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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

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Jul 11, 2019
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$118MM Raised so Far
Robert Bosch Venture Capital Joins Xometry’s Series D Funding Round

Xometry, the Maryland-based rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturing company, announced that joining its Series D funding round is Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC).

Jul 10, 2019
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Far Out
Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions

The European Space Agency is working on a project to 3D print living tissue for uses in space exploration. So far, it's used bio-printing to create bone and skin samples which could be recreated in a low-gravity environment. 

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Jul 10, 2019
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Doesn’t work with some USB-Chargers
Confirmed: Raspberry Pi 4 has a USB-C Design Problem

The Raspberry Pi 4 was released last month boasting more RAM, a faster CPU, and USB 3.0, but a non-compliant USB-C charging port means it doesn't work with certain USB-C cables.

Jul 9, 2019
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Strategic Alternatives
Nano Dimension Cuts Workforce by 20% and Launches New 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Ltd. has to cut its workforce by 20% while also seeking "strategic alternatives." However, it will also launch a 3D printer with "substantial performance improvements".

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Jul 9, 2019
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A Better Bin
Product Designer 3D Prints Smart Trash Can Prototype to Reduce Food Waste

Product design engineer Daniel Lloyd worked with Ogle Models to develop a semi-functional 3D printed prototype of his "smart bin" which was designed to reduce food waste throughout homes in the UK.

Jul 8, 2019
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...and it shoots 10 balls per second
YouTuber 3D Prints World’s Largest Nerf Gatling Gun

YouTuber and maker Ivan Miranda has 3D printed the world's largest nerf gatling gun that shoots 10 balls per second at more than 60 miles per hour.

Jul 5, 2019
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Clever Design
Volkswagen uses AI and 3D Printing to Produce Lightweight Car Parts

VW, the German automotive manufacturer, has trained Artificial Intelligence to change how car components are made and is manufacturing the resulting parts using 3D printers.

Jul 4, 2019
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3Data
This Country is 3D Printing Data to Help Make Policy Decisions

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio is using 3D printing to inform education policy decision making by translating complex data into visual objects so they're easier to understand.

Jul 2, 2019
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Who Would You Vote For?
Here are the Finalists for the Women in 3D Printing Award

Four finalists have been announced for the first Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award, which was set up to recognize women in 3D printing.

Jul 1, 2019
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Walking on Air
New Balance and Formlabs Launch TripleCell 3D Printing Platform to Reduce Sole Weight

New Balance, sports footwear and apparel manufacturer, launched a new platform called TripleCell which was created with Formlabs 3D printing technology. 

Jul 1, 2019
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Double Double
BCN3D Doubles Productivity for Small Series Printing Using IDEX Technology

Barcelona-based 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D is giving an inside look at its print farm, where it uses Independent Dual Extruder "IDEX" technology to produce parts more efficiently.

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Jun 28, 2019
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Growing and Growing
Carbon Raises $260 Million in Growth Funding Round

Carbon, the 3D printing platform, announced a new $260 million growth funding round which brings the company's valuation to $2.4 billion. Funding will be spent on R&D, software, personnel, and materials.

Jun 28, 2019
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Free Shipping!
Prusa Offering Free Shipping to Celebrate Selling 100K 3D Printers

Prusa Research, a 3D printer manufacturer and fastest growing tech company in Central Europe, is celebrating a milestone by releasing a behind-the-scenes video for its fans and offering free shipping for one week.

Jun 24, 2019
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Flexible Yet Tough
MIT Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh to Support Healing of Soft Tissues

MIT’s engineers have designed 3D printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces which they can "tune" to a patient's body to support soft tissues during the healing process.

Jun 24, 2019
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Making Moves in Concrete Printing
Mobile Concrete 3D Printer to Automate Pavement Slab Construction

PrintStones, a start-up based in Vienna, Austria, has developed a mobile concrete 3D printer which it believes will automate the construction of pavement and concrete slabs directly on the construction site.

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