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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

Jun 18, 2018
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Now on Kickstarter
Control Your PC and Presentations with a Fidget Cube

Inspired by the fidget cube, Masta Box is a controller gadget which serves a range of purposes, such as a Micro SD card reader, anAir Mouse, a Joystick and a Laser Pointer.

Jun 18, 2018
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Unstoppable Nik!
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others

When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.

Jun 16, 2018
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High Fashion
Zaha Hadid Architects H-Line Hat Reflects Artist’s New York Condos

Zaha Hadid Architects' latest work is the H-Line hat which was inspired by the firm's condo at 520 West 28th Street, New York. Designed by boss and collaborator, Patrik Schumacher, the hat was made using 3D printing for a Friends of the High Line fundraiser.

Jun 15, 2018
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Classical Additive Manufacturing
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Incorporate 3D Printed Instruments into Classical Music

In November, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra will open its new season with a concert which will feature eight 3D printed instruments and a performance by the winner of the "National 3D Printed Musical Instrument Challenge".

Jun 14, 2018
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Fun with Magnets
MIT Researchers Develop Magnetic 3D Printed Structures which Crawl, Roll, and Jump

With just the wave of a magnet, MIT researchers can control soft 3D printed structures and make them complete a range of movements, such as crawling, rolling up or jumping. The engineers believe this technique could be used for "promising applications" in biomedicine.

Jun 14, 2018
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A Grand Day Out in Bristol
3D Printed “Gromit Unleashed 2” Sculptures Raise Money for Children’s Hospital Charity

In Bristol, UK, this summer, The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity - The Grand Appeal, is launching "Gromit Unleashed 2" a sculpture trail which includes larger-than-life characters from the TV show and three three 3D printed sculptures. 

Jun 13, 2018
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Whoa! Algebraic!
Cartoon Network Makes Your Favorite Adventure Time Characters 3D Printable on MyMiniFactory

The 3D model marketplace MyMiniFactory is collaborating with Cartoon Network to give makers access to official designs of their favorite characters from the hit television series Adventure Time. 

Jun 13, 2018
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Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

Jun 12, 2018
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Text in Style
Protect Your iPhone X with Freshfiber’s 3D Printed Fold Case

Freshfiber is a European design agency which is now selling a 3D printed iPhone X case created using 3D printers in Nylon fiber material. The design is both stylish and functional.

Jun 8, 2018
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3D Detail
MIT Researchers Develop X-Ray-Like 3D Prints from Medical Scans

MIT researchers have developed a technique which turns 3D scans into highly detailed, multi-material 3D prints. Utilizing voxel-based printing championed by the likes of Stratasys, the process could be beneficial for presurgical planning. 

Jun 8, 2018
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Helping Those in Need
WASP Donates 3D Printing Laboratory for Prosthetics to Syrian University

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, is donating and setting up a laboratory for 3D printing artificial limbs at the University of Damascus, Syria. Engineering graduate students will then print prosthetics for those in need. 

Jun 8, 2018
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VR in the Arcade
Dave & Buster’s to Introduce HTC Vive Headsets to 114 Arcade Locations in North America

Dave & Buster's and HTC Vive are teaming up to bring VR headsets and multiplayer games to 114 locations across the US and Canada starting from next week. They're calling it the largest commercial VR arcade deployment. 

Jun 7, 2018
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We all live in a 3D printed submarine
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.

Jun 5, 2018
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7 New Printable Files
Download Free 3D Printable Angry Birds Evolution Figurines

MyMiniFactory launched a new campaign at the end of last month which saw the release of seven official 3D printable figurines from everyone's favorite mobile game, Angry Birds Evolution. The campaign was in collaboration with Rovio.

Jun 4, 2018
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Don't Eat It!
Dry Out Damp Filament with an Unused Slow Cooker

If you live in a humid climate, you may find that many of your 3D prints aren't going to plan. The cause may be that your filament is damp. Don't despair, there are many ways to dry it out.