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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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New Tech Jul 1, 2018
Matter and Form Release V2 Desktop 3D Scanner to Replace V1

Matter and Form, creator of one of the more popular affordable 3D scanners, has released its next big thing: the Matter and Form V2. Replacement to its namesake V1 scanner, V2 introduces quicker scanning modes with the add-on +Quickscan, and a more rounded workflow for beginners and pros alike.

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It’ll grow on you Jun 30, 2018
Pro Photographers take “Potato Camera” Literally to Find Out if they Really Take Terrible Images

Taking the internet phrase for a terrible quality image or video literally, Niko Pueringer, the founder and creative director or Corridor Crew, decided to create a "potato camera" to see whether potatoes really do take bad photos.

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Tested and Tough Jun 28, 2018
Makerbot’s New Tough Filament Offers a Mechanically Superior Alternative to ABS

The 3D printer manufacturer Makerbot has recently unveiled Makerbot Tough, a filament that is designed for 3D printing functional prototypes. This new material seems to be an upgrade over ABS, offering twice the impact strength and reduced warping.

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Beneficial for Both Jun 28, 2018
Nexeo Solutions Expands 3D Printing Portfolio With Polymaker Filaments Worldwide

Nexeo Solutions, the industrial chemicals and plastics distributor, is expanding its 3D printing portfolio with filaments for industrial use from Polymaker. 

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Getty Images for 3D Models Jun 28, 2018
Sketchfab Launches Online Store After Successful 6-Month Beta Trial

Early 2018, Sketchfab launched its own online store in beta. After proving to be a success, the company is now officially launching the store just six months after beta. 

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Stable Cura 3.4 Available to Download Jun 27, 2018
Ultimaker Releases Cura 3.4 After Successful Beta Trial

After a successful beta trial, Ultimaker is releasing a new version of its popular slicing software, Cura 3.4. You can download it now from the company's website for free.

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Build, Modify, Print Jun 26, 2018
Build and Modify Your Own 3D Printing Pen with a Kit from 3D Simo

3Dsimo is a company focused on multi-purpose tools for 3D printing projects. Their latest release is an open source 3D printing pen kit that encourages you to modify it for your own purposes. Better yet, if you break the pen, you can simply 3D print replacement parts.

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Comfort over Beauty Standards Jun 26, 2018
Endeer Launches IndieGoGo Campaign for 3D Printed Bra with Perfect Fit

Endeer is a company created by two women who are starting a "bravolution". They're using 3D printing to create bras which fit and feel comfortable, rather than just to look good. The first bra design "SHAPE" has now been launched on IndieGoGo.

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Vive to Advance Medicine? Jun 25, 2018
Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter

Here’s one ingenious method of navigating MRI scanner data: With the help of 3D printing, some software, and a tablet, you can zoom through your brain.

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Certainly No Heart of Glass Jun 25, 2018
Students 3D Print Prosthetic Feet for “Debbie Harry” Chicken

Students from West Michigan Aviation Academy recently worked on an extracurricular project which was rather different from the average. Their task was to create prosthetic feet for an urban chicken who lost hers to frost bite.

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3D Printing Hearts Jun 25, 2018
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch

BioLife4D, a biotech company, is working on printing a viable human heart which is suitable for transplant. But, the company claims to have reached a significant milestone and successfully 3D bioprinted a human cardiac patch. 

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Beauty and an Ulterior Motive Jun 23, 2018
Shapeways Launches Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has launched an in-house collection of fully customizable 3D printed jewelry. Called Spring & Wonder, the products and brand were designed in two months to demonstrate what Shapeways can do for other companies wanting to incorporate mass personalization.

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First in the Southwest Jun 22, 2018
PADT Opens On-Demand Factory Using Carbon 3D Printers

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced it's opening a 3D printing factory, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and production system to create 2,000-5,000 parts on-demand weekly.

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Save $300,000, Invest $35,000 Jun 21, 2018
General Motors Makes Saves $300,000 Thanks to Standardizing 3D Printing

Since the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of General Motors bought a $35,000 3D printer, they've seen savings of €300,000. However, the company expects to see savings of millions of dollars in the future as it standardizes the technology throughout its plants across the globe.

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Solar Powered Printing Jun 21, 2018
Students Develop 3D Printer Power System for Impoverished Colombian Communities

To help provide access to 3D printing in impoverished areas of Cali, Colombia, engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have developed a solar power system that allows 3D printers to operate in areas where electricity is unstable.

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Don't Try This At Home! Jun 20, 2018
Watch this YouTuber Cast an Extruder Body in Aluminum

In a recent video YouTuber MyfordBoy duplicates a metal part using a novel process involving 3D printing, a sand mold and casting aluminum. Don't try this at home, but definitely enjoy the craftsmanship at work.

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On Demand Anatomical Models Jun 19, 2018
3D Systems Launches On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service

3D Systems has announced a new service called the On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service, which will enable medical professionals to upload and 3D print digital files through the company. The idea is to make 3D printing models more accessible for the entire healthcare community.

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She Said Yes! Jun 19, 2018
3D Printing a Personalized Engagement Ring for a Proposal

Before proposing to his girlfriend, Dan Ko decided that everything had to be perfect, including the engagement ring. So, he truly personalized his proposal by 3D modeling and printing a ring which he knew his future wife would love.

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Now on Kickstarter Jun 18, 2018
Control Your PC and Presentations with a Fidget Cube

Inspired by the fidget cube, Masta Box is a controller gadget which serves a range of purposes, such as a Micro SD card reader, anAir Mouse, a Joystick and a Laser Pointer.

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Unstoppable Nik! Jun 18, 2018
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others

When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.

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