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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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UAE in 3D Jan 31, 2019
COBOD Concrete Printing Systems to be Distributed in UAE

Danish construction company COBOD International and 3DVinci Creations, a 3D printing tech provider, forged an agreement to distribute printing systems in the United Arab Emirates.

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Pumping Money into R&D Jan 30, 2019
DePuy Synthes Creating a €36 Million 3D Printing Hub

A Johnson & Johnson-owned franchise is investing €36 million into research and development to create a 3D Printing Development and Launch Center in Ireland.

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3D Printing Takes Paris Fashion Week Jan 29, 2019
Iris van Herpen Showcases 3D Printed Face Jewelry in Shift Souls Collection

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen showcased her new collection, Shift Souls, at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It featured 3D printed face jewelry and glow-in-the-dark heels.

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Racing Meets 3D Printing Jan 29, 2019
NASCAR Racer Brad Keselowski Launches 3D Printing Company

Brad Keselowski, the 27-time race winner of the Nascar Cup Series, launched a new company to "pioneer" 3D printing technology and work with clients in defense, aerospace, automotive and energy industries, called Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing.

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Northern Lights Inspired Jan 28, 2019
BMW Welt’s New Showroom Features Sleek 3D Printing Created Floor

Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish designer responsible for fitting the BMW Welt exhibition space with a stunning terrazzo floor. It's held in place by a 3D printed frame made by Dutch flooring brand Aectual.

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All Aboard! Jan 28, 2019
URI Students Conquer the Sea: Successfully Print from Resin on the Waves

University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students test the viability of resin-printing onboard the Okeanos Explorer research vessel. The team successfully printed watertight research instrument housings comparable to those created on stable ground.

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3D Printed Attraction Jan 28, 2019
NCSU Researchers Control 3D Printed Mesh Structures with Magnetic Fields

North Carolina State University researchers created flexible 3D printed mesh structures which are controlled by magnetic fields. They can grab objects, carry water droplets, and expand and contract while floating on water.

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Nanotechnology Jan 25, 2019
3D Printing Nano Structures: Aether Collaborates with UCL and Loughborough University

Aether, the startup offering AI-enhanced 3D bioprinting, is developing a new approach to 3D printing nanotechnology by collaborating with University College London (UCL) and Loughborough University researchers.

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Reason to Smile Jan 25, 2019
Carbon and Dentsply Sirona Collaborate on 3D-printed Denture System

Carbon, a Silicon Valley 3D printing startup, is collaborating with Dentsply Sirona, a professional dental products and technologies manufacturer, to bring a premium 3D-printed denture material system to market.

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Printing Hearts in Space Jan 24, 2019
NASA and Techshot Trying To 3D Print Organs In Space

Startup Techshot partnered with NASA to try and develop a bioprinter that will one day 3D print organs at the International Space Station.

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No Power? No Problem! Jan 23, 2019
Thomas Sanladerer Converts Printrbot Play into Off-Grid Printer

YouTuber and maker Thomas Sanladerer turned a two-year-old Printrbot Play into an off-the-grid printer, which can print for six hours in the harshest of conditions. You can follow his video instructions to make your own.

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3D Printing Takes to the Skies Jan 23, 2019
US Air Force Installs 3D Printed Part on Operational F-22 Fighter Aircraft

The US Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron installed a 3D printed metal part on an operational F-22 fighter aircraft. The technology will make a significant difference in speeding up the replacement of damaged parts. 

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Biodegradable Writing Matter Jan 21, 2019
Batch.works and Paperchase Launch Collection of Sustainable 3D Printed Stationery

Paperchase has partnered up with the London-based 3D printing startup Batch.works to develop a collection of biodegradable stationery, including 3D printed ballpoint pens and pen pots. 

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Crystal Power Jan 21, 2019
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3D Print Jan 20, 2019
Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture

The New Raw, a research & design studio, launched a Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, where residents can recycle plastic garbage into colourful 3D printed urban furniture. 

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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon Jan 18, 2019
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

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The Future is Now Jan 17, 2019
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Launches to Promote STEM Subjects

SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.

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Cinderella's 3D Printer Jan 16, 2019
Ica & Kostika Launch 3D Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection

The footwear brand Ica & Kostika used 3D printing to create an exciting range of shoes called the Exobiology collection. Although they appear to prioritize fashion over comfort, 3D printing provides wearers with a close fit to their natural foot shape.

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Bridge to the Future Jan 15, 2019
China’s First 3D Printed Footbridge Unveiled in Shanghai

A 3D printed footbridge – the first of its kind in China – spanning 15 meters over a small lake was recently unveiled in Shanghai. Coin Robotic and Shanghai Machinery Construction Group created the printer and Polymaker provided the plastic.

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Papa Ray Saves the Day Jan 14, 2019
3-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm From Family Friend

Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.

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