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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

Feb 11, 2018
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Design is Now Your Forté
Forté Lets you Draw in 2D, Creates 3D Generative Designs Automatically

Forté is a real-time, 2D design tool which automatically takes your idea and optimizes the properties based on simple parameters that you intuitively map out.

Feb 9, 2018
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Committed to Learning
Ultimaker Becomes Sponsor and Supplier for GE’s Additive Education Program

Open source 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced that it is now a sponsor and supplier to the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). Schools can now apply for subsidies from General Electric towards 3D printing.

Feb 9, 2018
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Hear, Hear
Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold

Doctors in Chennai, India are working on 3D printing transplantable ears. They've recently been successful in growing ear cartilage in a culture flask and proving it continues to grow once implanted in rabbits.

Feb 8, 2018
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Better for the Planet
MasterSpool Could Help Reduce Waste When Buying 3D Printing Filament

3D printing expert Richard Horne is proposing a new way to receive filament which involves one MasterSpool and minimally packaged refills. Already manufacturers such as Das Filament are onboard with this idea.

Feb 8, 2018
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Download it Now
Ultimaker Cura 3.2 Adds Experimental Supports and Layer Features, Improves UI

Ultimaker is now releasing its stable version of the Cura 3.2 after a few weeks of beta testing. You can now download the optimized software from the company's website.

Feb 7, 2018
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Fix It Quick
3D Print a Universal Cable Fix to Repair any Broken Cables

If you're faced with a broken cable, maker Marius Taciuc has a 3D printed enclosure solution. Although it's not perfect, it's a great short-term universal cable fix.

Feb 6, 2018
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Useful Add-Ins
Solidworks Add-In for DragonFly2020 Pro Makes Creating 3D Printed Electronics Easier

Nano Dimension, known for their circuit boards 3D printers, partnered up with software company Dassault Systèmes and implemented a Solidworks add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

Feb 5, 2018
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Bump into Your Design
Haptic 3D Modeling Software Anarkik3D Design Version 3.1 is Now Available

Anarkik3D's latest software for 3D printing, Anarkik3D Design 3.1, enables you to touch and feel 3D qualities of your design using the Falcon mouse system.

Feb 4, 2018
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Playing with Space
Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory's Communications and Public Engagement group uses 3D models and prints to educate and raise awareness about our high-energy universe. 

Feb 2, 2018
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Get a Vintage Look
i.Materialise Adds New Untreated Brass to Finishing Options

i.materialise is adding untreated brass to its range of finishing options - print your designs in basic brass without polish, coating or plating to give them a vintage look.

Feb 1, 2018
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3D Printing Physics
Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.

Jan 31, 2018
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Jimi Hendrix-bot
Instrumentally Challenged? Strumbot Could Solve Your Problem

Claire, from the YouTube channel Fake It and Make It, came up with a way to make playing the guitar slightly easier for the instrumentally challenged. She used an Arduino, 3D printing and chopsticks to create the Strumbot.

Jan 31, 2018
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Big Changes for 2018
Grohe Introduces 3D Printing to Streamline Design, Development, Production

Grohe AG, the world leader in supplying sanitary and water fittings, is planning to expand its production of fittings and incorporate 3D printing technology into its prototyping processes.

Jan 29, 2018
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Get Triggy With It
3D Print Your Own Sinewave Vase with the Sine Wave Generator

You can now 3D print unique vases in a variety of shapes without having to design them yourself thanks to one maker's Sine Wave Generator which uses the concept of sine waves and four horizontal zones.

Jan 29, 2018
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Improving Motor Designs
Researchers Create Permanent Magnets with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Canadian researchers have developed a new method for fabricating magnets for electric motors using cold spray Additive Manufacturing.