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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

Feb 1, 2017
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Start Your Engines
Ferrari Have New 3D Printed Piston Design for F1 2017

Seeking a competitive advantage, Ferrari are using 3D printing to develop their 2017 Formula 1 engine with an innovative new piston design.

Feb 1, 2017
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Gone Fishing
These Hydrogel Robots can Catch and Release Goldfish

Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, hydrogel robots which can catch and release live goldfish without harming them.

Jan 31, 2017
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Hero in a Half Shell
Save the Pangolin with a 3D Printed Pangolin

The pangolin is the world's most hunted animal and now faces extinction. To raise awareness, one maker has designed a 3D printed pangolin.

Jan 31, 2017
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Perfect Apple Watch Mod
Beautiful 3D Printed Copper Steampunk Apple Watch Cover

Already bored of your Apple Watch's appearance? Jeremy Burnich designed a copper steampunk cover and used i.materialise to 3D print it.

Jan 30, 2017
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106 Pounds Heavier Than Traditional Designs
Old and Fat Crash-Test Dummies to Better Represent Humans

As Americans age and gain weight, the traditional crash-test dummy is losing its relevance. Instead, 3D printing has helped create older - and even obese - alternatives.

Jan 27, 2017
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Upwardly Mobile
Layer are Building Better Wheelchairs with 3D Printing

Benjamin Hubert and his company Layer are using 3D printing to create customized wheelchairs, making them more comfortable for the user.

Jan 27, 2017
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Delicate Flower
Blooms: 3D Printed Sculptures that Animate Under Strobe Light

Artist John Edmark has created a 3D printed sculpture called Blooms which animates when placed on a turntable under strobe lighting.

Jan 26, 2017
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EducatorBot
New MakerBot Educators Program to Empower Teachers

MakerBot is launching a brand new 'MakerBot Educators program' to promote the use of 3D printing in classrooms.

Jan 26, 2017
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No Giggling at the Back
Helping Blind Students Learn with 3D Printed Sex-Ed Organs

Visually impaired students may miss out on cringy sex education videos, but 3D printed sex-ed organs can help them learn through touch.

Jan 25, 2017
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Goin’ Up the Country
Kuunda 3D Tested an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer in Rural Tanzania

East African company Kuunda 3D took a 3D printer to rural Tanzanian village where they showed locals the technology and tested out its utility.

Jan 24, 2017
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Fun Math
3D Printed Puzzles for Math Lovers

Is there any way to make math fun? Andreas Kaiser believes 3D printed puzzles are the way forward, especially if students can make their own.

Jan 24, 2017
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Print New Skin
Scientists Develop a 3D Bioprinter that Prints Human Skin

Spanish scientists have developed a 3D bioprinter which can print sheets of functional human skin for use in research or even transplants.

Jan 23, 2017
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Wheels on Fire
Peloton Prototypes New Commercial Bike with MakerBot

Peloton created a fun way to exercise back in 2014. They haven't stopped moving since, launching a new bike realized with 3D printing.

Jan 19, 2017
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TicTacToe
TacTip Wins Harvard International Soft Robotics Competition

TacTip is an open-source 3D printed artificial fingertip that can 'feel', and has won the Harvard international Soft Robotics competition.

Jan 19, 2017
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This is as Good as 3D Printing Gets Today
Unbelievably Detailed 3D Printed Ogre Model Sculpted with Oculus VR

A highly-skilled character artist has shared an extremely detailed 3D print of an ogre. It was modelled with the VR software Oculus Medium.