened at the Department of Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital in India. Already, two children's lives have been changed as they received prosthetic limbs.

Jul 26, 2018
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Amazon enters the Filament Business
You Can Now Preorder Own-Brand Amazon 3D Printing Filament for $19

Amazon, the American electronic commerce giant, is now selling own-brand 3D printer filaments amongst the "essentials" of its AmazonBasics range.

Jul 25, 2018
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A Sound Theory
Researchers Develop Audio-Based Method to Detect 3D Printing Cyber-Attacks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel researchers has published a study titled "Digital Audio Signature for 3D Printing Integrity", examining the use of "audio fingerprints" to help detect cyber-attacks on 3D printers.

Jul 24, 2018
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I Am Iron Man
3D Printed Jet Suit Now on Sale at British Retailer Selfridges

The dream of becoming Iron Man is more achievable than ever thanks to Richard Browning's 3D printed Jet Suit, which is now on sale at Selfridges in London. However, expect to pay an eye-watering £340,000 for the privilege of owning this kerosene-fueled contraption.

Jul 24, 2018
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Beyond Cura and Simplify3D
Autodesk’s NetFabb 2019.0 is Now Available to Download

Autodesk has now introduced its 2019 version of Netfabb, the additive manufacturing and design software. Improvements such as better 3MF support and changes to the latticing function should make working with 3D printable files more comfortable.

Jul 20, 2018
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A Blow for Innovation?
Does a European Parliament Resolution Stifle 3D Printing Innovation?

The European Parliament released a non-binding resolution about 3D printing which the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, CECIMO, believe could be a barrier to innovation.

Jul 19, 2018
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Once Upon a Time...
Kings3D Uses Over 100 SLA 3D Printers to Create 35 Majestic Castles

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Kings3D recently presented the Evergrande Fairyland Project, an ambitious project that includes 35 highly detailed castles that were created with SLA 3D printing technology.