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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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All the Best Jul 19, 2018
Printrbot Shuts Down After Seven Years of Creating Open-Source 3D Printers

Printrbot, the 3D printing manufacturer which was founded in 2011 with the launch of its original Printrbot printer on Kickstarter, has announced that it's now sadly closing its doors. 

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Follow the Trend Jul 18, 2018
3D Hubs Releases Digital Manufacturing Trend Report for Q3 2018

3D Hubs, the world's largest network of manufacturing services, released its new Digital Manufacturing Trends report for Q3 2018. This time, there are big changes to the data due to a change in 3D Hubs’ business model.

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Virtual Reality Oddity Jul 17, 2018
“David Bowie is” Exhibit to be Re-Launched as VR and AR Experience

After six years and twelve cities, the "David Bowie is" exhibition has now ended. However, if you didn't get a chance to view the exhibition in person, it will soon be relaunched in AR and VR. 

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I Want to Ride My (3D Printed) Bicycle Jul 17, 2018
AREVO Launches 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber eBike

AREVO, the manufacturer based in Santa Clara, California, has announced the launch of its eBike which has a 3D printed carbon fiber frame and is battery-assisted. 

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Available on GitHub Jul 16, 2018
Creality’s Ender 3 3D Printer is Now Fully Open Source

Creality3D, the Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers, has announced the open-sourcing of its most popular 3D printer, the Ender-3. This makes it the first Open Source Hardware Association certified 3D printer in China.

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"James Pond" Technology Jul 14, 2018
Student Designed World First 3D Printed Underwater Jetpack

Archie O'Brien is a student at Loughborough University in the UK who has designed an underwater jetpack called CUDA, made from 3D printed materials.

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Launch Away Jul 13, 2018
Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tank

Lockheed Martin is using 3D printing technology to create huge titanium fuel tanks that will be used for satellites, potentially revolutionizing the space launch industry.

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Accelerating Additive Manufacturing Jul 12, 2018
Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik Partner to Establish Repeatable Aviation 3D Printing Processes

Oerlikon, the technology and engineering group, is working with Lufthansa Technik, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to establish robust and repeatable 3D printing processes for in the aircraft MRO industry. 

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Perfect for Printing Jewelry Jul 11, 2018
Formlabs Launches Castable Wax Resin for 3D Printing Jewelry

Formlabs, the 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer, has developed a castable wax 3D printing resin for increased part strength and smoother surface finishes when printing complex parts. 

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Comparison Made Easy Jul 10, 2018
Aniwaa Launches VR and AR Comparison Engine and Guides

Aniwaa, a startup offering a comparison engine for 3D printing and scanning, is growing and expanding. It's now launching a comparison engine tool for VR and AR to help make choosing a headset easier for everybody.

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Save the Planet Jul 9, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Printable Lignin Composites to Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a patent-pending process for developing 3D printable lignin material, which is an environmentally friendly plant-based option that could someday replace petroleum-based plastic composites.

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Home Sweet (3D Printed) Home Jul 9, 2018
French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area.

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Wooof! Jul 8, 2018
Create Your Own Customizable Pet Wheelchair

When Erica Charbonneau's friend's French Bulldog needed a wheelchair both for a cheap price and quickly, she rose to the occasion and developed a 3D printed design which she has now iterated so other dog owners can create their own. Her design is called FiGO.

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Hammy Birthday Jul 5, 2018
World’s Oldest Ham Celebrates Birthday, to Receive 3D Printed Portrait

This Saturday, July 7th, a birthday party for a ham will be held. The 116-year-old hock will be the at the center of ham-related festivities, receiving a cake and even a present -- a 3D printed portrait of itself.

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Cheeky G-code Hack Jul 5, 2018
3D Print Multiple Models One After the Other with 3D Printer G-code Hack

With just a custom bit of G-code, maker and engineer, Replayreb, can 3D print lightsaber pen tops for his small business remotely. The G-code hack ensures that, once a print is complete, it is pushed off the print bed and the next model starts printing.

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Tactile Museum Exhibition Jul 4, 2018
Manacor Museum Exhibition Encourages Visitors to Touch 3D Printed Replicas

At Manacor History Museum in Mallorca, Spain, a temporary exhibition enables visitors to not only view the twelve pieces on display but also to touch them. These pieces are replicas which were created through photogrammetric digitization and 3D printing.

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Clear Smiles Jul 4, 2018
ClearCaps Dental Alignment Expands 3D Printer Fleet with Structo Machines

ClearCaps is a clear aligner brand founded in Berlin, Germany which uses 3D printers to create its product. When founder Jesse Bartels decided to expand the company's fleet of printers, he opted for Structo’s Mask Stereolithography (MSLA)-powered 3D printers.

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Colorful Portrait Jul 3, 2018
Douglas Coupland Reveals The National Portrait & Final Stage of 3DCanada

Artist and author, Douglas Coupland, unveiled his latest project called The National Project at Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada. The work is made up of 1,000 3D printed portraits which were collected over two years.

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Easy-Peasy Printing Jul 3, 2018
Easy-Peelzy is a Magnetic Printing Surface Your Prints will Stick and Not Stick to

Easy-Peelzy is a very simple to use magnetic printing surface for your 3D printer. It's soft, flexible and if it doesn't fit your printer, you can cut it into the right shape.

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Dirt Homes, 3D Printed Jul 2, 2018
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building

Assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, is working on using soil and 3D printers to build houses and roads where concrete isn’t readily available.

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