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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

Jul 30, 2018
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Super Smart Slab
ETH Zurich Uses 3D Sand Printed Formwork to Build Concrete Smart Slab

Researchers at ETH Zurich have realized the first full-scale architectural project using 3D sand printing for its formwork. The result is a huge lightweight concrete "Smart Slab" at the DFAB House.

Jul 29, 2018
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New 3D Printing Facility
Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children

A new 3D printing facility has been opened at the Department of Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital in India. Already, two children's lives have been changed as they received prosthetic limbs.

Jul 27, 2018
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3D printing on the rocks
Researchers Develop Electron Nanofabrication Method Using Ice

Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University in China have created an improved 3D nanofabrication method which uses ice and electron beam technology. The method cuts down on the time it takes to develop structures using standard e-beam lithography.

Jul 26, 2018
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Amazon enters the Filament Business
You Can Now Preorder Own-Brand Amazon 3D Printing Filament for $19

Amazon, the American electronic commerce giant, is now selling own-brand 3D printer filaments amongst the "essentials" of its AmazonBasics range.

Jul 25, 2018
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A Sound Theory
Researchers Develop Audio-Based Method to Detect 3D Printing Cyber-Attacks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel researchers has published a study titled "Digital Audio Signature for 3D Printing Integrity", examining the use of "audio fingerprints" to help detect cyber-attacks on 3D printers.

Jul 24, 2018
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I Am Iron Man
3D Printed Jet Suit Now on Sale at British Retailer Selfridges

The dream of becoming Iron Man is more achievable than ever thanks to Richard Browning's 3D printed Jet Suit, which is now on sale at Selfridges in London. However, expect to pay an eye-watering £340,000 for the privilege of owning this kerosene-fueled contraption.

Jul 24, 2018
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Beyond Cura and Simplify3D
Autodesk’s NetFabb 2019.0 is Now Available to Download

Autodesk has now introduced its 2019 version of Netfabb, the additive manufacturing and design software. Improvements such as better 3MF support and changes to the latticing function should make working with 3D printable files more comfortable.

Jul 24, 2018
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First 3D Printing Masters in Spain
Barcelona’s University Launches Master Degree in Additive Manufacturing

The CIM UPC, the technological center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, is launching a Master in Design and Engineering for Additive Manufacturing which is the first course of its kind in Spain to focus on 3D printing. 

Jul 23, 2018
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Dreams Come True in VR
Walt Disney Animation Studio Debuts First VR Short Film, Cycles

In August this year, the Walt Disney Animation Studio will debut its first VR short film called Cycles. It will be the headliner at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver. 

Jul 20, 2018
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A Blow for Innovation?
Does a European Parliament Resolution Stifle 3D Printing Innovation?

The European Parliament released a non-binding resolution about 3D printing which the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, CECIMO, believe could be a barrier to innovation.

Jul 19, 2018
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Once Upon a Time...
Kings3D Uses Over 100 SLA 3D Printers to Create 35 Majestic Castles

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Kings3D recently presented the Evergrande Fairyland Project, an ambitious project that includes 35 highly detailed castles that were created with SLA 3D printing technology.

Jul 19, 2018
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All the Best
Printrbot Shuts Down After Seven Years of Creating Open Source 3D Printers

Printrbot, the 3D printing manufacturer which was founded in 2011 with the launch of its original Printrbot printer on Kickstarter, has announced that it's now sadly closing its doors. 

Jul 18, 2018
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Follow the Trend
3D Hubs Releases Digital Manufacturing Trend Report for Q3 2018

3D Hubs, the world's largest network of manufacturing services, released its new Digital Manufacturing Trends report for Q3 2018. This time, there are big changes to the data due to a change in 3D Hubs’ business model.

Jul 14, 2018
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"James Pond" Technology
Student Designed World First 3D Printed Underwater Jetpack

Archie O'Brien is a student at Loughborough University in the UK who has designed an underwater jetpack called CUDA, made from 3D printed materials.

Jul 13, 2018
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Launch Away
Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tank

Lockheed Martin is using 3D printing technology to create huge titanium fuel tanks that will be used for satellites, potentially revolutionizing the space launch industry.