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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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European Expansion Dec 11, 2015
Formlabs Doubles Down on Operations in Europe

Exciting times for Formlabs and SLA 3D printing. The company is expanding their operations in Europe, with new hires and partnerships across the region.

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Printing Bad Dec 11, 2015
3D Printed Gun Uncovered at Meth Lab Raid

An alleged methamphetamine lab was raided by Police on Thursday morning uncovering, most notably, a loaded 3D printed handgun..

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Beautiful Design Pieces Dec 11, 2015
You’ve Heard About 3D Printed Lamps. But What’s an Explosion Welded Table?

If you fancy a new table but aren't interested in conventional choices, you should consider this beauty. It was done with a technique called "explosion welding".

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Less Waste Dec 10, 2015
Adidas Uses Plastic Ocean Waste to Create Shoe

If you're looking for a fashionable way to live sustainably, then perhaps you should consider trainers made from ocean waste. Adidas showed them at Paris Climate Summit 2016.

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Mighty Morphing Machine Dec 9, 2015
Zmorph Shows How to Create a Custom Mechanical Clock

If you find that you're deterred from using a 3D printer because your designs require subtractive techniques, Zmorph might have the ideal solution.

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3D Printing Filament From Waste Plastic Dec 9, 2015
The Plastic Bank Wins Sustainability Award in Paris

The Sustainia Community Award, which is given to a solution, technology or initiative with significant potential to build a more sustainable future, was awarded to The Plastic Bank at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.

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Chocolate Selfie Dec 8, 2015
Candy Mechanics Will Turn Your Head into a Chocolate Lollipop

Candy Mechanics are a start-up based in London who can model a chocolate lollipop on your head. Narcissism and confectionery in one irresistible package.

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3D Printed Prosthetic Dec 8, 2015
Vincent the Cat Can Walk Thanks to 3D Printing

We've seen 3D printed carts, wagons and crutches for disabled animals, but now prosthetics are being developed to further the help we can give to these pets in need!

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3D Printed Metal Dec 6, 2015
The Next Step: Xjet Print Using Liquid Metal

Metal objects are the hottest trend in 3D printing. But printing metal object is complicated and time consuming. A company claims they solved these two major problems of 3D printing metal.

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Heavy Metal Dec 4, 2015
Toshiba Promises Tenfold Speed in Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing has lots of potential, and competition is heating up. Toshiba has developed a metal 3D printer that's 10x faster than current technology.

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Great Tools for Gardening Dec 4, 2015
3D Printed Garden Tools: 21 Great Green Hacks

If you have a green thumb and your own 3D printer, you can find plenty of tips and tricks to help make your garden a little paradise.

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Walk with Kubra Khademi Dec 4, 2015
3D Printed Metal Pendant Supports Afghan Women’s Rights

Women in Afghanistan are subjected to violence, oppression and poverty daily. A 3D printed metal pendant helps to raise awareness of one woman's protest.

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Earphones That Don’t Fall Out Dec 3, 2015
“Normal” Earphones: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Formlabs has partnered up with Normal, a NYC-based startup, in order to create Rose Gold Earphones which are 3D printed and customized to each user.

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Really Different Business Cards Dec 3, 2015
3D Printed Business Cards: How to Make Your Own Portrait Card

If you're hoping to make an impression in the business world but want a quirky way to stand out, then this 3D printed business card is for you.

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Licked Dec 2, 2015
Babines: Juicy Artisanal Lollipops with 3D Printed Designs

French confectionary maker Babines uses 3D printed food molds to create a sweeeeeet batch of pop culture-inspired lollipops.

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Vroom Vroom Dec 1, 2015
OpenRC Project: 3D Print a Radio Controlled Formula 1 Car

There's 3D printed cars, and then there's 3D printed radio-controlled cars. Now in its fifth year, the OpenRC project is more fun and accessible than ever.

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Made Possible with 3D Printing Nov 30, 2015
20 Cool Game Room Decor & Gaming Accessories to 3D Print

A dedicated game room for your collection, a comfy chair, a huge screen, enough time for memorable multiplayer matches or a round of simple chess... that‘s what most gamers dream of. Here are some 3D printed items to make it to look better.

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Thirst for Knowledge Nov 30, 2015
The Drinkable Book Sanitizes Dirty Water

The solution to clean drinkable water in developing nations lies between the pages of a book. Quite literally, with The Drinkable Book.

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Supporting Materials Nov 30, 2015
3D Printed Mesh Lingerie for a Perfect Fit

Fashion and technology come together with Mesh Lingerie, where 3D scanning and printing techniques are used to provide women with the perfectly fitted bra.

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Tower of Power Nov 27, 2015
Wide Open Arts: Your 3D Printed Tower Could be Exhibited in NYC

Wide Open Arts are creating an installation of 3D printed towers in New York City, with an open invite for creative professionals to submit their designs.

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