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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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Jun 25, 2019
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Shapeways Launches Three New Acrylate-Based SLA Plastic Materials

Shapeways, the New York-based 3D printing service, has launched three new acrylate-based SLA Plastic materials which are super tough, offer good dimensional accuracy, and have a smooth surface quality.

Jun 24, 2019
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Flexible Yet Tough
MIT Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh to Support Healing of Soft Tissues

MIT’s engineers have designed 3D printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces which they can "tune" to a patient's body to support soft tissues during the healing process.

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Jun 24, 2019
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Mobile Concrete 3D Printer to Automate Pavement Slab Construction

PrintStones, a start-up based in Vienna, Austria, has developed a mobile concrete 3D printer which it believes will automate the construction of pavement and concrete slabs directly on the construction site.

Jun 22, 2019
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Makeup On-Demand
World’s First Makeup 3D Printer Mink is Available for Preorder

After over five years of development, the Mink, a portable machine which 3D prints makeup from images, is now available to pre-order.

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Jun 21, 2019
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Student Found Guilty of 3D Printing Gun in London

Tendai Muswere, a London student, is the first person in the UK to be convicted for 3D printing a gun capable of firing a lethal shot. 

Jun 19, 2019
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510 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm
Photocentric Launches “Disruptive” LC Magna DLP Printer Offering Large Build Volume

3D printer manufacturer Photocentric has unveiled what it's calling a "disruptive industry-changing 3D printer", the LC Magna which boasts high accuracy and a large build volume.

Jun 19, 2019
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3D Printing Significantly Speeds Up Interior Design Products

Italian architect Marcello Ziliani uses Italian 3D printing company 3ntr’s technology to produce prototypes and help him create beautiful 3D printed interior design pieces to furnish a home in style.

Jun 18, 2019
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Not Just for Wine Bottles
Portugese Researchers 3D Print Cork and Polyurethane Composite Foams

Portuguese researchers recently published a paper which explores the use of 3D printed foams incorporating cork for thermal applications with enhanced mechanical properties.

Jun 17, 2019
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Lightweight Design
Rurok Industries uses Generative Design to Produce Lightweight Mountain Bikes

PJ Tolentino, a mechanical engineer and founder of Philippines-based Rurok Industries, is working on reinventing the mountain racing bike using generative design.

Jun 14, 2019
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Medical Advancement
Florida Researchers Develop Bio-Ink to 3D Print Human Cornea

Researchers from Florida A&M University developed a bio-ink and 3D printed a human cornea which they believe could lead to huge advancements in the medical field.

Jun 13, 2019
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Aleph Objects Partners with FluidForm to Launch Bioprinter this Summer

Aleph Objects, the prestigious manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, announced a new partnership with bio-ink developer FluidForm, to manufacture new bioprinting hardware available this summer.

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Jun 12, 2019
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All Under One Roof
HP Opens 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence

HP Inc has opened its new 150,000 square foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The new facility brings partners and customers together to develop applications for 3D printing. 

Jun 11, 2019
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3D Print The Soldier’s Bow from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

You can now 3D print your own Soldier's Bow from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by following maker Craig McNaughton's instructions on Thingiverse. 

May 31, 2019
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Is That You?
DNA from Cigarette Butts Turned into 3D Printed Portraits

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an American artist who created 3D printed portraits based on DNA she collected and analyzed from cigarette butts and hair found around New York City. Her work is now on permanent display in London.

May 30, 2019
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The Art of Shares Turns Stock Market Numbers into 3D Vizualizations and Prints

IG, a British online trading provider, presents "The Art of Shares", an interactive way to visualize share prices, turning them into 3D sculptures which resemble skyscrapers. They even 3D printed a few too.

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