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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.

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Shin-y and New Sep 11, 2017
Australian Dad Has World’s First 3D Printed Shinbone Transplant

An Australian man is the world first to receive a 3D printed shinbone after developing a bone infection days after his son was born.

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Halloween Comes Early Sep 10, 2017
3D Printed Mask Changes Color According to How You’re Feeling

Students from London's Bartlett School of Architecture developed a 3D printed mask which can change color depending on your facial expression.

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DIY Disc Shooter! Sep 8, 2017
YouTuber Creates 3D Printed Homemade Disc Shooter

Would you like to make your own 3D printed disc shooter? By following YouTuber Austiwawa's latest project, you may soon be able to.

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Unique Meeting Space Sep 7, 2017
Formlabs 3D Prints Pavilion Structure for FUSE 2017 Conference

Using SLS 3D printing, Formlabs created a 3D printed pavilion structure that served as a meeting space at the FUSE 2017 conference.

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Beak in Black Sep 6, 2017
Karl the Hornbill Receives a New 3D Printed Beak Prosthetic

Hornbill, Karl, received a 3D printed prosthetic beak after staff at Smithsonian's National Zoo noticed he was struggling to eat.

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Trees Made of Paper? Sep 5, 2017
Artist Ironically Scans Tasmanian Eucalyptus Tree and 3D Prints it in Paper

An artist and associate professor is 3D scanning and printing a Tasmania Eucalypt tree using paper to make a point about the state's forest industry.

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Smartphone Scanning Sep 4, 2017
Sony Xperia XZI Smartphone Will Include “3D Creator” Scanning App

Sony is launching the Xperia XZI smartphone, which includes a 3D scanning app called 3D Creator that allows you to capture reality in 3D.

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Elbow Grease Sep 4, 2017
LimbForge Develops and Tests Advanced 3D Printed Prosthetic Elbow

The prosthetics company LimbForge is developing and testing an advanced 3D printed elbow prosthetic with the help of experts and patients.

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Less is more Sep 1, 2017
Ionic3DP Soon to Launch New Type of High Quality 3D Printer

Kappa is a new 3D printer making use of the Scott Russell Straight line mechanism - look out for its launch on Kickstarter next month.

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3D Slam Dunk Aug 31, 2017
PEAK Launches the World’s First 3D Basketball Boot, Tested by Dwight Howard

Sports brand, PEAK, has developed the world's first 3D printed basketball boot, worn and tested by basketball player, Dwight Howard.

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Wheels on the Bus Aug 31, 2017
Local Motors Create Autonomous Bus with Help From MakerBot

Local Motors is an automotive company which developed a talking, autonomous bus with help from MakerBot desktop 3D printers.

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Early Detection Made Easy Aug 30, 2017
3D Printed BiliScreen Detects Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

BiliScreen is an app and 3D printed device that takes pictures of the eye to measure jaundice and help early detection of pancreatic cancer.

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Print-a-Bot Aug 29, 2017
Peek Behind the Curtain at PLENGoer Robotics’ Futuristic Factory

PLENGoer details the "futuristic factory" where its PLEN Cube robot is being built - enabled by cloud-based design and rapid prototyping.

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Looks like a mess, but prints nice Aug 29, 2017
Italian Student Builds a €10 3D Printer from Old Inkjet Printers and 3D Scanner

Want your own 3D printer but don't have the funds? An Italian student turned old inkjet printers into a €10 DIY 3D printer.

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Draw in 2D, Get 3D Aug 29, 2017
Apple’s iOS ARKit Makes 3D Sketching and Modeling Easy

With Apple's release of iOS 11, later this year, will come the ARKit which could be set to have many 3D or CAD style applications.

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Makeshift Fashion Aug 28, 2017
RCLifeOn 3D Prints Custom Designs onto Fabric (And You Can Too!)

In a new video, the Swedish YouTuber RCLifeOn presents a way for you to 3D print your favorite custom designs directly onto clothing fabric.

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Better Community Projects Aug 28, 2017
British Makerspace Builds £1,000 Full-Body 3D Scanner with 27 Raspberry Pi

A British Design student and director of BuildBrighton Makerspace developed a full-body 3D scanner using 27 low-cost Raspberry Pi computers.

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Space Camp Aug 25, 2017
High School Students Make 3D Printed Rocket Propellant

High schoolers joined SD Mines' Research and Engineering Apprenticeship summer program to make 3D printed rocket propellant.

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Mammoth Hunter Bosom Buddy Aug 25, 2017
3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information

Historians used 3D scanning to find out more about a statuette called Venus of Dolní Věstonice, found in 1925 by Czech archaeologists.

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Celestial Bodies Aug 25, 2017
3D Scanning the Statue of Christ of the Pacific Using a Drone

Jeff Cremer is a wildlife photographer who used a drone, a camera and modeling software to 3D print a replica of Christ of the Pacific.

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