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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

Jun 14, 2018
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Fun with Magnets
MIT Researchers Develop Magnetic 3D Printed Structures which Crawl, Roll, and Jump

With just the wave of a magnet, MIT researchers can control soft 3D printed structures and make them complete a range of movements, such as crawling, rolling up or jumping. The engineers believe this technique could be used for "promising applications" in biomedicine.

Jun 14, 2018
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A Grand Day Out in Bristol
3D Printed “Gromit Unleashed 2” Sculptures Raise Money for Children’s Hospital Charity

In Bristol, UK, this summer, The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity - The Grand Appeal, is launching "Gromit Unleashed 2" a sculpture trail which includes larger-than-life characters from the TV show and three three 3D printed sculptures. 

Jun 13, 2018
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Whoa! Algebraic!
Cartoon Network Makes Your Favorite Adventure Time Characters 3D Printable on MyMiniFactory

The 3D model marketplace MyMiniFactory is collaborating with Cartoon Network to give makers access to official designs of their favorite characters from the hit television series Adventure Time. 

Jun 13, 2018
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Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

Jun 12, 2018
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Text in Style
Protect Your iPhone X with Freshfiber’s 3D Printed Fold Case

Freshfiber is a European design agency which is now selling a 3D printed iPhone X case created using 3D printers in Nylon fiber material. The design is both stylish and functional.

Jun 11, 2018
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Nom Nom Nom
Cape Town Designers Reduce Waste by 3D Printing “Ugly” Fruit and Veg

Studio H is a multidisciplinary design studio which developed a 3D printing project which takes fruit and vegetables (thrown out due to their ugliness) and creates nutritious snacks which are interesting shapes. 

Jun 8, 2018
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3D Detail
MIT Researchers Develop X-Ray-Like 3D Prints from Medical Scans

MIT researchers have developed a technique which turns 3D scans into highly detailed, multi-material 3D prints. Utilizing voxel-based printing championed by the likes of Stratasys, the process could be beneficial for presurgical planning. 

Jun 8, 2018
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Helping Those in Need
WASP Donates 3D Printing Laboratory for Prosthetics to Syrian University

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, is donating and setting up a laboratory for 3D printing artificial limbs at the University of Damascus, Syria. Engineering graduate students will then print prosthetics for those in need. 

Jun 8, 2018
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VR in the Arcade
Dave & Buster’s to Introduce HTC Vive Headsets to 114 Arcade Locations in North America

Dave & Buster's and HTC Vive are teaming up to bring VR headsets and multiplayer games to 114 locations across the US and Canada starting from next week. They're calling it the largest commercial VR arcade deployment. 

Jun 7, 2018
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Ignore the Shortfalls
Researchers Use Imprecise 3D Printing to Build Telescope

In an effort to show how useful 3D printing can be when you only take the benefits of the technology and work around the negatives, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a 3D printed telescope in a third of the time and at a fifth of the traditional cost.

Jun 6, 2018
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Actual Car or 3D Model?
Create Photorealistic Car Models With Allegorithmic’s Ready-to-Use Materials

Allegorithmic, the 3D texturing software company, is releasing ready-t0-use materials to help make creating photorealistic 3D models of vehicles a whole lot easier. The materials will be released over the next five weeks.

Jun 6, 2018
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Designed with Craft Lovers in Mind
3Doodler Unveils New Create+ Pen and Project Kits for 2018

3Doodler, maker of perhaps the best-known 3D printing pen, has just unveiled its new Create+ pen, plus a creativity fostering product line fresh for 2018. The pen promises easier loading and operation, while the product line includes Home Décor and DIY Project Kits. 

Jun 5, 2018
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7 New Printable Files
Download Free 3D Printable Angry Birds Evolution Figurines

MyMiniFactory launched a new campaign at the end of last month which saw the release of seven official 3D printable figurines from everyone's favorite mobile game, Angry Birds Evolution. The campaign was in collaboration with Rovio.

May 31, 2018
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Welcome Home!
An Entire Community of 3D Printed Homes is Coming to Eindhoven Next Year

The Eindhoven University is partnering with various companies to 3D print a community of five houses. The concrete structures will be fully habitable, and will be available to residents next year. 

May 31, 2018
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Medical Breakthrough!
Newcastle University Researchers 3D Print Human Corneas

Researchers from Newcastle University, UK, 3D printed human corneas for the first time. To do this, they mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with a gel and collagen to create a printable bio-ink.