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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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Better Surfacing Nov 15, 2018
DyeMansion Introduces New Colors and Vaporfuse Surfacing at Formnext

At Formnext 2018, DyeMansion is introducing new colored dyes and materials to its portfolio and a technology which it claims can achieve surfaces that rival injection molded parts, called Vaporfuse Surfacing (VFS). 

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Rubbery Thermoplastic Elastomer Nov 14, 2018
Sinterit Launches TPE for its Desktop SLS 3D Printers

Sinterit has launched a new TPE material type for its Lisa desktop SLS 3D printers. The material is the company's first thermoplastic elastomer, and is on display at Formnext 2018. 

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Safe for Schools Nov 13, 2018
XYZprinting Announces New 3D Printing Materials at Formnext 2018

At Formnext, which starts today, XYZprinting is unveiling three new PLA-based printing materials which are aimed at hobbyist and professional 3D printing needs. An antibacterial PLA, a copper metallic PLA, and a carbon PLA, the materials complement a busy showing for the company this week.

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World First 4K 3D Printer Nov 12, 2018
EnvisionTEC Perfactory P4K: 4K DLP Projection Enhanced by AI

EnvisionTEC, a provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions, has announced ahead of Formnext that it is debuting a DLP-based 3D printer. What's unique about this printer is that it utilizes a 4K projector with artificial intelligence. 

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Sticky Subject Nov 12, 2018
Thought3D and Owens Corning Collaborate to Launch Magigoo PP-GF for XSTRAND GF30-PP

Thought3D, known for its 3D printing adhesives, worked with Owens Corning, the world leader in fiberglass composite materials to launch Magigoo PP-GF which works with the latter's XStrand GF30-PP material. 

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Czech Out the New Updates Nov 9, 2018
Prusa Releases Autumn Update with Information about Powder-Coated Sheets

Josef Průša, founder of Prusa Research, has released a blog post sharing information about Prusament status, MMU2.0, and, most interestingly, powder-coated sheets updates. This comes before his 2018 final recap.

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Ceramics and Metal Nov 8, 2018
Nanoe Launches Zetaprint Desktop 3D Printer for Ceramic and Metal Printing at Formnext

Nanoe, the developer of ready-to-sinter Nanopowders for the ceramic industry, is to launch a metal and ceramic desktop 3D printing system at Formnext. Called Zetaprint, the system will debut alongside the company's new Zetamix stainless steel 316 filament. 

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Freezing Conditions Nov 6, 2018
Clean2Antartica to Drive 3D Printed Truck Across Antartica this Month

Clean2Antartica is a "playful" project started by Edwin and Liesbeth ter Velde which will see them drive a 3D printed truck from Antartica's base camp to the South Pole.

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3D Printed Violin Hits All the Right Notes Nov 5, 2018
Ottawa String Ensemble Perform World Premiere on 3D Printed Instruments

On Sunday at Ottawa City Hall, a world premiere occurred: An ensemble playing only 3D printed instruments performed traditional chamber music. The all-female ensemble is called 3D String Theory. 

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New Filament Nov 2, 2018
Verbatim Launches Bio-Friendly Durabio 3D Printing Filament

Verbatim, the data storage and recently 3D printing filament company, has launched a new bio-friendly filament called Durabio. The company will be at Formnext this month to discuss this latest development.

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Heart of the Matter Nov 1, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Bioprinting Technique That Could Help Combat Heart Disease

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D bioprinting technique that enables local control over an object's firmness. It could one day be used to create patient-specific artificial vessels and organs.  

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Raising the Standards Oct 31, 2018
$2.6 Million Two-Year Aerospace Standardization Project Launched for Titomic Kinetic Fusion Technology

Australian based metal additive manufacturing company, Titomic Limited, has partnered with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), CSIRO and RMIT University in a $2.6 million deal to meet aeronautical standards for the company’s Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology.

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Formnext Teaser Oct 31, 2018
Apium Additive Technologies Announce Polypropylene 3D Printing Material

Apium Additive Technologies, the 3D printing manufacturer, has launched a polypropylene (PP) material to its additive manufacturing portfolio. More news from the company will be announced at Formnext in November.

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Safety First Oct 30, 2018
Lockheed Martin First to Receive UL Additive Manufacturing Safety Certification

Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense giant, is the first company to be certified for Additive Manufacturing safety by UL, the global safety consulting and certification company.

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#3DActivist Oct 29, 2018
3D Printed Sculpture of Parkland Shooting Victim is Displayed in Times Square

Manuel Oliver, the father of a student who was killed in the school shooting in Parkland, has 3D printed a life-size sculpture of his son "Guac". The sculpture is a protest against the pending legality of 3D printed guns and was put on display in Times Square.

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Delicious 3D Prints Oct 28, 2018
3D Printed Chocolate for the Digital Age Campaign Now Live on Kickstarter

Classic chocolate making techniques meet 3D printing in the Kickstarter campaign "Chocolate for the Digital Age". Chocolatier Ryan L Foote is hoping to raise $7,100 to create nature-inspired shapes with daring, locally-inspired flavors.

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Sweet Apple Patent Oct 26, 2018
Apple Patent for Triangular Tessellation 3D Models Granted

This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a series of granted patents made by Apple. One of the 46 patents granted shows a new way to create 3D print models.

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3D Printed Fashion Oct 25, 2018
The Girl and the Machine 3D Printed Knitwear Now Live on Kickstarter

Now launched on Kickstarter is a 3D printed knitwear campaign by The Girl and the Machine which aims to reduce consumption by providing high quality, luxurious merino wool jumpers made to meet your tastes and sizing exactly.

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Printed for Audiophiles Oct 24, 2018
How 3D Printing helped Askja Audio To Achieve High-Quality Sound and Design Freedom

Askja Audio, a French company creating systems for audiophiles, reveals how important 3D printing processes are to its manufacturing process. 

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3D Printed Style Oct 22, 2018
This 3D Printed Titanium Watch Strap Consists of 4000 Tiny Pieces

Uniform Wares, Swiss Made Luxury online store for watches, recently collaborated with Betatype, the additive manufacturing company, to create a unique titanium watch strap using 3D printing.

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