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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.

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Jul 19, 2016
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How to ease tensions
3D Printed Sleeve Can Help Officers and Drivers During Traffic Stops

A simple 3D printed solution to a complex problem could help reduce the anxiety of drivers and officers during traffic stops in the US.

Jul 19, 2016
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The Coolest Little Cube Around
Adafriend is a Virtual Pet Cube for Maker

If you were a big fan of your pet rock but found that it didn't respond to you enough, make sure to build your own 3D printed virtual pet cube.

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Jul 19, 2016
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Print with Used Plastic
Renegade 3D Pen uses your Recycled Plastic

If you worry about the environment, a new 3D printing pen may be for you as it recycles your old plastic bottles and cuts out the need for costly filament.

Jul 18, 2016
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With two of the world’s greatest chefs
World’s First 3D Printing Restaurant Opens in London

3D printed foods have been around for a long time already, with both cheese and chocolate extruded into yummy snacks, but now a new restaurant is hitting London on an interesting mission.

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Jul 18, 2016
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Cut the Cost, Speed up Development.
Raytheon Research Points to 3D Printing for Missile Manufacturing

According to US defense contractor Raytheon, 3D printers will soon be used on the frontline to repair and replace missile parts, eliminating supply risks and speeding up research.

Jul 14, 2016
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Keep on Truckin'
Mercedes-Benz Trucks 3D Printing Spare Parts on Demand

World's largest truck manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has a massive inventory of spare parts, and soon many of them will be 3D printed on demand.

Jul 14, 2016
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Pen and Printer
XYZprinting Releases “da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1” 3D Printer & 3D Pen

Taiwan-based XYZprinting has released the da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1 3D printer and pen, two additions to their product line both around $500.

Jul 13, 2016
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Law & Order
Controversial Lawsuit Against MakerBot is Dismissed

A long running class-action lawsuit that claimed MakerBot was knowingly selling faulty goods has been dismissed by a court in Minnesota.

Jul 13, 2016
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Earn money with 3D Designs
3DHubs offers Razor Competition for Makers

The RZR MRK experiment is challenging applicants to think about how they would use 3D printing to redefine their razor handle to be exactly as they'd love it to be.

Jul 11, 2016
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Handy Hacks
Within Reach Design Challenge for Assistive Tools

Wanna show off your design skills? How about helping those in need? You can do both with the Within Reach Summer Design Challenge.

Jul 8, 2016
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Bankable Designs
Barclays Eagle Labs Partnering with MyMiniFactory

Barclays Eagle Labs announce a collaboration with 3D printing platform MyMiniFactory to provide high-quality 3D printable content.

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Jul 8, 2016
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Japanese Experimental Printer
2.5D Printing: Casio 3D Prints Textures onto Paper

Casio tries to close the gap between 2D and 3D with a new prototype 2.5D printer. It’s able to add 3D textures to color prints.

Jul 8, 2016
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Green Fingers
Farmbot is Humanity’s First CNC Farming Machine

Farmbot is an open-source CNC farming machine that -- while not exactly a 3D printer -- is a great use of 3D printing technology.

Jul 5, 2016
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Royal Treatment
Prince Harry Witnesses 3D Printed Race Karts in Action

Prince Harry visited a group of enterprising schoolkids who will be the first in the UK to build and race their own 3D printed race karts.

Jul 5, 2016
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New Balls, Please
Wimbledon Coffee Machine Prints Selfies onto your Drink

The Wimbledon tennis tournament is in full swing, where Lavazza is offering cappuccinos with a twist -- a 3D printed foam selfie.

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