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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

Jul 17, 2018
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Virtual Reality Oddity
“David Bowie is” Exhibit to be Re-Launched as VR and AR Experience

After six years and twelve cities, the "David Bowie is" exhibition has now ended. However, if you didn't get a chance to view the exhibition in person, it will soon be relaunched in AR and VR. 

Jul 17, 2018
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I Want to Ride My (3D Printed) Bicycle
AREVO Launches 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber eBike

AREVO, the manufacturer based in Santa Clara, California, has announced the launch of its eBike which has a 3D printed carbon fiber frame and is battery-assisted. 

Jul 16, 2018
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Available on GitHub
Creality’s Ender 3 3D Printer is Now Fully Open Source

Creality3D, the Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers, has announced the open-sourcing of its most popular 3D printer, the Ender-3. This makes it the first Open Source Hardware Association certified 3D printer in China.

Jul 14, 2018
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"James Pond" Technology
Student Designed World First 3D Printed Underwater Jetpack

Archie O'Brien is a student at Loughborough University in the UK who has designed an underwater jetpack called CUDA, made from 3D printed materials.

Jul 13, 2018
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Launch Away
Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tank

Lockheed Martin is using 3D printing technology to create huge titanium fuel tanks that will be used for satellites, potentially revolutionizing the space launch industry.

Jul 12, 2018
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Accelerating Additive Manufacturing
Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik Partner to Establish Repeatable Aviation 3D Printing Processes

Oerlikon, the technology and engineering group, is working with Lufthansa Technik, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to establish robust and repeatable 3D printing processes for in the aircraft MRO industry. 

Jul 11, 2018
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Perfect for Printing Jewelry
Formlabs Launches Castable Wax Resin for 3D Printing Jewelry

Formlabs, the 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer, has developed a castable wax 3D printing resin for increased part strength and smoother surface finishes when printing complex parts. 

Jul 10, 2018
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Comparison Made Easy
Aniwaa Launches VR and AR Comparison Engine and Guides

Aniwaa, a startup offering a comparison engine for 3D printing and scanning, is growing and expanding. It's now launching a comparison engine tool for VR and AR to help make choosing a headset easier for everybody.

Jul 9, 2018
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Save the Planet
Researchers Develop 3D Printable Lignin Composites to Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a patent-pending process for developing 3D printable lignin material, which is an environmentally friendly plant-based option that could someday replace petroleum-based plastic composites.

Jul 8, 2018
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Wooof!
Create Your Own Customizable Pet Wheelchair

When Erica Charbonneau's friend's French Bulldog needed a wheelchair both for a cheap price and quickly, she rose to the occasion and developed a 3D printed design which she has now iterated so other dog owners can create their own. Her design is called FiGO.

Jul 5, 2018
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Hammy Birthday
World’s Oldest Ham Celebrates Birthday, to Receive 3D Printed Portrait

This Saturday, July 7th, a birthday party for a ham will be held. The 116-year-old hock will be the at the center of ham-related festivities, receiving a cake and even a present -- a 3D printed portrait of itself.

Jul 5, 2018
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Cheeky G-Code Hack
3D Print Multiple Models One After the Other with 3D Printer G-Code Hack

With just a custom bit of G-code, maker and engineer, Replayreb, can 3D print lightsaber pen tops for his small business remotely. The G-code hack ensures that, once a print is complete, it is pushed off the print bed and the next model starts printing.

Jul 4, 2018
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Tactile Museum Exhibition
Manacor Museum Exhibition Encourages Visitors to Touch 3D Printed Replicas

At Manacor History Museum in Mallorca, Spain, a temporary exhibition enables visitors to not only view the twelve pieces on display but also to touch them. These pieces are replicas which were created through photogrammetric digitization and 3D printing.

Jul 2, 2018
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Dirt Homes, 3D Printed
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building

Assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, is working on using soil and 3D printers to build houses and roads where concrete isn’t readily available.

Jul 1, 2018
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New Tech
Matter and Form Release V2 Desktop 3D Scanner to Replace V1

Matter and Form, creator of one of the more popular affordable 3D scanners, has released its next big thing: the Matter and Form V2. Replacement to its namesake V1 scanner, V2 introduces quicker scanning modes with the add-on +Quickscan, and a more rounded workflow for beginners and pros alike.