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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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Epic Fail Oct 15, 2015
Pirate3D Fails to Deliver after $1.5M Kickstarter Campaign

Cash flow issues at Pirate3D have left people who backed the $1.5 million Kickstarter campaign still waiting for their Buccaneer 3D printer.

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One Step Beyond Oct 14, 2015
Are Feetz the First Company to Sell Fully 3D Printed Shoes?

Feetz is bringing 3D printed footwear to the mass market. With custom-fitted shoes for every customer, will "digital cobbling" be a success?

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Game, Set, Match Oct 14, 2015
Tennis Champ Andy Murray backs MyMiniFactory on Seedrs

Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is reportedly an investor in the MyMiniFactory equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

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Changing Architecture Oct 13, 2015
VULCAN: The World’s Biggest 3D Printed Architectural Pavilion

Unveiled at Beijing Design Week 2015, VULCAN holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s largest 3D printed architectural pavilion.

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A Close Shave Oct 13, 2015
Skarp Laser Razor is Suspended from Kickstarter

Prototyped on a Makerbot 3D printer, Skarp laser razor wanted to revolutionize shaving. Now the project got suspended at Kickstarter.

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Prosthetic Improvements Oct 13, 2015
BioRobotic 3D Printed Finger Could Advance Prosthetics

Inspired by biology and nature: A 3D printed finger is improving prosthetics while using a combination of new technologies.

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Size Matters Oct 12, 2015
Voodoo Manufacturing and the Great Burrito Scandal of 2015

3D printing is dragged into a heated debate over the size of Chipotle burritos, based on statements from Voodoo Manufacturing.

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Exit through the 3D Printer Oct 12, 2015
Banksy 3D Printed Figurines For Your Home

Banksy art pieces are being brought to homes with the use of 3D printing (and probably not to his knowledge).

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Heartwarming Story Oct 10, 2015
How a 3D Printed Heart Saved 5 Year Old Mia’s Life

A 3D printed heart that was a precise replica of Mia Gonzalez’s own heart let surgeons prepare to operate before the first incision was made.

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Paris Fashion Week Oct 10, 2015
Game of Thrones Actress lies Prone for 3D Printed Dress

Gwendoline Christie, actress in Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, had a dress 3D printed onto her body at Paris Fashion Week.

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littleBIGidea Oct 9, 2015
11-year-old Invents 3D Printed Disposal Unit for Diabetes Tests

An 11 year old Australian wins a prize for his littleBIGidea; to hygienically store blood test strips used by diabetics in a 3D printed unit.

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Futuristic Footwear Oct 8, 2015
Adidas unveils Futurecraft 3D Printed Sneaker Concept

Rivalry in the sportwear industry is mounting, as Adidas unveil their own brand new concept: a Futurecraft 3D printed sneaker.

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Helping Hands Oct 8, 2015
3D Printed Prosthetics for Children at Norwich Castle

Additive Manufacturing brings happiness to children at a new exhibition at Norwich Castle, in the form of 3D printed prosthetic hands.

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Major Laser Oct 7, 2015
Glowforge is Not Actually a 3D Printer, it’s a 3D Laser Printer

Marketing a new product is tricky. Glowforge calls itself a 3D laser printer, but it can't actually print in 3D. Makers are excited, though!

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Pocket Printer? Oct 6, 2015
Smartphone 3D Printer called OLO about to Hit Kickstarter

The mysterious OLO 3D Printer reckons it can transmogrify any smartphone into a working 3D printer. A smartphone 3D printer. Pinch us, we're dreaming.

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Smartwear Oct 6, 2015
3D Printed Monicker Watch is Stylish and Recyclable

Belgian designers propose a new concept in watchmaking that's 3D printed, stylish, and fully recyclable. Meet the Monicker Watch.

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Building Blocks Oct 6, 2015
Strawblox: 3D Printable Construction Blocks for Education

Educational startup I Can Make have launched Strawblox -- simple 3D printable construction blocks for creative play in the classroom.

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Micro Machines Oct 5, 2015
Teach Kids to Code with popupCAD and Flat-packed Robots

popupCAD is a free suite of tools to help designers and engineers make flat-packed devices, like 3D printed crawling robots.

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Heated Debate Oct 2, 2015
Fire Safety: Unattended 3D Printer Nearly Burns House Down

Important reminder about fire safety: Reddit user narrowly avoids disaster when his unattended 3D printer started a blazing fire in his home.

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Black Beauty Oct 1, 2015
World’s First Fully 3D Printed Road Racing Bike

Japanese designer Yanagisawa claims he created the world’s first viable 3D printed road bike. The prototype is made entirely from titanium and carbon fiber.

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