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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

Apr 24, 2017
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Heavy Metal
Metal 3D Printing is About to Get Faster Thanks to Dissolving Supports

Arizona State University assistant professor has developed a method of dissolving supports to make end-to-end metal printing faster.

Apr 21, 2017
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OZO Layer
Is the Nokia OZO Platform a Step Forward in Virtual Reality Technology?

Nokia is developing a sophisticated virtual reality platform to make high standard videos the norm through firmware and software updates.

Apr 21, 2017
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2023 Lift Off!
The Making of a Failed Planet Called Psyche

Scientists at Arizona State University have developed a 3D model of failed planet, Psyche, and plan to launch a mission to it in 2023.

Apr 21, 2017
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Customizable Kicks
Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize

Polish students developed eco-friendly shoes for their graduation project using a 3D printer and now hope to start a dedicated business.

Apr 20, 2017
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Knees Together
Duke University Develops 3D Printable Hydrogel for Menisci Implants

Duke University researchers have developed a hydrogel which can be used for printing meniscus implants perfect for easing aching knees.

Apr 20, 2017
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Growing Panes
Researchers 3D Print Glass With Desktop SLA Printer

Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a technique to print clear glass using desktop SLA 3D printers.

Apr 20, 2017
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Lucky Winners
Cults3D Special MAKES Challenge Winners Now Announced

Cults3D has announced the lucky winners for their Special Makes Challenge. Prizes include a BCN3D Sigma R17, filament, and a gift card.

Apr 20, 2017
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It's A Small World
Gulliver’s Gate is a Huge Miniature Model with 3D Printed Components

On display in New York is Gulliver's Gate, a massive miniature made up of hundreds of landmarks created by model makers across the world.

Apr 19, 2017
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Weekend at Wohlers
Learn About Design for Additive Manufacturing with Wohlers Associates

Wohlers Associates and Materialise are offering a three-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) in Leuven, Belgium.

Apr 19, 2017
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Belgium Chocolate meets Belgium Beer
This 3D Printed Chocolate from the Miam Factory in Belgium is Mouthwatering

The Miam Factory uses 3D printers to create unique chocolate creations including everything from beer bottles to engraved macarons.

Apr 18, 2017
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Extra Stiff Parts
New Carbon-Fiber Nylon Composite 12CF for Stratasys FDM 3D Printers

Stratasys launched the FDM Nylon 12CF - a carbon fiber-filled nylon printing material which can create end-use parts and speed up production.

Apr 18, 2017
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Move It, Move It
Preserving the Endangered Lemur with 3D Scanning and X-Rays

The Duke Lemur Center is using 3D scanning and micro-computed tomography to preserve lemurs and soon anyone will have access to the files.

Apr 18, 2017
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Metamorphosis
These Shape-Shifting 4D Objects Transform with Heat

Researchers from several institutions have developed shape-shifting 4D prints which can permanently transform when heated up.

Apr 12, 2017
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Gimme Shelter
Hermit Crab Lives in 3D Printed Shells Made by Artist

The Hermit Crab can now inhabit a 3D printed shell representing famous landmarks, specially created by Japanese artist Aki Inomata.

Apr 12, 2017
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Martian Hip Op
UK University Developing Robots For Hip Replacements in Space

The head of Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute will explain, in a lecture, how we'll perform hip replacements in space.