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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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Cloud Atlas Mar 11, 2017
Artists Drzach and Suchy Create Beautiful 3D Printed “Shadow Cloud”

The Shadow Cloud by Drzach and Suchy is a 3D printed art piece which casts unusual shadows depending on the angle of illumination.

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Not only for train model enthusiasts Mar 9, 2017
Shapeways User Sells 7000 3D Printed Scale Model Railways

A Shapeways user, Stony Smith, has sold 7,000 scale model railroad items with his online shop and turned his hobby into a success.

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Making Surgery More Efficient Mar 9, 2017
Multicolored 3D Printed Livers Help Doctors Prepare for Tumor Surgery

A medical student in Poland is helping doctors prepare for tricky surgeries by creating patient specific multi-colored 3D printed livers.

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Redo Those Ruined Prints Mar 8, 2017
Bend and Customize Finished 3D Prints with “Hotflex” Composite

German computer scientists are working on a way to allow customization of individual prints by developing a composite called Hotflex.

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Just Hangin' Mar 8, 2017
The Open Source Hangprinter Prints Without A Frame

The Hangprinter is an open-source printer which has no frame but works by anchoring to the floor and hanging from the ceiling by cables.

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Big Company, Bigger Goals Mar 7, 2017
GE Additive Aims to Sell 10,000 3D Printers Over Next Decade

GE is investing in 3D printing and building business around the technology, improving processes in medical and aerospace product lines.

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Too Much to Face Mar 6, 2017
3D Printed Latex Masks can Fool Facial Recognition Systems

ThatsMyFace is a company which uses two headshots to 3D print your face. Theoretically, this technology be used to trick facial recognition systems.

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Fresh Ink Mar 3, 2017
LLNL Team Pioneer 3D Printing Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites allowing for optimization.

Featured image of 3D Printed Clock with Tourbillon Wins Pinshape’s Designer of the Month
Great Weekend Project Mar 3, 2017
3D Printed Clock with Tourbillon Wins Pinshape’s Designer of the Month

Christoph Laimer builds watches and has been named Pinshape's Designer of the Month for his 3D printed watch with tourbillon.

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Better Buy Some Big Filament Spools Mar 2, 2017
How Long it Would Take to 3D Print These Famous Landmarks?

Could we recreate the world’s most famous landmarks using a single 3D printer? And what would it cost? Get ready for some big numbers.

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Rings and Things Mar 2, 2017
Danish Jewelry Brand Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Pieces

Primal Crafts is a Danish jewelry brand which uses 3D printing to create beautiful pieces made from titanium, steel and precious metals.

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Keeping it Safe Mar 1, 2017
3D Printed “Sentinel” Robot Keeps Police and Civilians Safe in Traffic Stops

Students from Duke University have designed a robot, called Sentinel, to help police officers perform traffic stops and keep everyone safe.

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Punch-Out!! Feb 28, 2017
UFC Fighters Using 3D Printed Mouth Guards by Guardlab

Guardlab is the official mouth guard of the UFC; the company uses 3D scanning and 3D printing to offer cheaper, safer sports guards.

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Round and Round Feb 27, 2017
3D Printed Fidget Spinners Are the Newest Craze on Kickstarter

No time to DIY a Fidget Spinner? Consider backing Cameron Murtagh's Kickstarter campaign and receive a Fidget Spinner and Birthstone caps.

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Jurassic Print Feb 24, 2017
Threeding and Artec Digitize Massive Paleontology Collection

Threeding and Artec 3D teaming up to digitize one of the biggest paleontology collections in Europe with 3D scanning and printing.

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Total USB of the Heart Feb 24, 2017
Rapidly Prototyping the Eclipse USB Charger with Ultimaker

Sick and tired of messy USB charging cables? Native Union has a solution called the Eclipse, which was rapidly prototyped with 3D printing.

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Bargain Hunt Feb 24, 2017
Boeing to Build Quicker and Cheaper Satellites with 3D Printing

Boeing wants to transform the traditional way of building satellites, creating them more quickly by using 3D printing and fewer workers.

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Back to the Future Feb 23, 2017
Indian Woman Walks Again thanks to 3D Printed Vertebrae

India's first successful implantation of an artificial 3D printed vertebrae at a Gurgaon hospital allowed a 32-year-old woman to walk again.

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Mickey Meets Makies Feb 23, 2017
3D Printed Doll Maker MakieLab Shuts Shop, Disney Acquires Tech & Assets

MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, is closing shop and handing everything over to Disney.

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Suck it Up Feb 22, 2017
Will McDonald’s New STRAW Change Your Fast Food Experience?

McDonald's has created a STRAW, or Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal, to perfectly complement its new Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

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