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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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In Loving Memory Nov 6, 2017
“The Missing Piece” Artwork Honors Memory of Artist’s Late Wife

The Missing Piece is a multimedia project using 3D printing, photographs and film to commemorate the life of Tim Guthrie's late wife, Beth. 

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Global Knowledge Nov 3, 2017
Taurus 3D Brings 3D Printed Prosthetics to Remote India

Taurus 3D founder, Jerry Ennett, is heading to remote India, armed with a 3D printer, to teach locals how to quickly print affordable prosthetics.

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Education Education Education Nov 3, 2017
Students in Montclair Public Schools Learn with MakerBot 3D Printers

Montclair Public Schools in New Jersey paired up with MakerBot to provide schools and students from second grade to college with 3D printers.

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Medical Mods Nov 2, 2017
Researchers Use $10 Microchip to Turn Ultrasound Machine into 3D Scanner

Using an ultrasound machine and an inexpensive microchip, researchers are able to create 3D images and hopefully enhance medical care. 

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Classic Wood Game Nov 2, 2017
American Walnut & Carbon Fiber: A Raspberry Pi-Powered Game Boy Extravananza

Creator Michael Castor used an "all-in-one" customized circuit board, 3D printing and CNC to create the Raspberry PiBoy gaming system.

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Heal it Faster (and More Comfortable) Nov 2, 2017
3D Printed Orthopedic Casts Offer Custom Thermal-Comfort Design

Researchers from Boston University and TU Delft are using 3D printing and infrared technology to create comfortable, custom orthopaedic casts.

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The Case of Lilias Adie Nov 1, 2017
Forensic Artist Uses 3D Virtual Sculpture to Reconstruct Scottish “Witch’s” Face

Forensic facial reconstruction and state-of-the-art 3D virtual sculpture methods were used to recreate the face of an accused witch.

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New Things to Come Nov 1, 2017
Kodak Enters 3D Printing, Will Sell 3D Printers and Filament Soon

Kodak has signed Smart International as their global 3D printing brand licensee and they're creating 3D printers for creative professionals.

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Help Others Help Themselves Oct 31, 2017
Project Magnify Brings STEM Subjects to All Thanks To 3D Printing

Project Magnify, created by high school seniors, hopes to use 3D printing to bring resources to under privileged schools in California.

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A Doll's House Oct 31, 2017
Chisel&Mouse Create Replicas of Real Buildings Using 3D Printing and Plaster Casting

Chisel&Mouse is a design studio run by two brothers who use 3D modelling software, 3D printing and plaster casts to create replica buildings.

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He Should Have Cast Protection Oct 31, 2017
VFX Studio Prototyped Stranger Things Demogorgon with a Form 2

Aaron Sims Creative is the design studio behind the Demogorgon monster in Stranger Things. To create the design, they used 3D printing.

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Inspired by Insects Oct 30, 2017
Insect-inspired Hybrid Drone Flies, Swims and Explodes Out of the Water

Researchers from Wyss Institute have created a mini-drone called RoboBee which can fly, dive into water, swim and explode out of the water.

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You Can’t Kill Progress Oct 30, 2017
Open Bionics Receives Guinness World Record for Deus Ex Prosthetic Limb

Open Bionics and Daniel Melville enter Guinness Book of Records Gamer’s edition with 3D printed bionic hand inspired by video game, Deus Ex. 

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Glassy Finish Oct 29, 2017
Philament Releases New Durable Glass Fiber Reinforced Filament

Filament producing company, Philament, released a product called Philament Glass Reinforced which does exactly what it says on the tin.

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Home Sweet 3D Printed Home Oct 29, 2017
World’s First 3D Printed Residential Home Erected in Yaroslavl, Russia

The first residential 3D printed house is complete in Yaroslavl, Russia, and is ready for a family to move in and call their new home. 

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Born from Customer Feedback Oct 28, 2017
AstroPrint’s 3D Printing App Allows you to Rotate, Scale and Multiply Designs

AstroPrint has launched AstroPrint Desktop which is a cloud-enabled desktop app allowing users to manipulate and print designs locally.

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Pretty Pieces Oct 27, 2017
Design Studio TOMLIN Creates 3D Printed Colorful Ceramics

Two Swedish designers are creating sustainable 3D printed ceramics, from tea light holders to small plates, in a range of colors, including punky pink.

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Add This to the Grocery List Oct 27, 2017
Aldi Australia is Selling a $299 Desktop 3D Printer Starting Next Week

For a limited time,  Aldi supermarkets in Australia will sell the Cocoon Create desktop 3D printer once again, but this time for just $299. 

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Helping the Professionals Oct 27, 2017
Researchers from Jagiellonian University 3D Print Liver Models for Preoperative Planning

A research team from Jagiellonian University are using a desktop 3D printer to create silicone liver models to improve preoperative planning.

Featured image of Optic Traces is a 3D Printed Couture Dress from Designer Maartje Dijkstra
Electronic Music Meets 3D Printing Oct 26, 2017
Optic Traces is a 3D Printed Couture Dress from Designer Maartje Dijkstra

Maartje Dijkstra is a fashion designer inspired by technology and electronic music whose latest piece, Optic Traces, is turning heads. 

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