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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.

Featured image of iFix 3D Printing BioPen Receives $1.1 Million in Funding
Saving Vision with iFix Aug 21, 2018
iFix 3D Printing BioPen Receives $1.1 Million in Funding

A BioPen which uses "ink" to treat eye wounds is closer to becoming commercially available thanks to the help of NSW (New South Wales) Medical Devices Fund awarding it $1.1 million.

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Build-it-Yourself! Aug 20, 2018
Educational BOSEbuild Headphone Kit Developed Using 3D Printing

BOSEbuild is a team within the Bose Corporation tasked with the development of audio-based educational kits. The most recent project is a build-it-yourself Bluetooth headphone set which was made possible with 3D printing.

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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Aug 20, 2018
3D Print a Life-Size Tyrion Lannister

A Thingiverse user has 3D printed a life-size version of the Games of Thrones character, Tyrion Lannister. The print took 1,400 hours and is made of ten pieces which took six days to print. 

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New Tool Head for Tiny Prints Aug 19, 2018
Aleph Objects Debuts Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head

The manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, Aleph Objects, has demonstrated an ultra-precise new Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head. It enables you to 3D print accurate penny-scale parts. It will be available to purchase in September.

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New "Advanced" Material Aug 18, 2018
Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. 

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Organ-on-a-chip Aug 16, 2018
TU Wien Researchers 3D Print Artificial Placental Barrier on a Chip

Researchers from TU Wien, a university in Vienna, Austria have used a 3D printing method to create an artificial placental barrier on a chip. Its benefits include enabling researchers to learn more about how the placenta allows the exchange of substances between mother and baby.

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Reducing CO2 Emissions Aug 16, 2018
Autonomous 3D Printed Olli Bus Undergoing Testing at University of Buffalo

Olli, the 3D printed bus developed by Local Motors, is undergoing testing at the University of Buffalo which will inform policy on transportation issues, reliability, and safety.

Featured image of 3D Printed Ballet Shoe “P-rouette” Reduces Pain and Injuries for Dancers
Pain Free! Aug 15, 2018
3D Printed Ballet Shoe “P-rouette” Reduces Pain and Injuries for Dancers

Hadar Neeman is a Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate using 3D printing to make the P-rouette pointe shoe which is more comfortable, protective and durable than traditionally made ballet shoes.

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Rebuilding Coral Reefs! Aug 15, 2018
3D Printing Supports Growth of Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Maldives

To help promote the growth of a coral reef ecosystem in the Maldives, a team has designed and 3D printed an artificial reef made from hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules. The 3D printed reef is being used by the Summer Island Maldives resort to build a new coral reef ecosystem.

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More Women in 3D Printing! Aug 14, 2018
Women in 3D Printing’s “Diversity for A.M. Report” Calls for Widespread Social Change

Women in 3D Printing is an organization which does exactly what it says on the tin. It's dedicated to inspiring, supporting and promoting women using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Its "Diversity for A.M. #Q2 2018 Report" offers some interesting insights into the industry.

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Featured image of Sculpteo Launches New Resin Material Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90
New Material Alert Aug 13, 2018
Sculpteo Launches New Resin Material Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90

Sculpteo, the French 3D printing service recently added a new resin material called Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90. The material offers a strong, sleek finish and is suitable for prototyping or printing mechanical parts.

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Google Earth Miniatures Aug 13, 2018
3D Print Your Local Area from Google Earth using Still Shots and Photogrammetry

Using photogrammetry and a 3D printer, you can create the perfect "new home" gift: A miniature model of your neighborhood or town with the help of Google Earth.

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Brrm Brrm Aug 13, 2018
New Nintendo Labo Kit to Teach Basic Engineering

Earlier this year, Nintendo released its Nintendo Labo platform. A series of cardboard accessories, it enables you to build extensions and peripherals for its Nintendo Switch video game platform. The latest set to be released is the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 3: Vehicle Kit.

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Medical Advancement Aug 10, 2018
University of Minnesota Researchers Develop 3D Printed Device to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a 3D printed device which could help patients who suffer from long-term spinal cord injuries regain some functions.

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Italy Comes to You Aug 9, 2018
Indiana University and Uffizi Gallery Collaborate to 3D Scan Ancient Artifacts

Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy are collaborating to digitize ancient artifacts and sculptures, some of which are now available to view in 3D on a newly launched website.

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Flying High with 3D Printing Aug 9, 2018
Air New Zealand Starts to 3D Print Airplane Parts and Tools

Air New Zealand has partnered with Zenith Tecnica, a company which specializes in 3D printing titanium, and will be using its equipment, such as Arcam's Electron Beam Melting (EBM) process to develop parts and tools.

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3D Printing Meets "Calligraffiti" Aug 8, 2018
Pokras Lampas 3D Prints Lost Soviet-Era ‘Girl with an Oar’ Statue

Russian artist, Pokras Lampas' most recent installation for the 90th anniversary of Moscow's Gorky Park is a 3D printed copy of the famous Soviet sculpture, Girl with an Oar, covered with quotes from modern Russian literature.

Featured image of Boeing HorizonX Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Start-up Digital Alloys
Wings of Metal Aug 8, 2018
Boeing HorizonX Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Start-up Digital Alloys

The venture capital arm of Boeing, Boeing HorizonX, is investing in the Massachusetts-based start-up Digital Alloys. The company has developed a patented high-speed metal 3D printing process called Joule Printing, which is capable of combining multiple metal materials into a single part.

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Under the Sea Aug 8, 2018
Designer Creates Beautiful Plastic Reef Series with Generative Algorithms

Fernando Jerez, a computer science teacher, amateur designer, and 3D printing hobbyist, has been working on a community project called the Plastic Reef series. He recently finished the fourth design for the series.

Featured image of Cameradactyl 3D Printed Camera Smashes Kickstarter Funding Goal
Snap it Up Aug 7, 2018
Cameradactyl 3D Printed Camera Smashes Kickstarter Funding Goal

Now on Kickstarter, the Cameradactyl is a colorful 3D printed 4x5 camera. The project has smashed its funding goal with 16 days left to go.

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