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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

Sep 30, 2018
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Rebuilding Syria’s Treasures, Bit by Bit
#NewPalmyra Launches #Palmyraverse Online Space with Monthly Prompts to Create

The NewPalmyra project is an effort to reconstruct the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria using modern technologies. The project has now launched Palmyraverse, an online space to view the resulting monuments.

Sep 29, 2018
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And yes, it’s also open source
Original Prusa SL1 Resin 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Prusa Research launches an open-source resin 3D printer called Original Prusa SL1. Let‘s review the specs of this highly interesting machine.

Sep 28, 2018
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COBOD Sells Construction Robots
New 3D Printed Houses from Construction Company COBOD International

3D Printhuset, the Danish 3D printing supplier, has announced that it has created a new construction printing company called COBOD International. With this news, the company also launched drone footage of the BOD, its first 3D printed building.

Sep 27, 2018
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World's Easiest Puzzle
Rubik’s Cube Solves Itself Using 3D Printing and Servo Motors

Japanese creator Human Controller has built a self-solving Rubik's Cube to the dimensions of the original toy using 3D printing, an Arduino and servo motors.

Sep 26, 2018
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Retro Redesign
Student Redesigns Nintendo 64 Joystick using 3D Printing

Nam Le, a student from California Polytechnic State University, reverse engineered a Nintendo 64 joystick system from scratch using upcycled controllers. His redesign is sturdier, more durable and longer-lasting than current joysticks.

Sep 25, 2018
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Prost!
GE Additive Honors Oktoberfest with 3D Printed Titanium Beer Stein

For this year's Oktoberfest, GE Additive’s Customer Experience Center in Munich wondered what would happen if you combined the annual festival with stainless steel and titanium 3D printing? The result is a pretty cool German beer stein and a happy boss.

Sep 25, 2018
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Laying the Groundwork
Studio Plott Display 3D Printed Rugs at London Design Festival

Eindhoven-based Studio Plott showcased their Open Rugs at last week's London Design Festival. No need to worry if you missed it -- the studio will launch six brand new patterns at next month's Dutch Design Week.

Sep 24, 2018
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New Improved Formulas
Thought3D Releases Speciality Mixes of Magigoo for Industrial Use

Thought3D, the Malta-based chemical and materials startup, is releasing new specialty mixes of its 3D printing adhesive Magigoo. Each product is specially engineered to handle advanced materials, such as Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, and Nylon.

Sep 21, 2018
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Algorithm for the Win
Researchers Detect Defects in Metal 3D Printed Parts Using Neural Networks

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a means to detect in real time whether a metal 3D printed part will be of good quality. Using machine learning algorithms (called convolutional neural networks) and a live video feed the team can spot defects in a piece as it's printing.

Sep 20, 2018
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WASP to Save the Earth
WASP to Present Infinity 3D Printer at “A Call to Save the World” Event Next Month

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has finished developing its 3D printer which can print on an architectural scale. They call it the "Infinity 3D printer" and it'll be presented next month in Massa Lombarda. 

Sep 19, 2018
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Plant Power
Researchers Develop Cost-Effective Cellulose-Based 4D Printing Ink

Researchers from the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, UK, have developed a sustainable and cost-effective responsive ink for 4D printing. Inspired by the pine cone, it has a high cellulose content.

Sep 18, 2018
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Firmware Updates
Major Firmware Update, Multi-Extruder News for Prusa MK3/MK2.5

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released new major firmware for the MK3/MK2.5 3D printer, a new Slic3r PE 1.41.0, and the Multi Material Upgrade 2.0 is shipping now.

Sep 17, 2018
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Bio-Inspired
ETH Zurich Researchers Print Tough Hierarchical Liquid-Crystal-Polymer Structures

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland have used an FDM 3D printer and liquid-crystal-polymers to create lightweight structures tough enough to rival purpose-built fiber-reinforced materials. The method is inspired by natural materials such as bone and spider's silk, relying upon the orientation of elements of the material at the molecular level for its strength.

Sep 11, 2018
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I'll be Back
3D Print Your Own Terminator Skull Complete with Moving Eyes and Jaw

Noah Williamson has been making models for around four years. He's certainly mastered the craft as his latest design is a 3D printed Terminator skull with working eyes, jaw "and more". 

Sep 10, 2018
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Ceramic and Metal DLP
Tethon 3D to Develop Ceramic and Metal DLP Desktop 3D Printer for End-Use Parts

Using a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Tethon 3D aims to launch its first 3D printer. Developed specifically for specialty ceramic and metal resins the DLP machine is the first step in the establishing of a whole new hardware division from the company.