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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

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Apr 24, 2019
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Run and Store Electricity
Researchers 3D Print Textile Fibers That Turn Movement Into Energy

Chinese researchers have developed a new one-step 3D printing process to create electronic threads for e-textiles. These will harvest and store electricity on fabrics while making wearable technology less cumbersome.

Apr 23, 2019
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Prints at 330 °C
Canadian Researchers 3D Print Chalcogenide Glass for First Time

For the first time, Canadian researchers have 3D printed chalcogenide glass which could one day result in the low-cost manufacturing of complex optical components. 

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Apr 23, 2019
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Improved PCBs
TTM Adds Nano Dimension PCB 3D Printers for Production Runs

TTM Technologies, a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing company, expanded its relationship with Nano Dimension, the additive electronics provider, by buying two DragonFly Pro to work with its current unit. 

Apr 23, 2019
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Lending a Helping Hand
Hairdresser Recycles Shampoo Bottles into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Former hairdresser Bernie Craven is creating prosthetics for children made by recycling old plastic shampoo bottles and 3D printing the extruded plastic.

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Apr 22, 2019
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Examining Ships from the Sky
Scout Develops Drones to Detect Signs of Disrepair in Ships

Scout Drone Inspection, a Norweigan start-up, is using 3D printing to develop a drone which scans tanks and storage spaces of ships to detect any signs disrepair or damage.

Apr 20, 2019
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No More Mr Nice Tie
VIP TIE: Luxury Accessories Brand 3D Prints Custom Ties

VIP TIE is a Milan-based luxury accessories brand using 3D printing to offer a ready-to-wear and customized tie collections based on a client's request. 

Apr 18, 2019
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The Sound Of Music
3D Print Your Own Covert Bone Conduction Headphones

A French student created his own bone conduction headphones built into 3D printed glasses for covert listening and posted his process on Hackaday so you can create your own too.

Apr 18, 2019
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Expanding Portfolios
DuPont Set to Launch Semi-Crystalline Materials for 3D Printing at RAPID + TCT 2019

DuPont, the American materials conglomerate, is set to launch new high-performance, semi-crystalline 3D printing products at RAPID + TCT 2019 next month.

Apr 17, 2019
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New All-in-One Machine
Kickstarter 3D Printer “IVI” Looks Like the Tiko, Promises To Do Much Better

IVI is a new closed-loop delta 3D printer. Its campaign launched on Kickstarter and was "funded in just one minute." But at first glance, the machine looks suspiciously like the ill-fated Tiko 3D printer...

Apr 16, 2019
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Past Meets Future
Fuller Moto’s Futuristic 2029 Custom Motorcycle Manufactured with Metal 3D Printing

Fuller Moto, the custom car and motorcycle shop, has developed the Fuller Moto 2029 Majestic motorcycle, a futuristic version of the French 1929 Majestic classic machine.

Apr 16, 2019
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Shot Through The Heart
Israeli Researchers 3D Print Tiny Heart with Blood Vessels and Chambers

Researchers from Tel Aviv University used a patient's cells to 3D print a heart with blood vessels, ventricles and chambers that is the size of a rabbit's heart. 

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Apr 15, 2019
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Who's a Good Boy?
4,000-Year-Old Neolithic Dog Head Reconstructed with 3D Printing

The skull of a 4,000-year-old Neolithic dog found in a tomb dig in Orkney, Scotland was scanned, 3D printed and reconstructed to reveal that the creature looks similar to a European grey wolf.

Apr 15, 2019
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Goodbye to Organ Transplant Waiting Lists?
World First 3D Printed Bionic Pancreas Could One Day Treat Diabetes

Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Science Development in Poland have 3D printed the first ever bionic pancreas with blood vessels which could one day be used to treat diabetes.

Apr 11, 2019
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Back Up and Running
Bioscientists Develop 3D Printed Artificial Tissues to Help Heal Bone and Cartilage Injuries

Bioscientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland are developing a method to 3D print artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage injuries in the elbows, ankles, and knees. 

Apr 10, 2019
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Sweet Solution
Engineers Using 3D Printed Sugar Stents to Improve Surgery Success

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers are using 3D printing and sugar to create tubes that fit inside adjacent ends of a clipped artery during surgery to help ease the fiddly-nature of the surgeon's work.

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