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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

May 20, 2019
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Productive Production
How 3D Printing Transformed Ashley Furniture’s Production Process

American furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture uses 3D printing to improve production by reducing costs and lead times and encouraging employee creativity.

May 20, 2019
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Sculpting sound for audiences
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials to Improve Sound Quality

British researchers developed a method of 3D printing materials to allow for sound manipulation which they believe could one day result in better sound delivery in concerts and theatres.

May 20, 2019
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The Big Gets Better
BigRep Reveals STUDIO G2 Large-Format 3D Printer at RAPID+TCT

BigRep, the large-scale 3D Printer manufacturer, will be displaying its all-new STUDIO G2 large-format 3D printer at RAPID+TCT this week. A highlight of the presentation is the G2's ability to print engineering-grade materials.

May 17, 2019
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From Prototyping to Production
Bombardier Transportation Installs Stratasys 3D Printer for End-Use Parts

Stratasys, the 3D printer manufacturer, announced that Bombardier Transportation, the mobility solution provider, will use its Stratasys F900 3D Printer to create parts for trains and trams in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 

May 16, 2019
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Finally, You Can Position Panels
Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Beta Released with UX Improvements and Slicing Enhancements

Ultimaker has launched a new beta update to its open-source 3D printing slicer, Cura. This version, Cura 4.1, promises to bring more control to a user's 3D printing workflow.

May 15, 2019
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Super Cute or Super Sad?
3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds

Vets from the University of Queensland are using 3D printing to create models of dog skulls which help educate children on why popular short-nosed dog breeds are problematic pets.

May 15, 2019
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Hussle And Motivate
Rapper Nipsey Hussle Immortalised in 3D Printed Gold Pendant

Nipsey Hussle, an American rapper and community activist, was killed in March. Charlamagne tha God, a radio presenter, gave Hussle's partner Lauren London a 3D printed pendant of the rapper to commemorate him.

May 14, 2019
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It's A Nubbin
Could 3D Printing Tissue Scaffolds Improve Nipple Reconstruction?

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology propose 3D printing tissue-engineered constructs as a graft to assist in nipple reconstruction for women who've undergone a mastectomy.

May 14, 2019
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Cha-ching
Xometry Raises $50 Million in Equity Funding Led by Greenspring Associates

On-demand manufacturing marketplace Xometry announced it raised $50 million in equity funding, bringing it to a total of $113 million raised.

May 13, 2019
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Home Is Where The Heart Is
3D Printed Community for Homeless Coming to Latin America

New Story, a housing charity, is creating a 3D printed community for the homeless in Latin America. The residents of the community will be families earning less than $200 per month.

May 9, 2019
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Business is Booming
Aleph Objects Expands into Europe, Opens HQ in the Netherlands

Aleph Objects, the Colorado-based manufacturer of Lulzbot 3D printers, is expanding its business into Europe with new headquarters in the Netherlands.

May 8, 2019
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Twice As Nice
Zortrax Launches M300 Dual Desktop Industrial 3D Printer

Zortrax has launched the M300 Dual, a double extrusion 3D printer billed as suitable for industrial-grade applications while still small enough to sit on your desktop.

May 8, 2019
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The Hound Wants His Chicken
Hilted Cookware Launches Game of Thrones Inspired Cast Iron Skillet

A Seattle-based cast iron skillet company has launched a Game of Thrones inspired 10-inch skillet dubbed the 'Legend', which boasts a sword handle designed using 3D printing.

May 6, 2019
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Think Smart
Nano Dimension 3D Prints Fully Functional IoT Communication Device

Nano Dimension, an Israeli 3D printed electronics company, announced it has created an additively manufactured, fully functional communication device at a faster speed than all other traditionally made devices.

May 6, 2019
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Scientific Breakthrough
Researchers 3D Print Tissues with Entangled Vascular Networks

Scientists at Rice University developed a new technique for bioprinting tissues, bringing us one step closer to 3D printed organs.