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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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3D Printing 4 Everyone! Feb 15, 2018
UCLA Students Plan to Educate Kids with 3D Printed Ukuleles

UCLA students are raising money through a UCLA Spark crowdfunding campaign to donate 3D printed ukuleles to the residential care home, Maryvale in California, USA.

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Dino-Tour  Feb 15, 2018
Touch a 3D Printed Dinosaur Skull During the UK “Dippy” Tour

The Natural History Museum's well known and much loved dinosaur skeleton, nicknamed Dippy, is going on tour throughout the UK. Visitors can now get hands-on with the dinosaur thanks to 3D printed replicas.

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In Your Face Feb 14, 2018
Cheddar Man Reconstructed with DNA, 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

A facial reconstruction of the oldest complete British skeleton, the Cheddar Man, is made from DNA analysis, 3D scanning and printing.

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Brrm brrm Feb 13, 2018
Porsche is 3D Printing Metal and Plastic Spare Parts for Classic Cars

Porsche is using 3D printing to reproduce classic car parts which are either extremely rare or extinct. The technology offers an economical way to produce spare parts of high-quality.

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Create Your Own! Feb 13, 2018
How MUN MED Set Up a Low-Cost 3D Printing Medical Unit

MUN MED 3D is the first 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Its founders have some tips for how others can create their own.

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Zero Shrinkage Feb 12, 2018
Kwambio Releases Opaque Glass-Based 3D Printing Material

Kwambio, the on-demand manufacturing platform, is releasing its new opaque glass-based material called GS One. The material has an interesting range of features including shorter turnover times and durability. 

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Design is Now Your Forté Feb 11, 2018
Forté Lets you Draw in 2D, Creates 3D Generative Designs Automatically

Forté is a real-time, 2D design tool which automatically takes your idea and optimizes the properties based on simple parameters that you intuitively map out.

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Committed to Learning Feb 9, 2018
Ultimaker Becomes Sponsor and Supplier for GE’s Additive Education Program

Open source 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced that it is now a sponsor and supplier to the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). Schools can now apply for subsidies from General Electric towards 3D printing.

Featured image of Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold
Hear, Hear Feb 9, 2018
Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold

Doctors in Chennai, India are working on 3D printing transplantable ears. They've recently been successful in growing ear cartilage in a culture flask and proving it continues to grow once implanted in rabbits.

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Better for the Planet Feb 8, 2018
MasterSpool Could Help Reduce Waste When Buying 3D Printing Filament

3D printing expert Richard Horne is proposing a new way to receive filament which involves one MasterSpool and minimally packaged refills. Already manufacturers such as Das Filament are onboard with this idea.

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Download it Now Feb 8, 2018
Ultimaker Cura 3.2 Adds Experimental Supports and Layer Features, Improves UI

Ultimaker is now releasing its stable version of the Cura 3.2 after a few weeks of beta testing. You can now download the optimized software from the company's website.

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Fix It Quick Feb 7, 2018
3D Print a Universal Cable Fix to Repair any Broken Cables

If you're faced with a broken cable, maker Marius Taciuc has a 3D printed enclosure solution. Although it's not perfect, it's a great short-term universal cable fix.

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Useful Add-Ins Feb 6, 2018
Solidworks Add-In for DragonFly2020 Pro Makes Creating 3D Printed Electronics Easier

Nano Dimension, known for their circuit boards 3D printers, partnered up with software company Dassault Systèmes and implemented a Solidworks add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

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Bump into Your Design Feb 5, 2018
Haptic 3D Modeling Software Anarkik3D Design Version 3.1 is Now Available

Anarkik3D's latest software for 3D printing, Anarkik3D Design 3.1, enables you to touch and feel 3D qualities of your design using the Falcon mouse system.

Featured image of Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models
Playing with Space Feb 4, 2018
Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory's Communications and Public Engagement group uses 3D models and prints to educate and raise awareness about our high-energy universe. 

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Shred the Snow Feb 2, 2018
Shred the Snow: CAPiTA Improves Snowboards with 3D Printed Sidewall Technology

The snowboard manufacturer CAPiTA is using its patented FUS3D 3D printing technique to develop recyclable, durable, and strong thermoplastic sidewalls that attach to the board's wooden core as a single piece.

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Get a Vintage Look Feb 2, 2018
i.Materialise Adds New Untreated Brass to Finishing Options

i.materialise is adding untreated brass to its range of finishing options - print your designs in basic brass without polish, coating or plating to give them a vintage look.

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3D Printing Physics Feb 1, 2018
Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.

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Jimi Hendrix-bot Jan 31, 2018
Instrumentally Challenged? Strumbot Could Solve Your Problem

Claire, from the YouTube channel Fake It and Make It, came up with a way to make playing the guitar slightly easier for the instrumentally challenged. She used an Arduino, 3D printing and chopsticks to create the Strumbot.

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Big Changes for 2018 Jan 31, 2018
Grohe Introduces 3D Printing to Streamline Design, Development, Production

Grohe AG, the world leader in supplying sanitary and water fittings, is planning to expand its production of fittings and incorporate 3D printing technology into its prototyping processes.

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