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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

Jul 11, 2018
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Perfect for Printing Jewelry
Formlabs Launches Castable Wax Resin for 3D Printing Jewelry

Formlabs, the 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer, has developed a castable wax 3D printing resin for increased part strength and smoother surface finishes when printing complex parts. 

Jul 10, 2018
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Comparison Made Easy
Aniwaa Launches VR and AR Comparison Engine and Guides

Aniwaa, a startup offering a comparison engine for 3D printing and scanning, is growing and expanding. It's now launching a comparison engine tool for VR and AR to help make choosing a headset easier for everybody.

Jul 9, 2018
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Save the Planet
Researchers Develop 3D Printable Lignin Composites to Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a patent-pending process for developing 3D printable lignin material, which is an environmentally friendly plant-based option that could someday replace petroleum-based plastic composites.

Jul 9, 2018
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Home Sweet (3D Printed) Home
French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area.

Jul 8, 2018
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Wooof!
Create Your Own Customizable Pet Wheelchair

When Erica Charbonneau's friend's French Bulldog needed a wheelchair both for a cheap price and quickly, she rose to the occasion and developed a 3D printed design which she has now iterated so other dog owners can create their own. Her design is called FiGO.

Jul 5, 2018
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Hammy Birthday
World’s Oldest Ham Celebrates Birthday, to Receive 3D Printed Portrait

This Saturday, July 7th, a birthday party for a ham will be held. The 116-year-old hock will be the at the center of ham-related festivities, receiving a cake and even a present -- a 3D printed portrait of itself.

Jul 5, 2018
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Cheeky G-Code Hack
3D Print Multiple Models One After the Other with 3D Printer G-Code Hack

With just a custom bit of G-code, maker and engineer, Replayreb, can 3D print lightsaber pen tops for his small business remotely. The G-code hack ensures that, once a print is complete, it is pushed off the print bed and the next model starts printing.

Jul 4, 2018
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Tactile Museum Exhibition
Manacor Museum Exhibition Encourages Visitors to Touch 3D Printed Replicas

At Manacor History Museum in Mallorca, Spain, a temporary exhibition enables visitors to not only view the twelve pieces on display but also to touch them. These pieces are replicas which were created through photogrammetric digitization and 3D printing.

Jul 4, 2018
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Clear Smiles
ClearCaps Dental Alignment Expands 3D Printer Fleet with Structo Machines

ClearCaps is a clear aligner brand founded in Berlin, Germany which uses 3D printers to create its product. When founder Jesse Bartels decided to expand the company's fleet of printers, he opted for Structo’s Mask Stereolithography (MSLA)-powered 3D printers.

Jul 3, 2018
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Easy-Peasy Printing
Easy-Peelzy is a Magnetic Printing Surface Your Prints will Stick and Not Stick to

Easy-Peelzy is a very simple to use magnetic printing surface for your 3D printer. It's soft, flexible and if it doesn't fit your printer, you can cut it into the right shape.

Jul 2, 2018
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Dirt Homes, 3D Printed
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building

Assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, is working on using soil and 3D printers to build houses and roads where concrete isn’t readily available.

Jul 1, 2018
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New Tech
Matter and Form Release V2 Desktop 3D Scanner to Replace V1

Matter and Form, creator of one of the more popular affordable 3D scanners, has released its next big thing: the Matter and Form V2. Replacement to its namesake V1 scanner, V2 introduces quicker scanning modes with the add-on +Quickscan, and a more rounded workflow for beginners and pros alike.

Jun 30, 2018
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It’ll grow on you
Pro Photographers take “Potato Camera” Literally to Find Out if they Really Take Terrible Images

Taking the internet phrase for a terrible quality image or video literally, Niko Pueringer, the founder and creative director or Corridor Crew, decided to create a "potato camera" to see whether potatoes really do take bad photos.

Jun 27, 2018
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Stable Cura 3.4 Available to Download
Ultimaker Releases Cura 3.4 After Successful Beta Trial

After a successful beta trial, Ultimaker is releasing a new version of its popular slicing software, Cura 3.4. You can download it now from the company's website for free.

Jun 26, 2018
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Build, Modify, Print
Build and Modify Your Own 3D Printing Pen with a Kit from 3D Simo

3Dsimo is a company focused on multi-purpose tools for 3D printing projects. Their latest release is an open source 3D printing pen kit that encourages you to modify it for your own purposes. Better yet, if you break the pen, you can simply 3D print replacement parts.