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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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Say Cheese Mar 2, 2018
3D Printed Hyperspectral Imagers Brings Better Imaging to Drones

Researchers are using 3D printing to create lightweight hyperspectral imagers which can be carried by drones for a cheaper cost than usual which will make the technology more accessible.

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Smokin' Mar 1, 2018
Scent Tray is a Beautiful 3D Printed Incense Holder and Ashtray

An artist based in Vancouver is using direct metal laser sintering technology to create beautiful incense holders and show off the possibilities for designing with and using 3D printing. 

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3D Printing Driving Innovation Mar 1, 2018
Material Research Laboratory in Ireland Gets €4.3-Million for 3D Printing

Game changing 3D printing technology is coming to Ireland's Amber materials science research center at Trinity College Dublin, thanks to €4.3 million in funding from the Science Foundation Ireland and European Research Council.

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A Present Fit for a Tsar Feb 28, 2018
Designing and 3D Printing a Faberge Egg from Scratch

For his wife's birthday, maker Aleksander Wróblewski took inspiration from Russian Tsars to design and 3D print a Farberge egg from scratch which could hold a surprise. 

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DIY Tank Project Feb 27, 2018
YouTuber 3D Prints and Tests a Screw Drive RC Tank

Create your own radio controlled 3D printed screw driver tank by following along with YouTuber Ivan Miranda's latest six part project.  

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Save the Bees Feb 27, 2018
Can the 3D Printed Synthetic Pollenizer Help the Bee Population?

A conceptual 3D printed idea called the Synthetic Pollenizer by an artist from Brisbane could help us keep bee populations alive and thriving. 

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Streamlining Services Feb 26, 2018
Voxeljet to Send 500,000 Liters of 3D Printed Sand to TEI During Three-Year Contract

Voxeljet announced that it's signed a three-year contract with Tooling and Equipment International (TEI) meaning they'll supply the company with 500,000 liters of 3D printed sand over this time.

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New Ways to Learn Feb 24, 2018
Wikimedia Commons Enables 3D Model Uploads and Downloads

Wikimedia Commons has enabled a new feature which will allow you to upload 3D models and the first to be uploaded is a model created by the #NEWPALMYRA project, honoring Bassel Khartabil. 

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Bringing Back the Extinct Feb 23, 2018
3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal

Scientists have taken CT scans of preserved Tasmanian tiger joeys to help give them a better insight into the extinct animal and learn about the early development phases of the marsupials.

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Ready, Set, LEGO Feb 23, 2018
Legoland to Open VR Roller Coaster Ride in Florida

Lego is now opening the first VR roller coaster ride called the "Great Lego Race" in March at the Legoland Florida resort. Visitors have the option of wearing a headset and plunging themselves into the Lego world.

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Bigger and Better Feb 22, 2018
Voodoo Manufacturing Goes Big with Large-Format Print Service

Voodoo manufacturing is supersizing its offerings with the announcement that the company now provides large-format 3D printing. Its customers can now order 3D printed parts in PLA up to eight times larger than before with a five day turnaround.

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New Ways to Share Feb 21, 2018
Facebook Supports New Format for Interactive 3D Model Uploads

You can now digitally sculpt a 3D model and upload it straight to Facebook to share with your friends. But, better yet, Facebook is now offering support for higher-quality glTF 2.0 files.

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3,2,1 Gnome Off! Feb 21, 2018
3D Printed Gnome Goes to Space to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

The symbol of the Polish city of Wroclaw has been 3D printed and launched into the stratosphere to prove that the only limits are ones we set in our minds. That, and it's in celebration of 100 years of Polish independence.

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Better Prototyping Feb 20, 2018
RoMA: Robotic Modeling Assistant Could be a Better Prototyping Machine

Cornell and MIT are working on a joint project called the Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) which will bring together multiple technologies to create an ultimate prototyping machine.

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Shocking Stuff Feb 20, 2018
Electric Eels Inspire Device Which Reaches 110 Volts

A sheet of bioprinted hydrogels -- inspired by the electric eel -- is capable of delivering 110 volts of electricity. It has potential to become a soft power source which draws on a biological system's chemical energy.

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Bring Hyrule to Life Feb 19, 2018
Download and 3D Print Your Own Hyrule Castle from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If you're a Zelda fan and have your own 3D printer, you'll be happy to hear that there are now a myriad of memorabilia pieces you can create at home.

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Flying Over the Ice Feb 19, 2018
How 3D Scanning and Printing Helped Team GB to Win Winter Olympics Gold and Bronze

Skeleton skinsuit engineers for Team GB used 3D scanning and printing to help athletes get a slight advantage over their competitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Bespoke Titanium Implant Feb 17, 2018
Surgeons use 3D Printed Titanium Implant to Rebuilt Man’s Breastbone and Ribs

Surgeons in Wales used a 3D printed titanium implant to rebuild the chest of a 70-year-old man after a cancer removal operation which took three ribs and part of his breastbone. 

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Final Crow Feb 16, 2018
Famous Chinatown 3D Printed Rooster Project Comes to an End

Last year, artist Chris Templeman began a project in Boston's Chinatown which has the aim of creating 2,000 plastic roosters using a 3D printer before the end of the Chinese New Year. He now views the project as a success. 

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Prosthetics Paws Feb 16, 2018
Australian Sheepdog Receives Prosthetic Paw Thanks to 3D Printing

Tucker, a five-year-old Australian sheep dog, can run on four feet again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic paw. The hope is that the paw prosthetic will improve Tucker's mobility and his quality of life. 

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