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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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Smooth Operator Dec 5, 2018
Zortrax Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing Device – Review the Specs

Engineered to smooth 3D prints to the point of being indistinguishable from injection molded parts, the Zortrax Apoller is a smart new device for professional print post-processing. Join us as we review all we know about this spiffy new desktop device.

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Speeding Up Manufacturing Dec 5, 2018
Ford 3D Print Brackets for Shelby Mustang GT500 Brake Lines

Ford, the American car maker, is using 3D printing to make improvements in its manufacturing process, specifically in the 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 car model brake line which will now have two 3D printed brackets. 

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3D Printed Jaw Provides Confidence Dec 4, 2018
Cancer Patient Receives World-First 3D Printed Jaw Reconstruction

In a world first reconstruction, a woman from Melbourne, Australia has been fitted with a 3D printed jaw and teeth after her own were removed due to cancer.

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Perfect Fit Dec 3, 2018
Arí van Twillert Launches Comfortable and Stylish 3D Printed Lingerie

Arí van Twillert claims to be the "world's first true 3D fit lingerie specialist". She uses 3D scanning, 20,000 data points, a software engineer and a 3D printed support element to make the most comfortable bra possible.

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Put Down the Paint Brush Nov 30, 2018
RePaint: AI-Powered 3D Printing System Accurately Reproduces Artwork

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed RePaint, an AI-powered, 3D printing system which can accurately reproduce your favorite oil painting. 

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From Cameras to Ceramics Nov 30, 2018
Canon Announces 3D Printing Technology and Material for Highly Accurate Ceramic Parts

Canon, the Japanese company best known for its cameras, has announced that it has developed a ceramic 3D printing technology and material which is "highly-accurate" and capable of producing parts with complex geometries.

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FDA Approved Nov 29, 2018
Materialise Validates Stratasys and Ultimaker for its Mimics inPrint Anatomical Models Software

Stratasys and Materialise, two well-known 3D printing providers, are bringing together their technologies of PolyJet technology and FDA-cleared Mimics inPrint software to aid production of anatomical models.

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Sweet 3D Printed Sounds Nov 29, 2018
Lenco-MD is World’s First 3D Printed Record Player Now Available on Kickstarter

Lenco-MD is the world's first 3D printed, modular record player aims to encourage us to learn about technology and music. Live on Kickstarter, the project has already scooped up a Best Innovation award at IFA Berlin 2018. 

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Going for Gold Nov 28, 2018
TRUMPF Green Laser Technology 3D Prints Copper and Gold

TRUMPF, a worldwide provider of machine tools, has announced the introduction of copper and gold 3D printing thanks to green laser technology.

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Future Meets Classic Nov 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz is 3D Printing Genuine Replacement Parts for Classic Cars

In a new scheme called "Future meets Classic," Mercedes-Benz is using 3D printing to produce genuine replacement parts for a range of classic cars, including a 3D printed inside mirror base and spark plug holder for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé.

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3D Printed Cabin Interiors Nov 27, 2018
Ethiad Airways Partners with EOS and BigRep to Improve Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Etihad Airways Engineering has partnered with EOS and installed a BigRep One machine to improve its aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO).

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Medical Breakthrough Nov 26, 2018
3D Printed Scaffolds May Help Cancer Patients Regrow Breast Tissue After Mastectomy

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology are working on regrowing breast tissue after a patient has undergone a mastectomy. To achieve this, they are implanting a 3D printed biodegradable polymer scaffold.

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See Clearly Now Nov 25, 2018
DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera

It's possible to build your own low-cost fluorescence microscope – just use either a USB microscope or a DSLR with 3D printed parts and follow the tutorial from maker Jonathan Bumstead.

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Money, Money, Money Nov 23, 2018
Nano Dimension Hopes to Raise $28.8 million on NASDAQ

Nano Dimension, the Israeli 3D printed electronics company, made a public offering of American Depositary Shares and submitted an SEC Filing explaining that it hopes to raise funding of $28.8 million to advance technologies and expedite the company's growth.

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Zooom Nov 22, 2018
BigRep 3D Prints Working NERA Electric Motorcycle

NOWLAB is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary design studio. It was here that Marco Mattia Cristofori with Maximilian Sedlak developed the world's first 3D printed functional e-motorcycle. They call it the NERA e-motorcycle.

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3D Printed Snack Nov 21, 2018
Nova Meat 3D Prints Vegetable Proteins to Create Textured Synthetic Meat

Nova Meat, a Barcelona-based company started by researcher Giuseppe Scionti, has developed a meat substitute which is made from plants and a 3D printer.

Featured image of 3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers
Healing Insoles Nov 20, 2018
3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers

Purdue University researchers use 3D printing to develop a shoe insole which could speed up the healing process of diabetic ulcers and help patients avoid amputation. 

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Lift Off Nov 16, 2018
Autodesk and NASA Create Interplanetary Lander Using Generative Design

Autodesk has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design an energy and cost efficient interplanetary lander. Then lander structure is heavily reliant on generative design, which helps achieve significant performance savings.

Featured image of HRE Wheels and GE Additive Develop 3D Printed Titanium Concept Wheel
Hot Wheels Nov 16, 2018
HRE Wheels and GE Additive Develop 3D Printed Titanium Concept Wheel

HRE Wheels has partnered with GE Additive to develop a 3D printed conceptual wheel made from titanium called the HRE3D+ wheel. 

Featured image of Cura 3.6 Offers Plug-ins & Material Profiles via a new “Marketplace”
Free to Download & Try Out Nov 15, 2018
Cura 3.6 Offers Plug-ins & Material Profiles via a new “Marketplace”

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open-source 3D printing slicer has been updated once again. The software now offers a convenient way to manage plug-ins and material profiles called the Marketplace. Download Cura 3.6 for free from Ultimaker’s website.

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