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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.

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Sack These Shoes Aug 6, 2018
Under Armour Releases 3D Printed Sneakers to Celebrate Hall of Fame Induction of Ray Lewis

To celebrate Ray Lewis' recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Under Armour is honoring the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and two-time Super Bowl champion with a limited edition version of its 3D printed ArchiTech Futurist sneakers. 

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Regrowing Bones Aug 3, 2018
Researchers Print Bone Implants to Treat Non-Healing Defects

Researchers from NYU Langone Health have developed 3D printed bone implants that encourage new bone growth, dissolving as they are replaced. This could make a huge difference to the lives of those suffering from non-healing bone defects.

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Sneak PEEK at New Materials Aug 3, 2018
Victrex Introduces New PAEK Products for Additive Manufacturing

Victrex, the British-based supplier of high performance polymer solutions, has prepared new high performance PAEK powder and filament for SLS and FFF 3D printing. 

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Deep Sea Life Aug 2, 2018
Researchers 3D Print Soft Robotic Manipulators to Investigate Fragile Deep-Sea Life

During an oceanographic research cruise to a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, Harvard researchers used 3D printed soft robotic manipulators to investigate fragile deep-sea organisms.

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3D Printing Made Easy Aug 2, 2018
Venturi 3D Launches 3D Printer on Kickstarter with 1,000 Pre-Installed 3D Models

Venturi 3D, the 3D printing startup, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a fully assembled 3D printer which promises an enclosed 4 color, multi-material setup as well as 1,000 pre-installed, ready-to-print 3D models.

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Machine Created Masterpieces Aug 1, 2018
Producing Animations with an Automated Light Painting Rig

A recent University of Maryland graduate has shown how he automated the light painting process using a custom built rig, precise camera movements and robot-controlled lights. The results are spectacular.

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A Constructive Commission Aug 1, 2018
3D Printhuset Wins Kamp C Tender for Construction 3D Printer

After a comprehensive EU tender process, Kamp C, the Belgian autonomous provincial company, has chosen Danish 3D Printhuset as its supplier for construction 3D printing.

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3D-Bioprinting Meets Nerve Tissue Engineering Jul 31, 2018
Researchers 3D Bioprint Scaffolds to Help Regrow Damaged Peripheral Nerves

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, are 3D-bioprinting scaffolds to regrow damaged nerve cells. 

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Super Smart Slab Jul 30, 2018
ETH Zurich Uses 3D Sand Printed Formwork to Build Concrete Smart Slab

Researchers at ETH Zurich have realized the first full-scale architectural project using 3D sand printing for its formwork. The result is a huge lightweight concrete "Smart Slab" at the DFAB House.

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New 3D Printing Facility Jul 29, 2018
Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children

A new 3D printing facility has been opened at the Department of Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital in India. Already, two children's lives have been changed as they received prosthetic limbs.

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3D printing on the rocks Jul 27, 2018
Researchers Develop Electron Nanofabrication Method Using Ice

Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University in China have created an improved 3D nanofabrication method which uses ice and electron beam technology. The method cuts down on the time it takes to develop structures using standard e-beam lithography.

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Amazon enters the Filament Business Jul 26, 2018
You Can Now Preorder Own-Brand Amazon 3D Printing Filament for $19

Amazon, the American electronic commerce giant, is now selling own-brand 3D printer filaments amongst the "essentials" of its AmazonBasics range.

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A Sound Theory Jul 25, 2018
Researchers Develop Audio-Based Method to Detect 3D Printing Cyber-Attacks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel researchers has published a study titled "Digital Audio Signature for 3D Printing Integrity", examining the use of "audio fingerprints" to help detect cyber-attacks on 3D printers.

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I Am Iron Man Jul 24, 2018
3D Printed Jet Suit Now on Sale at British Retailer Selfridges

The dream of becoming Iron Man is more achievable than ever thanks to Richard Browning's 3D printed Jet Suit, which is now on sale at Selfridges in London. However, expect to pay an eye-watering £340,000 for the privilege of owning this kerosene-fueled contraption.

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Beyond Cura and Simplify3D Jul 24, 2018
Autodesk’s NetFabb 2019.0 is Now Available to Download

Autodesk has now introduced its 2019 version of Netfabb, the additive manufacturing and design software. Improvements such as better 3MF support and changes to the latticing function should make working with 3D printable files more comfortable.

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First 3D Printing Masters in Spain Jul 24, 2018
Barcelona’s University Launches Master Degree in Additive Manufacturing

The CIM UPC, the technological center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, is launching a Master in Design and Engineering for Additive Manufacturing which is the first course of its kind in Spain to focus on 3D printing. 

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Dreams Come True in VR Jul 23, 2018
Walt Disney Animation Studio Debuts First VR Short Film, Cycles

In August this year, the Walt Disney Animation Studio will debut its first VR short film called Cycles. It will be the headliner at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver. 

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New slicing software and firmware, multi-material 2.0 upgrades, faster shipping, and more support Jul 21, 2018
Josef Prusa Releases Huge Summer Update for MK3 and MK2S Printers

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released a very detailed summer update on the Prusa Research status, covering shipping and support, Multi-Material 2.0, Slic3r PE 1.40.1, inconsistent extrusion problems, new firmware, better cooling and extruder updates.

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A Blow for Innovation? Jul 20, 2018
Does a European Parliament Resolution Stifle 3D Printing Innovation?

The European Parliament released a non-binding resolution about 3D printing which the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, CECIMO, believe could be a barrier to innovation.

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Once Upon a Time... Jul 19, 2018
Kings3D Uses Over 100 SLA 3D Printers to Create 35 Majestic Castles

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Kings3D recently presented the Evergrande Fairyland Project, an ambitious project that includes 35 highly detailed castles that were created with SLA 3D printing technology.

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