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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

Feb 4, 2019
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Freedom to Color
World’s First Pantone Matching System 3D Filament Line Launched

Finding the perfect colored filament just got a lot easier. Fiberforce launched a line of Pantone Matching System (PMS) 3D printing filaments.

Feb 1, 2019
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Bringing Ancient History to Life
Google Arts and Culture and Stratasys Recreate Historical Artifacts

Google Arts and Culture is using the Stratasys J750 full-colour 3D printing system for its Open Heritage Project to bring historical artifacts to life, by reconstructing and printing them.

Jan 31, 2019
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UAE in 3D
COBOD Concrete Printing Systems to be Distributed in UAE

Danish construction company COBOD International and 3DVinci Creations, a 3D printing tech provider, forged an agreement to distribute printing systems in the United Arab Emirates.

Jan 30, 2019
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Pumping Money into R&D
DePuy Synthes Creating a €36 Million 3D Printing Hub

A Johnson & Johnson-owned franchise is investing €36 million into research and development to create a 3D Printing Development and Launch Center in Ireland.

Jan 29, 2019
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3D Printing Takes Paris Fashion Week
Iris van Herpen Showcases 3D Printed Face Jewelry in Shift Souls Collection

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen showcased her new collection, Shift Souls, at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It featured 3D printed face jewelry and glow-in-the-dark heels.

Jan 29, 2019
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Racing Meets 3D Printing
NASCAR Racer Brad Keselowski Launches 3D Printing Company

Brad Keselowski, the 27-time race winner of the Nascar Cup Series, launched a new company to "pioneer" 3D printing technology and work with clients in defense, aerospace, automotive and energy industries, called Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing.

Jan 28, 2019
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Northern Lights Inspired
BMW Welt’s New Showroom Features Sleek 3D Printing Created Floor

Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish designer responsible for fitting the BMW Welt exhibition space with a stunning terrazzo floor. It's held in place by a 3D printed frame made by Dutch flooring brand Aectual.

Jan 28, 2019
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All Aboard!
URI Students Conquer the Sea: Successfully Print from Resin on the Waves

University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students test the viability of resin-printing onboard the Okeanos Explorer research vessel. The team successfully printed watertight research instrument housings comparable to those created on stable ground.

Jan 28, 2019
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3D Printed Attraction
NCSU Researchers Control 3D Printed Mesh Structures with Magnetic Fields

North Carolina State University researchers created flexible 3D printed mesh structures which are controlled by magnetic fields. They can grab objects, carry water droplets, and expand and contract while floating on water.

Jan 25, 2019
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Reason to Smile
Carbon and Dentsply Sirona Collaborate on 3D-printed Denture System

Carbon, a Silicon Valley 3D printing startup, is collaborating with Dentsply Sirona, a professional dental products and technologies manufacturer, to bring a premium 3D-printed denture material system to market.

Jan 24, 2019
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Printing Hearts in Space
NASA and Techshot Trying To 3D Print Organs In Space

Startup Techshot partnered with NASA to try and develop a bioprinter that will one day 3D print organs at the International Space Station.

Jan 23, 2019
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No Power? No Problem!
Thomas Sanladerer Converts Printrbot Play into Off-Grid Printer

YouTuber and maker Thomas Sanladerer turned a two-year-old Printrbot Play into an off-the-grid printer, which can print for six hours in the harshest of conditions. You can follow his video instructions to make your own.

Jan 23, 2019
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3D Printing Takes to the Skies
US Air Force Installs 3D Printed Part on Operational F-22 Fighter Aircraft

The US Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron installed a 3D printed metal part on an operational F-22 fighter aircraft. The technology will make a significant difference in speeding up the replacement of damaged parts. 

Jan 18, 2019
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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

Jan 17, 2019
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The Future is Now
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Launches to Promote STEM Subjects

SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.