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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

Apr 8, 2019
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Time to Change Your Password?
3D Printing a Fingerprint to Fool a Samsung Galaxy S10 Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Imgur user darkshark created a 3D printed finger to trick the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor. It worked, proving we should be more careful who to trust with our personal information.

Apr 5, 2019
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Pedal to the Metal
Siemens and Interspectral Developing 3D Visualization Tool AM Explorer

Siemens' gas turbine business in Finspång, Sweden, is collaborating with Interspectral to accelerate industrialization of metal additive manufacturing by developing a 3D visualization tool called AM Explorer. 

Apr 5, 2019
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Go With The (Microsoft) Flow
Authentise Collaborates with Microsoft to Integrate Workflow Management System

Authentise, which creates process automation software for additive manufacturing, is working with Microsoft to integrate its workflow management system into Microsoft Flow.

Apr 4, 2019
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Mission Shrimp-ossible
Researchers 3D Print Shrimp Claw to Generate Underwater Plasma

Texas A&M University researchers are using 3D printing to develop a method of underwater plasma generation inspired by shrimp. Benefits of the method could be in drilling and water sterilization. 

Apr 2, 2019
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Allez Jouanny!
Athletics 3D Prints Customized Bike Handle for Hand Bike Athlete

Florian Jouanny, an athlete with tetraplegia, enlisted the help of 3D printing company Athletics 3D to create a customized 3D printed handle for his hand bike. He'll use it at the September Para-cycling World Championships 2019 in Emmen, Netherlands.

Apr 1, 2019
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Add a litte fairy dust
Fillamentum Launches ‘Wizard’s Voodoo’ Material with Special ‘Bling’

Fillamentum, the 3D printing filaments manufacturer, has launched a brand new color with a new glitter effect which means resulting prints can change between a violet metallic look and blue.

Apr 1, 2019
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10 Million!
HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Hits Milestone of 10 Million Parts Printed

HP announced that it printed more than 10 million parts last year with its HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. What’s also remarkable: 50 percent were functional prototypes, 50 percent end-use products.

Apr 1, 2019
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Could You Be The One?
Nominate a Student to Win Xometry’s Engineering Student of the Year Competition

Xometry, a Maryland-based marketplace for custom manufacturing, is seeking nominees for its first Xometry Engineering Student of the Year Competition. 

Mar 31, 2019
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The Pinnacle Of 3D Performance
Swedish Man Climbs Mount Everest Using 3D Printed Gear

Björn Lindwall is the founder and CEO of SolidEngineer, a Swedish software and consulting company, who decided to climb Mount Everest using 3D printed gear.

Mar 29, 2019
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Open for Business
Wacker Opens ACEO Open Print Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chemical giant Wacker Chemie AG opened its first US-based ACEO Open Print Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan after the success of its facility in Burghausen, Germany. 

Mar 29, 2019
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Raise3D the Roof
Raise3D to Announce RaiseFactory Systems at Hannover Messe

Raise3d, a 3D printer manufacturer, will announce its first step into flexible manufacturing solutions with the RaiseFactory systems at the Hannover Messe in Germany.

Mar 29, 2019
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Aleph Objects Launches LulzBot TAZ Pro, its First-Ever Industrial Open Source 3D Printer

Aleph Objects, the well-known 3D printer manufacturer, launches the LulzBot TAZ Pro, its first ever industrial open source 3D printer. 

Mar 28, 2019
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Make No Bones About It
Shapeways and EOS Venture into Orthosis and Prosthesis Market

Shapeways, the 3D printed goods manufacturer, partnered with EOS, the Additive Manufacturing solutions developer, to venture into the orthosis and prosthesis market with the launch of PA11, a bio-degradable, revolutionary material.

Mar 25, 2019
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Keep it Safe
3D Print and Assemble Your Own Programmable Combination Lock

Maker Hans Milling created and uploaded a 3D printable programmable combination lock model onto Thingiverse. It's not strong enough to keep thieves away from your precious things, but it will teach you a thing or two about how these cool locks work.

Mar 22, 2019
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3D Printed in One
Desktop Metal Explores Why Next Generation of Golf Clubs Should be 3D Printed

Can 3D printing transform the design and manufacturing of golf clubs to help improve your game? Desktop Metal explores this in a recent feature on their site.