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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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Raise3D the Roof Mar 29, 2019
Raise3D to Announce RaiseFactory Systems at Hannover Messe

Raise3d, a 3D printer manufacturer, will announce its first step into flexible manufacturing solutions with the RaiseFactory systems at the Hannover Messe in Germany.

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Ready for Pre-Order Mar 29, 2019
Aleph Objects Launches LulzBot TAZ Pro, its First-Ever Industrial Open Source 3D Printer

Aleph Objects, the well-known 3D printer manufacturer, launches the LulzBot TAZ Pro, its first ever industrial open source 3D printer. 

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Make No Bones About It Mar 28, 2019
Shapeways and EOS Venture into Orthosis and Prosthesis Market

Shapeways, the 3D printed goods manufacturer, partnered with EOS, the Additive Manufacturing solutions developer, to venture into the orthosis and prosthesis market with the launch of PA11, a bio-degradable, revolutionary material.

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Say Cheese Mar 27, 2019
SmarTech Analysis Releases Additive Manufacturing in Dentistry Report

SmarTech Analysis released the latest edition of the Additive Manufacturing in Dentistry report which forecasts market opportunities for 3D printing in the dentistry industry.

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Better Late Than Never Mar 25, 2019
3D Printed Rose Blossoms and Lights Up When Touched

Daren Schwenke, a maker from Tampa, Florida, created a 3D printed blooming rose for his love, Christine. He used an animated wireframe and clear printed petals so that when its leaf is touched, the rose blossoms and lights up.

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My Heart Will Go On (A 3D Printer) Mar 25, 2019
3D Printing Hearts of Babies with Congenital Heart Disease to Improve Care

A team of researchers at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust developed an approach to improve the care of babies with congenital heart disease by creating a 3D model of their hearts while inside the womb.

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Keep it Safe Mar 25, 2019
3D Print and Assemble Your Own Programmable Combination Lock

Maker Hans Milling created and uploaded a 3D printable programmable combination lock model onto Thingiverse. It's not strong enough to keep thieves away from your precious things, but it will teach you a thing or two about how these cool locks work.

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3D Printed in One Mar 22, 2019
Desktop Metal Explores Why Next Generation of Golf Clubs Should be 3D Printed

Can 3D printing transform the design and manufacturing of golf clubs to help improve your game? Desktop Metal explores this in a recent feature on their site.

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We're Pro Anti-Bacterial Material Mar 22, 2019
Copper3D Releases First of Its Kind Anti-Bacterial PLA Material

Copper3D, the Chilean/US company, announced a new anti-bacterial PLA material that could be used in prostheses to prevent bacterial infections.

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Time Flies When You're Having Fun(ding) Mar 21, 2019
Markforged Closes $82 Million Series D Funding Round and Plans for Global Expansion

Markforged, the industrial 3D printing company, has closed an USD$82 million Series D funding round which will "help accelerate the next industrial revolution" through global expansion.

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My 3D Printing-Sense is Tingling Mar 21, 2019
Check Out This Larger Than Life-Sized Spiderman Model

A 3D printing company based in India additively manufactured a larger than life-sized Spiderman model in two days. They glued 30 parts together in three hours to create the almost two-meter tall model. 

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Stairway to (3D Printed) Heaven Mar 20, 2019
WASP and IAAC Collaborate to 3D Print Load-Bearing Earthen Staircase

WASP Massa Lombarda used its printer to create a prototype 3D printed wall with an embedded staircase designed and engineered by the IAAC.

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Something to Celebrate Mar 20, 2019
3D Printed Statue of Black Girl Could Replace Baltimore Confederate Monument

B-360 is a social enterprise which teaches kids STEM skills through their love of urban dirt bike riding. One of its students is the model for a planned 12-foot 3D printed statue, which could replace one of four Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore in 2017. 

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4.0 is Ready to Go Mar 19, 2019
Ultimaker Cura 4.0 Released with Improved User Interface and Updated Custom Mode Panel

The 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has released a new update to Cura, the free and open-source 3D printing slicer. The latest version, Cura 4.0, includes an updated user interface, a redesigned custom mode panel, a new "Add Printer" dialog box, user ratings for plugins, and more.

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Brrm! Mar 19, 2019
Aston Martin Launches AM-RB 003 Hypercar with 3D Printed Interiors

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.

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The Best A Breast Can Get Mar 18, 2019
University Student 3D Prints Colorful Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

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Cyborgia Manifesto Mar 18, 2019
Hallidonto Brings Traditional and Contemporary Art Forms Together to Create “Birth of a Cyborg”

Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.

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Ikea, You-kea Mar 14, 2019
Ikea Furniture Made More Accessible By 3D Printing Parts

Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.

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Another Quarter, Another Trend Report Mar 13, 2019
3D Hubs Releases Industry Highlights and Market Forecasts Trend Report for Q1 2019

Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019​ Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.

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SILENCE! Mar 12, 2019
Boston Engineers 3D Print Open Noise-Cancelling Metamaterials

Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.

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