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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

Oct 16, 2018
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Plasti-saurus Rex
TrussFormer Creates Large-Scale Kinetic Structures Made From Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Connectors

Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have developed an integrated end-to-end software solution called TrussFormer. It allows users to design large-scale kinetic structures produced from plastic bottles and 3D printed connectors.

Oct 16, 2018
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$10 Million AM Center
XJet Opens World’s Largest AM Center for Metals and Ceramics in Israel

XJet, the Israeli company that develops ceramic and metal 3D printing solutions has opened the doors to its new additive manufacturing center in Rehovot, Israel.

Oct 15, 2018
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Simplifying a Depression Diagnosis
MIT Artificial Intelligence Predicts Depression from Patient’s Speech

Researchers at MIT have developed a neural network Artificial Intelligence model to analyze text and audio clips to help doctors diagnose depression from natural conversation.

Oct 15, 2018
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Laser Metal 3D Printer for Less
LAR100: A Metal 3D Printer Starting at €69,900

The LAR100 is a new laser metal 3D printer designed for fast production of numerous parts for a competitive price. Check its specs and features in this article.

Oct 15, 2018
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No Human Error
Digital Metal Launches Fully Automated No-Hand Production Concept for Metal 3D Printers

Swedish company, Digital Metal, has launched a fully automated no-hand production concept for its high-precision binder jetting 3D metal printers.

Oct 12, 2018
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Printing Puppy Paws
Surgically Planning Bento the Puppy’s Recovery with 3D Printing

When Bento the puppy from Cleveland, US, fractured his forearm, there were multiple people willing to lend a helping hand. As a result, the puppy is back on his four feet after receiving surgery planned out using 3D printing technology.

Oct 11, 2018
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
PrintYourMind3D Launch Contest for Students to Solve Waste PLA Problem

PrintYourMind3D, the Canadian 3D print reseller, has launched a contest aimed at Alberta students which hopes to tackle 3D printer waste with new innovative disposal methods. 

Oct 10, 2018
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Mussel In
Z Spools is an Environmentally-Friendly Filament Made from Invasive Quagga Mussels

Lorena James is a Davidson University sophomore who developed a 3D printing filament using invasive quagga mussels. She now plans to mass produce this environmentally-friendly filament.

Oct 10, 2018
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Smart Plastics
Researchers 3D Print Objects which Send Data Without using Power

University of Washington researchers have developed 3D printed plastic objects which communicate wirelessly to transmit data about their uses without requiring batteries or electronics. 

Oct 9, 2018
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As usual, download it for free
Cura 3.5 Update: New Slicing Features and Improved UX

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open source, 3D printing slicer is now getting another update which offers new slicing features and improved UX. Download Cura 3.5 from the Ultimaker website.

Oct 8, 2018
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Partially printable
Mini Launches Limited Edition Cooper S GT Edition in France

Mini has launched a car which pays homage to its rare original MINI 1275 GT. The new Cooper S GT Edition is limited edition, makes use of 3D printing, and only 150 units are available in France.

Oct 4, 2018
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Clever Robots
US Navy and Lockheed Martin Are Building AI-Driven 3D Printing Robots

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are working together to explore how artificial intelligence can be integrated into 3D printing robots in order to optimize the production of 3D printed parts.

Oct 2, 2018
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New Material!
Aleph Objects Launches Open Source Hardware Material PETg by IC3D

Aleph Objects, the manufacturer of the popular LulzBot 3D printers, added a second certified open source filament to its range. Their PETg filament by IC3D is now available on the Aleph Objects website.

Sep 29, 2018
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And yes, it’s also open source
Original Prusa SL1 Resin 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Prusa Research launches an open-source resin 3D printer called Original Prusa SL1. Let‘s review the specs of this highly interesting machine.

Sep 28, 2018
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COBOD Sells Construction Robots
New 3D Printed Houses from Construction Company COBOD International

3D Printhuset, the Danish 3D printing supplier, has announced that it has created a new construction printing company called COBOD International. With this news, the company also launched drone footage of the BOD, its first 3D printed building.