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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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Come Sail Away Jan 31, 2018
Sail Away on DIY Electric Mini Boat Made with 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

Industrial designer Josh Tulberg has created the Mini Boat, a 6ft electric boat manufactured with 3D printing and laser cutting technology. You can order a DIY kit from his website Rapid Whale, or build the Mini Boat from scratch using his step-by-step instructions.  

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Major Tom to Ground Control Jan 30, 2018
Austiwawa 3D Prints and Launches CO₂-Powered Rockets with Onboard Camera

A popular YouTuber named Austin used 3D printing to create rockets that launch with compressed CO2. He tried to modify the rockets to include an onboard camera, and his entire trial and error process was captured on video.

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New Partnership Jan 30, 2018
CEA Partners with HP to Improve Industrial 3D Printing with the Multi Jet Fusion System

CEA, the French atomic and alternative energy commission, is now partnering up with HP and using the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system to develop production-ready applications for clients worldwide.

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Get Triggy With It Jan 29, 2018
3D Print Your Own Sinewave Vase with the Sine Wave Generator

You can now 3D print unique vases in a variety of shapes without having to design them yourself thanks to one maker's Sine Wave Generator which uses the concept of sine waves and four horizontal zones.

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Improving Motor Designs Jan 29, 2018
Researchers Create Permanent Magnets with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Canadian researchers have developed a new method for fabricating magnets for electric motors using cold spray Additive Manufacturing.

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Take it With You Jan 28, 2018
3D Print Your Own Raspberry Pi Airplay BoomBox

Create your own Raspberry Pi Airplay Boombox using a 3D printer, the Raspberry Pi Zero W and shareport sync and electronics. 

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Futuristic Stradivarius Jan 26, 2018
Sleek 3D Printed Electric Violin Steals the Spotlight at NAMM Musical Instrument Show

At the 117th edition of the NAMM, 7,000 brands of musical instrument are on display ranging from the ancient to the new, but the one which really stood out from the crowd was the sleek 3D printed violin known as 3Dvarius.

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Barking Mad Toy Designs Jan 26, 2018
Start-up Bark Uses 3D Printing to Prototype Dog Toys

Bark is a startup aimed at the dog mad and their pet pooches. With the BarkBox, customers receive new treats and toys for their dog every month. But, they're not just any old toys - Bark uses 3D printing to prototype its fun designs.

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One Woman's Trash is Another's Treasure Jan 26, 2018
Recycling 3Doodler Waste Filament by Turning it into Jewelry and Decorations

Grace Du Prez teaches workshops on how to create designs using the 3Doodler. However, learning how to use the pen can result in a lot of waste. Du Prez came up with an ingenious way of recycling the wasted filament.

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Sci-Fi Becomes Reality Jan 26, 2018
Sci-Fi Becomes Reality: Researchers Create “Floating 3D Prints” with Free-Space Volumetric Display

Inspired by movies like Iron Man and Star Wars, researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah have developed a breakthrough in "free-space volumetric display".  This holographic method is capable of creating full-color graphics in thin air using particles in space.  

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Autonomo Jan 25, 2018
Hackrod Challenges Automotive Industry by Using 3D Printing and AI

The approach to manufacturing cars may soon change drastically if one startup, Hackrod, has anything to do with it. The company wants to enable customers to design their own cars, making use of the latest technologies.

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Flash Trash Jan 24, 2018
Researchers Recycle Beach Trash into 3D Printing Filament

Trash collected from Cape York Peninsula by volunteers is being viewed as a resource and turned into 3D printing filament by professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team at the University of New South Wales.

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Written by Industry Veteran Sarah Boisvert Jan 24, 2018
Book “New Collar Workforce” Prepares Us for the New Age of Manufacturing

The New Collar Workforce is a new book by AM industry veteran Sarah Boisvert which suggests that, in order to avoid a shortage of skilled workers, we should be training workers to be ready for the new age in manufacturing.

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Waves of Sound Jan 23, 2018
UT Grad Student Creates 3D Printed Six String Violin to Play Rare Composition

A Musical Arts grad student from the University of Texas - Austin has 3D printed his own six string violin. With the instrument, he can now play the difficult piece "The Dharma at Big Sur", which was written by composer John Adams.

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We have lift-off! Jan 22, 2018
Rocket Lab’s 3D Printed Rocket Successfully Deploys 3 Satellites into Orbit

Rocket Lab's electron rocket, with a 3D printed engine and composite components, successfully delivered satellites into orbit for its customers, Planet and Spire, on January 21st, 2018.

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Medical Marvels Jan 22, 2018
Kidney Transplant using Aixal3D Print is Medical First in Northern Ireland

An Axial3D printed model of a kidney has helped surgeons in Belfast, UK, perform a transplant operation on a young woman which was both complex and life-saving.

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Fun Forecasting Jan 21, 2018
3D Printed Wave Lamp Shows you the Weather and Notifications

Dushyant Ahuja created a wave lamp which shows weather and alerts, but, be warned, this project requires soldering, 3D printing, programming and electronics knowledge. 

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And Lift Off Jan 19, 2018
Aircraft Manufacturer Latécoère 3D Prints for Fast Aerospace Tooling

Latécoère, the French aicraft design and manufacturing group, is using Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology to speed up its production and development process. So far, the results have been positive. 

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Come Together Jan 19, 2018
CoCreateX Bus Hits the Road to Inspire Communities with STEM and 3D Printing

CoCreateX is a community of makers who help each other out online. But its founders are now hitting the road to inspire school kids and locals with a bus decked out as a mini innovation center.

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This could replace the traditional mold Jan 17, 2018
Tethon 3D Launches Ceramic SLA / DLP Resin “Castalite”

Tethon 3D is launching a new photo-curing ceramic polymer resin called Castalite which is suitable for 3D printing ceramic shell molds ready to accept liquid metals.

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