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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.

Featured image of Poly Is A Battery-Powered, Biodegradable, Up-Cycled 3D Printer
Eco-Friendly 3D Printer, Soon On Kickstarter Nov 21, 2017
Poly Is A Battery-Powered, Biodegradable, Up-Cycled 3D Printer

3DRap, an Italian start-up, is launching their first 3D printer on Kickstarter this week which is up-cycled and eco-friendly.

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"Shelter with Dignity" Nov 21, 2017
3D Printed ‘Homed’ by Framlab Offers Shelter for New York’s Homeless

Framlab has a way to get people off the streets by providing comfortable, safe, 3D printed homeless shelters with a proposal called "Homed".

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Not Just for Kids Nov 20, 2017
Graduate Creates ‘3D Lace’ Couture Collection using a 3Doodler Pen

Shenkar College design graduate Eden Saadon uses a 3Doodler to create an intricate couture design collection called 3D Lace.

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Tires of the Future Nov 18, 2017
Michelin’s 3D Printed Concept Tire Makes TIME Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2017

Michelin's airless, connected and environmentally friendly wheel design is one of TIME Magazine's chosen 25 Best Inventions of 2017. 

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Flying High Nov 17, 2017
Emirates Using SLS 3D Printing to Make Aircraft Cabin Parts

Emirates is using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology to manufacture components for aircraft cabins, including video monitor shrouds.

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What You 3D Print Defines You Nov 15, 2017
Maker Builds BatBoard, A Batman-Themed Electric Skateboard

With a little 3D printing and a lot of imagination, Jame Bruton from XRobots has created the Batman Electric Skateboard - or Batboard.

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Additive Efforts Nov 15, 2017
BigRep and BASF Alliance Accelerates Industrial Applications

BigRep, the 3D printing technology startup, and BASF are forming a strategic alliance to speed up the wholesale introduction of 3D printing into industry.

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Now Available in Europe! Nov 14, 2017
Desktop Metal Now Accepting International Pre-Orders for Metal 3D Printing Studio System

Desktop Metal is now accepting pre-orders from companies across Europe for its metal end-to-end 3D printing Studio System.

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No more painful flossing Nov 13, 2017
Speed up Flossing with Blizzident Customized 3D-Flosser

Blizzident is a company improving our oral hygiene by using 3D scanning to create medieval-looking flossers that quickly clean teeth.

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Eggs, Bread, 3D Printer, Chicken Nuggets Nov 12, 2017
Balco 3D Printer on Sale for £300 at UK Aldi for the First Time

For a limited time, Aldi supermarkets in the United Kingdom will sell a Balco desktop 3D printer for £300 as part of its Specialbuys selection.

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The Perfect Cuppa Nov 12, 2017
Fraunhofer IGD Develop Software to Check On-Screen Product Designs are Ready to Print

Fraunhofer IGD is displaying their latest software at formnext, it's called CUPstomizer and will verify your CAD design in real time.

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Light Me Up Nov 11, 2017
Hypnotic Texas University Lighting Made with Lulzbot 3D Printers

Creative agency Viget uses 3D printing to create Lightwalk, a programmable, interactive LED array that reacts to passers-by, rain or 'shine, on the Abilene Christian University campus.

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2 Million & Counting Nov 10, 2017
Sketchfab Reaches 2 Million Models, Adds Lots of New Functionalities

Sketchfab has had a big year - they've now reached two million models online and have added new offerings to the site almost every month in 2017.

Featured image of Students Use Stratasys 3D Printers to Develop One-Off Self-Balancing Scooter
Think Additively Nov 9, 2017
Students Use Stratasys 3D Printers to Develop One-Off Self-Balancing Scooter

Developing the design workflow for one-off products, students in Germany have 3D printed a self-balancing scooter using Stratasys machines.

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Cafe au Printer Nov 8, 2017
Fellow Makes 3D Printed Coffee Brewer Prototypes

Fellow is a San-Francisco based startup which uses 3D printers to create coffee brewers. But, don't worry, the final design isn't 3D printed - instead, the company use the technology to create hundreds of prototypes.

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Futuristic Fun Nov 8, 2017
Materialise Presents 3D Printed Modular Toy Robot

Materialise created a small modular toy for the Flam3D Family of the Future event which hopes to predict the future through 3D printing. 

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Streamlined Printing Nov 8, 2017
Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect, Free 3D Printer Management Solution

Cura Collection is a new 3D printer management solution from Ultimaker which enables you to control multiple printers from one interface.

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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before Nov 7, 2017
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

Featured image of Verashape Unveils VShaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext 2017
Your Input Wanted Nov 7, 2017
Verashape Unveils VShaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext 2017

3D printing solutions company, Verashape, will be unveiling their VSHAPER 5-Axis Machine, which boasts a range of features, at Formnext 2017. 

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Flower Power Nov 6, 2017
Designer Van Eijk 3D Prints Foxglove-Inspired Lampshades

Designer Kiki van Eijk was inspired by the imperfections of foxglove flowers in her garden and used 3D printing to create replica lampshades.

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