Sustainability

Next-gen Biomaterials Startup Raises $4.1M

It’s turning out to be a big year for biomaterials in fashionwear, especially now that a handful of startups are building a new class of materials and getting plenty of…

Saint-Gobain Launches Parametric 3D Printed Stairs

As with bridges, people seem to have a particular affinity for 3D printed stairs. With good reason: aside from just being eye-catching structures, the ability to print things like bridges…

Circular Economies in Space: Airbus Plans to Send Metal 3D Printer to ISS in 2023

Global aerospace and defense giant Airbus has announced that next year, it will launch into space what the company says will be the first metal 3D printer in use aboard the…

Interior Furnishings 3D Printed from Old Drink Cartons Displayed at Milan Design Week

Dutch additive design firm Aectual uses 3D printing to create sustainable, customizable architecture products, like flooring, sound diffusion panels and room divider screens, canopies and pavilions, clothes hangers, and more. The…

Conflux Reaches for Mass Customization with New 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Line

Conflux has specialized in making heat exchangers since its inception. Previously, the company collaborated with GKN to make its technology available in Europe. We interviewed CEO Michael Fuller, including on…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 4, 2022: Rebranding, Software, Construction, & More

Business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as The Spaghetti Detective has rebranded and Formlabs sharpens its focus on global expansion. On to software next, as a 3D printing…

Sustainable 3D Printed Sunglasses Launch with Zero Waste

According to the SmarTech Analysis report on “3D Printing in Eyewear: From Mass Customization to Smartglasses 2021,” yearly 3D printing-focused revenue in the eyewear industry will reach $2.26 billion by…

Indian Cements and Tvasta to Collaborate on 3D Printed Housing

India’s acceleration of its investment in 3D printing over the past year has been striking, and lately the country appears to be especially intent on exploring 3D printed homes. The…

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Innovation for Electric Vehicles Polymer 3D Printing – An HP and 3DPrint.com Webinar

As additive manufacturing (AM) has matured, the technology is now primed for widespread adoption in the automotive sector. Already multiple vehicle manufacturers, including Volkswagen and Ford, have announced plans to…

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Robotic Arm 3D Printing Makes Castings More Efficient and Opens New Large-Format Possibilities

Binder jet 3D printing is widely regarded as the fastest additive manufacturing method for production-volume output. In addition to its speed, binder jetting is a flexible technology allowing for a…

Jabil Captures Carbon with New PK 5000 3D Printing Material

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) has long been in the 3D printing space. In fact, it’s probably been in additive manufacturing (AM) longer than many of us even know. That’s because, as…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 26, 2022: Filaments & Ink, Cultural Artifacts, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ll be sharing some material news, followed by a new 3D printing-focused product line, and finally onto cultural heritage. First, Braskem has released three…

House 3D Printing, Bacterial Materials, and More Awarded by 3D Pioneers Challenge

The 3D Pioneers Challenge awards the best and most innovative breakthrough projects in 3D printing. This year, the jury selected projects from around the world across several categories, including medtech,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 21, 2022: Fictiv, Shellfish Reefs, and Oil & Gas

The industry continues to grow, which sees new personnel at additive construction firm ICON and metal 3D printing firm, XJet. Meanwhile, technologies from other industries are being applied to 3D…

Nexa3D to Help Reforest Tanzania via Partnership with ForestNation

Thanks to a new partnership with UK social business ForestNation, Nexa3D is helping reforest the East African nation of Tanzania. Trees have already been planted for each Nexa3D employee and…

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The Digital Textile Tech Behind Kornit’s Sustainable Fashion

I recently traveled to Israel to attend Kornit Fashion Week Tel Aviv 2022 and see Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT) introduce its Atlas MAX Poly and Apollo solutions for digital, sustainable fashion. The…

3D Printed Air Filter from AddCat Eliminates 95% of Contaminants

Dutch company AddCat is on its way to commercializing a 3D printed metal catalytic . For the past year or so, I’ve been very bullish on being able to 3D…

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SuperMeat: the Future Intel of Cultured 3D Printed Chicken?

Commercializing cell-cultured meat is turning into a sought-after undertaking for food entrepreneurs. After Singapore became the first nation to approve the sale of cultivated meat in December 2020, the Israeli…

3D Printing Stalwart Stratasys Publishes First Sustainability Report

Upon establishing a distinct focus on sustainability in August 2021, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has issued its first report on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities. The study is essentially the…

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Kornit Showcases the Future of Sustainable Digital Fashion, 3D and Otherwise

Fashion is one of the world’s most polluted industries, as Ronen Samuel, CEO of Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT), said at Kornit Fashion Week Tel Aviv 2022. I was lucky enough…

Epson to Recycle Metal Scrap into Metal 3D Printing Powders

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) makes everything from watch movements to desktop printers. Given its precision and printing expertise it has long been speculated that the company would enter the…

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8 Players Leading the 3D Printed Meat Revolution

Finding the perfect substitute for your meat seems like a mind twister. It’s not just about taste; meat lovers considering a move to the “artificial meats” side will demand similar…

3D Printed Sharkskin Patterns, Fire Resistant Coating & More Honored for Sustainability

RadTech has recognized three companies for their leadership in sustainability through 3D printing technology as part of its annual sustainability awards. The nonprofit association, known for promoting the use and…

Saint-Gobain & More Display 3D Printed Construction at Dutch Sustainability Expo

It’s a green city of the future at the Floriade Expo 2022. This large-scale world horticulture exhibition, which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands, sets the stage…