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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 20, 2019
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No More Mr Nice Tie
VIP TIE: Luxury Accessories Brand 3D Prints Custom Ties

VIP TIE is a Milan-based luxury accessories brand using 3D printing to offer a ready-to-wear and customized tie collections based on a client's request. 

Apr 18, 2019
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The Sound Of Music
3D Print Your Own Covert Bone Conduction Headphones

A French student created his own bone conduction headphones built into 3D printed glasses for covert listening and posted his process on Hackaday so you can create your own too.

Apr 18, 2019
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Expanding Portfolios
DuPont Set to Launch Semi-Crystalline Materials for 3D Printing at RAPID + TCT 2019

DuPont, the American materials conglomerate, is set to launch new high-performance, semi-crystalline 3D printing products at RAPID + TCT 2019 next month.

Apr 17, 2019
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New All-in-One Machine
Kickstarter 3D Printer “IVI” Looks Like the Tiko, Promises To Do Much Better

IVI is a new closed-loop delta 3D printer. Its campaign launched on Kickstarter and was "funded in just one minute." But at first glance, the machine looks suspiciously like the ill-fated Tiko 3D printer...

Apr 17, 2019
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3D Print on Etsy? You Betsy!
Shapeways Launches E-Commerce Integration on Etsy

Shapeways has announced the launch of its Etsy E-commerce Integration which will reduce the workload for Etsy shop owners specializing in 3D printed products.

Apr 16, 2019
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Past Meets Future
Fuller Moto’s Futuristic 2029 Custom Motorcycle Manufactured with Metal 3D Printing

Fuller Moto, the custom car and motorcycle shop, has developed the Fuller Moto 2029 Majestic motorcycle, a futuristic version of the French 1929 Majestic classic machine.

Apr 16, 2019
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Shot Through The Heart
Israeli Researchers 3D Print Tiny Heart with Blood Vessels and Chambers

Researchers from Tel Aviv University used a patient's cells to 3D print a heart with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers that is the size of a rabbit's heart. 

Apr 15, 2019
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Who's a Good Boy?
4,000-Year-Old Neolithic Dog Head Reconstructed with 3D Printing

The skull of a 4,000-year-old Neolithic dog found in a tomb dig in Orkney, Scotland was scanned, 3D printed and reconstructed to reveal that the creature looks similar to a European grey wolf.

Apr 15, 2019
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Goodbye to Organ Transplant Waiting Lists?
World First 3D Printed Bionic Pancreas Could One Day Treat Diabetes

Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Science Development in Poland have 3D printed the first ever bionic pancreas with blood vessels which could one day be used to treat diabetes.

Apr 13, 2019
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One Spine Day
Additive Implants’ 3D Printed SureMAX Cervical Spacer Cleared by FDA

Additive Implants announced the FDA clearance of its first product, the 3D printed SureMAX Cervical Spacer, created by company founder, orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Ehteshami.

Apr 12, 2019
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Inventors Invited
Protolabs Launches £50,000 European Cool Idea Award for Inventors

Protolabs announced the European launch of its £50,000 annual awards scheme, the Cool Idea Award, which will help turn "cool" ideas into reality. 

Apr 11, 2019
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Back Up and Running
Bioscientists Develop 3D Printed Artificial Tissues to Help Heal Bone and Cartilage Injuries

Bioscientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland are developing a method to 3D print artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage injuries in the elbows, ankles, and knees. 

Apr 10, 2019
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Sweet Solution
Engineers Using 3D Printed Sugar Stents to Improve Surgery Success

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers are using 3D printing and sugar to create tubes that fit inside adjacent ends of a clipped artery during surgery to help ease the fiddly-nature of the surgeon's work.

Apr 9, 2019
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Face to Face
Chinese Undertakers Reconstruct Faces of Accident Victims With 3D Printing

A mortuary in Guangzhou, China is using 3D printing to rebuild the facial features of deceased accident victims before their families hold open casket funerals.

Apr 8, 2019
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Hidden In Plain Sight
Shattie 3D Printed Pictures by Drzach&Suchy Hide In Plain Sight

Drzach&Suchy is an art and design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland that created shattie: 3D printed pictures which hide two images that become visible only when illuminated.