Sustainability

Protolabs’ Largest 3D Printed Metal Part Was Made for Geothermal Energy Extraction

Back in August, I posted about the awards granted by the Department of Energy (DOE) to the first-place winners of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Award, one of which was Downhole…

Zymergen Polyimide 3D Printing Filament Shows High Isotropy and Strength

The bane of 3D printing, particularly fused deposition modeling (FDM), has typically been the lack of isotropic strength between layers. Now, a group of firms—Zymergen (Nasdaq: ZY), Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm:…

Art Basel Visitors Can Purchase Zero-Waste 3D Printed Furnishings

Art fairs are getting creative and launching new experiences for visitors. For example, during the 20th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – the centerpiece of the city’s widely acclaimed…

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ICON Scores $57M from NASA for Moon 3D Printing

It’s been quite the year for additive construction developer ICON. The Austin-based tech company’s seamless integration of advanced construction technologies into homebuilding spearheads faster and more accurate construction of complex…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 26, 2022: 3D Printed Coral Reefs & Moon Habitat & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Carbon’s bioabsorbable elastomer platform is biocompatible in vivo, while researchers in Germany and Australia developed a 3D printing resin and dedicated printer that enable…

3D Printed Home Made with All Bio-based Materials Unveiled by UMaine

The additive construction (AC) sector is really beginning to bloom and, while 3DPrint.com Executive Editor Joris Peels has qualms with the idea, 3D printed houses in particular are becoming the…

MolyWorks’ Recycled 3D Printing Metals Business Gets $36M Infusion

Continuum, the sustainable metal recycling arm of California 3D printing startup MolyWorks, has raised $36 million in a private equity funding round to support the rapid advancement of the circular…

How Can 3D Printing Alleviate the Construction Industry’s Social, Climate, and Environmental Challenges?

Global housing shortages, a lack of skilled workers, and the need to reach carbon neutrality by 2050—the construction industry faces a tripled-edged sword. Industry leaders must use their experience to…

Formnext 2022: 3D Printing Software Roundup

While additive construction is being deployed at this very moment to aid in a military conflict between India and China, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is focused on Germany. We’ll see how…

Shell & GE Additive Collaborate on 3D Printed Oxygen Hydrogen Micromixer

At Formnext 2022, Shell and GE Additive presented an R&D project that the two global conglomerates partnered on to design and produce using additive manufacturing (AM): an oxygen hydrogen micromixer,…

ICAM 2022: Rising 3D Printing Standards Send Market Signals

As the global additive manufacturing (AM) sector frantically prepared for the sumptuous bazaar that is Formnext, the future of AM was already starkly on display at the smaller, quieter, yet…

WASP 3D Printed Home Aims to Be Entirely Self-Sufficient

WASP is a very different kind of 3D printing company. The Italian firm is very idealistic and was literally founded to change the world—after all, the company name is an…

Fleet of 3D Printers Begin Building Housing Community in Texas with Construction Giant Lennar Corp and ICON

As 2022 comes to an end, additive construction (AC) companies all over the world are announcing a flurry of upcoming projects. The most recent of these is also one of…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 9, 2022: Deep-Learning, X-Ray CT Inspection & More

Kicking off our 3D Printing News Briefs today is the awarding of a Horizon Europe grant to Titomic Europe, and then on to news from ORNL, which developed a deep-learning…

Addman Continues Acquisition Spree with Harbec

As Addman Engineering gears up to meet the additive manufacturing demands of aerospace, energy, and space, the company is on a spending spree, buying startups to build up its offering…

3D Printed Extra Terrestrial Bricks Could Solve the Challenges of Space Building

With space roots that date back to its foundation in 1963, the University of Central Florida (UCF) serves as a major driver for the space industry across the state. For…

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On the Ground at 6K Additive as it Doubles Metal 3D Printing Powder Manufacturing

6K Inc. produces high-quality, sustainable materials for customers in demanding industries, like aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, renewable energy, and more. Its proprietary UniMelt microwave plasma production system produces these unique…

A Handful of Companies Are Poised to Benefit from the Silicone-Silicon 3D Printing Nexus

Although it seems unnecessarily confusing, silicon and silicone are, of course, different materials. Nevertheless, the supply chains for both are dependent on the production of cultured quartz: which, in turn,…

First Professional Wood 3D Printer Released by Desktop Metal

With its acquisition of Forust, Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) opened up a unique world of possibilities for 3D printing wood to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. After providing wood binder…

Leading Saudi Construction Firm Breaks Ground on First Two-Story 3D Printed Home in Middle East

Dar Al Arkan, the largest property developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), announced that the company has broken ground on the Middle East’s first two-story home built with…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 26, 2022: Metal Alloys, Construction, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with research out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation on 3D printing sensors in a single operation, and then…

AM Drilldown: New Report Suggests Advanced Plastics Recycling Could Cut Emissions Drastically

One of the most widely-touted advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) is the technology’s long-term potential to reduce carbon emissions. Yet, despite all the life-cycle assessments (LCAs) and other research into…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 22, 2022: Sustainability, Batteries, & More

We start with a metal AM sustainability report in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then a new 3D printing process that offers novel energy storage design options. The Navy…

NAMIC Global AM Summit Drives Singapore’s Unique 3D Printing Opportunities

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) 3D printing conference in Singapore kicked off with a full two-day program that represents NAMIC’s first in-person conference in two years. Ahead of…