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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

May 24, 2018
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Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
HP Highlights 3D Printing Tech Growth at Global Innovation Summit

HP showcased its growth at its Innovation Summit in Barcelona this week. Highlights include multiple companies, including Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise and ZiggZagg, upgrading to HP Multi Jet Fusion. While others are using the technology to improve their products and designs. 

May 23, 2018
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Inflatable Future
MIT and BMW Develop “Liquid Printed Pneumatics” for Inflatable Car Interiors

BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function. 

May 22, 2018
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A New Race Record?
Volkswagen Uses 3D Printing for Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercar

Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturing company, has unveiled its supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric, which will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs next month. With only a short time-frame to develop the car, the team used 3D printing to prototype components. 

May 22, 2018
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No More Crashing
MIT Trains Drones to Fly Using VR “Flight Goggles”

Engineers from MIT have built a virtual reality system for drones which they hope will reduce the frequency that the pilotless aircraft crash during training. The VR training system is called "Flight Goggles".

May 21, 2018
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Armor in the Park
Artist Uses 3D Printing to Creates Replica Suits of Armor for Art Installation

The latest public artshow by Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir features lifelike statues of armor that were only possible using 3D scanning and printing. The show, called ARMORS, runs all summer at Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive in New York.

May 21, 2018
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Lookin' Good
Test Target Beauty Products Before you Buy with AR Makeup Studio

Target is using augmented reality (AR) to help customers decide whether their chosen product really suits them in a sanitary way. The technology is now available and will see future updates such as online Beauty Concierges.

May 19, 2018
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Start Your Engines
ETSEIB Motorsport Uses BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer to Develop Racing Car for Formula Student Competition

ETSEIB Motorsport, the automotive team from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, is now using 3D printing to develop racing cars for the Formula Student competition.

May 16, 2018
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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training
AUGGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.

May 16, 2018
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Extra-Large
Titomic Launches ‘World’s Largest’ Metal 3D Printer in Australia

Titomic, the Australian industrial scale additive manufacturing company, has launched what it claims is the world's largest metal 3D printer with a demonstration in its native Melbourne. The demo follows an MoU with Fincantieri Australia this week, which aims to evaluate how this technology can benefit maritime manufacturing processes.

May 15, 2018
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"Factory of the Future"
3DPrinterOS Partners with Microsoft to Make Adopting 3D Printing Easier

3DPrinterOS is working with Microsoft to scale its "factory of the future" 3D printing cloud platform. The idea is to use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service to make its own cloud platform more powerful and scalable.

May 14, 2018
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Augmented Humans
Youbionic Develops New Version of 3D Printed Bionic Hand

Italian startup Youbionic has developed a new 3D printed bionic hand which they claim can perform all movements that a biological hand can. However, it costs €1,499 to buy.

May 14, 2018
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Fresh Air?
3D Print Air Quality Study Reveals Health Risks with Certain Filaments

Is your 3D printer slowly killing you? DIY3DTech.com did an air quality study for 3D printers to find out. After publishing a bunch of episodes of YouTube, Joseph Campbell has now has the results.

May 13, 2018
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Not Just Surround-Sound
South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.

May 8, 2018
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Loyalty Test
China’s Communist Party Measures Member’s Loyalty with VR Test

Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test. 

May 8, 2018
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I am no Jedi!
“Star Wars: Jedi Challenges” AR Lightsaber Duels are now Two-Player

Disney and Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges set offers you the chance to battle it out against your friends in two-player mode using their AR headset toy, lightsaber and your phone.