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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

Mar 14, 2017
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Sky's the Limit
Could Cazza Build the World’s First 3D Printed Skyscraper in Dubai?

Cazza is a Dubai-based start-up which has released ambitious plans to use "crane printing" and build the world's first 3D printed skyscraper.

Mar 13, 2017
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Spinning Round and Round
Stunning 3D Printed Art Installation Toki on Display at SXSW 2017

On display at SXSW 2017 is a revamped old-fashioned zoetrope by artist Akinori Goto who uses 3D printing to project ballet dancers in motion.

Mar 11, 2017
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Cloud Atlas
Artists Drzach and Suchy Create Beautiful 3D Printed “Shadow Cloud”

The Shadow Cloud by Drzach and Suchy is a 3D printed art piece which casts unusual shadows depending on the angle of illumination.

Mar 9, 2017
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Not only for train model enthusiasts
Shapeways User Sells 7000 3D Printed Scale Model Railways

A Shapeways user, Stony Smith, has sold 7,000 scale model railroad items with his online shop and turned his hobby into a success.

Mar 9, 2017
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Making Surgery More Efficient
Multi-Colored 3D Printed Livers Help Doctors Prepare for Tumor Surgery

A medical student in Poland is helping doctors prepare for tricky surgeries by creating patient specific multi-colored 3D printed livers.

Mar 8, 2017
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Redo Those Ruined Prints
Bend and Customize Finished 3D Prints with “Hotflex” Composite

German computer scientists are working on a way to allow customization of individual prints by developing a composite called Hotflex.

Mar 8, 2017
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Just Hangin'
The Open Source Hangprinter Prints Without A Frame

The Hangprinter is an open-source printer which has no frame but works by anchoring to the floor and hanging from the ceiling by cables.

Mar 7, 2017
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Big Company, Bigger Goals
GE Additive Aims to Sell 10,000 3D Printers Over Next Decade

GE is investing in 3D printing and building business around the technology, improving processes in medical and aerospace product lines.

Mar 6, 2017
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Too Much to Face
3D Printed Latex Masks can Fool Facial Recognition Systems

ThatsMyFace is a company which uses two headshots to 3D print your face. Theoretically, this technology be used to trick facial recognition systems.

Mar 3, 2017
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Great Weekend Project
3D Printed Clock with Tourbillon Wins Pinshape’s Designer of the Month

Christoph Laimer builds watches and has been named Pinshape's Designer of the Month for his 3D printed watch with tourbillon.

Mar 2, 2017
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Better Buy Some Big Filament Spools
How Long it Would Take to 3D Print These Famous Landmarks?

Could we recreate the world’s most famous landmarks using a single 3D printer? And what would it cost? Get ready for some big numbers.

Mar 2, 2017
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Rings and Things
Danish Jewelry Brand Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Pieces

Primal Crafts is a Danish jewelry brand which uses 3D printing to create beautiful pieces made from titanium, steel and precious metals.

Mar 1, 2017
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Keeping it Safe
3D Printed “Sentinel” Robot Keeps Police and Civilians Safe in Traffic Stops

Students from Duke University have designed a robot, called Sentinel, to help police officers perform traffic stops and keep everyone safe.

Feb 24, 2017
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Total USB of the Heart
Rapidly Prototyping the Eclipse USB Charger with Ultimaker

Sick and tired of messy USB charging cables? Native Union has a solution called the Eclipse, which was rapidly prototyped with 3D printing.

Feb 24, 2017
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Bargain Hunt
Boeing to Build Quicker and Cheaper Satellites with 3D Printing

Boeing wants to transform the traditional way of building satellites, creating them more quickly by using 3D printing and fewer workers.