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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

Oct 22, 2018
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3D Power Up
Researchers to 3D Print Lithium-Ion Batteries in Any Shape or Size

Say goodbye to conventionally shaped rectangular or cylindrical batteries. Scientists from Duke University and Texas State University are in the early stages of developing 3D printed lithium-ion batteries which could offer interesting possibilities. 

Oct 18, 2018
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From Big to Small Scale
Tonkin Liu Architects Develop Stent for Tracheal Transplant Patients

Two architects from studio Tonkin Liu have developed a 3D printed stent prototype that can adapt to a patient's throat after they've undergone tracheal transplant surgery. 

Oct 18, 2018
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Q4 Come Around
3D Hubs Releases Digital Manufacturing Trend Report for Q4 2018

The latest "Digital Manufacturing Trends" report for Q4 2018 from 3D printing network 3D Hubs has been released. In this quarter, we see new printers rising, Austin take over New York as the second 3D print city, and the SLA/DLP market share increased.

Oct 16, 2018
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Plasti-saurus Rex
TrussFormer Creates Large-Scale Kinetic Structures Made From Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Connectors

Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have developed an integrated end-to-end software solution called TrussFormer. It allows users to design large-scale kinetic structures produced from plastic bottles and 3D printed connectors.

Oct 16, 2018
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$10 Million AM Center
XJet Opens World’s Largest AM Center for Metals and Ceramics in Israel

XJet, the Israeli company that develops ceramic and metal 3D printing solutions has opened the doors to its new additive manufacturing center in Rehovot, Israel.

Oct 15, 2018
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Simplifying a Depression Diagnosis
MIT Artificial Intelligence Predicts Depression from Patient’s Speech

Researchers at MIT have developed a neural network Artificial Intelligence model to analyze text and audio clips to help doctors diagnose depression from natural conversation.

Oct 15, 2018
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Laser Metal 3D Printer for Less
LAR100: A Metal 3D Printer Starting at €69,900

The LAR100 is a new laser metal 3D printer designed for fast production of numerous parts for a competitive price. Check its specs and features in this article.

Oct 15, 2018
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No Human Error
Digital Metal Launches Fully Automated No-Hand Production Concept for Metal 3D Printers

Swedish company, Digital Metal, has launched a fully automated no-hand production concept for its high-precision binder jetting 3D metal printers.

Oct 12, 2018
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Printing Puppy Paws
Surgically Planning Bento the Puppy’s Recovery with 3D Printing

When Bento the puppy from Cleveland, US, fractured his forearm, there were multiple people willing to lend a helping hand. As a result, the puppy is back on his four feet after receiving surgery planned out using 3D printing technology.

Oct 10, 2018
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Mussel In
Z Spools is an Environmentally-Friendly Filament Made from Invasive Quagga Mussels

Lorena James is a Davidson University sophomore who developed a 3D printing filament using invasive quagga mussels. She now plans to mass produce this environmentally-friendly filament.

Oct 10, 2018
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Smart Plastics
Researchers 3D Print Objects which Send Data Without using Power

University of Washington researchers have developed 3D printed plastic objects which communicate wirelessly to transmit data about their uses without requiring batteries or electronics. 

Oct 9, 2018
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Brighten Up Your Home
Gantri 3D Prints Sustainable Lamps Imagined by Designers Worldwide

Gantri is a design company focusing on creating high-quality, low-cost sustainable lamps made from PLA. The resulting designer products have a price tag under the $300 mark and support designers all around the world.

Oct 9, 2018
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As usual, download it for free
Cura 3.5 Update: New Slicing Features and Improved UX

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open source, 3D printing slicer is now getting another update which offers new slicing features and improved UX. Download Cura 3.5 from the Ultimaker website.

Oct 1, 2018
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Swarming Robots!
MIT’s Insect-Like Robots Can Build Solid Structures

MIT's Mediated Matter Group has taken inspiration from insects and developed small construction robots called Fiberbots which work together to create large structures using fiberglass. 

Oct 1, 2018
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2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup Begins Soon
Partially 3D Printed Electric Bike Will Race at the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup

Energica Motor Company, the Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer, and CRP Technology, the 3D Printing company, worked together on 2019 Ego Corsa race bikes for the upcoming FIM Enel MotoE World Cup.