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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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To Infinity And Beyond Jul 16, 2019
NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space

Made In Space has received a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate how its small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, can additively manufacture spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

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Shortening Time-to-Market Jul 15, 2019
German RepRap Launches L320 Liquid Silicone Rubber Printer

German RepRap has announced the launch of a new 3D printing platform which can print liquid silicone rubber (LSR) with properties close to that of injection-molded materials. It also has a larger build volume than the company's first LAM printer.

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Rembrandt Comes to Life Jul 14, 2019
Nachtwacht 360 is a Replica of Rembandt’s Night Watch with 3D Printed Props

“Nachtwacht 360" by photographer Julius Rooymans and fashion designer Hans Ubbinkis is a photographic replica of “The Night Watch” painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt brought to life with the help of 3D printing.

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Newly Developed Jul 12, 2019
Wacker to Unveil New ACEO Silicone 3D Printer

Wacker’s silicone 3D printing service provider ACEO is set to unveil a newly developed technology for manufacturing with silicone rubber at the K 2019 International Trade Fair.

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$118MM Raised so Far Jul 11, 2019
Robert Bosch Venture Capital Joins Xometry’s Series D Funding Round

Xometry, the Maryland-based rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturing company, announced that joining its Series D funding round is Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC).

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Far Out Jul 10, 2019
Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions

The European Space Agency is working on a project to 3D print living tissue for uses in space exploration. So far, it's used bio-printing to create bone and skin samples which could be recreated in a low-gravity environment. 

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Doesn’t work with some USB-Chargers Jul 10, 2019
Confirmed: Raspberry Pi 4 has a USB-C Design Problem

The Raspberry Pi 4 was released last month boasting more RAM, a faster CPU, and USB 3.0, but a non-compliant USB-C charging port means it doesn't work with certain USB-C cables.

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Strategic Alternatives Jul 9, 2019
Nano Dimension Cuts Workforce by 20% and Launches New 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Ltd. has to cut its workforce by 20% while also seeking "strategic alternatives." However, it will also launch a 3D printer with "substantial performance improvements".

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A Better Bin Jul 9, 2019
Product Designer 3D Prints Smart Trash Can Prototype to Reduce Food Waste

Product design engineer Daniel Lloyd worked with Ogle Models to develop a semi-functional 3D printed prototype of his "smart bin" which was designed to reduce food waste throughout homes in the UK.

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...and it shoots 10 balls per second Jul 8, 2019
YouTuber 3D Prints World’s Largest Nerf Gatling Gun

YouTuber and maker Ivan Miranda has 3D printed the world's largest nerf gatling gun that shoots 10 balls per second at more than 60 miles per hour.

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Clever Design Jul 5, 2019
Volkswagen uses AI and 3D Printing to Produce Lightweight Car Parts

VW, the German automotive manufacturer, has trained Artificial Intelligence to change how car components are made and is manufacturing the resulting parts using 3D printers.

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3Data Jul 4, 2019
This Country is 3D Printing Data to Help Make Policy Decisions

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio is using 3D printing to inform education policy decision making by translating complex data into visual objects so they're easier to understand.

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Who Would You Vote For? Jul 2, 2019
Here are the Finalists for the Women in 3D Printing Award

Four finalists have been announced for the first Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award, which was set up to recognize women in 3D printing.

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Vroom Vroom Jul 2, 2019
Father and Son Building a 3D Printed Lamborghini

Can you 3D print a working supercar yourself? This father and son duo think so. They're using a CR-10S, CR-105S, and a QIDI Xpro to build a Lamborghini Aventador'sbody panels and some interior parts.

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Walking on Air Jul 1, 2019
New Balance and Formlabs Launch TripleCell 3D Printing Platform to Reduce Sole Weight

New Balance, sports footwear and apparel manufacturer, launched a new platform called TripleCell which was created with Formlabs 3D printing technology. 

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Double Double Jul 1, 2019
BCN3D Doubles Productivity for Small Series Printing Using IDEX Technology

Barcelona-based 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D is giving an inside look at its print farm, where it uses Independent Dual Extruder "IDEX" technology to produce parts more efficiently.

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Growing and Growing Jun 28, 2019
Carbon Raises $260 Million in Growth Funding Round

Carbon, the 3D printing platform, announced a new $260 million growth funding round which brings the company's valuation to $2.4 billion. Funding will be spent on R&D, software, personnel, and materials.

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Free Shipping! Jun 28, 2019
Prusa Offering Free Shipping to Celebrate Selling 100K 3D Printers

Prusa Research, a 3D printer manufacturer and fastest growing tech company in Central Europe, is celebrating a milestone by releasing a behind-the-scenes video for its fans and offering free shipping for one week.

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This Thing Can Replace a PC Jun 26, 2019
Raspberry Pi 4 – Review the Specs

The new  Raspberry Pi 4 offers more RAM, a faster CPU, USB 3.0, onboard wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0. Let’s dive down in a review of all of its specs.

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Smile! Jun 26, 2019
Zortrax Launches Specialized Biocompatible Resins for Prosthetics and Dentistry

Polish 3D printer and filament manufacturer Zortrax has launched two new specialized biocompatible resins for dentistry and prostheses.

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