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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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Medical Breakthrough! May 31, 2018
Newcastle University Researchers 3D Print Human Corneas

Researchers from Newcastle University, UK, 3D printed human corneas for the first time. To do this, they mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with a gel and collagen to create a printable bio-ink. 

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The Re-Cycle May 30, 2018
Researchers Develop Polymerization Process to Recycle 3D Printing Materials

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a two-step polymerization process to fully recycle 3D printed thermosetting photopolymers. 

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Black Panthers Drink Pepsi May 29, 2018
Pepsi and Protolabs 3D Print Black Panther Masks for Collector’s Edition Soda Cans

In a unique marketing campaign for the superhero movie Black Panther, Pepsi partnered up with the manufacturing service provider Protolabs to create a collectibles kit that featured five special edition soda cans fitted with 3D printed Black Panther masks. 

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Coming Soon to a Headset Near You May 29, 2018
Looking Back on AR and VR at Tribeca Film Festival

This year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City featured over 30 VR and AR experiences. Although the technology isn't quite mainstream enough for home enjoyment yet, the creativity on show certainly assures us of the future for the medium. 

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A Concrete Solution May 28, 2018
3D Printing Method Creates Concrete Casting Molds to Help Restore New York City Building

EDG NYC is an architecture firm that has developed a new method of digital sculpting, which they call "Modern Ornamental", to restore a building in New York City. The process utilizes 3D printing to produce complex molds for casting concrete structures.

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Driving Mass Adoption of 3D Printing May 25, 2018
3DPrinterOS Cloud-Based Operating System is Integrated Into KODAK Portrait 3D Printers

3DPrinterOS, the cloud-based 3D printer management company, announced that it will be integrated into the Kodak Portrait 3D printer ecosystem. The partnership will help provide schools and enterprises with a way to manage files, track printers and materials, and enable printing from networked computers.

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Row, Row, Row Your RoBoat May 25, 2018
3D Printed Autonomous RoBoats Aim to Reduce Road Traffic in Amsterdam

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions are working on a project called the RoBoat which will free up road traffic in cities with a network of canals. The boats are autonomous and can even come together to create floating structures, such as bridges.

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Custom Colors May 25, 2018
ColorFabb to Launch New Color on Demand Filament Service in June

Color on Demand is a new service coming soon from ColorFabb which will enable you to have the color you want matched and produced. With more choice than ever, you can either order from the dozens of RAL colors or match your own. 

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Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution May 24, 2018
HP Highlights 3D Printing Tech Growth at Global Innovation Summit

HP showcased its growth at its Innovation Summit in Barcelona this week. Highlights include multiple companies, including Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise and ZiggZagg, upgrading to HP Multi Jet Fusion. While others are using the technology to improve their products and designs. 

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Inflatable Future May 23, 2018
MIT and BMW Develop “Liquid Printed Pneumatics” for Inflatable Car Interiors

BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function. 

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A New Race Record? May 22, 2018
Volkswagen Uses 3D Printing for Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercar

Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturing company, has unveiled its supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric, which will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs next month. With only a short time-frame to develop the car, the team used 3D printing to prototype components. 

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No More Crashing May 22, 2018
MIT Trains Drones to Fly Using VR “Flight Goggles”

Engineers from MIT have built a virtual reality system for drones which they hope will reduce the frequency that the pilotless aircraft crash during training. The VR training system is called "Flight Goggles".

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Armor in the Park May 21, 2018
Artist Uses 3D Printing to Creates Replica Suits of Armor for Art Installation

The latest public artshow by Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir features lifelike statues of armor that were only possible using 3D scanning and printing. The show, called ARMORS, runs all summer at Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive in New York.

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Lookin' Good May 21, 2018
Test Target Beauty Products Before you Buy with AR Makeup Studio

Target is using augmented reality (AR) to help customers decide whether their chosen product really suits them in a sanitary way. The technology is now available and will see future updates such as online Beauty Concierges.

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Start Your Engines May 19, 2018
ETSEIB Motorsport Uses BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer to Develop Racing Car for Formula Student Competition

ETSEIB Motorsport, the automotive team from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, is now using 3D printing to develop racing cars for the Formula Student competition.

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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training May 16, 2018
AUGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.

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Extra-Large May 16, 2018
Titomic Launches ‘World’s Largest’ Metal 3D Printer in Australia

Titomic, the Australian industrial scale additive manufacturing company, has launched what it claims is the world's largest metal 3D printer with a demonstration in its native Melbourne. The demo follows an MoU with Fincantieri Australia this week, which aims to evaluate how this technology can benefit maritime manufacturing processes.

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Gone Fishin' May 16, 2018
Blogger 3D Prints Replicas of Collectible Fishing Lures

Are you a fishing lure collector who doesn't want to risk losing their collectibles - why not create replicas of your prized possessions using a 3D printer? That's exactly what fisherman/blogger Hunter Irving did.

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"Factory of the Future" May 15, 2018
3DPrinterOS Partners with Microsoft to Make Adopting 3D Printing Easier

3DPrinterOS is working with Microsoft to scale its "factory of the future" 3D printing cloud platform. The idea is to use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service to make its own cloud platform more powerful and scalable.

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Augmented Humans May 14, 2018
Youbionic Develops New Version of 3D Printed Bionic Hand

Italian startup Youbionic has developed a new 3D printed bionic hand which they claim can perform all movements that a biological hand can. However, it costs €1,499 to buy.

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