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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

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Mar 25, 2019
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Better Late Than Never
3D Printed Rose Blossoms and Lights Up When Touched

Daren Schwenke, a maker from Tampa, Florida, created a 3D printed blooming rose for his love, Christine. He used an animated wireframe and clear printed petals so that when its leaf is touched, the rose blossoms and lights up.

Mar 25, 2019
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My Heart Will Go On (A 3D Printer)
3D Printing Hearts of Babies with Congenital Heart Disease to Improve Care

A team of researchers at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust developed an approach to improve the care of babies with congenital heart disease by creating a 3D model of their hearts while inside the womb.

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Mar 25, 2019
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Keep it Safe
3D Print and Assemble Your Own Programmable Combination Lock

Maker Hans Milling created and uploaded a 3D printable programmable combination lock model onto Thingiverse. It's not strong enough to keep thieves away from your precious things, but it will teach you a thing or two about how these cool locks work.

Mar 22, 2019
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3D Printed in One
Desktop Metal Explores Why Next Generation of Golf Clubs Should be 3D Printed

Can 3D printing transform the design and manufacturing of golf clubs to help improve your game? Desktop Metal explores this in a recent feature on their site.

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Mar 22, 2019
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We're Pro Anti-Bacterial Material
Copper3D Releases First of Its Kind Anti-Bacterial PLA Material

Copper3D, the Chilean/US company, announced a new anti-bacterial PLA material that could be used in prostheses to prevent bacterial infections.

Mar 21, 2019
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Time Flies When You're Having Fun(ding)
Markforged Closes $82 Million Series D Funding Round and Plans for Global Expansion

Markforged, the industrial 3D printing company, has closed an USD$82 million Series D funding round which will "help accelerate the next industrial revolution" through global expansion.

Mar 21, 2019
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My 3D Printing-Sense is Tingling
Check Out This Larger Than Life-Sized Spiderman Model

A 3D printing company based in India additively manufactured a larger than life-sized Spiderman model in two days. They glued 30 parts together in three hours to create the almost two-meter tall model. 

Mar 20, 2019
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Stairway to (3D Printed) Heaven
WASP and IAAC Collaborate to 3D Print Load-Bearing Earthen Staircase

WASP Massa Lombarda used its printer to create a prototype 3D printed wall with an embedded staircase designed and engineered by the IAAC.

Mar 20, 2019
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Something to Celebrate
3D Printed Statue of Black Girl Could Replace Baltimore Confederate Monument

B-360 is a social enterprise which teaches kids STEM skills through their love of urban dirt bike riding. One of its students is the model for a planned 12-foot 3D printed statue, which could replace one of four Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore in 2017. 

Mar 19, 2019
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Brrm!
Aston Martin Launches AM-RB 003 Hypercar with 3D Printed Interiors

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.

Mar 18, 2019
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The Best A Breast Can Get
University Student 3D Prints Colorful Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

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Mar 18, 2019
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Cyborgia Manifesto
Hallidonto Brings Traditional and Contemporary Art Forms Together to Create “Birth of a Cyborg”

Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.

Mar 14, 2019
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Ikea, You-kea
Ikea Furniture Made More Accessible By 3D Printing Parts

Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.

Mar 11, 2019
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If the Shoe Fits
LAIKA, Nike and Stratasys Collaborate on Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.

Mar 11, 2019
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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

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