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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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Print with Accura 60, Accura Xtreme, and Accura Xtreme 200 Jun 25, 2019
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.

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Flexible Yet Tough Jun 24, 2019
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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Making Moves in Concrete Printing Jun 24, 2019
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.

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Makeup On-Demand Jun 22, 2019
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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No Shots Fired Jun 21, 2019
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. 

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510 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm Jun 19, 2019
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.

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Looking Stylish Jun 19, 2019
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.

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Not Just for Wine Bottles Jun 18, 2019
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.

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Lightweight Design Jun 17, 2019
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.

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Blending Two Passions Jun 16, 2019
Edelkrone Launches 3D Printable Ortak Line for DIY Photo Rigs

Edelkrone, the well-known creator of photography and film dolly and slider systems, now offers a 3D printable FlexTilt Head. For $30, you get some essential aluminum parts, add some 3D printed ones and save yourself at least $100.

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Medical Advancement Jun 14, 2019
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.

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Coming Soon Jun 13, 2019
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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All Under One Roof Jun 12, 2019
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. 

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Wield with Caution Jun 11, 2019
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. 

Featured image of Michelin and GM Unveil 3D Printed Puncture Proof Tire Prototype Called Uptis
Rolling into the Future Jun 10, 2019
Michelin and GM Unveil 3D Printed Puncture Proof Tire Prototype Called Uptis

Michelin and General Motors want to improve the wheel. So far, they developed a 3D printed puncture proof tire prototype as part of a joint research agreement.

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Smaller Carbon Footprints Jun 7, 2019
This 3D Printed Thermoelectric Device Converts Heat into Electric Power

Researchers at Swansea University, Wales, have developed a "pioneering" 3D printed thermoelectric device that converts heat into electric power at a record-setting efficiency factor.

Featured image of University of Glasgow Students 3D Print 800-Parts Steam Engine Model to Honor James Watt
The Year of James Watt Jun 5, 2019
University of Glasgow Students 3D Print 800-Parts Steam Engine Model to Honor James Watt

To celebrate the legacy of Scottish inventor James Watt, students from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, used 3D printing to create an 800-part model of his steam engine which was first built 200 years ago.

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Is That You? May 31, 2019
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.

Featured image of The Art of Shares Turns Stock Market Numbers into 3D Vizualizations and Prints
Selectively Lasered Stocks May 30, 2019
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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Learning is Fun May 29, 2019
Office Depot Collaborates with 3Doodler to Launch Educational 3D Printing Kit

Office Depot is launching four new education-focused kits, one of which will teach kids about the wonders of 3D printing thanks to a collaboration with 3Doodler.

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