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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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Aug 28, 2019
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No More Stair Stepping
Nonplanar 3D Printing Gives Curvy Top Layers

Researchers from the University of Hamburg are developing a Slic3r modification that improves print surface quality using Nonplanar layers. Printing in three dimensions simultaneously it results in smooth surfaces with no stair-stepping effect.

Aug 26, 2019
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How 3D Printing is Speeding up the Development of Electric Cars

Electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular and 3D printing is helping to speed up their design and development in the case of many manufacturers.

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Aug 17, 2019
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Could You Design a Labyrinth Board Game Figure?

MyMiniFactory announces a partnership with Ravensburger to find designers for officially licensed 3D printable Labyrinth board game pieces.

Aug 14, 2019
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3D Printed Liver Model Makes Live Donation Possible for Mother and Son

To plan a liver transplant between mother and son, surgeons from Salt Lake City, Utah used 3D imaging to 3D print the models of both livers to make surgery easier. 

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Aug 12, 2019
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This 3D Printer Prints Whatever You Want – Without STLs

Researchers from Virginia Tech showcased a 3D printing device called Source Form that uses crowdsourced data to create objects based on requests. Could it make STL files redundant?

Aug 9, 2019
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$949 3D Scanner
Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 10+ with 3D Scanning Capabilities

Of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 range, the Galaxy Note 10+ offers a 3D scanning and modeling function that can result in 3D printable files making it a useful companion for 3D printers.

Aug 7, 2019
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This Man’s 3D Printed Bionic Arm is Thought-Controlled

An orthopedic technician used 3D scanning and printing to design and build a thought-controlled bionic arm and hand for a man born without most of his left arm.

Aug 6, 2019
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Is A 3D Printed Skateboard Good Enough For A Pro Skateboarder?

Roboze, an Italian company that manufactures 3D printing solutions, has collaborated with a surf shop to build a fully 3D printed skateboard.

Aug 5, 2019
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Industrial Designer 3D Prints Conductive Origami Light Fixtures

Yael Akirav, an Industrial Designer and graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, uses 3D printing to create beautiful "conductive origami" light fixtures.

Jul 31, 2019
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Put Your Cat on a Diet With a 3D Printed Food Dispenser

Cat lover Piotr Westfalewicz spent a year and a half building an automatic cat feeder which also tracks the cat's weight and eating speed. The design is open source so you can create your own. 

Jul 29, 2019
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New University Course Focuses on Legal Issues in 3D Printing Industry

A new course is trying to prepare students for a world where additive manufacturing continues to gain prominence, by trying to address legal issues in the 3D printing industry.

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Jul 26, 2019
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3D Printed Concrete Pillars Set the Stage at the Origen Festival

Students from ETH Zurich have 3D printed nine unique pillars to be used as a stage by dancers at the Origen Festival in the Swiss Alps. 

Jul 25, 2019
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Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used a modified 3D printer to create a magnetic device out of liquids.

Jul 17, 2019
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Cadbury Celebrates World Chocolate Day with Dairy Milk 3D Printer

Cadbury, the giant confectionery brand, launched its first-ever milk chocolate 3D printer to celebrate World Chocolate Day.

Jul 16, 2019
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Polish Electric Motorbike Brand Falectra Developed 3D Printed Prototype with Zortrax

Designer Piotr Krzyczkowski created an environmentally and economically friendly motorbike for urban environments – without the help of 3D printing, this wouldn’t have been possible.

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