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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

Jun 25, 2018
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Vive to Advance Medicine?
Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter

Here’s one ingenious method of navigating MRI scanner data: With the help of 3D printing, some software, and a tablet, you can zoom through your brain.

Jun 25, 2018
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Certainly No Heart of Glass
Students 3D Print Prosthetic Feet for “Debbie Harry” Chicken

Students from West Michigan Aviation Academy recently worked on an extracurricular project which was rather different from the average. Their task was to create prosthetic feet for an urban chicken who lost hers to frost bite.

Jun 25, 2018
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3D Printing Hearts
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch

BioLife4D, a biotech company, is working on printing a viable human heart which is suitable for transplant. But, the company claims to have reached a significant milestone and successfully 3D bioprinted a human cardiac patch. 

Jun 23, 2018
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Beauty and an Ulterior Motive
Shapeways Launches Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has launched an in-house collection of fully customizable 3D printed jewelry. Called Spring & Wonder, the products and brand were designed in two months to demonstrate what Shapeways can do for other companies wanting to incorporate mass personalization.

Jun 22, 2018
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First in the Southwest
PADT Opens On-Demand Factory Using Carbon 3D Printers

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced it's opening a 3D printing factory, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and production system to create 2,000-5,000 parts on-demand weekly.

Jun 21, 2018
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Save $300,000, Invest $35,000
General Motors Makes Saves $300,000 Thanks to Standardizing 3D Printing

Since the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of General Motors bought a $35,000 3D printer, they've seen savings of €300,000. However, the company expects to see savings of millions of dollars in the future as it standardizes the technology throughout its plants across the globe.

Jun 21, 2018
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Solar Powered Printing
Students Develop 3D Printer Power System for Impoverished Colombian Communities

To help provide access to 3D printing in impoverished areas of Cali, Colombia, engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have developed a solar power system that allows 3D printers to operate in areas where electricity is unstable.

Jun 20, 2018
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Don't Try This At Home!
Watch this YouTuber Cast an Extruder Body in Aluminum

In a recent video YouTuber MyfordBoy duplicates a metal part using a novel process involving 3D printing, a sand mold and casting aluminum. Don't try this at home, but definitely enjoy the craftsmanship at work.

Jun 19, 2018
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On Demand Anatomical Models
3D Systems Launches On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service

3D Systems has announced a new service called the On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service, which will enable medical professionals to upload and 3D print digital files through the company. The idea is to make 3D printing models more accessible for the entire healthcare community.

Jun 18, 2018
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Now on Kickstarter
Control Your PC and Presentations with a Fidget Cube

Inspired by the fidget cube, Masta Box is a controller gadget which serves a range of purposes, such as a Micro SD card reader, anAir Mouse, a Joystick and a Laser Pointer.

Jun 18, 2018
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Unstoppable Nik!
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others

When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.

Jun 16, 2018
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High Fashion
Zaha Hadid Architects H-Line Hat Reflects Artist’s New York Condos

Zaha Hadid Architects' latest work is the H-Line hat which was inspired by the firm's condo at 520 West 28th Street, New York. Designed by boss and collaborator, Patrik Schumacher, the hat was made using 3D printing for a Friends of the High Line fundraiser.

Jun 15, 2018
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Classical Additive Manufacturing
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Incorporate 3D Printed Instruments into Classical Music

In November, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra will open its new season with a concert which will feature eight 3D printed instruments and a performance by the winner of the "National 3D Printed Musical Instrument Challenge".

Jun 13, 2018
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Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

Jun 12, 2018
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Text in Style
Protect Your iPhone X with Freshfiber’s 3D Printed Fold Case

Freshfiber is a European design agency which is now selling a 3D printed iPhone X case created using 3D printers in Nylon fiber material. The design is both stylish and functional.