Sustainability

3D Printed Food: In Defense of Ethical Meat

In Florida and Alabama, politicians have banned lab-grown meat. Ethical meat is an industry in its infancy, yet it is already banned. Lab-grown meat, in my opinion, should not be…

UK Utility Company Launches Hub for Wastewater “Printfrastructure”

With homebuilding serving as the primary marketing vehicle for additive construction (AC), we’re starting to see concrete 3D printing further drive its way into other areas of the architecture, engineering,…

MagNEO Project to Replace Rare Earth Elements for Permanent Magnets via 3D Printing

The EU-funded MagNEO project has a budget of €7,713,280.99 (that’s seven million, seven hundred thirteen thousand, and two hundred and eighty Euro, and 99 cents) to produce 3D printed permanent…

3D Printed Heat Spreader Could Improve Efficiency of Electronics

The low-hanging fruit for decarbonization has long been improving the efficiency of existing systems, hence the justification for LED lights and ENERGY STAR certified appliances. While such minor moves are…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 1, 2024: Sustainability, Cementitious Materials, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start with sustainability research on AM feedstock from AMGTA, and then on to an aluminum alloy with enhanced mechanical properties. University students built…

Researchers Explore Edible Insect Powders in 3D Printed Salty Snacks

Given the significant impact that industrial farming of animals has on both the livelihood of those creatures and the Earth itself, there is a growing movement to turn to new…

From Concrete to Coral: New Zealand to Boost Marine Life with 3D Printed Barnacles

Our oceans face many environmental challenges today. Rising sea levels, declining water quality, decreasing marine biodiversity, and vanishing coral reefs threaten the well-being of our seas. In response, some organizations…

Interview: DiManEx Combines, 3D Printing, AI and Analytics to Optimize Your Supply Chain

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is entering a new growth phase, thanks in large part to government stimulus and new technological advancements. Potentially acting as a killer app for this…

NatureWorks Gets $350M Loan to Build PLA Manufacturing Plant in Thailand

NatureWorks makes a lot of the polylactic acid (PLA) plastic we consume with 3D printing. PLA is also used for packaging, medical nonwovens, interior decoration materials, and more. By not…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 18, 2024: Sustainability, Mass Spectrometry, & More

We’re starting with sustainability news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Stratasys has published its second ESG and Sustainability Report. Moving on, Electroninks opened a headquarters in the APAC…

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Can Higher Power Density Engines Lead to Broader 3D Printing Use?

Traditionally, when it comes to sports cars, interest has centered around metrics such as horsepower per cubic inch and power-to-weight ratios. These metrics are calculated and interpreted differently by various…

WASP’s Residency Program Results in 3D Printed Ceramic Wall Tiles

WASP is a very different 3D printer OEM. It is a bit more off the wall as it tries to build walls. This is partly due to WASP’s origins, as…

Model No. Deploys Titan Pellet 3D Printers for Sustainable Furniture Production

Over the years, many designers have tried to create 3D printed polymer furniture. Early pioneers like Janne Kyttanen, Materialise’s MGX, and Joris Laarman have led the way with 3D printed…

Stratasys Announces Updates to SAF Technology, H350 & J850 TechStyle 3D Printers

In 2021, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) launched the H Series Production Platform for high-volume production, driven by its industrial-grade Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) technology. SAF, and the H350 printer it powers,…

Protolabs Survey Sheds Light on Product Development Challenges

A recent survey by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) provides a snapshot of the current challenges and expectations facing product developers across industries such as aerospace and automotive. Gathering feedback from over…

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New EOS Responsible Manufacturing Portfolio Includes Material Recycling and Reduced-CO2 Aluminum

Members of the additive manufacturing industry often tout the technology’s green credentials, but only pay lip service to inherent issues with energy use and material sourcing. EOS is doing more…

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Hyliion CEO Thomas Healy on 3D Printing’s Role in the KARNO Generator

While the electric vehicle (EV) market faces an uncertain future, there’s no uncertainty about the fact that greenhouse gas emissions are drastically changing the climate on Earth. Thanks to its…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 27, 2024: Research, Digital Dentistry, Cycling, & More

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some research into 3D printed luminescent quantum-dot polymer architectures and free-form laser beam shaping, and then on to an open source 4-axis…

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Changing the Landscape: 1Print Co-Founder Adam Friedman on His Unique Approach to 3D Printed Construction

Additive construction (AC) is much more versatile than it seems, at first: as natural as it is to focus on the exciting prospect of automated home construction, there’s far more…

Gorilla Sports GE’s First 3D Printed Titanium Cast

How do you help a gorilla with a broken arm? Sounds like the start of a bad joke a zookeeper might tell, but it’s an actual dilemma recently faced by…

Orbex Lands £16.7M to Advance UK Space Ambitions with 3D Printed Rocket

As UK spacecraft manufacturer Orbex navigates the complexities of rocket development, a new £16.7 million ($20.7 million) investment could provide a crucial boost. This latest funding round reinvigorates the company’s…

GaeaStar and Verve Coffee Roasters Start Pilot Production of Sustainable 3D Printed Coffee Cups

Following a 2022 debut in Germany, GaeaStar, a startup based in San Francisco and Berlin, has begun US pilot production of its sustainable, disposable clay cups and bowls made with…

EOS & AMCM Join Forces with University of Wolverhampton to Establish UK Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing

German additive manufacturing (AM) powerhouses EOS and AMCM will partner with the UK’s University of Wolverhampton, home of the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS), to establish the UK Centre…

Is Recycled 3D Printer Filament the Key to Sustainable Development?

Could recycled 3D printer filament be the key to sustainable development? Material extrusion 3D printers are low-cost and useful for creating dimensionally accurate, tough plastic objects made of PLA, PETG,…