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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

Jan 26, 2018
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Futuristic Stradivarius
Sleek 3D Printed Electric Violin Steals the Spotlight at NAMM Musical Instrument Show

At the 117th edition of the NAMM, 7,000 brands of musical instrument are on display ranging from the ancient to the new, but the one which really stood out from the crowd was the sleek 3D printed violin known as 3Dvarius.

Jan 26, 2018
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Barking Mad Toy Designs
Startup Bark Uses 3D Printing to Prototype Dog Toys

Bark is a startup aimed at the dog mad and their pet pooches. With the BarkBox, customers receive new treats and toys for their dog every month. But, they're not just any old toys - Bark uses 3D printing to prototype its fun designs.

Jan 26, 2018
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One Woman's Trash is Another's Treasure
Recycling 3Doodler Waste Filament by Turning it into Jewelry and Decorations

Grace Du Prez teaches workshops on how to create designs using the 3Doodler. However, learning how to use the pen can result in a lot of waste. Du Prez came up with an ingenious way of recycling the wasted filament.

Jan 26, 2018
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Sci-Fi Becomes Reality
Sci-Fi Becomes Reality: Researchers Create “Floating 3D Prints” with Free-Space Volumetric Display

Inspired by movies like Iron Man and Star Wars, researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah have developed a breakthrough in "free-space volumetric display".  This holographic method is capable of creating full-color graphics in thin air using particles in space.  

Jan 25, 2018
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Autonomo
Hackrod Challenges Automotive Industry by Using 3D Printing and AI

The approach to manufacturing cars may soon change drastically if one startup, Hackrod, has anything to do with it. The company wants to enable customers to design their own cars, making use of the latest technologies.

Jan 24, 2018
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Flash Trash
Researchers Recycle Beach Trash into 3D Printing Filament

Trash collected from Cape York Peninsula by volunteers is being viewed as a resource and turned into 3D printing filament by professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team at the University of New South Wales.

Jan 24, 2018
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Written by Industry Veteran Sarah Boisvert
Book “New Collar Workforce” Prepares Us for the New Age of Manufacturing

The New Collar Workforce is a new book by AM industry veteran Sarah Boisvert which suggests that, in order to avoid a shortage of skilled workers, we should be training workers to be ready for the new age in manufacturing.

Jan 23, 2018
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Waves of Sound
UT Grad Student Creates 3D Printed Six String Violin to Play Rare Composition

A Musical Arts grad student from the University of Texas - Austin has 3D printed his own six string violin. With the instrument, he can now play the difficult piece "The Dharma at Big Sur", which was written by composer John Adams.

Jan 22, 2018
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We have lift-off!
Rocket Lab’s 3D Printed Rocket Successfully Deploys 3 Satellites into Orbit

Rocket Lab's electron rocket, with a 3D printed engine and composite components, successfully delivered satellites into orbit for its customers, Planet and Spire, on January 21st, 2018.

Jan 21, 2018
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Fun Forecasting
3D Printed Wave Lamp Shows you the Weather and Notifications

Dushyant Ahuja created a wave lamp which shows weather and alerts, but, be warned, this project requires soldering, 3D printing, programming and electronics knowledge. 

Jan 19, 2018
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And Lift Off
Aircraft Manufacturer Latécoère 3D Prints for Fast Aerospace Tooling

Latécoère, the French aicraft design and manufacturing group, is using Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology to speed up its production and development process. So far, the results have been positive. 

Jan 19, 2018
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Come Together
CoCreateX Bus Hits the Road to Inspire Communities with STEM and 3D Printing

CoCreateX is a community of makers who help each other out online. But its founders are now hitting the road to inspire school kids and locals with a bus decked out as a mini innovation center.

Jan 17, 2018
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This could replace the traditional mold
Tethon 3D Launches Ceramic SLA / DLP Resin “Castalite”

Tethon 3D is launching a new photo-curing ceramic polymer resin called Castalite which is suitable for 3D printing ceramic shell molds ready to accept liquid metals.

Jan 16, 2018
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Warp-Free Is The Way To Be
Polymaker Launches PolyMide CoPA Nylon Material Made with Warp-Free Technology

Polymaker is launching a new Nylon material called PolyMide CoPA. This engineering-grade filament is created with Warp-Free technology, which provides the mechanical advantages of Nylon without risk of warpage. 

Jan 15, 2018
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Look Ma, no Batteries!
Build a 3D Printed Crystal Radio Receiver from Household Items

A Texas-based 3D printing enthusiast created a 3D printed crystal radio receiver which doesn't require a battery or plug. Now, you can too by downloading the 3D files and step-by-step instructions.