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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

Sep 26, 2018
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Retro Redesign
Student Redesigns Nintendo 64 Joystick using 3D Printing

Nam Le, a student from California Polytechnic State University, reverse engineered a Nintendo 64 joystick system from scratch using upcycled controllers. His redesign is sturdier, more durable and longer-lasting than current joysticks.

Sep 25, 2018
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Prost!
GE Additive Honors Oktoberfest with 3D Printed Titanium Beer Stein

For this year's Oktoberfest, GE Additive’s Customer Experience Center in Munich wondered what would happen if you combined the annual festival with stainless steel and titanium 3D printing? The result is a pretty cool German beer stein and a happy boss.

Sep 25, 2018
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Laying the Groundwork
Studio Plott Display 3D Printed Rugs at London Design Festival

Eindhoven-based Studio Plott showcased their Open Rugs at last week's London Design Festival. No need to worry if you missed it -- the studio will launch six brand new patterns at next month's Dutch Design Week.

Sep 24, 2018
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New Improved Formulas
Thought3D Releases Speciality Mixes of Magigoo for Industrial Use

Thought3D, the Malta-based chemical and materials startup, is releasing new specialty mixes of its 3D printing adhesive Magigoo. Each product is specially engineered to handle advanced materials, such as Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, and Nylon.

Sep 21, 2018
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Algorithm for the Win
Researchers Detect Defects in Metal 3D Printed Parts Using Neural Networks

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a means to detect in real time whether a metal 3D printed part will be of good quality. Using machine learning algorithms (called convolutional neural networks) and a live video feed the team can spot defects in a piece as it's printing.

Sep 20, 2018
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Investment in Innovation
Evolve Additive Solutions Receive $19 Million Equity Investment Led by LEGO Brand Group

Evolve Additive Solutions, a spin-off company from Stratasys, has announced the completion of an equity investment of $19 million led by LEGO Brand Group.

Sep 20, 2018
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WASP to Save the Earth
WASP to Present Infinity 3D Printer at “A Call to Save the World” Event Next Month

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has finished developing its 3D printer which can print on an architectural scale. They call it the "Infinity 3D printer" and it'll be presented next month in Massa Lombarda. 

Sep 19, 2018
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Plant Power
Researchers Develop Cost-Effective Cellulose-Based 4D Printing Ink

Researchers from the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, UK, have developed a sustainable and cost-effective responsive ink for 4D printing. Inspired by the pine cone, it has a high cellulose content.

Sep 18, 2018
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Firmware Updates
Major Firmware Update, Multi-Extruder News for Prusa MK3/MK2.5

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released new major firmware for the MK3/MK2.5 3D printer, a new Slic3r PE 1.41.0, and the Multi Material Upgrade 2.0 is shipping now.

Sep 16, 2018
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New Industrial Material
MatterHackers Launches Engineering-Grade Material: NylonG

MatterHackers has launched a new advanced, engineering-grade material to join its catalog. This material is called NylonG - a glass-fiber infused Nylon that provides high tensile strength and resistance. 

Sep 14, 2018
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Mass Metal
Volkswagen Uses HP Metal Jet System to Mass Produce 3D Printed Components

Volkswagen has announced that it will use the new HP Metal Jet system to simplify and speed up production with metal 3D printing. Compared to other metal 3D printing methods, the company claims that this new process will improve productivity by up to fifty times.

Sep 12, 2018
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Sweet 3D Printed Beats
Moritz Simon Geist 3D Prints Robots to Play Electronic Music

Moritz Simon Geist uses sonic robots to compose robotic electronic music meaning his music relies on hardware, not software, to create beats. This October, his EP "The Material Turn" will debut. 

Sep 11, 2018
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I'll be Back
3D Print Your Own Terminator Skull Complete with Moving Eyes and Jaw

Noah Williamson has been making models for around four years. He's certainly mastered the craft as his latest design is a 3D printed Terminator skull with working eyes, jaw "and more". 

Sep 7, 2018
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3D Printing Metal Made Simple
Researchers Use Bulk Metallic Glasses to Simplify Metal 3D Printing Process

Researchers appear to have found a simpler method for 3D printing metal by using bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). The process is still theoretical, but the researchers believe it may soon become commercially usable. 

Sep 6, 2018
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Secure Your 3D Printer
OctoPrint Publishes Guide to Secure 3D Printing After Concerning Report

OctoPrint, the open-source control software for 3D printers, has issued a reminder to its users to invest time to properly secure internal services and configure settings after a report from the Internet Storm Center (ISC) which shows the dangers of unsecured interfaces.