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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

Aug 8, 2018
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Wings of Metal
Boeing HorizonX Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Startup Digital Alloys

The venture capital arm of Boeing, Boeing HorizonX, is investing in the Massachusetts-based startup Digital Alloys. The company has developed a patented high-speed metal 3D printing process called Joule Printing, which is capable of combining multiple metal materials into a single part.

Aug 8, 2018
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Under the Sea
Designer Creates Beautiful Plastic Reef Series with Generative Algorithms

Fernando Jerez, a computer science teacher, amateur designer, and 3D printing hobbyist, has been working on a community project called the Plastic Reef series. He recently finished the fourth design for the series.

Aug 7, 2018
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Snap it Up
Cameradactyl 3D Printed Camera Smashes Kickstarter Funding Goal

Now on Kickstarter, the Cameradactyl is a colorful 3D printed 4x5 camera. The project has smashed its funding goal with 16 days left to go.

Aug 6, 2018
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Sack These Shoes
Under Armour Releases 3D Printed Sneakers to Celebrate Hall of Fame Induction of Ray Lewis

To celebrate Ray Lewis' recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Under Armour is honoring the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and two-time Super Bowl champion with a limited edition version of its 3D printed ArchiTech Futurist sneakers. 

Aug 3, 2018
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Regrowing Bones
Researchers Print Bone Implants to Treat Non-Healing Defects

Researchers from NYU Langone Health have developed 3D printed bone implants that encourage new bone growth, dissolving as they are replaced. This could make a huge difference to the lives of those suffering from non-healing bone defects.

Aug 3, 2018
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Sneak PEEK at New Materials
Victrex Introduces New PAEK Products for Additive Manufacturing

Victrex, the British-based supplier of high performance polymer solutions, has prepared new high performance PAEK powder and filament for SLS and FFF 3D printing. 

Aug 2, 2018
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Deep Sea Life
Researchers 3D Print Soft Robotic Manipulators to Investigate Fragile Deep-Sea Life

During an oceanographic research cruise to a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, Harvard researchers used 3D printed soft robotic manipulators to investigate fragile deep-sea organisms.

Aug 2, 2018
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3D Printing Made Easy
Venturi 3D Launches 3D Printer on Kickstarter with 1,000 Pre-Installed 3D Models

Venturi 3D, the 3D printing startup, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a fully assembled 3D printer which promises an enclosed 4 color, multi-material setup as well as 1,000 pre-installed, ready-to-print 3D models.

Aug 1, 2018
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Machine Created Masterpieces
Producing Animations with an Automated Light Painting Rig

A recent University of Maryland graduate has shown how he automated the light painting process using a custom built rig, precise camera movements and robot-controlled lights. The results are spectacular.

Jul 31, 2018
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3D-Bioprinting Meets Nerve Tissue Engineering
Researchers 3D Bioprint Scaffolds to Help Regrow Damaged Peripheral Nerves

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, are 3D-bioprinting scaffolds to regrow damaged nerve cells. 

Jul 30, 2018
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Super Smart Slab
ETH Zurich Uses 3D Sand Printed Formwork to Build Concrete Smart Slab

Researchers at ETH Zurich have realized the first full-scale architectural project using 3D sand printing for its formwork. The result is a huge lightweight concrete "Smart Slab" at the DFAB House.

Jul 29, 2018
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New 3D Printing Facility
Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children

A new 3D printing facility has been opened at the Department of Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital in India. Already, two children's lives have been changed as they received prosthetic limbs.

Jul 27, 2018
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3D printing on the rocks
Researchers Develop Electron Nanofabrication Method Using Ice

Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University in China have created an improved 3D nanofabrication method which uses ice and electron beam technology. The method cuts down on the time it takes to develop structures using standard e-beam lithography.

Jul 24, 2018
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Beyond Cura and Simplify3D
Autodesk’s NetFabb 2019.0 is Now Available to Download

Autodesk has now introduced its 2019 version of Netfabb, the additive manufacturing and design software. Improvements such as better 3MF support and changes to the latticing function should make working with 3D printable files more comfortable.

Jul 24, 2018
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First 3D Printing Masters in Spain
Barcelona’s University Launches Master Degree in Additive Manufacturing

The CIM UPC, the technological center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, is launching a Master in Design and Engineering for Additive Manufacturing which is the first course of its kind in Spain to focus on 3D printing.