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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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Customizable Kicks Apr 21, 2017
Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize

Polish students developed eco-friendly shoes for their graduation project using a 3D printer and now hope to start a dedicated business.

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Knees Together Apr 20, 2017
Duke University Develops 3D Printable Hydrogel for Menisci Implants

Duke University researchers have developed a hydrogel which can be used for printing meniscus implants perfect for easing aching knees.

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Growing Panes Apr 20, 2017
Researchers 3D Print Glass With Desktop SLA Printer

Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have developed a technique to print clear glass using desktop SLA 3D printers.

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Lucky Winners Apr 20, 2017
Cults3D Special MAKES Challenge Winners Now Announced

Cults3D has announced the lucky winners for their Special Makes Challenge. Prizes include a BCN3D Sigma R17, filament, and a gift card.

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It's A Small World Apr 20, 2017
Gulliver’s Gate is a Huge Miniature Model with 3D Printed Components

On display in New York is Gulliver's Gate, a massive miniature made up of hundreds of landmarks created by model makers across the world.

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Weekend at Wohlers Apr 19, 2017
Learn About Design for Additive Manufacturing with Wohlers Associates

Wohlers Associates and Materialise are offering a three-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) in Leuven, Belgium.

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Shine Bright Apr 19, 2017
This Hypnotic Art Installation is Made Possible with 3D Printing

Singapore University professors use 3D printing to develop a stunning interactive structure for the iLight Marina Bay Festival, Singapore.

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Belgium Chocolate meets Belgium Beer Apr 19, 2017
This 3D Printed Chocolate from the Miam Factory in Belgium is Mouthwatering

The Miam Factory uses 3D printers to create unique chocolate creations including everything from beer bottles to engraved macarons.

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Extra Stiff Parts Apr 18, 2017
New Carbon-Fiber Nylon Composite 12CF for Stratasys FDM 3D Printers

Stratasys launched the FDM Nylon 12CF - a carbon fiber-filled nylon printing material which can create end-use parts and speed up production.

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Move It, Move It Apr 18, 2017
Preserving the Endangered Lemur with 3D Scanning and X-Rays

The Duke Lemur Center is using 3D scanning and micro-computed tomography to preserve lemurs and soon anyone will have access to the files.

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Metamorphosis Apr 18, 2017
These Shape-Shifting 4D Objects Transform with Heat

Researchers from several institutions have developed shape-shifting 4D prints which can permanently transform when heated up.

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Dust or Bust Apr 17, 2017
3D Printed Space Dust Tools and Buildings a Reality

The additive manufacturing laboratory at Northwestern University, USA, proves the viability of 3D printing using extraterrestrial dust.

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Bench Press Apr 16, 2017
Benchmarks: Worktops Made into Beautiful Art with 3D Scanning & CNC Milling

Ghanian artist El Anatsui and Factum Arte have created a series of contemporary art prints called Benchmarks, featuring 3D scanned worktops.

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This Time, it’s Personal. Apr 13, 2017
20 Outstanding Pieces of 3D Printed Jewelry

If you are looking for something special, personal and outstanding then 3D printed jewelry is perfect for you. Here are 20 great pieces of 3D printed jewelry and their sources.

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Gimme Shelter Apr 12, 2017
Hermit Crab Lives in 3D Printed Shells Made by Artist

The Hermit Crab can now inhabit a 3D printed shell representing famous landmarks, specially created by Japanese artist Aki Inomata.

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Martian Hip Op Apr 12, 2017
UK University Developing Robots For Hip Replacements in Space

The head of Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute will explain, in a lecture, how we'll perform hip replacements in space.

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Under the Skin Apr 12, 2017
ColorFabb’s Skin Toned nGen_FLEX Gives Prosthetics Lifelike Look

Colorfabb has released their popular nGen-FLEX 3D printing filament in five new skin tone colors, giving 3D printed prosthetics a real look.

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Unresolved Murder Apr 11, 2017
3D Printing Used to Reproduce a Murder Victim’s Skull in a Cold Case

3D printing and scanning is used to help police solve a cold case. Investigators recreated the skull of a Jane Doe murder victim from 1970.

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Print Me Up Scotty Apr 11, 2017
Now You Can 3D Print Every Version of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek

Have you ever wanted your own USS Enterprise Ultimate Collection of Star Trek ships to put on display in your home? Your wish has been heard.

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Free Hugs? Apr 10, 2017
Disney To Staff Theme Parks With 3D Printed Robots?

Disney has filed a patent for soft-body robots made to interact with theme park guests and the entertainment giant is using 3D printing.

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