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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

Jun 3, 2018
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Like a... Glove?
Student Develops Customizable 3D Printed Sneakers

Nicholas Unis is a college-student developing a 3D printing sneaker brand called UnisBrands LLC. His target market is those who buy and trade footwear, but Unis' company will also make recycling for discount a possibility. 

Jun 1, 2018
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Encore! Encore!
3D Printed Device Helps Student with Defect Learn to Play the Violin

Elementary school student Julian Caraballo wanted to play violin and become part of his school's band, and he didn't let a birth defect on his right hand stop him. Instead, three students from Drexel University helped him achieve his dream with a 3D printed prosthetic device. 

May 31, 2018
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Welcome Home!
An Entire Community of 3D Printed Homes is Coming to Eindhoven Next Year

The Eindhoven University is partnering with various companies to 3D print a community of five houses. The concrete structures will be fully habitable, and will be available to residents next year. 

May 31, 2018
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Medical Breakthrough!
Newcastle University Researchers 3D Print Human Corneas

Researchers from Newcastle University, UK, 3D printed human corneas for the first time. To do this, they mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with a gel and collagen to create a printable bio-ink. 

May 30, 2018
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The Re-Cycle
Researchers Develop Polymerization Process to Recycle 3D Printing Materials

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a two-step polymerization process to fully recycle 3D printed thermosetting photopolymers. 

May 29, 2018
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Black Panthers Drink Pepsi
Pepsi and Protolabs 3D Print Black Panther Masks for Collector’s Edition Soda Cans

In a unique marketing campaign for the superhero movie Black Panther, Pepsi partnered up with the manufacturing service provider Protolabs to create a collectibles kit that featured five special edition soda cans fitted with 3D printed Black Panther masks. 

May 29, 2018
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Coming Soon to a Headset Near You
Looking Back on AR and VR at Tribeca Film Festival

This year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City featured over 30 VR and AR experiences. Although the technology isn't quite mainstream enough for home enjoyment yet, the creativity on show certainly assures us of the future for the medium. 

May 28, 2018
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A Concrete Solution
3D Printing Method Creates Concrete Casting Molds to Help Restore New York City Building

EDG NYC is an architecture firm that has developed a new method of digital sculpting, which they call "Modern Ornamental", to restore a building in New York City. The process utilizes 3D printing to produce complex molds for casting concrete structures.

May 25, 2018
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Driving Mass Adoption of 3D Printing
3DPrinterOS Cloud-Based Operating System is Integrated Into KODAK Portrait 3D Printers

3DPrinterOS, the cloud-based 3D printer management company, announced that it will be integrated into the Kodak Portrait 3D printer ecosystem. The partnership will help provide schools and enterprises with a way to manage files, track printers and materials, and enable printing from networked computers.

May 25, 2018
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Custom Colors
ColorFabb to Launch New Color on Demand Filament Service in June

Color on Demand is a new service coming soon from ColorFabb which will enable you to have the color you want matched and produced. With more choice than ever, you can either order from the dozens of RAL colors or match your own. 

May 24, 2018
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Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
HP Highlights 3D Printing Tech Growth at Global Innovation Summit

HP showcased its growth at its Innovation Summit in Barcelona this week. Highlights include multiple companies, including Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise and ZiggZagg, upgrading to HP Multi Jet Fusion. While others are using the technology to improve their products and designs. 

May 23, 2018
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Inflatable Future
MIT and BMW Develop “Liquid Printed Pneumatics” for Inflatable Car Interiors

BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function. 

May 22, 2018
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A New Race Record?
Volkswagen Uses 3D Printing for Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercar

Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturing company, has unveiled its supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric, which will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs next month. With only a short time-frame to develop the car, the team used 3D printing to prototype components. 

May 19, 2018
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Start Your Engines
ETSEIB Motorsport Uses BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer to Develop Racing Car for Formula Student Competition

ETSEIB Motorsport, the automotive team from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, is now using 3D printing to develop racing cars for the Formula Student competition.

May 16, 2018
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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training
AUGGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.