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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.

By Hanna Watkin

Jul 3, 2018
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Easy-Peasy Printing
Easy-Peelzy is a Magnetic Printing Surface Your Prints will Stick and Not Stick to

Easy-Peelzy is a very simple to use magnetic printing surface for your 3D printer. It's soft, flexible and if it doesn't fit your printer, you can cut it into the right shape.

Jul 2, 2018
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Dirt Homes, 3D Printed
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building

Assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, is working on using soil and 3D printers to build houses and roads where concrete isn’t readily available.

Jul 1, 2018
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New Tech
Matter and Form Release V2 Desktop 3D Scanner to Replace V1

Matter and Form, creator of one of the more popular affordable 3D scanners, has released its next big thing: the Matter and Form V2. Replacement to its namesake V1 scanner, V2 introduces quicker scanning modes with the add-on +Quickscan, and a more rounded workflow for beginners and pros alike.

Jun 30, 2018
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It’ll grow on you
Pro Photographers take “Potato Camera” Literally to Find Out if they Really Take Terrible Images

Taking the internet phrase for a terrible quality image or video literally, Niko Pueringer, the founder and creative director or Corridor Crew, decided to create a "potato camera" to see whether potatoes really do take bad photos.

Jun 28, 2018
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Tested and Tough
Makerbot’s New Tough Filament Offers a Mechanically Superior Alternative to ABS

The 3D printer manufacturer Makerbot has recently unveiled Makerbot Tough, a filament that is designed for 3D printing functional prototypes. This new material seems to be an upgrade over ABS, offering twice the impact strength and reduced warping.

Jun 28, 2018
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Beneficial for Both
Nexeo Solutions Expands 3D Printing Portfolio With Polymaker Filaments Worldwide

Nexeo Solutions, the industrial chemicals and plastics distributor, is expanding its 3D printing portfolio with filaments for industrial use from Polymaker. 

Jun 28, 2018
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Sketchfab Launches Online Store After Successful 6-Month Beta Trial

Early 2018, Sketchfab launched its own online store in beta. After proving to be a success, the company is now officially launching the store just six months after beta. 

Jun 27, 2018
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Stable Cura 3.4 Available to Download
Ultimaker Releases Cura 3.4 After Successful Beta Trial

After a successful beta trial, Ultimaker is releasing a new version of its popular slicing software, Cura 3.4. You can download it now from the company's website for free.

Jun 26, 2018
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Build, Modify, Print
Build and Modify Your Own 3D Printing Pen with a Kit from 3D Simo

3Dsimo is a company focused on multi-purpose tools for 3D printing projects. Their latest release is an open source 3D printing pen kit that encourages you to modify it for your own purposes. Better yet, if you break the pen, you can simply 3D print replacement parts.

Jun 25, 2018
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Vive to Advance Medicine?
Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter

Here’s one ingenious method of navigating MRI scanner data: With the help of 3D printing, some software, and a tablet, you can zoom through your brain.

Jun 25, 2018
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Certainly No Heart of Glass
Students 3D Print Prosthetic Feet for “Debbie Harry” Chicken

Students from West Michigan Aviation Academy recently worked on an extracurricular project which was rather different from the average. Their task was to create prosthetic feet for an urban chicken who lost hers to frost bite.

Jun 25, 2018
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3D Printing Hearts
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch

BioLife4D, a biotech company, is working on printing a viable human heart which is suitable for transplant. But, the company claims to have reached a significant milestone and successfully 3D bioprinted a human cardiac patch. 

Jun 23, 2018
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Beauty and an Ulterior Motive
Shapeways Launches Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has launched an in-house collection of fully customizable 3D printed jewelry. Called Spring & Wonder, the products and brand were designed in two months to demonstrate what Shapeways can do for other companies wanting to incorporate mass personalization.

Jun 20, 2018
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Don't Try This At Home!
Watch this YouTuber Cast an Extruder Body in Aluminum

In a recent video YouTuber MyfordBoy duplicates a metal part using a novel process involving 3D printing, a sand mold and casting aluminum. Don't try this at home, but definitely enjoy the craftsmanship at work.

Jun 19, 2018
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On Demand Anatomical Models
3D Systems Launches On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service

3D Systems has announced a new service called the On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service, which will enable medical professionals to upload and 3D print digital files through the company. The idea is to make 3D printing models more accessible for the entire healthcare community.