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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?

Dec 22, 2017
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Play time
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.

Feb 27, 2017
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Hollywood Babylon
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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Jul 26, 2016
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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?

Jul 22, 2016
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CSI, 3D Printing Lab
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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Jul 22, 2016
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Drones for Peace
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.

Jul 21, 2016
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All the Fish!
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.

Jul 21, 2016
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One Giant Print
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.

Jul 21, 2016
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Imprinting Sound Qualities on Objects
“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.

Jul 20, 2016
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(Almost) all natural
“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.

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

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

Jul 15, 2016
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And it comes in 890 parts.
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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Jul 14, 2016
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Vroom Vroom into the Future
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.

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

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

Jul 6, 2016
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IKEA goes 3D Printing
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.

Jul 5, 2016
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66,000 printed face pieces, 22 million possible expressions
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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