Sustainability

Covestro Turns Trash into Material for Pellet 3D Printing

Made from 100% post-consumer plastic waste, Covestro’s first 3D printing material offers manufacturers structural performance with a lower carbon footprint than virgin material. Developed by the additive manufacturing business recently…

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Forust: Desktop Metal Unveils Wood 3D Printing Technology

Is Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) aiming for the most diverse portfolio of 3D printing technologies on the market? The company has made another acquisition that adds wood 3D printing to…

3D Printed Artificial Leaves Could Generate Oxygen on Mars

Researchers at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have developed a method for bioprinting algae to create living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient. The resulting study, published…

3DPOD Episode 60: AM Metal Powder Production with MolyWorks CEO Chris Eonta

This episode is a blast, as we descend into the mayhem that was the early days of MolyWorks. A team that tries to make a gas atomizer on a founder’s…

6K to Develop Battery Materials with $25M Investment

After just a few years in existence, 6K has made itself increasingly well-known in the 3D printing industry with its unique metal materials production technology. The startup suggests that its…

3D Printing Enables XOMA Superfoods’ Compostable Single-Use Coffee Pods

It’s good to be aware of your vices, and one of my biggest is my Keurig coffeemaker…or rather, the single-use K-cup coffee pods that it uses. Obviously, one step better…

3DomFuel Introduces “Enhanced” Landfill-Biodegradable 3D Printer Filament Spool

Back in 2015, Fargo, North Dakota-based company 3DomFuel, Inc. announced its environmentally-friendly Eco-Spool, a 100% bio-based 3D printer filament spool made of bio-friendly materials that break down in landfills much…

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Quantifying and Predicting Energy Consumption of Desktop 3D Printers

As the Earth continues to turn, more people are born, and more things are invented and manufactured, global energy consumption will obviously go up, not down. Burning fossil fuels is…

TÜV SÜD Becomes World Economic Forum Partner, Will Focus on 3D Printing

German testing and certification firm TÜV SÜD will become a World Economic Forum partner engaging in platforms specialized in advanced manufacturing and production. The business will focus on four core…

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3D Printing Used to Develop Menstrual Cup from Female-Owned Brand

3D printing is most often used for product development applications, a crucial tool to understand the look and feel of an item before it hits the market. That was the…

Sustainable, Customizable 3D Printed Flip Flops Available on Kickstarter

It’s April in Ohio, which means that it’s almost time for me to bust out my various flip flops and welcome the warm summer weather! We often hear about 3D…

The Brittle Spear IV: Incentives

Publicly traded companies have a fiduciary responsibility to do what is best for their shareholders. It is all well and good that management should be beholden to the beneficial owners…

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of 3D Printing Resins

While vat photopolymerization, such as stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP), is the oldest method of 3D printing, it’s only recently made its way to casual users. SLA and…

Fused Form Develops Colombia’s First Large-Format Pellet 3D Printer

Colombian-based 3D printer manufacturer Fused Form has introduced a new large-format pellet extrusion 3D printing system. The FF Pellet 600+ is the first commercially available industrial pellet printer manufactured in…

Orbex to Europe’s “Largest” Industrial 3D Printer to Build Rocket Parts

Private launch service provider Orbex is getting ready to send its first rockets to polar orbit in 2022. During the past five years, the innovative UK startup has been developing…

New 3D Printing Industry Leaders Join AMGTA

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) welcomed eight new member organizations adding to its list of 12 additive manufacturing (AM) companies aligned with the organization’s commitment to promoting the…

Redefine Meat Raises $29M to Grow its 3D Printed Alt-Meat Portfolio

Animal-free meat startup Redefine Meat said it raised $29 million in an equity-based financing round that will be used to expand its plant-based meat portfolio and support its commercial launch…

Circular Economy: Supernovas Transforms Plastic Waste into 3D Printed Furniture

Plastic waste is being converted into filaments used to 3D print unique furniture and objects. Supernovas, a recently launched London and Milan-based circular design and lifestyle company, has shown that…

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Biomaterial printing with cellulose-based materials

NOVUM is sponsoring the Bioprinting vertical for 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Additionally, Heli Kangas, Technology Manager for Biomass Processing and Products at the VTT Technical…

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UMaine 3D Printing Massive Wind Turbine Molds

As global society shifts to renewable energy, there will likely be efforts to make the production of wind turbines faster and more efficient. Fortunately for those involved, 3D printing will…

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WASP’s Dual House 3D Printers Build Innovative Eco-Habitat in Italy

Pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) completed the printing phase of its sustainable living project TECLA, an innovative eco-habitat, circular housing model created entirely with reusable…

Circular Economy Under-explored in 3D Printing, Say Researchers

Researchers from UNIDEMI at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Portugal took note of the fact that, while 3D printing could serve as a key technology in a circular economy,…

Fungus in Your Ears: Fraunhofer 3D Prints Mycelium as Sound Absorber

We’re in an urgent need of shifting not just our energy sources from fossil fuels to renewables, but in replacing the source of our plastics from petroleum to biopolymers. Much…

Toward Sustainable 3D Printing: Eastman to Begin Reporting Plastic Pellet Spills in 2021

Although we have become accustomed to seeing plastic in its final form, nearly every product made of plastic starts out as pellets. These tiny, disc-shaped granules that usually measure a…