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Hannah Augur

Hannah is a writer, editor and tech nerd based in Berlin, Germany. She spends most of her time on her computer, taught herself HTML at the ripe age of ten, and has an embarrassing love for all things geeky. She awaits the day when 3D Printers can print her a family of real kittens from the comfort of her own home. Why isn't anyone working on this?

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Play time Dec 22, 2017
3D Printed Toys: 11 Ideas for Children of all Ages

3D printed toys are one way to bring more fun, increase customizability (and decrease cost, of course). From monsters and drones to dolls... 3D printing toys is like being a kid in a candy store. Here are some great ideas for 3D printed toys for children of all ages.

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Hollywood Babylon Feb 27, 2017
Official 3D Printed Oscar Statuette is a 1929 Throwback

The Academy would like to thank additive manufacturing technology for the chance to create a 3D Printed Oscar in honor of the 1929 original.

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Watch nerd bait Jul 26, 2016
First 3D Printed Multiaxis Tourbillon Free on Thingiverse

Maker designs world's first 3D printed multiaxis tourbillon... then uploads it for free to Thingiverse. Is this the perfect weekend project for engineers?

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CSI, 3D Printing Lab Jul 22, 2016
Cops Use 3D Printed Fingerprints to Solve Murder Case

Michigan police turn to 3D printing to solve an ongoing murder case. Can 3D printed fingerprints unlock a victim's smartphone?

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Drones for Peace Jul 22, 2016
3D Printed Mine Kafon Drone Can Remove Mines Safely

The Mine Kafon Drone is an airborne demining system, developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years.

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All the Fish! Jul 21, 2016
ScanAllFish Project Turning World’s Fish into 3D Scans

University professor Adam Summers wants to create a library of 3D scans of the world's fish for research and 3D printing.

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One Giant Print Jul 21, 2016
3D Print a Model of the Apollo 11 Command Module

The Smithsonian partnered with Autodesk to 3D scan the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia", and have released 3D printable files online.

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Imprinting Sound Qualities on Objects Jul 21, 2016
“Acoustic Voxel” Give Sound to 3D Printed Objects

Californian researchers unveiled a new way of imprinting sound qualities on objects. Their "acoustic voxel system" can be manipulated like Lego to create all kinds of sounds.

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(Almost) all natural Jul 20, 2016
“Biohybrid” Uses 3D Printed Shell And Slug Muscle

Researchers have created 3D printed biohybrid using sea slug muscle and a 3D printed exoskeleton. This experiment could help researchers and the environment alike.

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Oh Snap! Jul 19, 2016
Build an Awesome 3D Printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun

3D printed rubber band Gatling gun "The Arcus" is 100% 3D printable and free on Instructables. It can shoot 48 bands in a matter of seconds.

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Sacrifice supports, not overhang Jul 15, 2016
Researchers Develop Dissolvable Metal Supports

These researchers can help designers make better overhangs using dissolvable metal supports for 3D printing.

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And it comes in 890 parts. Jul 15, 2016
Modular 3D Printer Kit from Fischertechnik

This modular 3D printer kit from Fischertechnik is beginner-friendly, includes great components and a whopping 890 parts for you to build.

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Vroom Vroom into the Future Jul 14, 2016
BMW Uses Planar Technologies to Evolve Additive Manufacturing

BMW Group gives their additive manufacturing process an upgrade using planar technologies, looks to expand printing usage long-term.

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Mr. Printer...? Jul 13, 2016
3D Printing Cybersecurity Vulnerable to Hacking

NYU researchers release paper on 3D printing cybersecurity, exploring how additive manufacturing is vulnerable to industrial espionage.

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Touch this song Jul 12, 2016
3D Printed Music Landscapes Turn Sound Into Visualizations

Is 3D printed music the future? AntiVJ doesn't want you to just listen, but to see and feel music through 3D printed visualizations.

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Doggone! Jul 8, 2016
Cute Labrador Puppy Gets New 3D Printed Tooth

Brazilian “Animal Avengers” save Labrador retriever puppy, Hanna, by giving her a 3D printed tooth free of charge, in the first procedure of its kind.

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Human upgrade Jul 7, 2016
Can 3D Printed Humans Travel Space? Real Cyborg Says “Yes”

Recognized cyborg believes future humans will be able to 3D print themselves in space to travel the universe. Is 3D Printed Human space travel scifi or the future?

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IKEA goes 3D Printing Jul 6, 2016
IKEA Releases GLÖDANDE Characters for Free 3D Printing

Ikea launched a surreal new mini-collection GLÖDANDE. They offer their customers to download and 3D print their new "Wondermooi" characters at home, for free.

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66,000 printed face pieces, 22 million possible expressions Jul 5, 2016
Kubo: 3D Printing Continues to Revolutionize Animated Movies

Upcoming feature film “Kubo and the Two Strings” uses new 3D printing techniques to raise the bar, bring over 22 million possible facial expressions.

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Turn up the (Tiny) Bass Jun 30, 2016
3D Printed Speaker Kits from Kitronik Look Gorgeous

These 3D printed speaker kits from Kitronik are not just useful for learning about electronics; they'll get the party started too.

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