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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.

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Feeling Robotic Hands Mar 26, 2017
Researchers Develop Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robot Hands

Researchers from the University of Bristol and BRL received funding to develop a biomimetic forebrain giving robot hands a sense of touch.

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Hollywood Watches Mar 24, 2017
Hamilton Refreshes Ventura Watch Range with 3D Printed Dial

Hamilton has re-introduced three versions of the Ventura, a watch design which goes back to '57, and they've incorporated some 3D prints.

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The Next Picasso Mar 24, 2017
ZMorph 3D Printer Learns To Draw Jazzy Images with Free DIY Pen Toolhead

ZMorph fan, Paolo Fiaschi, developed a pen toolhead for his older ZMorph printer which can draw any vortex shape or pattern and you can too.

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Pret-a-Printer Mar 23, 2017
FGILA Discusses Future of Fashion with 3D Printing & Sewbots

Last week, FGILA brought together people in the fashion industry to discuss "Fashion Technology Innovation, Challenges and New Frontiers."

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Technical Wizardry Mar 23, 2017
US Navy Holds a 3D Print-a-Thon at the Pentagon

The Navy 3D Print-a-thon held at the Pentagon saw twenty naval organizations displaying their most recent 3D printed innovations.

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Perfect Way to Start a Day Mar 23, 2017
Would You Drink Genetically Engineered Yeast Instead of Cow’s Milk?

Perfect Day is a startup using 3D printing and fermentation to develop animal-friendly milk which doesn't involve any cows.

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Visit the Science Museum! Mar 22, 2017
Little Lucy Gives Life-Saving 3D Prints of Kidney to London Science Museum

3D printed models which helped saved four-year-old Lucy Boucher's life will be on display in the Science Museum in London from 2019.

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Map the Way Mar 22, 2017
You Can Now 3D Print US Topography thanks to Iowa State University

ISU and the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences created a website which will allow you to 3D print customized maps of the US.

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How Tuna Be Good Mar 21, 2017
Fishy Filaments: Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Project for Local Communities

Fishy Filaments is a startup which wants to help local fishing communities recycle their old fishing nets and turn them into usable filament.

Featured image of Andiamo 3D Printing Braces to Improve Quality of Life for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers
Support Where It's Needed Mar 21, 2017
Andiamo 3D Printing Braces to Improve Quality of Life for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers

Andiamo is a health tech company creating 3D printed braces, set up by parents honoring their son who died from cerebral palsy complications.

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World of Wonder Mar 20, 2017
Morehshin Allahyari Recreates Artefacts Destroyed by ISIS with 3D Printing

With her latest exhibition, artist Morehshin Allahyari questions how to responsibly recreate ancient artefacts destroyed by ISIS.

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Vote for Victoria! Mar 19, 2017
Victoria Hand Project in Google.org Impact Challenge

The Victoria Hand Project (VHP) is up for the chance of winning $750,000 from the Google.org Impact Challenge. You can help out by voting.

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Anatomy Inspired Art Mar 18, 2017
3D Printed Pig’s-Eye Model Shortlisted for Wellcome Image Awards 2017

The 2017 Wellcome Image Awards took place this week and the shortlisted images are now on public display in galleries around the world.

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Print, Wash and Ship Mar 17, 2017
Carbon 3D adds New “M2” Pro 3D Printer, New FPU Material

With a new “SpeedCell” system and the industrial-grade “M2” 3D printer, Carbon 3D enters the realms of high-volume manufacturing.

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Fly Away Butterfly Mar 16, 2017
MAAK: Australian Designer’s 3D Printed Dress at Vancouver Fashion Week

Australian fashion studio MAAK has a 3D printed dress made from butterflies to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week 2017.

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19th Century 3D Prints Mar 16, 2017
Students Use 3D Printing to Develop 19th Century Printing Press Type

Students in 6th grade used 3D modelling and printing to create movable type for their school's 19th century Chandler & Price printing press.

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Smooth Operator Mar 15, 2017
Researchers Develop “3D-CMF” to Offer Higher Quality Surface Finishing for 3D Prints

Researchers at Waseda University have developed the 3D Chemical Melting Finishing (3D-CMF) process to improve the quality of resin-based FDM prints.

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Makers Gotta Make Mar 14, 2017
Cults3D Special MAKES Challenge Partners with BCN3D and Judged by All3DP

Cults3D is offering the chance to win a BCN3D Sigma R17 printer, filament, or a gift card. To enter, upload a photo of your Cults3D print.

Featured image of Could Cazza Build the World’s First 3D Printed Skyscraper in Dubai?
Sky's the Limit Mar 14, 2017
Could Cazza Build the World’s First 3D Printed Skyscraper in Dubai?

Cazza is a Dubai-based start-up which has released ambitious plans to use "crane printing" and build the world's first 3D printed skyscraper.

Featured image of Stunning 3D Printed Art Installation Toki on Display at SXSW 2017
Spinning Round and Round Mar 13, 2017
Stunning 3D Printed Art Installation Toki on Display at SXSW 2017

On display at SXSW 2017 is a revamped old-fashioned zoetrope by artist Akinori Goto who uses 3D printing to project ballet dancers in motion.

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