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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

Apr 26, 2018
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Pop-Up Prints
Researchers Develop Thermorph Technique to Print Self-Folding Objects

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are using a desktop FDM 3D printer, off-the-shelf printing filaments and a design editor to create flat prints which self-fold into different shapes when heat is applied. This technique is called Thermorph.

Apr 24, 2018
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Helping Hand
Open Bionics Releases Incredibly Affordable and Customizable “Hero Arm” Prosthetic

The UK-based organization Open Bionics is releasing the Hero Arm, an advanced multi-grip bionic arm that is 3D printed, extremely affordable, and completely customizable for each wearer. The innovative new prosthetic device will be made available in the UK on April 25, 2018. 

Apr 23, 2018
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3D Printed Rainbow
M3D Launches Full-Color Palette 3D Printer “Crane Quad”

M3D, the American 3D printed manufacturer, is launching a new desktop printer called Crane Quad for under $500 which offers more than 50,000 colors with its full-color palette. But, there are also two other new printers in this series.

Apr 22, 2018
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Travel the World
Open Heritage Project by CyArk and Google Helps Preserve Monuments in 3D

The Open Heritage initiative is a joint project from Google Arts and Culture and nonprofit CyArk to preserve monuments around the world in 3D and make them available to the public.

Apr 20, 2018
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To Infinity and Beyond
NASA’s Orion Deep Space Capsule to Feature Over 100 3D Printed Parts

NASA's next venture into deep-space capsule will feature additive manufacturing in a big way. The agency's new Orion capsule will incorporate more than 100 3D printed parts, which will be produced by Stratasys in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and PADT.

Apr 20, 2018
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Coming to Your City Soon?
WASP Creates Hub Network Across the World

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has created the WASP Hub network and is expanding in Italy and across the world to cities including,  Barcelona, ​​London, Madrid, Paris, Umea, Jersey City and Beirut.

Apr 18, 2018
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Lift Off
Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award

NASA’s Johnson Space Center this week awarded Made In Space, the space manufacturing company, with the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for performing well on every NASA contract.

Apr 18, 2018
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Kids, don‘t try this at home
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

Apr 17, 2018
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Let’s Build Something!
New Free Curriculum makes CAD and 3D Printing Easy for UK Teachers

Apr 13, 2018
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Amazon for 3D Printing?
Mything is a Marketplace for 3D Printing Launching in Austria

This week, an Austrian start-up called Mything is being launched. The website is a 3D printing marketplace and aims to be the Amazon for this technology.

Apr 11, 2018
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Better Bandages
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy

Scientists from Temple University in Philadelphia created a prototype for an "electrospun healing" device which uses soy protein and water to print personalized bandages directly onto a patient's skin.

Apr 10, 2018
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Cooked up by Chef Jan Smink and byFlow
First Permanent 3D Printed Food Restaurant Premieres in the Netherlands

Dutch company byFlow and chef Jan Smink are pairing up to launch the first permanent restaurant for 3D printed food in Wolvega, the Netherlands. The launch is scheduled for September 2018 but bookings can be made in mid-May.

Apr 9, 2018
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Print Your Own Sword
3D Print Your Own Guardian Sword from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Are you a Zelda fan with a 3D printer? Here's is a project-based tutorial from Adafruit's Pedro Ruiz that will teach you how to 3D print and illuminate the unforgettable Guardian Sword featured in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 

Apr 3, 2018
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Ames Laboratory Breakthrough
How 3D Printing Helps You to Get a Better Fridge

CaloriSMART is a advanced model system that uses magnetocaloric materials to achieve refrigeration cooling. The system was designed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

Apr 3, 2018
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A Slice of Swiss in Hong Kong
Audemars Piguet Uses 3D Printed Backdrop at Art Basel Hong Kong

At Art Basel Hong Kong, two artists created a backdrop for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet's lounge. Their work uses modern technologies to evoke the watchmaker's home in Switzerland.