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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.

By Hanna Watkin

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Jun 21, 2019
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No Shots Fired
Student Found Guilty of 3D Printing Gun in London

Tendai Muswere, a London student, is the first person in the UK to be convicted for 3D printing a gun capable of firing a lethal shot. 

Jun 19, 2019
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510 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm
Photocentric Launches “Disruptive” LC Magna DLP Printer Offering Large Build Volume

3D printer manufacturer Photocentric has unveiled what it's calling a "disruptive industry-changing 3D printer", the LC Magna which boasts high accuracy and a large build volume.

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Jun 19, 2019
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Looking Stylish
3D Printing Significantly Speeds Up Interior Design Products

Italian architect Marcello Ziliani uses Italian 3D printing company 3ntr’s technology to produce prototypes and help him create beautiful 3D printed interior design pieces to furnish a home in style.

Jun 18, 2019
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Not Just for Wine Bottles
Portugese Researchers 3D Print Cork and Polyurethane Composite Foams

Portuguese researchers recently published a paper which explores the use of 3D printed foams incorporating cork for thermal applications with enhanced mechanical properties.

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Jun 17, 2019
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Lightweight Design
Rurok Industries uses Generative Design to Produce Lightweight Mountain Bikes

PJ Tolentino, a mechanical engineer and founder of Philippines-based Rurok Industries, is working on reinventing the mountain racing bike using generative design.

Jun 16, 2019
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Blending Two Passions
Edelkrone Launches 3D Printable Ortak Line for DIY Photo Rigs

Edelkrone, the well-known creator of photography and film dolly and slider systems, now offers a 3D printable FlexTilt Head. For $30, you get some essential aluminum parts, add some 3D printed ones and save yourself at least $100.

Jun 14, 2019
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Medical Advancement
Florida Researchers Develop Bio-Ink to 3D Print Human Cornea

Researchers from Florida A&M University developed a bio-ink and 3D printed a human cornea which they believe could lead to huge advancements in the medical field.

Jun 13, 2019
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Coming Soon
Aleph Objects Partners with FluidForm to Launch Bioprinter this Summer

Aleph Objects, the prestigious manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, announced a new partnership with bio-ink developer FluidForm, to manufacture new bioprinting hardware available this summer.

Jun 12, 2019
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All Under One Roof
HP Opens 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence

HP Inc has opened its new 150,000 square foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The new facility brings partners and customers together to develop applications for 3D printing. 

Jun 10, 2019
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Rolling into the Future
Michelin and GM Unveil 3D Printed Puncture Proof Tire Prototype Called Uptis

Michelin and General Motors want to improve the wheel. So far, they developed a 3D printed puncture proof tire prototype as part of a joint research agreement.

Jun 7, 2019
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Smaller Carbon Footprints
This 3D Printed Thermoelectric Device Converts Heat into Electric Power

Researchers at Swansea University, Wales, have developed a "pioneering" 3D printed thermoelectric device that converts heat into electric power at a record-setting efficiency factor.

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Jun 5, 2019
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The Year of James Watt
University of Glasgow Students 3D Print 800-Parts Steam Engine Model to Honor James Watt

To celebrate the legacy of Scottish inventor James Watt, students from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, used 3D printing to create an 800-part model of his steam engine which was first built 200 years ago.

May 31, 2019
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Is That You?
DNA from Cigarette Butts Turned into 3D Printed Portraits

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an American artist who created 3D printed portraits based on DNA she collected and analyzed from cigarette butts and hair found around New York City. Her work is now on permanent display in London.

May 28, 2019
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Standing 5-meters tall
Art meets Additive: Neri Oxman and Stratasys Create Beautiful Nature-inspired Objects

Stratasys, the 3D printer manufacturer, announced that it has recently supported two art and design projects developed by acclaimed designer Neri Oxman and "nature-inspired" design company, The Mediated Matter Group.

May 28, 2019
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10/10 Would Poll Again
Professional 3D Printing: The State of the Industry

Sculpteo, the French 3D printing service, has polled a global slice of professionals using 3D printing, compiling the results into a 'State of the Industry' report. Let's take a look at a few of its more interesting points. 

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