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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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Major Milestone Sep 26, 2017
3D Hubs Tops 1 Million Parts on Path to Distributed Manufacturing

After four years of helping customers manufacture parts locally, online printing community 3D Hubs announces making over a million parts.

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Faster then Phelps Sep 25, 2017
Eclectical Engineers 3D Print an Underwater Ironman Jetpack

Wish you were Iron Man, only underwater? YouTube channel Eclectical Engineering made an underwater flight-suit with 3D printed propellers.

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The Robot Will See You Now Sep 25, 2017
Robot Dentist Implants Two 3D Printed Teeth Without Human Help

A woman in China received two 3D printed teeth during an operation which was performed entirely by a robot dentist in Xi'an, Shaanxi, province.

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Virtual Swedish Meatballs? Sep 22, 2017
Ikea Develops Augmented Reality App PLACE Built on Apple’s New AR Kit

Ikea is getting stuck in with Apple's new AR Kit and developed an app called Place which means no more "pivot!" when buying furniture.

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Arm Wrestling Robots Sep 21, 2017
Columbia University Develops Soft Robotics That Are Stronger Than Natural Muscle

Columbia Engineering researchers develop breakthrough in robotics with 3D printed soft muscles, three times stronger than natural muscles.

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Why Are We Waiting? Sep 21, 2017
ONO 3D Printer Faces Further Delays Due to Bluetooth Support

ONO is a Kickstarter 3D printer which was supposed to be released in 2016 but now faces delays due to switching to bluetooth support.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Sep 21, 2017
3D Printing Prostate Cancer Models for Surgical Planning

At NYU School of Medicine, a collaborative team are working on 3D printing multi-colored models of prostate cancer for pre-surgical planning.

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Hero in a Half Shell Sep 20, 2017
Project Invincible is a 3D Printed Shield for Post Surgery

McLaren Applied Technologies used 3D printing to develop Project Invincible, a shield to protect vital organs from impact after surgery.

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Help On-site Sep 20, 2017
Med3DP: Disaster Relief with 3D Printable Medical Devices

Med3DP is an initiative in association with Trinity College Dublin which uses 3D printing to develop on-demand medical devices

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No More Ums and Ahs Sep 19, 2017
3D Printed Teleprompter for iPad or Android Tablets on Kickstarter Soon

A DIY teleprompter is coming to Kickstarter. It is partially 3D printable and may be the answer to hours spent editing your Ums and Ahs on camera.

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Embrace Your Look Sep 19, 2017
Boltenstern Launches 3D Printed Gold and Platinum “EMBRACE” Jewelry Collection

Embrace is a jewelry collection offering everything from bracelets to cufflinks in 18ct gold and platinum from Cooksongold and Boltenstern.

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Big Anxiety Sep 18, 2017
Little Big Woman Confronts Attitudes towards Dwarfism with Life-size 3D Printed Sculpture

This 3D printed life-size sculpture of an Australian artist with Dwarfism challenges viewers with their anxieties around difference.

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Stretching Out Sep 15, 2017
Wyss Institute Develops Hybrid 3D Printing for Cheap Wearables

Researchers at Wyss Institute combine 3D printing of stretchable inks with electronic components to make wearables more flexible.

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3D Freedom Sep 15, 2017
Firms Using 3D Printing in Chongqing to Register with Police

3D printing firms in Chongqing, China are required to register with authorities to avoid criminal use, but is this measure justified?

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Model Patient Sep 15, 2017
Woman’s Skull Rebuilt with a Titanium 3D Printed Plate

Model and artist from Essex suffered from a seizure last year resulting in severe head injuries and the need for a titanium 3D printed plate.

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Flying 3D Prints! Sep 15, 2017
Airbus Production A350 Aircraft has First 3D Printed Titanium Bracket Installed

Aeronautics company, Airbus, has installed of a titanium 3D printed bracket for the engine pylon on its in-series production A350 XWB.

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Impressive Printing Sep 14, 2017
Hong Kong Students Create World’s First 3D Printed Terracotta Pavilion

Students 3D printed terracotta bricks and created the Ceramic Constellation Pavilion to prove the technology's uses in architecture.

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Practical not Pretty Sep 14, 2017
Nano Dimension Unveils Industrial “DragonFly 2020 Pro”, an PCB and Electronics 3D Printer

Nano Dimension unveils the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer, developed with help from beta testers, with high specs but less aesthetic appeal.

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Born to Run Sep 12, 2017
Brooks Running Uses Connex3 3D Printer for Rapid Prototyping

Everything at Brooks Running can now "Run Happy" thanks to the implementation of a Connex3 3D printer which is speeding up prototyping.

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Please DO Touch Sep 12, 2017
3D Printed Tactography For Blind People to Explore Photography

Changing exhibition rules, Gabriel Bonfim encourages visitors to touch his Tactography prints, allowing the blind to experience his artwork. 

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