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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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3D Power Up Oct 22, 2018
Researchers to 3D Print Lithium-Ion Batteries in Any Shape or Size

Say goodbye to conventionally shaped rectangular or cylindrical batteries. Scientists from Duke University and Texas State University are in the early stages of developing 3D printed lithium-ion batteries which could offer interesting possibilities. 

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From Big to Small Scale Oct 18, 2018
Tonkin Liu Architects Develop Stent for Tracheal Transplant Patients

Two architects from studio Tonkin Liu have developed a 3D printed stent prototype that can adapt to a patient's throat after they've undergone tracheal transplant surgery. 

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Q4 Come Around Oct 18, 2018
3D Hubs Releases Digital Manufacturing Trend Report for Q4 2018

The latest "Digital Manufacturing Trends" report for Q4 2018 from 3D printing network 3D Hubs has been released. In this quarter, we see new printers rising, Austin take over New York as the second 3D print city, and the SLA/DLP market share increased.

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Plasti-saurus Rex Oct 16, 2018
TrussFormer Creates Large-Scale Kinetic Structures Made From Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Connectors

Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have developed an integrated end-to-end software solution called TrussFormer. It allows users to design large-scale kinetic structures produced from plastic bottles and 3D printed connectors.

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$10 Million AM Center Oct 16, 2018
XJet Opens World’s Largest AM Center for Metals and Ceramics in Israel

XJet, the Israeli company that develops ceramic and metal 3D printing solutions has opened the doors to its new additive manufacturing center in Rehovot, Israel.

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Simplifying a Depression Diagnosis Oct 15, 2018
MIT Artificial Intelligence Predicts Depression from Patient’s Speech

Researchers at MIT have developed a neural network Artificial Intelligence model to analyze text and audio clips to help doctors diagnose depression from natural conversation.

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Laser Metal 3D Printer for Less Oct 15, 2018
LAR100: A Metal 3D Printer Starting at €69,900

The LAR100 is a new laser metal 3D printer designed for fast production of numerous parts for a competitive price. Check its specs and features in this article.

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No Human Error Oct 15, 2018
Digital Metal Launches Fully Automated No-Hand Production Concept for Metal 3D Printers

Swedish company, Digital Metal, has launched a fully automated no-hand production concept for its high-precision binder jetting 3D metal printers.

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Printing Puppy Paws Oct 12, 2018
Surgically Planning Bento the Puppy’s Recovery with 3D Printing

When Bento the puppy from Cleveland, US, fractured his forearm, there were multiple people willing to lend a helping hand. As a result, the puppy is back on his four feet after receiving surgery planned out using 3D printing technology.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Oct 11, 2018
PrintYourMind3D Launch Contest for Students to Solve Waste PLA Problem

PrintYourMind3D, the Canadian 3D print reseller, has launched a contest aimed at Alberta students which hopes to tackle 3D printer waste with new innovative disposal methods. 

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Mussel In Oct 10, 2018
Z Spools is an Environmentally-Friendly Filament Made from Invasive Quagga Mussels

Lorena James is a Davidson University sophomore who developed a 3D printing filament using invasive quagga mussels. She now plans to mass produce this environmentally-friendly filament.

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Smart Plastics Oct 10, 2018
Researchers 3D Print Objects which Send Data Without using Power

University of Washington researchers have developed 3D printed plastic objects which communicate wirelessly to transmit data about their uses without requiring batteries or electronics. 

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Brighten Up Your Home Oct 9, 2018
Gantri 3D Prints Sustainable Lamps Imagined by Designers Worldwide

Gantri is a design company focusing on creating high-quality, low-cost sustainable lamps made from PLA. The resulting designer products have a price tag under the $300 mark and support designers all around the world.

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As usual, download it for free Oct 9, 2018
Cura 3.5 Update: New Slicing Features and Improved UX

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open source, 3D printing slicer is now getting another update which offers new slicing features and improved UX. Download Cura 3.5 from the Ultimaker website.

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Partially printable Oct 8, 2018
Mini Launches Limited Edition Cooper S GT Edition in France

Mini has launched a car which pays homage to its rare original MINI 1275 GT. The new Cooper S GT Edition is limited edition, makes use of 3D printing, and only 150 units are available in France.

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Clever Robots Oct 4, 2018
US Navy and Lockheed Martin Are Building AI-Driven 3D Printing Robots

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are working together to explore how artificial intelligence can be integrated into 3D printing robots in order to optimize the production of 3D printed parts.

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New Material! Oct 2, 2018
Aleph Objects Launches Open-Source Hardware Material PETg by IC3D

Aleph Objects, the manufacturer of the popular LulzBot 3D printers, added a second certified open-source filament to its range. Their PETG filament by IC3D is now available on the Aleph Objects website.

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Swarming Robots! Oct 1, 2018
MIT’s Insect-Like Robots Can Build Solid Structures

MIT's Mediated Matter Group has taken inspiration from insects and developed small construction robots called Fiberbots which work together to create large structures using fiberglass. 

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2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup Begins Soon Oct 1, 2018
Partially 3D Printed Electric Bike Will Race at the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup

Energica Motor Company, the Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer, and CRP Technology, the 3D Printing company, worked together on 2019 Ego Corsa race bikes for the upcoming FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. 

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Rebuilding Syria’s Treasures, Bit by Bit Sep 30, 2018
#NewPalmyra Launches #Palmyraverse Online Space with Monthly Prompts to Create

The NewPalmyra project is an effort to reconstruct the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria using modern technologies. The project has now launched Palmyraverse, an online space to view the resulting monuments.

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