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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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One Step Ahead Of The Competition Apr 25, 2019
Emporio Armani Steps Out with 3D Printed Billboard

The Italian fashion house Emporio Armani is turning heads with its latest billboard featuring a giant 3D printed version of its newly released sneaker.

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New Features Apr 25, 2019
ZBrush 2019 Offers Non-Photorealistic Rendering and Easier Organization

Pixologic released its latest iteration of ZBrush 2019, the popular digital sculpting software, which now offers delights such as a new folder organization update to a Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR) system.

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Meet Fellow Fans Apr 24, 2019
Prusa Launches Model Marketplace, Community Hub and Blog

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, announces the all-new community website, PrusaPrinters.org. The new site consists of several main parts including a model marketplace that accommodates G-code, and new World user hub. It is now available to test out in Beta.

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Love Bites Apr 24, 2019
Could 3D Printed Food Improve Emotional Communication with Your Partner?

Lancaster University and deep tech UX agency Dovetailed are collaborating on a study to discover how couples can use 3D printed food to support emotional communication.

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Run and Store Electricity Apr 24, 2019
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.

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Prints at 330 °C Apr 23, 2019
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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Improved PCBs Apr 23, 2019
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. 

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Lending a Helping Hand Apr 23, 2019
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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Examining Ships from the Sky Apr 22, 2019
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.

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No More Mr Nice Tie Apr 20, 2019
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. 

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The Sound Of Music Apr 18, 2019
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.

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Expanding Portfolios Apr 18, 2019
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.

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New All-in-One Machine Apr 17, 2019
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...

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3D Print on Etsy? You Betsy! Apr 17, 2019
Shapeways Launches E-Commerce Integration on Etsy

Shapeways has announced the launch of its Etsy E-commerce Integration which will reduce the workload for Etsy shop owners specializing in 3D printed products.

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Past Meets Future Apr 16, 2019
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.

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Shot Through The Heart Apr 16, 2019
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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Who's a Good Boy? Apr 15, 2019
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.

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Goodbye to Organ Transplant Waiting Lists? Apr 15, 2019
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.

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I want to ride my bicycle Apr 14, 2019
Arevo 3D Prints Carbon Fiber Unibody Bike Frames for Franco’s “Emery” eBikes

Arevo, a Silicon Valley company, announced that it is partnering with Franco Bicycles and manufacturing 3D printed carbon fiber single-piece unibody frames for a new line of eBikes.

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One Spine Day Apr 13, 2019
Additive Implants’ 3D Printed SureMAX Cervical Spacer Cleared by FDA

Additive Implants announced the FDA clearance of its first product, the 3D printed SureMAX Cervical Spacer, created by company founder, orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Ehteshami.

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