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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 2, 2016
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Made in Wales: 3D Printed Implants For Facial Injuries

Welsh experts have created new software that allows surgeons to design 3D printed implants for facial reconstruction.

Nov 1, 2016
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Would You Wear Vue, the Everyday 3D Printed Smart Glasses?

Vue are inconspicuous smart glasses with 3D printed frames which can aid your daily life and won't make you look out of place.

Oct 31, 2016
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How to 3D Print Your Own Baby Universe

Fancy 3D printing a "baby universe", a map of the oldest light in the universe? Researchers at Imperial College London did exactly that.

Oct 31, 2016
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GE’s Aviation Plant in Prague to Build Engines with 3D Printed Parts

General Electric are building a factory in Prague, Czech Republic that will produce a turboprop engine using 3D printed parts.

Oct 28, 2016
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Bosch Implements 3D Printing Solutions in Mondeville Plant

A Bosch factory in Mondeville, France has saved around 80,000 euros over the past year by using Zortrax M200 3D printers in daily operations.

Oct 27, 2016
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SexyCyborg Confronts Maker Sexism with LCD Shutter Top

Make Magazine's wonky definition of appropriate dress codes for women inspired SexyCyborg to make this LCD shutter top.

Oct 27, 2016
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Only 300 Will Be Made
Reebok’s Liquid Speed Running Shoes Use 3D Drawing Process

A special 3D drawing process was used to make these new Reebok sneakers. If you want some, you’d better be fast: Only 300 pairs will be made.

Oct 26, 2016
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SpiderFab: 3D Printing Robots Construct Structures in Space

Aerospace firms will soon be testing robots, called SpiderFab, to see whether they can be used to 3D print satellites and structures in space.

Oct 25, 2016
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It Prints Money?
Making Ends Meet in Vancouver with Crowdsourcing and 3D Hubs

Crowdsourcing workers is a new trend which is helping many people earn an extra buck, but is really a good thing?

Oct 24, 2016
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3D Printed Hands Help Identify New Security Threat

No one's quite like you, but researchers at MSU have proven that 3D printed hands could someday be used to steal your identity.

Oct 21, 2016
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KillaJoule: Record (and Stereotype) Breaking Electric Motorcycle

Dr. Eva Håkansson is setting world records with KillaJoule, her custom-built electric motorcycle with a design aided by 3D printers.

Oct 20, 2016
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Turn Your 3D Printer into a Full-Color Candy Machine

Are you prepared to get messy and turn your 3D printer into a full-color candy printer? Colorpod is a sweet-toothed hacker's dream.

Oct 20, 2016
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Deus Ex Inspired 3D Printed Retractable Sunglasses, Triggered by UV

This Reddit user was so inspired by the video game series Deus Ex that he designed and 3D printed retractable sunglasses triggered by UV rays.

Oct 17, 2016
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Artificially Intelligent 3D Printer Creates “Daedalus Pavilion”

Ai Build showcases Daedalus Pavilion at the GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam, a 3D printed structure built by intelligent robots.

Oct 17, 2016
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Magnetic: 3D Printed Animated Bust in Dan Sultan Music Video

Musician Dan Sultan's video for his song 'Magnetic' features a animated 3D printed bust of himself "singing" the title track.