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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

Feb 13, 2019
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(No) Ticket to Ride
Mars One Space Colonisation Project Company Declares Bankruptcy

Mars One Ventures, the Dutch space colonization company set up by entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, declared bankruptcy and has gone into liquidation. 

Feb 11, 2019
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Love Is In The Air
30 Romantic Things to 3D Print for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is coming up in a few days. Why not make your significant other's heart (and your filament) melt with some 3D printed presents! Here are 30 romantic and heartfelt ideas. 

Feb 11, 2019
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HoPro-3D
Fraunhofer Institute Combines Stereolithography and Multi-Photon Polymerization in One Printer

Technology alert: Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology researchers are implementing stereolithography and multi-photon polymerization technologies in one machine.

Feb 11, 2019
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Brrm Brrm
Carbon and Lamborghini Make the Unmakeable for new Urus SUV

Carbon, the pioneer of the fast-printing Continous Liquid Interface Printing tech, has partnered with luxury sports carmaker Lamborghini to mass produce production parts for the new Urus SUV.

Feb 10, 2019
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It‘s Still Practicing
Cambridge Researchers 3D Print Piano-Playing Robotic Hand

Scientists from the University of Cambridge developed a 3D printed robotic hand which can produce a wide range of movement. It can even play the piano.

Feb 10, 2019
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Puppy Patient
Siberian Husky Fitted with 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant

After a Siberian Husky was diagnosed with a cranial wall tumor, Utrecht University’s Clinic for Companion Animal Health acted quickly, removing it and fitting the dog with a 3D printed skull roof. The husky is making a speedy recovery.

Feb 7, 2019
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Merchandise Gold Mine?
Ubisoft and Mixed Dimensions Offer 3D Printed Game Merchandise

Mixed Dimensions, the integral reality company bridging the virtual and physical worlds, signed a licensing deal with Ubisoft, French video game company, to enable gamers to bring their creations into the physical world via 3D printing. 

Feb 6, 2019
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No Germs in Space
NASA and Copper 3D Test Antimicrobial 3D Printing Material in Space

Chilean company Copper3D won the NASA Nebraska Space Grant to study and develop antimicrobial 3D printed medical devices on the International Space Station (ISS). 

Feb 5, 2019
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Blender Made Simple
FluidDesigner is a Blender Application Template for Simplifying Complex 3D Designs

FluidDesigner for 3D printing is an application template for CAD program Blender, which – according to its programmer – makes the software so easy to use "even a 10-year-old" can use it. 

Feb 4, 2019
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Freedom to Color
World’s First Pantone Matching System 3D Filament Line Launched

Finding the perfect colored filament just got a lot easier. Fiberforce launched a line of Pantone Matching System (PMS) 3D printing filaments.

Feb 1, 2019
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Bringing Ancient History to Life
Google Arts and Culture and Stratasys Recreate Historical Artifacts

Google Arts and Culture is using the Stratasys J750 full-colour 3D printing system for its Open Heritage Project to bring historical artifacts to life, by reconstructing and printing them.

Jan 31, 2019
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UAE in 3D
COBOD Concrete Printing Systems to be Distributed in UAE

Danish construction company COBOD International and 3DVinci Creations, a 3D printing tech provider, forged an agreement to distribute printing systems in the United Arab Emirates.

Jan 30, 2019
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Pumping Money into R&D
DePuy Synthes Creating a €36 Million 3D Printing Hub

A Johnson & Johnson-owned franchise is investing €36 million into research and development to create a 3D Printing Development and Launch Center in Ireland.

Jan 28, 2019
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All Aboard!
URI Students Conquer the Sea: Successfully Print from Resin on the Waves

University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students test the viability of resin-printing onboard the Okeanos Explorer research vessel. The team successfully printed watertight research instrument housings comparable to those created on stable ground.

Jan 28, 2019
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3D Printed Attraction
NCSU Researchers Control 3D Printed Mesh Structures with Magnetic Fields

North Carolina State University researchers created flexible 3D printed mesh structures which are controlled by magnetic fields. They can grab objects, carry water droplets, and expand and contract while floating on water.