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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

Aug 23, 2018
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No More Fake Prints
Researchers Defeat 3D Printing Piracy with Hidden QR Codes

Researchers at NYU Tandon and NYU Abu Dhabi have developed the means to insulate 3D printing from piracy by converting flat QR codes into hidden features within a printed part.

Aug 22, 2018
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Brmm Brmm
XEV to Start Production of 3D Printed Electric Car at Chinese Mega Factory

XEV, the Italian car manufacturer, is starting production on a 3D printed vehicle called the LSEV next year at a “mega factory” in Jiangsu.

Aug 22, 2018
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Pretty as a Flower
US Students 3D Print a Sustainable Lotus House for Solar Decathlon 2018

Students from Washington University in St. Louis have been working on an energy-efficient prototype house for the past eight months. The Lotus House will be unveiled as part of Solar Decathlon China 2018 this month.

Aug 21, 2018
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Saving Vision with iFix
iFix 3D Printing BioPen Receives $1.1 Million in Funding

A BioPen which uses "ink" to treat eye wounds is closer to becoming commercially available thanks to the help of NSW (New South Wales) Medical Devices Fund awarding it $1.1 million.

Aug 20, 2018
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Build-it-Yourself!
Educational BOSEbuild Headphone Kit Developed Using 3D Printing

BOSEbuild is a team within the Bose Corporation tasked with the development of audio-based educational kits. The most recent project is a build-it-yourself Bluetooth headphone set which was made possible with 3D printing.

Aug 20, 2018
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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts
3D Print a Life-Size Tyrion Lannister

A Thingiverse user has 3D printed a life-size version of the Games of Thrones character, Tyrion Lannister. The print took 1,400 hours and is made of ten pieces which took six days to print. 

Aug 19, 2018
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New Tool Head for Tiny Prints
Aleph Objects Debuts Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head

The manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, Aleph Objects, has demonstrated an ultra-precise new Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head. It enables you to 3D print accurate penny-scale parts. It will be available to purchase in September.

Aug 18, 2018
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New "Advanced" Material
Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. 

Aug 16, 2018
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Organ-on-a-chip
TU Wien Researchers 3D Print Artificial Placental Barrier on a Chip

Researchers from TU Wien, a university in Vienna, Austria have used a 3D printing method to create an artificial placental barrier on a chip. Its benefits include enabling researchers to learn more about how the placenta allows the exchange of substances between mother and baby.

Aug 15, 2018
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Pain Free!
3D Printed Ballet Shoe “P-rouette” Reduces Pain and Injuries for Dancers

Hadar Neeman is a Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate using 3D printing to make the P-rouette pointe shoe which is more comfortable, protective and durable than traditionally made ballet shoes.

Aug 15, 2018
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Rebuilding Coral Reefs!
3D Printing Supports Growth of Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Maldives

To help promote the growth of a coral reef ecosystem in the Maldives, a team has designed and 3D printed an artificial reef made from hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules. The 3D printed reef is being used by the Summer Island Maldives resort to build a new coral reef ecosystem.

Aug 14, 2018
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More Women in 3D Printing!
Women in 3D Printing’s “Diversity for A.M. Report” Calls for Widespread Social Change

Women in 3D Printing is an organization which does exactly what it says on the tin. It's dedicated to inspiring, supporting and promoting women using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Its "Diversity for A.M. #Q2 2018 Report" offers some interesting insights into the industry.

Aug 13, 2018
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New Material Alert
Sculpteo Launches New Resin Material Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90

Sculpteo, the French 3D printing service recently added a new resin material called Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90. The material offers a strong, sleek finish and is suitable for prototyping or printing mechanical parts.

Aug 9, 2018
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Italy Comes to You
Indiana University and Uffizi Gallery Collaborate to 3D Scan Ancient Artifacts

Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy are collaborating to digitize ancient artifacts and sculptures, some of which are now available to view in 3D on a newly launched website.

Aug 9, 2018
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Flying High with 3D Printing
Air New Zealand Starts to 3D Print Airplane Parts and Tools

Air New Zealand has partnered with Zenith Tecnica, a company which specializes in 3D printing titanium, and will be using its equipment, such as Arcam's Electron Beam Melting (EBM) process to develop parts and tools.