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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

May 7, 2018
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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

May 6, 2018
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Reinventing the Wheel Prototype
BigRep Prototypes Big with a 3D Printed Wheel Rim

Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori from BigRep turned to the custom wheel rim for a development challenge, creating a prototype virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 

May 4, 2018
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12ft Bird Bones
Giant 3D Printed Bones Help Students Learn About Extinct Moa Birds

Mindkits is a "family run and kiwi-owned" tech company whose latest project brings 3D scanned extinct New Zealand moa bones to classrooms so teachers and students can prep and print them in full size.

May 3, 2018
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Driving Innovation
Audi Partners with EOS and SLM Solutions to Implement 3D Printing

Audi is pairing up with EOS who will help implement 3D printing technology into automobile manufacturing. However, the German car manufacturer is also working with SLM and using their selective laser melting processes. 

May 2, 2018
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Oversized Lego Fun
YouTuber Creates a Giant Classic LEGO Bulldozer Kit from 1979

Matt Denton is a YouTuber who loves Lego. But, as a maker, he's not content with leaving it at that - instead, he 3D prints Lego kits and makes them much bigger. He then assembles them with his nephew, and hilarity ensues. 

May 2, 2018
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Full STEM Ahead
3Doodler Debuts Educational Kits for Schools

Developed with and for teachers, 3Doodler has unveiled learning packs for the classroom. Included in the packs are 12 3Doodler 3D pens, 1,200 strands of filament and lesson plans, which the  company claims can improve concentration among students.

May 1, 2018
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DIY Remote Cooling Fan
Make a Better Cooling Fan Blower using a 3D Printer and Hard Disk Drive Motor

Mark Rehorst is a blogger detailing his technical projects, for his latest post he worked on creating an easy to produce blower for a remote cooling fan. For this, he turned to a hard disk drive motor and a few 3D printed parts.

May 1, 2018
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Smokin’
3D Print With Improved Hemp Filament

Save the planet and 3D print with hemp. 3Dfuel is now offering Entwined hemp filament v2 with some "pretty big" changes from their v1 first release of the material. 

May 1, 2018
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Pia-Pia-Piano
Blogger Reverse Engineers Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards with 3D Printing

Create your own Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards for the piano by using a 3D printer and following blogger Hunter Irving's reverse engineered post so you can add extra sounds to your cardboard keyboard.

Apr 26, 2018
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Pop-Up Prints
Researchers Develop Thermorph Technique to Print Self-Folding Objects

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are using a desktop FDM 3D printer, off-the-shelf printing filaments and a design editor to create flat prints which self-fold into different shapes when heat is applied. This technique is called Thermorph.

Apr 24, 2018
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Helping Hand
Open Bionics Releases Incredibly Affordable and Customizable “Hero Arm” Prosthetic

The UK-based organization Open Bionics is releasing the Hero Arm, an advanced multi-grip bionic arm that is 3D printed, extremely affordable, and completely customizable for each wearer. The innovative new prosthetic device will be made available in the UK on April 25, 2018. 

Apr 23, 2018
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3D Printed Rainbow
M3D Launches Full-Color Palette 3D Printer “Crane Quad”

M3D, the American 3D printed manufacturer, is launching a new desktop printer called Crane Quad for under $500 which offers more than 50,000 colors with its full-color palette. But, there are also two other new printers in this series.

Apr 22, 2018
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Travel the World
Open Heritage Project by CyArk and Google Helps Preserve Monuments in 3D

The Open Heritage initiative is a joint project from Google Arts and Culture and nonprofit CyArk to preserve monuments around the world in 3D and make them available to the public.

Apr 18, 2018
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Kids, don‘t try this at home
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

Apr 17, 2018
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Let’s Build Something!
New Free Curriculum makes CAD and 3D Printing Easy for UK Teachers