Sustainability

New Spanish Project to Create Recycled Polypropylene Powder for 3D Printing

The Spain-based Andaltec Technological Centre is working on what it calls the RECYPPOWDER project, aiming to transform polypropylene (PP) into a powder bed fusion (PBF) material. Collaborating with partners Innomaq…

U.S. Government Boosts Advanced Manufacturing with Three New Developments

Though the traction began building before the 2020 election, the Biden Administration has rolled out a slew of overarching initiatives that are reshaping how the U.S. will look going forward….

Canada Funds $32.3M in Advanced Manufacturing Projects

As the deglobalization trend continues, national governments and their corporate partners are establishing manufacturing clusters meant to enable localized production. The latest country to follow the pattern is Canada, whose…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 10, 2024: Awards, Automated Powder Transfer, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 6K was recognized on the Global Cleantech 100 list for the second year running, while 6K Energy won a prestigious award. Trumpf is introducing…

Continuum Shoots to Cut Recycled Metal 3D Printing Carbon Footprint to Zero

According to Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR), metal 3D printing materials were valued at $920 million in 2023. However, only a very small percentage of that sector is actually focused on…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2024: 3D Printed Bridge, Furniture, Prosthetic Sockets, & More

We’re starting with molecular design and 3D microprinting research today, before moving on to a robotic 3D printer partnership. Then it’s on to a variety of applications, including a 3D…

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White House Announces $530M Investment in U.S. Innovation Clusters

After numerous efforts to drive advanced manufacturing in the U.S. over the course of the past several years, the White House has announced a groundbreaking investment of over $530 million…

How Will 3D Printing Impact Supply Chain Resilience in 2024?

At the end of 2023, the Biden Administration announced the development of a task force dedicated to supply chain resilience. A month later, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its…

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What Does the Future Hold for Metal AM Production: Insights from the 6K Additive Survey

Introduction The rapidly evolving field of metal 3D printing stands at a crossroads, with the industry seeking to expand material capabilities while embracing sustainability. Additive Manufacturing Research and 6K Additive…

The Green Future of Metal Powder Production

In the ever-evolving landscape of metal powder production, the importance of recycled material as feedstock has taken center stage. The imperative drives this shift to reduce carbon footprint and the…

Revo Foods to Rev up Mass Production of 3D Printed Alt-Salmon

One of the major challenges facing 3D printed food is its scalability in comparison to traditional food production. The 3D printing industry generally specializes in creating small items. It can…

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Print the Change: Towards a More Efficient and Sustainable Future

During this period of rapid technological transformation being experienced today, there’s no force capable of helping manufacturers realize all the benefits of industry 4.0 quite like additive manufacturing (AM) and…

America Makes Doles out $1.2M for EARTH 3D Printing Project

Thanks to consistent funding from the Biden Administration, it’s always Christmas at America Makes, and the U.S.’s flagship advanced manufacturing just announced that it will be granting $1.2 million for…

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3D Printing the Future with Sustainable Biomass and Bacterial Glue

The world is in a global environmental crisis due to release of captured carbon from transportation, electricity production, commercial use, residential use and deforestation. The cascading effects on ecosystems are…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 13, 2024: OEM Certification, 3D Printed Dentures, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about metal 3D printing and certifications, 3D printed dentures, freeform optics, and 3D printed swan eggs. Read on for all the details!…

Massive 3D Printed Sand Wall Lines Dubai’s Museum of the Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future introduced a new addition to its collection: a six-metre-long wall uniquely crafted using 3D printing and sand. Showcased at the museum entrance, this innovative piece,…

ExxonMobil and BP Latest Energy Giants to Join Fieldnode’s Digital Parts Inventory Project

In January 2023, a group of five oil & gas giants — ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies, and Vår Energi — signed an agreement to participate in the development of a…

GKN Aerospace Invests £50M in Sustainable 3D Printing

Leading UK aerospace manufacturer, GKN Aerospace, announced that it will be investing £50 million (about $64 million) in the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities at its Trollhättan, Sweden facility. £12…

A New Tune in Instrument Design: 3D Printing Creates Finland’s Largest Organ Pipes

In the heart of Helsinki, a groundbreaking musical innovation is set to charm audiences. Opened in 2011, the Helsinki Music Centre, known for its striking modern architecture and innovative musical…

3DPOD Episode 182: 3D Printing Sustainability with Sherri Monroe, AMGTA

Sherri Monroe is the Executive Director of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA). There’s a growing curiosity about the environmental aspects of 3D printing. Is it truly “green”? Understanding…

Lighting the Way with Potato Starch: Sustainable Polish ECO Lamps Use 3D Printing

Lighting that meets the essence of nature: this is the reality brought to life by ECO Lamps, which introduces a fresh perspective to sustainable lighting design using potato starch. These…

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3D Printing’s Financial Challenges and Opportunities in 2024

As we step into 2024, the 3D printing industry reflects on a year of significant financial challenges. From supply chain disruptions to inflationary pressures, 2023 tested the resilience and adaptability…

Daring AM: The State of Alt Meats and 3D Printing as We Transition into 2024

Alternative meats enter 2024 marked by wins and losses. The U.S. led the way with major regulatory approvals by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including Good Meat‘s lab-grown chicken…

California Energy Commission Awards $5M to 3D Printed Homebuilder Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings, the Oakland-based additive construction (AC) firm specializing in prefabricated, climate-resilient homes, has been awarded a $5 million GFO-22-305 grant from the California Energy Commission. In partnership with Lawrence…