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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

Nov 6, 2017
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Flower Power
Designer Van Eijk 3D Prints Foxglove-Inspired Lampshades

Designer Kiki van Eijk was inspired by the imperfections of foxglove flowers in her garden and used 3D printing to create replica lampshades.

Nov 6, 2017
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In Loving Memory
“The Missing Piece” Artwork Honors Memory of Artist’s Late Wife

The Missing Piece is a multimedia project using 3D printing, photographs and film to commemorate the life of Tim Guthrie's late wife, Beth. 

Nov 3, 2017
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Global Knowledge
Taurus 3D Brings 3D Printed Prosthetics to Remote India

Taurus 3D founder, Jerry Ennett, is heading to remote India, armed with a 3D printer, to teach locals how to quickly print affordable prosthetics.

Nov 3, 2017
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Education Education Education
Students in Montclair Public Schools Learn with MakerBot 3D Printers

Montclair Public Schools in New Jersey paired up with MakerBot to provide schools and students from second grade to college with 3D printers.

Nov 2, 2017
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Medical Mods
Researchers Use $10 Microchip to Turn Ultrasound Machine into 3D Scanner

Using an ultrasound machine and an inexpensive microchip, researchers are able to create 3D images and hopefully enhance medical care. 

Nov 2, 2017
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Classic Wood Game
American Walnut & Carbon Fiber: A Raspberry Pi-Powered Game Boy Extravananza

Creator Michael Castor used an "all-in-one" customized circuit board, 3D printing and CNC to create the Raspberry PiBoy gaming system.

Nov 2, 2017
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Heal it Faster (and More Comfortable)
3D Printed Orthopedic Casts Offer Custom Thermal-Comfort Design

Researchers from Boston University and TU Delft are using 3D printing and infrared technology to create comfortable, custom orthopaedic casts.

Nov 1, 2017
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The Case of Lilias Adie
Forensic Artist Uses 3D Virtual Sculpture to Reconstruct Scottish “Witch’s” Face

Forensic facial reconstruction and state-of-the-art 3D virtual sculpture methods were used to recreate the face of an accused witch.

Nov 1, 2017
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New Things to Come
Kodak Enters 3D Printing, Will Sell 3D Printers and Filament Soon

Kodak has signed Smart International as their global 3D printing brand licensee and they're creating 3D printers for creative professionals.

Oct 31, 2017
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A Doll's House
Chisel&Mouse Create Replicas of Real Buildings Using 3D Printing and Plaster Casting

Chisel&Mouse is a design studio run by two brothers who use 3D modelling software, 3D printing and plaster casts to create replica buildings.

Oct 31, 2017
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He Should Have Cast Protection
VFX Studio Prototyped Stranger Things Demogorgon with a Form 2

Aaron Sims Creative is the design studio behind the Demogorgon monster in Stranger Things. To create the design, they used 3D printing.

Oct 30, 2017
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Inspired by Insects
Insect-inspired Hybrid Drone Flies, Swims and Explodes Out of the Water

Researchers from Wyss Institute have created a mini-drone called RoboBee which can fly, dive into water, swim and explode out of the water.

Oct 30, 2017
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You Can’t Kill Progress
Open Bionics Receives Guinness World Record for Deus Ex Prosthetic Limb

Open Bionics and Daniel Melville enter Guinness Book of Records Gamer’s edition with 3D printed bionic hand inspired by video game, Deus Ex. 

Oct 27, 2017
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Pretty Pieces
Design Studio TOMLIN Creates 3D Printed Colorful Ceramics

Two Swedish designers are creating sustainable 3D printed ceramics, from tea light holders to small plates, in a range of colors, including punky pink.

Oct 27, 2017
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Add This to the Grocery List
Aldi Australia is Selling a $299 Desktop 3D Printer Starting Next Week

For a limited time,  Aldi supermarkets in Australia will sell the Cocoon Create desktop 3D printer once again, but this time for just $299.