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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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Print with Used Plastic Jul 19, 2016
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.

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With two of the world’s greatest chefs Jul 18, 2016
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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Cut the Cost, Speed up Development. Jul 18, 2016
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.

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Keep on Truckin' Jul 14, 2016
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.

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Pen and Printer Jul 14, 2016
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.

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Law & Order Jul 13, 2016
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.

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Earn money with 3D Designs Jul 13, 2016
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.

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Limited Edition Jul 12, 2016
Make it LEO: A Secure Way to Handle 3D Design Files

With the need for more secure ways to handle and protect 3D printing designs, Make it LEO is a new startup with an interesting solution.

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Handy Hacks Jul 11, 2016
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.

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Bankable Designs Jul 8, 2016
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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Japanese Experimental Printer Jul 8, 2016
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.

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Green Fingers Jul 8, 2016
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.

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Snow & Rock Jul 7, 2016
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Mcor 3D Printers

Scaling new heights with 3D printing, Mcor Technologies show off a full-color replica of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden.

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To Boldly Go Jul 6, 2016
3D Printed Fungarium and Mini-Farm win NASA ‘Star Trek Replicator Challenge’

For 3D printing in space, a Martian mini farm and a melanized fungarium are the winners of NASA's "Star Trek Replicator" contest.

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Hydroponic Warfare Jul 6, 2016
Crazy Futuristic “Chemputer” Could Grow Drones

Scientists, defense contractors, and engineers in the UK are working on chemically grown military drones. Can this be achieved?

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Royal Treatment Jul 5, 2016
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.

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New Balls, Please Jul 5, 2016
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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Burn Rubber Jul 4, 2016
3D Printed Replica of Ayrton Senna’s 1993 Mclaren F1 Car

Paying tribute to F1 racing legend Ayrton Senna, this 3D printed replica of his Mclaren F1 Car is truly a labor of love.

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Robot Overlords Jul 4, 2016
Pleurobot is 3D Printed Robot that Walks & Swims like a Salamander

Scientists have invented the Pleurobot, a 3D printed robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail.

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Mirror, Mirror. Jul 4, 2016
3D Print this Amazing Optical Illusion

The optical illusion "Ambiguous Cylinder" has been driving everyone crazy on Reddit. Finally, there is now a 3D printed solution to put your confused mind at rest.

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