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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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Come Sail Away With Me Jul 27, 2017
3D Printing Land Rover BAR’s Yacht for the America’s Cup

Land Rover BAR’s yacht racing team and Renishaw are using 3D printing to produce yacht parts and compete in the America's Cup.

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Simplifying CAD Jul 27, 2017
MIT Develops InstantCAD Plug-in to Give Instant Design Feedback

MIT engineers have developed InstantCAD, a plug-in with instant simulation which could drastically improve computer aided designs.

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Safety First Jul 26, 2017
Tiny 3D Printed Water Quality Sensors Can Prevent Diseases

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s school of engineering are developing 3D printed water quality sensors to ensure what we're drinking is safe.

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Game Changer Jul 25, 2017
Perfected3D is a New Service to Streamline 3D Printing Services

Whispering Gibbon is offering a free beta trial use of its Perfected3D software, which converts designs into models for easy 3D printing.

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Helping Hands Jul 25, 2017
Disaster Hack 3D Prints Prosthetic Hands for People in Nepal

Disaster Hack is a non-profit startup which is 3D printing and delivering prosthetics to people who need them in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Art For Your Face Jul 25, 2017
Safilo Group and Materialise Launch Funky 3D Printed Eyewear

Materialise and Safilo Group have joined forces to create beautiful sculptures for the stunning 3D printed OXYDO SS 2017 eyewear collection.

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Not just a hobby Jul 24, 2017
Penn State and the University of Maryland Offer 3D Printing Degrees

Penn State and the University of Maryland are offering 3D printing degrees including a hands-on approach to learning about the technology.

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Veggies in Disguise Jul 24, 2017
Could 3D Printed Vegetables Encourage Kids to Eat Healthily?

Researchers believe that kids will happily eat 3D printed vegetables. But can the technology also encourage us to eat insects?

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Rocking Out Jul 24, 2017
Rock Out with a Skull-Themed 3D Printed Microphone Casing

Would you rock out with the Skeletor 3D printed microphone, designed and 3D printed by ODD guitars hoping to inspire metal heads?

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Sssmokin'! Jul 23, 2017
A Stunning Combination of Art and Tech in a 3D Printed Raven Head Helmet

A 3D printed Eagled-shaped Transformation mask is the impressive result of a collaboration between artist Shawn Hunt and Microsoft.

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Bonding Exercise Jul 21, 2017
Texas Tech Researchers Strengthen 3D Printed Parts with Microwaves

Researchers from Texas Tech University are developing a way to strengthen 3D prints which relies on microwaves and carbon nanotubes.

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Creative Kids Jul 21, 2017
CHIL-DISH Project and Shapeways Bring Kid’s Drawings to Life

The winners of the CHIL-DISH Project, which saw kid's drawings realized as 3D printed objects, are revealed after months of deliberation.

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Pocket Printing Jul 21, 2017
Download Microsoft’s Print 3D App on Your Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft Print 3D app is available on the Windows store for Xbox Devices and Windows 10 Mobile users to download and explore.

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Art for Everyone Jul 20, 2017
3Doodler Start 3D Pens are Officially Approved by the RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has certified the 3Doodler START pen as easy-to-use for the blind and partially sighted.

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Not Your Typical Wormhole Jul 20, 2017
Worm-Shaped Robot Removes Discomfort from Colonoscopies

An associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder is developing a robot to make colonoscopies more comfortable for patients. 

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A Harbor for Ants? Jul 19, 2017
Guinness World Record for Largest 3D Printed Sculpture Display Set by Hong Kong Students

Students in Hong Kong set the Guinness World Record for the biggest 3D printed sculpture display by pooling their printing resources.

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Micro Machines Jul 19, 2017
MIT Engineers Develop Computer Chip to Shrink Drone Technology

Researchers at MIT developing the world's smallest intelligent drone that could fly on its own; the most important part is the computer chip.

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Claw-some! Jul 19, 2017
Eighth-Graders 3D Print a Wheelchair for Ray the Kitten

Ray the kitten has a kink in his spine. Students from Portsmouth Middle School have used 3D printing in a creative way to help.

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The Bee's Knees Jul 18, 2017
“Beeing Human”: A 3D Printed Clothing Line Inspired by Honeycombs

Jamela Law is a "recyclopath" fashion designer using 3D printing to create nature inspired designs. Her latest collection is called Beeing Human.

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Ca-ching! Jul 18, 2017
Desktop Metal Receives $115 Million in Latest Funding Round

Desktop Metal received $115 million in funding and by September this year, the first 3D printer will be available with the more expensive option ready for next year.

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