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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

Jan 25, 2019
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Reason to Smile
Carbon and Dentsply Sirona Collaborate on 3D-printed Denture System

Carbon, a Silicon Valley 3D printing startup, is collaborating with Dentsply Sirona, a professional dental products and technologies manufacturer, to bring a premium 3D-printed denture material system to market.

Jan 24, 2019
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Printing Hearts in Space
NASA and Techshot Trying To 3D Print Organs In Space

Startup Techshot partnered with NASA to try and develop a bioprinter that will one day 3D print organs at the International Space Station.

Jan 23, 2019
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No Power? No Problem!
Thomas Sanladerer Converts Printrbot Play into Off-Grid Printer

YouTuber and maker Thomas Sanladerer turned a two-year-old Printrbot Play into an off-the-grid printer, which can print for six hours in the harshest of conditions. You can follow his video instructions to make your own.

Jan 23, 2019
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3D Printing Takes to the Skies
US Air Force Installs 3D Printed Part on Operational F-22 Fighter Aircraft

The US Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron installed a 3D printed metal part on an operational F-22 fighter aircraft. The technology will make a significant difference in speeding up the replacement of damaged parts. 

Jan 21, 2019
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Biodegradable Writing Matter
Batch.works and Paperchase Launch Collection of Sustainable 3D Printed Stationery

Paperchase has partnered up with the London-based 3D printing startup Batch.works to develop a collection of biodegradable stationery, including 3D printed ballpoint pens and pen pots. 

Jan 21, 2019
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Crystal Power
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.

Jan 20, 2019
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3D Print
Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture

The New Raw, a research & design studio, launched a Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, where residents can recycle plastic garbage into colourful 3D printed urban furniture. 

Jan 18, 2019
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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

Jan 17, 2019
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The Future is Now
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Launches to Promote STEM Subjects

SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.

Jan 15, 2019
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Bridge to the Future
China’s First 3D-Printed Footbridge Unveiled in Shanghai

A 3D-printed footbridge—the first of its kind in China— spanning 15 meters over a small lake was recently unveiled in Shanghai. Coin Robotic and Shanghai Machinery Construction Group created the printer and Polymaker provided the plastic.

Jan 14, 2019
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Papa Ray Saves the Day
3-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm From Family Friend

Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.

Jan 7, 2019
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Looking Good!
Johnson &Johnson Launch 3D Printed Neutrogena MaskiD Face Mask

Johnson & Johnson is launching what it's calling the most personalized skincare product ever at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas. Neutrogena MaskiD is a 3D printed sheet mask which is powered by a wearer's data.

Dec 27, 2018
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Perfect Rib Replica
Bulgarian Doctors Implant First 3D Printed Rib

Doctors in Bulgaria created a 3D printed rib for a patient who's own rib had to be removed due to a congenital disease. This use of additive manufacturing is a first, but not the last, for the country.

Dec 20, 2018
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Avoiding Relapse
Isolating Aggressive Breast Cancer Stem Cells with 3D Printed Scaffolds

Scientists at the University of Girona in Spain have reached an important milestone in triple-negative breast cancer research by successfully using 3D printing to isolate aggressive breast cancer stem cells. 

Dec 20, 2018
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Tiny Optical Illusion
3D Printing Impossible Object Optical Illusions as Small as Red Blood Cells

A Japanese mathematical scientist at Meiji University used Cytosurge's FluidFM 3D printing technology to create "Impossible Objects", which trick the mind, as small as the size of a red blood cell.