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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

Dec 9, 2018
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Grab it by the Horns
ORIGIBOT2 3D Printed Telepresence Robot Available on Indiegogo

Now on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is a new campaign launched by Origin Robots called the ORIGIBOT2 which is a telepresence robot that you can move around and pick things up with remotely.

Dec 9, 2018
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Cool Earbuds
3D Printed HeX Earbuds Provide a Fashionable Fix for Hearing Loss

Master's student Elen Parry has developed HeX Earbuds, 3D printed wireless earbuds that have a sleek geometric design and enhance the hearing experience, while also protecting users and preventing further hearing loss.

Dec 5, 2018
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Smooth Operator
Zortrax Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing Device – Review the Specs

Engineered to smooth 3D prints to the point of being indistinguishable from injection molded parts, the Zortrax Apoller is a smart new device for professional print post-processing. Join us as we review all we know about this spiffy new desktop device.

Dec 5, 2018
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Speeding Up Manufacturing
Ford 3D Print Brackets for Shelby Mustang GT500 Brake Lines

Ford, the American car maker, is using 3D printing to make improvements in its manufacturing process, specifically in the 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 car model brake line which will now have two 3D printed brackets. 

Dec 4, 2018
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3D Printed Jaw Provides Confidence
Cancer Patient Receives World-First 3D Printed Jaw Reconstruction

In a world first reconstruction, a woman from Melbourne, Australia has been fitted with a 3D printed jaw and teeth after her own were removed due to cancer.

Dec 3, 2018
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Perfect Fit
Arí van Twillert Launches Comfortable & Stylish 3D Printed Lingerie

Arí van Twillert claims to be the "world's first true 3D fit lingerie specialist". She uses 3D scanning, 20,000 data points, a software engineer and a 3D printed support element to make the most comfortable bra possible.

Nov 30, 2018
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Put Down the Paint Brush
RePaint: AI-Powered 3D Printing System Accurately Reproduces Artwork

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed RePaint, an AI-powered, 3D printing system which can accurately reproduce your favorite oil painting. 

Nov 30, 2018
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From Cameras to Ceramics
Canon Announces 3D Printing Technology and Material for Highly Accurate Ceramic Parts

Canon, the Japanese company best known for its cameras, has announced that it has developed a ceramic 3D printing technology and material which is "highly-accurate" and capable of producing parts with complex geometries.

Nov 29, 2018
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FDA Approved
Materialise Validates Stratasys and Ultimaker for its Mimics inPrint Anatomical Models Software

Stratasys and Materialise, two well-known 3D printing providers, are bringing together their technologies of PolyJet technology and FDA-cleared Mimics inPrint software to aid production of anatomical models.

Nov 28, 2018
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Going for Gold
TRUMPF Green Laser Technology 3D Prints Copper and Gold

TRUMPF, a worldwide provider of machine tools, has announced the introduction of copper and gold 3D printing thanks to green laser technology.

Nov 28, 2018
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Future Meets Classic
Mercedes-Benz is 3D Printing Genuine Replacement Parts for Classic Cars

In a new scheme called "Future meets Classic," Mercedes-Benz is using 3D printing to produce genuine replacement parts for a range of classic cars, including a 3D printed inside mirror base and spark plug holder for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé.

Nov 27, 2018
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3D Printed Cabin Interiors
Ethiad Airways Partners with EOS and BigRep to Improve Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Etihad Airways Engineering has partnered with EOS and installed a BigRep One machine to improve its aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO).

Nov 26, 2018
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Medical Breakthrough
3D Printed Scaffolds May Help Cancer Patients Regrow Breast Tissue After Mastectomy

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology are working on regrowing breast tissue after a patient has undergone a mastectomy. To achieve this, they are implanting a 3D printed biodegradable polymer scaffold.

Nov 21, 2018
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3D Printed Snack
Nova Meat 3D Prints Vegetable Proteins to Create Textured Synthetic Meat

Nova Meat, a Barcelona-based company started by researcher Giuseppe Scionti, has developed a meat substitute which is made from plants and a 3D printer.

Nov 20, 2018
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Healing Insoles
3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers

Purdue University researchers use 3D printing to develop a shoe insole which could speed up the healing process of diabetic ulcers and help patients avoid amputation.