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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

Nov 21, 2017
Featured image of Thanks to 3D Printing, Chinoiserie Dragons are Returning to London’s Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens
Dragons Return to London
Thanks to 3D Printing, Chinoiserie Dragons are Returning to London’s Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens

In 2018, the Great Pagoda in London will reopen to the public after restoration, this time with 3D printed (not wooden) Chinoiserie dragons.

Nov 21, 2017
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Eco-Friendly 3D Printer, Soon On Kickstarter
Poly Is A Battery-Powered, Biodegradable, Up-Cycled 3D Printer

3DRap, an Italian start-up, is launching their first 3D printer on Kickstarter this week which is up-cycled and eco-friendly.

Nov 21, 2017
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"Shelter with Dignity"
3D Printed ‘Homed’ by Framlab Offers Shelter for New York’s Homeless

Framlab has a way to get people off the streets by providing comfortable, safe, 3D printed homeless shelters with a proposal called "Homed".

Nov 20, 2017
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Not Just for Kids
Graduate Creates ‘3D Lace’ Couture Collection using a 3Doodler Pen

Shenkar College design graduate Eden Saadon uses a 3Doodler to create an intricate couture design collection called 3D Lace.

Nov 18, 2017
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Tires of the Future
Michelin’s 3D Printed Concept Tire Makes TIME Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2017

Michelin's airless, connected and environmentally friendly wheel design is one of TIME Magazine's chosen 25 Best Inventions of 2017. 

Nov 17, 2017
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Flying High
Emirates Using SLS 3D Printing to Make Aircraft Cabin Parts

Emirates is using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology to manufacture components for aircraft cabins, including video monitor shrouds.

Nov 15, 2017
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What You 3D Print Defines You
Maker Builds BatBoard, A Batman-Themed Electric Skateboard

With a little 3D printing and a lot of imagination, Jame Bruton from XRobots has created the Batman Electric Skateboard - or Batboard.

Nov 15, 2017
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Additive Efforts
BigRep and BASF Alliance Accelerates Industrial Applications

BigRep, the 3D printing technology startup, and BASF are forming a strategic alliance to speed up the wholesale introduction of 3D printing into industry.

Nov 14, 2017
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Now Available in Europe!
Desktop Metal Now Accepting International Pre-Orders for Metal 3D Printing Studio System

Desktop Metal is now accepting pre-orders from companies across Europe for its metal end-to-end 3D printing Studio System.

Nov 12, 2017
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Eggs, Bread, 3D Printer, Chicken Nuggets
Balco 3D Printer on Sale for £300 at UK Aldi for the First Time

For a limited time, Aldi supermarkets in the United Kingdom will sell a Balco desktop 3D printer for £300 as part of its Specialbuys selection.

Nov 12, 2017
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The Perfect Cuppa
Fraunhofer IGD Develop Software to Check On-Screen Product Designs are Ready to Print

Fraunhofer IGD is displaying their latest software at formnext, it's called CUPstomizer and will verify your CAD design in real time.

Nov 11, 2017
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Light Me Up
Hypnotic Texas University Lighting Made with Lulzbot 3D Printers

Creative agency Viget uses 3D printing to create Lightwalk, a programmable, interactive LED array that reacts to passers-by, rain or 'shine, on the Abilene Christian University campus.

Nov 10, 2017
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2 Million & Counting
Sketchfab Reaches 2 Million Models, Adds Lots of New Functionalities

Sketchfab has had a big year - they've now reached two million models online and have added new offerings to the site almost every month in 2017.

Nov 8, 2017
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Streamlined Printing
Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect, Free 3D Printer Management Solution

Cura Collection is a new 3D printer management solution from Ultimaker which enables you to control multiple printers from one interface.

Nov 7, 2017
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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.