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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

Mar 26, 2018
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Printy and the Brain
Play Ping Pong While Wearing a 3D Printed Brain Scanner?

Researchers from the UK developed a revolutionary 3D printed brain scanner which is effective even when a patient is moving - whether the movement is as simple as nodding their head or as active as playing ping-pong.

Mar 26, 2018
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Goddesses Against Modern Oppression
Iranian Artist Counters Digital Colonialism with “She Who Sees the Unknown” Display

Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian artist and activist who is using ancient illustrations of Middle Eastern dark goddesses to create 12 sculptures using 3D modeling, scanning and printing. Her aim is to fight against "digital colonialism" with the display called She Who Sees the Unknown.

Mar 25, 2018
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Move Over 3D Printing
4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed tensegrity structures using 3D printers. The 3D printed objects dramatically expand when exposed to heat in a process which is also known as 4D printing.

Mar 23, 2018
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Brighten Your Morning Routine
Shower with a 3D Printed Dolphin, Dinosaur or Dragon Head from Zooheads

Brooklyn-based company, Zooheads, is creating interesting 3D printed shower heads for "the wild at heart". Choose from a lion, dragon, dinosaur, shark, crocodile, or many more.

Mar 23, 2018
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DIY Robot
6-Axis Open-Source Robot Arm is Now on Kickstarter

The AR2 6 axis robot launched on Kickstarter - this is an open-source, 3D printable kit which can be built using off-the-shelf components all for under $2,500. 

Mar 23, 2018
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Moving Day
WASP Shamballa Technology Park Can Print Huge Structures

WASP (the World’s Advanced Saving Project) announced that Shamballa Technology Park -- its eco-friendly, sustainable village -- has moved. Now, it's located in an industrial warehouse which is the first service center for large-scale 3D printing in Italy.

Mar 22, 2018
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Keep Smiling
The Microlay Versus is a New Resin 3D Printer Aimed at the Dental Industry

Microlay, the Madrid-based dental printer manufacturer, released a new high-quality 3D printer called The Versus. However, there are several competitors for dental 3D printers out on the market - is it better than its competition?

Mar 22, 2018
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Looking Gorgeous
Chanel Creates 3D Printed Mascara Brush for Better Application

French fashion brand Chanel is launching Le Révolution Volume mascara which has a 3D printed mascara brush. The 3D printed brush is the first of its kind to be manufactured on such a large scale.

Mar 21, 2018
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Cheaper Birthday Surprises
Dad Turns his Kid’s Drawing into a 3D Printed Toy

Doting father, Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff, used 3D modeling and printing to turn his son's drawing into a 3D printed toy and his latest YouTube video shows you how you can do the same.

Mar 20, 2018
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Come Sail Away...
Lehvoss Group Provides Carbon-Reinforced Thermoplastics for World’s First 3D Printed Yacht

Livrea Yacht, an ambitious project from two Italian boat builders, will be the first-ever 3D printed yacht. The Hamburg-based Lehvoss Group is providing the team with carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics to produce parts with dedicated direct extrusion 3D printing technology.

Mar 20, 2018
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Celestial Bodies
Stunning 3D Printed Cathedral of St James in Transparent Resin

Croatian company Vectrino used 3D printing to create a replica of the Šibenik Cathedral of St James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a new exhibition.

Mar 19, 2018
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Scottish Legends
Largest Pictish Stone in Scotland is 3D Scanned

Researchers from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) used 3D scanning to find out more about the largest Pictish Stone in Scotland, UK. This work is part of the ongoing Rae Project which is digitally documenting all of the properties in HES's care.

Mar 18, 2018
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Heartbeats
This 3D Printed Stethoscope is Medical-Grade and Costs $3

Dr. Tarek Loubani developed a 3D printed stethoscope which can be made using recycled plastic in 3 hours for just $3. The device is especially useful in low-income countries which have little access to diagnostic tools.

Mar 15, 2018
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Best of Both Worlds
Fraunhofer IPA Combine 3D Printing and Injection Molding Advantages

Fraunhofer IPA researchers combined additive manufacturing and injection molding to create the Additive Freeform Casting process which benefits from the advantages of both technologies.

Mar 15, 2018
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At One with Nature
3D Printed Cabin of Curiosities Aims to Address Housing Shortage

Startup Emerging Objects has used the 3D printing of recycled material to create the "Cabin of Curiosities". A proof of concept as part of a research project, the cabin, built in a backyard in Oakland, is made up of 3D printed tiles which have pockets for vegetation.