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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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Free slicer software Dec 27, 2015
Katana Slicer: Printr Rounds Off 2015 with Free Software

You can get so much more out of your prints with a good slicer. Printr just launched the free Katana slicer that takes care of the optimal 3D printing path.

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And Only One’s a Bad Apple Dec 26, 2015
6 Most Funded Kickstarter 3D Printer Projects

Currently, on Kickstarter, there are over 800 funding propositions containing the term "3D printing". Below are the top six Kickstarter 3D Printer projects.

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3D Printing in Movies Dec 24, 2015
Anomalisa: Oscar Contender uses 150 3D Printed Puppets

Anomalisa is a dramatic film by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, and stop-motion studio Starburns Industries with heavy 3D printing use in production.

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Why Pay More? Dec 23, 2015
Build a Super Cheap DIY 3D Printer from Old CD-ROM Drives

Who says 3D printers have to be expensive? If you're desperate for your own device but feel the price tag is just too much, just build a DIY 3D printer for around $55.

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Digital Design and 3D Printing Dec 22, 2015
3D Printed Ceramics: Unique Tableware from Jade Crompton

A Masters student specializing in 3D printed Ceramics and Digital Design is hoping to change the perception of traditional materials.

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And You Can Become a Member of the Virtual Crew Dec 21, 2015
Spacecraft “Enterprise” Is Looking for Funding

If crowdfunding succeeds, the "Enterprise" spacecraft will be launched into Earth orbit. It will be the first 3D printed airframe in space with extensive 3D printed components.

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Another 3D Printing World Record! Dec 21, 2015
Nanodrip: 3D Printed Photo Fits On The Diameter Of A Hair

The World Record for the smallest inkjet-printed colour image has been awarded to ETH Zurich and their spin off company Scrona Ltd. by Guinness World Records Limited.

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Loot Crate Dec 20, 2015
Maker Box is a Monthly Subscription for 3D Printing Filament & Tools

Fancy a box of exotic 3D printing filament and handy maker tools delivered to your doorstep every month? The Maker Box subscription service has you covered.

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Customize Your Books Dec 19, 2015
Better Book Binding Thanks To 3D Printing

Bookbinding is an intricate and complex process that involves having a high level of skill and requires a lot of time. But one Dutch craftsman is set to change this through his use of 3D printing.

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Better Built Blocks Dec 18, 2015
3D Print The Perfect Lego Angle

GUTS Labs is a toy studio in Montreal who have launched a Kickstarter aimed at all the Lego fans out there.

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Help Babies Breathe Dec 17, 2015
Resuscitator Helps Babies with their First Breath

One million babies die each year from birth asphyxia, the inability to breathe immediately after delivery. Now there’s a 3D printed solution that can save them.

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Priority Post Dec 16, 2015
La Poste Launches 3D Creative Space with Cults and 3D Slash

Unique collaboration between La Poste, online community Cults, and software 3D Slash launches a 3D printing ecosystem to stimulate education and uptake.

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Cutting It Dec 16, 2015
3D Printed Cadavers to Modernize Human Anatomy Study

Monash University in Australia has created the first commercially available kit of realistic, full-color 3D printed cadavers for studying human anatomy.

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Appliance of Science Dec 15, 2015
Give to GOSH Christmas Appeal: 3D Printing Helps Save Children’s Lives

More evidence of the power of 3D printing to advance medicine: surgeon from Great Ormond Street Hospital enthuses about the benefits of the technology.

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3D Printed Watches Dec 15, 2015
Thanks To 3D Printing, Vintage Pocket Watches Are Back

If you've always wished to have a unique antique timepiece that works, a small company in Fort Collins, Colorado, has a 3D printed watch for you.

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From Hooks to Shower Heads Dec 15, 2015
20 Useful DIY Bathroom Decor Ideas to 3D Print

You may be surprised by the amount of problems that 3D printing can fix. From towel hooks to soap dishes, these are some of the most useful 3D prints for your bathroom!

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Electronic Dec 14, 2015
Chinese Father Invents 3D Printed High-Tech Lego

A heartwarming story from China features a father who has gone above and beyond for his children. He designed a new toy that is fantastically educational while also fulfilling his son's dreams.

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Sustainable Filament Dec 14, 2015
3D Brooklyn Turn Crisp Bags into Filament for 3D Printing

3D Brooklyn is a New York based company who have been experimenting with making 3D printer filament entirely from potato chip bags.

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Hearts & Automatons Dec 13, 2015
Love & Robots: Festive Cheer in Dublin with Pop-Up Shop

Based in Dublin, Ireland? If you're bored of having accessories which don't fit your personality, pop-up shop Love & Robots is here to save the day.

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Great Upcycling Project Dec 11, 2015
Project Seafood: Turn Plastic Trash into Treasure

Project Seafood is an unique and interesting way in which we can recycle the plastic waste which ends up on our beaches.

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