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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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Inventors Invited Apr 12, 2019
Protolabs Launches £50,000 European Cool Idea Award for Inventors

Protolabs announced the European launch of its £50,000 annual awards scheme, the Cool Idea Award, which will help turn "cool" ideas into reality. 

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Back Up and Running Apr 11, 2019
Bioscientists Develop 3D Printed Artificial Tissues to Help Heal Bone and Cartilage Injuries

Bioscientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland are developing a method to 3D print artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage injuries in the elbows, ankles, and knees. 

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Sweet Solution Apr 10, 2019
Engineers Using 3D Printed Sugar Stents to Improve Surgery Success

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers are using 3D printing and sugar to create tubes that fit inside adjacent ends of a clipped artery during surgery to help ease the fiddly-nature of the surgeon's work.

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Thinking Really Big Apr 10, 2019
Massivit 1800 Pro 3D Printing Solution Launched in the US and Used in French International Cartoon Festival

Massivit, known for its large-format 3D prints, has announced the US launch of its new "versatile" Massivit 1800 Pro for cost-effective and convenient 3D printing – and we’re talking life-sized prints here.

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School Is Cool Apr 10, 2019
Center for 3D Concrete Printing at American University in Dubai Established

3DVinci Creations and the American University in Dubai (AUD) are cooperating to establish The Center for 3D Concrete Printing and Digital Construction at the university's campus.

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New Design Opportunities Apr 9, 2019
Protolabs Offering Low Alloyed Copper 3D Printing and CNC Machining Service

Protolabs, a British digital manufacturer, is now offering 3D printed copper parts for both CNC machining and additive manufacturing to deliver new design opportunities for engineers across industry sectors.

Featured image of Chinese Undertakers Reconstruct Faces of Accident Victims With 3D Printing
Face to Face Apr 9, 2019
Chinese Undertakers Reconstruct Faces of Accident Victims With 3D Printing

A mortuary in Guangzhou, China is using 3D printing to rebuild the facial features of deceased accident victims before their families hold open casket funerals.

Featured image of Shattie 3D Printed Pictures by Drzach&Suchy Hide In Plain Sight
Hidden In Plain Sight Apr 8, 2019
Shattie 3D Printed Pictures by Drzach&Suchy Hide In Plain Sight

Drzach&Suchy is an art and design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland that created shattie: 3D printed pictures which hide two images that become visible only when illuminated.

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Put Your Best (3D Printed) Foot Forward Apr 8, 2019
University of South Australia 3D Print Feet to Teach Foot Condition Treatment

The University of South Australia is using 3D printed feet and a blend of icing sugar and chicken stock to create realistic foot ulcers to teach podiatry students how to treat high-risk foot conditions.

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Time to Change Your Password? Apr 8, 2019
3D Printing a Fingerprint to Fool a Samsung Galaxy S10 Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Imgur user darkshark created a 3D printed finger to trick the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor. It worked, proving we should be more careful who to trust with our personal information.

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Pedal to the Metal Apr 5, 2019
Siemens and Interspectral Developing 3D Visualization Tool AM Explorer

Siemens' gas turbine business in Finspång, Sweden, is collaborating with Interspectral to accelerate industrialization of metal additive manufacturing by developing a 3D visualization tool called AM Explorer. 

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Go With The (Microsoft) Flow Apr 5, 2019
Authentise Collaborates with Microsoft to Integrate Workflow Management System

Authentise, which creates process automation software for additive manufacturing, is working with Microsoft to integrate its workflow management system into Microsoft Flow.

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Mission Shrimp-ossible Apr 4, 2019
Researchers 3D Print Shrimp Claw to Generate Underwater Plasma

Texas A&M University researchers are using 3D printing to develop a method of underwater plasma generation inspired by shrimp. Benefits of the method could be in drilling and water sterilization. 

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Allez Jouanny! Apr 2, 2019
Athletics 3D Prints Customized Bike Handle for Hand Bike Athlete

Florian Jouanny, an athlete with tetraplegia, enlisted the help of 3D printing company Athletics 3D to create a customized 3D printed handle for his hand bike. He'll use it at the September Para-cycling World Championships 2019 in Emmen, Netherlands.

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Add a litte fairy dust Apr 1, 2019
Fillamentum Launches ‘Wizard’s Voodoo’ Material with Special ‘Bling’

Fillamentum, the 3D printing filaments manufacturer, has launched a brand new color with a new glitter effect which means resulting prints can change between a violet metallic look and blue.

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10 Million! Apr 1, 2019
HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Hits Milestone of 10 Million Parts Printed

HP announced that it printed more than 10 million parts last year with its HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. What’s also remarkable: 50 percent were functional prototypes, 50 percent end-use products.

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Could You Be The One? Apr 1, 2019
Nominate a Student to Win Xometry’s Engineering Student of the Year Competition

Xometry, a Maryland-based marketplace for custom manufacturing, is seeking nominees for its first Xometry Engineering Student of the Year Competition. 

Featured image of Swedish Man Climbs Mount Everest Using 3D Printed Gear
The Pinnacle Of 3D Performance Mar 31, 2019
Swedish Man Climbs Mount Everest Using 3D Printed Gear

Björn Lindwall is the founder and CEO of SolidEngineer, a Swedish software and consulting company, who decided to climb Mount Everest using 3D printed gear.

Featured image of Rigid.Ink Launches “The Institute of 3D Printing” to Teach Novices
Learning is Fun Mar 30, 2019
Rigid.Ink Launches “The Institute of 3D Printing” to Teach Novices

Rigid.Ink, the 3D printing filament company, has launched premium online 3D printing courses called "The Institute of 3D Printing" in what it's calling an industry first. 

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Open for Business Mar 29, 2019
Wacker Opens ACEO Open Print Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chemical giant Wacker Chemie AG opened its first US-based ACEO Open Print Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan after the success of its facility in Burghausen, Germany. 

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