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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

Feb 26, 2018
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Streamlining Services
Voxeljet to Send 500,000 Liters of 3D Printed Sand to TEI During Three-Year Contract

Voxeljet announced that it's signed a three-year contract with Tooling and Equipment International (TEI) meaning they'll supply the company with 500,000 liters of 3D printed sand over this time.

Feb 24, 2018
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New Ways to Learn
Wikimedia Commons Enables 3D Model Uploads and Downloads

Wikimedia Commons has enabled a new feature which will allow you to upload 3D models and the first to be uploaded is a model created by the #NEWPALMYRA project, honoring Bassel Khartabil. 

Feb 23, 2018
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Bringing Back the Extinct
3D Scanning and Printing Tasmanian Tiger Joeys to Give Insight into Extinct Animal

Scientists have taken CT scans of preserved Tasmanian tiger joeys to help give them a better insight into the extinct animal and learn about the early development phases of the marsupials.

Feb 23, 2018
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Ready, Set, LEGO
Legoland to Open VR Roller Coaster Ride in Florida

Lego is now opening the first VR roller coaster ride called the "Great Lego Race" in March at the Legoland Florida resort. Visitors have the option of wearing a headset and plunging themselves into the Lego world.

Feb 22, 2018
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Bigger and Better
Voodoo Manufacturing Goes Big with Large-Format Print Service

Voodoo manufacturing is supersizing its offerings with the announcement that the company now provides large-format 3D printing. Its customers can now order 3D printed parts in PLA up to eight times larger than before with a five day turnaround.

Feb 21, 2018
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New Ways to Share
Facebook Supports New Format for Interactive 3D Model Uploads

You can now digitally sculpt a 3D model and upload it straight to Facebook to share with your friends. But, better yet, Facebook is now offering support for higher-quality glTF 2.0 files.

Feb 21, 2018
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3,2,1 Gnome Off!
3D Printed Gnome Goes to Space to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

The symbol of the Polish city of Wroclaw has been 3D printed and launched into the stratosphere to prove that the only limits are ones we set in our minds. That, and it's in celebration of 100 years of Polish independence.

Feb 20, 2018
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Better Prototyping
RoMA: Robotic Modeling Assistant Could be a Better Prototyping Machine

Cornell and MIT are working on a joint project called the Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) which will bring together multiple technologies to create an ultimate prototyping machine.

Feb 20, 2018
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Shocking Stuff
Electric Eels Inspire Device Which Reaches 110 Volts

A sheet of bioprinted hydrogels -- inspired by the electric eel -- is capable of delivering 110 volts of electricity. It has potential to become a soft power source which draws on a biological system's chemical energy.

Feb 19, 2018
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Flying Over the Ice
How 3D Scanning and Printing Helped Team GB to Win Winter Olympics Gold and Bronze

Skeleton skinsuit engineers for Team GB used 3D scanning and printing to help athletes get a slight advantage over their competitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Feb 17, 2018
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Bespoke Titanium Implant
Surgeons use 3D Printed Titanium Implant to Rebuilt Man’s Breastbone and Ribs

Surgeons in Wales used a 3D printed titanium implant to rebuild the chest of a 70-year-old man after a cancer removal operation which took three ribs and part of his breastbone. 

Feb 16, 2018
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Final Crow
Famous Chinatown 3D Printed Rooster Project Comes to an End

Last year, artist Chris Templeman began a project in Boston's Chinatown which has the aim of creating 2,000 plastic roosters using a 3D printer before the end of the Chinese New Year. He now views the project as a success. 

Feb 16, 2018
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Prosthetics Paws
Australian Sheepdog Receives Prosthetic Paw Thanks to 3D Printing

Tucker, a five-year-old Australian sheep dog, can run on four feet again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic paw. The hope is that the paw prosthetic will improve Tucker's mobility and his quality of life. 

Feb 13, 2018
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Porsche is 3D Printing Metal and Plastic Spare Parts for Classic Cars

Porsche is using 3D printing to reproduce classic car parts which are either extremely rare or extinct. The technology offers an economical way to produce spare parts of high-quality.

Feb 13, 2018
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Create Your Own!
How MUN MED Set Up a Low-Cost 3D Printing Medical Unit

MUN MED 3D is the first 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Its founders have some tips for how others can create their own.